ReadME 2019

Read ME

Be part of a statewide summer reading experience

2019 Read ME recommending Maine author Tess Gerritsen

Read ME is a statewide community read that gets Maine adults all reading two books recommended by a well-known Maine author. The South Berwick Public Library has purchased several copies for each of the ReadME books and they can be ordered through MILS also. Read both titles by the end of August and get a prize!

For 2019, recommending author Tess Gerritsen has chosen Paris Was the Placeby Susan Conley and After the Eclipse: A Mother’s Murder, a Daughter’s Searchby Sarah Perry. The season will culminate on August 29 with an episode of Maine Calling, aired in front of a live audience at Bangor Public Library with Tess Gerritsen, Sarah Perry and Susan Conley.

Tess’s picks


Maine author Susan Conley

Paris Was the Place by Susan Conley

Tess’s Quote:
“What’s a more seductive place to set a novel than in Paris? This story of a young American woman working abroad is both delicious and poignant, a tale of love and loss and, ultimately, hope. When Willie Pears helps a desperate girl escape immigration detention, she endangers her career and her budding romance with a French lawyer. The love of friends and family help her through this crisis, and the tragedy to come. Gorgeously written, this book had me in tears by the end.”




Maine author Sarah Perry. Photo by R.K. Oliver

After the Eclipse: A Mother’s Murder, a Daughter’s Search by Sarah Perry

Tess’s Quote:
“On the night her mother was murdered, twelve-year-old Sarah Perry was asleep in the same house. Haunted by fractured memories of that night, and by the turbulent years that follow the murder, she tracks down the truth of what really happened. Ms. Perry’s memoir of her Maine childhood is both a gripping mystery and a heartbreaking love letter to the fiercely devoted mother she lost.”