Carrabassett Valley library will host ‘Good Man with a Dog’ author Dec. 14

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Retired Maine Game Warden Roger Guay, co-author of ” A Good Man with a Dog,” will the guest speaker for a book discussion and signing at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library, 3209 Carrabassett Drive #3.
“A Good Man with a Dog,” co-written with Kate Flora, is the story of a game warden’s journey from the woods of Maine to the swamps of New Orleans. When Guay’s father died in a tragic fishing accident, a kind game warden helped him through the loss. Inspired by this experience, as well as his love of the outdoors, Guay became a game warden and certified K9 handler, beginning a successful career that would span 25 years and see him establish canine units as a staple of the Maine Warden Service.
Guay takes readers into the patient, watchful world of a game warden catching poachers and protecting pristine wilderness as well as the sometimes CSI-like reconstruction of deer- and moose-poaching scenes. Guay searches for lost hunters and hikers, estimating that over the years he has pulled more than 200 bodies out of Maine’s north woods. His frequent companion is a little brown lab named Reba, who can find discarded weapons, ejected shells, hidden fish and missing people.
The book also explores Guay’s life as he and his canine partners are exposed to increasingly terrible events, from tracking down hostile poachers to searching for victims of violent crimes, including a year-long search for the hidden graves of two babies buried by a Massachusetts cult. He witnessed firsthand FEMA’s mismanagement of the post-Katrina cleanup efforts in New Orleans, an experience that left him scarred and disheartened. However, he found hope with the support of family and friends, eventually returning to the woods he knew and loved from the days of his youth.
For more information contact the library, 207-237-3535.