Back in Allagash after tour for 'Mattagash'
by Don Eno, Reporter
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Allagash native and best-selling author Cathie Pelletier has returned to the Valley following a book tour. - Contributed photo
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ALLAGASH, Maine - Allagash native and best-selling author Cathie Pelletier is back in the St. John Valley after several weeks touring the country promoting her new book, “The One-Way Bridge," released May 7.

The story takes place in the fictitious northern Maine town of Mattagash, the setting for several of Pelletier’s other popular books.

Pelletier said via email in May that “every few years it seems time to revisit my fictional landscape, to see how we are all faring.”

Pelletier said that she will start the book tour up again in October at the Bangor Book Festival, then on to Nashville for the Southern Festival of Books and other events.

In May she had made stops in Maine and New Hampshire, followed by stops in Tennessee and Mississippi.

“The concept of a bridge is a wonderful literary device,” Pelletier said about the theme of this new book. “A one-way bridge makes the metaphor even more exciting to any writer.”

Pelletier was interviewed on May 16 on Booktalk Nation, which provides nationwide, phone-in author talks that connect readers with authors. The broadcast can be found at

For complete tour dates and more information, go to