Pulitzer Prize-nominated Scot Lehigh will be the first author featured in Eastport’s new
Community Book Club, a bimonthly gathering that will include both a discussion of the selected book and a reading by the author.

Lehigh, a Boston Globe editorial writer, will be presenting his book Just East of Nowhere on
August 5 at Eastport Arts Center. The book discussion, without the author present, will take place at 4 pm; Lehigh will be on hand for a reading and discussion at 7 pm.
Eastport and the surrounding area figure large in Lehigh’s first book as he’s revisiting territory
where he lived from the age of 11 until he graduated Shead High School in 1976. His father, George, was a teacher and then principal of Shead for years. In addition to the book’s exploration of Eastport, the gritty coming-of-age story also examines teenagers’ search for adulthood. The choices Lehigh’s characters make—sometimes disastrously bad ones—guide the teens into their adult futures.
The event is open to everyone, with free admission. Just East of Nowhere can be purchased in Eastport, at Raye’s Mustard and at the Bingville Style Shop. It is also available in brick-and-mortar bookshops and online. The EAC has several copies of Just East of Nowhere available for interested readers to borrow; email info@eastportartscenter.org to inquire.

Scot Lehigh