The Cushing Public Library Resumes Programs with Return of Maine Author Irene Drago

The story continues. The Cushing Public Library welcomes back Maine writer Irene Drago for a presentation of her new book, The Maine Point, the sequel to her award-winning Daughters of Long Reach. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, via ZOOM. To attend, please contact Wendy Roberts via email ( or by phone, 354-2341.

During Ms. Drago’s first visit to Cushing, she was inspired by the Wyeth family’s connection to the area and has introduced the Olson House and other local sites into her story. And when Anna Malone’s novel — the story within the story — is published, it is launched at a bookstore in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill and at the Cushing Public Library a week later!

The Olson House in Cushing—made famous by Andrew Wyeth’s painting Christina’s World—is one of Maine’s most alluring places. And as soon as Irene M. Drago spied it on top of the hill, she was smitten and knew Cushing had to appear in her new novel, The Maine Point.