Maine In Print: Most Recent
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|Alexander, Max||Bright Lights, No City||Non-fiction||
The author joins his brother in a venture to market rechargeable AA batteries to off-grid villages in Ghana. Alexander is a journalist who lives in South Thomaston.
|Bourque, Bruce||The Swordfish Hunters; The History and Ecology of an Ancient American Sea People||Non-fiction||
An examination of the Red Paint culture and the archaeological research it inspired. The author is Curator of Archaeology at the Maine State Museum.
|Bunker Hill Publishing||2012|
|Steingesser, Martin||The Thinking Heart; the Life and Loves of Etty Hillesum||Poetry||Deerbrook||2012|
|Cannell, Dorothy||Sea Glass Summer||Fiction||
After a painful divorce Sarah Draycot moves to the little town of Sea Glass, Maine, in an effort to mend her broken heart. Cannell lives in Northport.
|Ford, John||This Cider Still Tastes Funny||Non-fiction||
A follow up collection of stories drawn from the game warden's long career in Maine. Ford lives in Brooks.
|Gibson, John||In High Places with Henry David Thoreau||Non-fiction||
A guide for following Thoreau's hiking paths in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Includes Thoreau's commments and maps of his approximate routes. The author lives in Hallowell.
|Greenlaw, Linda||Lifesaving Lessons; Notes from an Accidental Mother||Non-fiction||
Greenlaw's story of becomving the legal guardian for Mariah, an Isle au Haut teenager who has been abused by her uncle.
|Little, Carl||The Art of Francis Hamabe||Non-fiction||
Selection of works by painter, printmaker, puppeteer, teacher Hamabe, from private collections and Bates, Colby, and the University of Maine. Hamabe created cover art and illustrations for many issues of Down East.
|Rubin, Richard||The Last of the Doughboys||Non-fiction||
85 years after the armistice, Rubin began to search for the forgotten generation, veterans of World War I, in an effort to collect the stories and memories of the "last of the last." Rubin is a part-time resident of Maine.
|Snyder, Don J.||Walking with Jack||Non-fiction||
An early promise to caddie for his son leads Snyder to Saint Andrews, Scotland, to learn from the best. The author grew up in Bangor and lives in Scarborough.
|Baker, Philomena Keller and Kathryn Olmstead||Flight to Freedom||Non-fiction||
Account of Baker's childhood escape from the Ukraine to American-occupied Germany during World War II. This book grew out of a series of articles that Olmstead wrote for the Bangor Daily News.
|Starr, Markham||End of the Line; Closing the Last Sardine Cannery in America||Non-fiction||
Over 200 photographs of the last month of operation at Stinson's Seafood in Prospect Harbor.
|Wesleyan University Press||2013|
|Tourles, Stephanie||Hands-on Healing Remedies||Non-fiction||
150 original herbal recipes to treat blisters, insect bites,insomnia, muscle aches, and more. The author is an esthetician, aromatherapist, and gardener who lives in Orland.
|McNair, Wesley, editor||Take Heart; poems from Maine||Poetry||Camden||2013|
|Macari, Anne Marie and Carey Salerno, editors||Lit from Inside; 40 Years of Poetry from Alice James Books||Poetry||Alice James Books||2013|
|Blakemore, Megan||The Water Castle||Fiction Children/YA||
Ephraim's father suffers a stroke and the family moves to Crystal Springs, Maine. When he learns of a legendary fountain on their property, Ephraim believe that it holds a cure for his dad. Blakemore is a librarian who lives in Kennebunk.
|Pearl, Sydelle||Dear Mr. Longfellow; Letters To and From the Children's Poet||Non-fiction Children/YA||
Biography of the famous poet featuring his relationship with his youngest admirers.
|Conway, Jeremiah||The Alchemy of Teaching||Non-fiction||
Collection of stories illustrating the author's belief that teaching is far more than a matter of instruction. Conway is a professor of Philosophy at the Univesity of Southern Maine. He lives in Portland.
|Wixson, Jennifer||Peas, Beans & Corn||Fiction||
Bruce Gilpin returns to rural Sovereign, Maine, from duty in Afghanistan and plans to restart the town's corn canning plant. Book 2 in The Sovereign Series, following Hens and Chickens. Wixson is a Maine native, farmer, and Quaker minister. She lives in Troy.
|Molyneaux, Paul||A Child's Walk in the Wilderness||Non-fiction||
At age 8 Asher Molyneaux became the second youngest hiker to complete the Appalachian Trail. This is the story of his seven month journey with his father. The Molyneauxs live in Maine.
|Morse, Eleanor||White Dog Fell from the Sky||Fiction||
Isaac flees apartheid South Africa after witnessing a murder. In Botswana, he is adopted by a white dog who remains by his side as he seeks shelter and work that will protect him from deportation. Morse spent several years in Botswana in the 1970s and now lives on Peaks Island.
|Strout, Elizabeth||The Burgess Boys||Fiction||
Jim and Bob Burgess escaped Shirley Falls, Maine to become New York City lawyers. After their nephew is involved in the desecration of a local mosque, the brothers are called back to the place of their childhood. The author is an eighth generation Mainer, born in Portland.
|Padian, Maria||Out of Nowhere||Children/YA||
Popular senior Tom Bouchard is challenged by his involvement with students from the Somali refugee community in Eddiston, Maine and sees friendship in a new light. The author lives in Brunswick.
|Graves, Sarah||A Bat in the Belfry||Fiction||
Jake Tiptree has promised to give up chasing criminals, but when a local teenager's body is found in the steeple of All Faith Chapel, the amateur detective cannot resist. 16th in Home Repair is Homicide series. The author lives in Eastport.
|Van Dusen, Chris||If I Built a House||Children/YA||
Jack imagines the house he would build, one with a gigantic slide, a racetrack, a life-size fish tank, and more. Chris Van Dusen lives in Camden.
|Currie, Ron, Jr.||Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles||Fiction||
Ron Currie has lost his novel to fire, his father to death, and probably the only woman he truly loves, so he escapes to a Caribbean island for a fresh start. Instead, he fakes his own death and life becomes a bigger challenge. Author Ron Currie, Jr. lives in Waterville
A young woman with the magical ability to find things matches wits with a twisted man who lures children into his 1938 Rolls. The car will take them to a Christmasland of horror. Joe Hill grew up in Bangor, Maine.
|Pelletier, Cathie||The One-Way Bridge||Fiction||
Matters great and small of families and community in Mattagash, Maine, the last town in the middle of northern Maine. Pelletier was born and lives in Allagash, Maine.
|Doiron, Paul||Massacre Pond||Fiction||
Warden Mike Bowditch is called to investigate the needless slaughter of ten moose on the property of billionaire Elizabeth Morse. Before he can find those responsible, a mutilated human body is discovered. Fourth in the Bowditch series. Doiron is a Maine native who lives on the coast.
|Plourde, Lynn||You're Wearing That to School?||Children/YA||
Tiny the mouse is concerned when he realizes that his best friend Penelope the hippo plans to wear her favorite sparkle rainbow outfit for her first day of school. The author is a Maine native who wears her favorite sparkle outfit in Winthrop.
|Sweet, Melissa||Brave Girl; Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909||Children/YA||
Picture book story of Clara Lemlich, the young woman who led the largest walkout of women workers in American history. "A Splash of Red; The Life and Art of Horace Pippin" and "Little Red Writing," illustrated by Sweet, were also recently published. Sweet lives in Rockport.
|Balzer + Bray||2013|
|Berry, Holly||Colorful Dreamer; The Story of Artist Henri Matisse||Children/YA||
Picture book biography of Matisse illustrated by artist Holly Berry using colored pencils, acrylic paint, watercolor, ink and collage. She lives in Waldoboro, Maine.
|Dial Books for Young Readers||2012|
|Falwell, Cathryn||Rainbow Stew||Children/YA||
On a gloomy day three children help their grandpa harvest bright vegetables from his garden and make stew. Falwell lives in Gorham, Maine.
|Lee & Low||2013|
|Hogan, Jamie||Here Come the Humpbacks!||Children/YA||
Picture book description of humpback whales and the yearly migration to and from the Caribbean and New England. Illustrations were done in charcoal pencil and pastel by Jamie Hogan of Peaks Island, Maine.
|Atwell, Debby||Miss Moore Thought Otherwise; How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children||Children/YA||
Picture book biography of Limerick, Maine native Anne Carroll Moore who championed the notion that libraries should not only let children come inside, but also have books and a room devoted to the youngest readers. The illustrations are by artist Debby Atwell of Waldoboro, Maine
|Smiley, Sarah||Dinner with the Smileys||Non-fiction||
When her husband was deployed overseas, Sarah Smiley of Bangor found a way to fill the empty seat at the family dinner table. She and her three little boys hosted the police chief, a symphony conductor, radio DJs, a zookeeper, Senator Susan Collins and many others.
|King, Owen||Double Feature||Fiction||
King's debut novel is the story of the Dolan family. Son Sam has made his first indie film and father Booth is a B-movie actor. They are challenged by their art and by their relationship to one another. The author is a Maine native, grew up in Bangor, and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
|Hoguet, Susan||Maine ABC||Children/YA||
Rhyming alphabet featuring the nature of Maine - alewives,fiddleheads,puffins, and more. Susan Hoguet lives in Camden.
|Kline, Christina Baker||Orphan Train||Fiction||
Between 1854 and 1929 the Orphan Train carried thousands of children from the East Coast to the Midwest. Vivian was one of these passengers. As she sorts through her attic with teenaged Molly, the two are surprised to find that they have much in common. Set in contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota. The author grew up and lives part-time in Maine.
|Tavares, Matt||Becoming Babe Ruth||Children/YA||
Picture book biography focusing on the formative years of the"Sultan of Swat." Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit.
|Jahn-Clough, Lisa||Nothing but Blue||Children/YA||
A teenager is walking through the countryside aware that something awful has happened, but she has no idea what. She recalls almost nothing, not even her name, so she becomes Blue. The author lives part-time in Maine.
Account of a cross-country move,from California to Maine, with 25 rescued golden retrievers. Veteran author Rosenfelt has also recently published Airtight, a thriller. He lives in Damariscotta with his wife and dogs.
|St. Martin's Press||2013|
|Wait, Lea||Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding||Fiction||
Antique print dealer Maggie Summer is happy to attend an October wedding on Cape Cod, but murder and an approaching storm bring fear to the festivities. Sixth in the Antique Print Mystery series. The author lives in Edgecomb.
|Quirk, Katie||A Girl Called Problem||Children/YA||
When the people of her Tanzanian village decide to join a nearby community, thirteen-year-od Shida is excited by the opportunity to attend school. The author spent two years in Tanzania and now lives in Orono.
|Doudera, Vicki||Final Settlement||Fiction||
Realtor and amateur sleuth Darby Farr returns to her hometown for a wedding, but plans change when a body is found tangled in a lobster trap near Hurrican Harbor lighthouse.
|Dorey, Annette Vance||"Miss Dr. Lucy" and Maine's Pioneering Female Physicians, 1850s-1920||Non-fiction||
Biographical sketches of over 250 women healers.
|Van Horn Vintage Press||2013|
|Chamberlin, Holly||The Summer Everything Changed||Fiction||
After her divorce Holly purchases Blueberry Bay, an Ogunquit B&B. The summer brings a celebrity wedding to the business, a romance for Holly's teenage daughter, and a clear reminder of the importance of a mother's love. The author lives in Portland.
|Rounds, Leslie||I My Needle Ply with Skill: Maine Schoolgirl Needlework of the Federal Era||Non-fiction||
Illustrated catalogue of needlework by young women from Maine, featuring details of the stitchery and of the lives of the stitchers. Companion to a Saco Museum exhibit. The author is the Executive Director of Dyer Library/Saco Museum.
|Connolly, John||The Wrath of Angels||Fiction||
The wreckage of a plane is discovered deep in the Maine woods and private investigator Charlie Parker is pulled into its mystery. It was never reported missing and no bodies are found, but something powerful and evil survived the crash. The author lives in Portland and Dublin, Ireland.
|Dolma, Kunsang||A Hundred Thousand White Stones; An Ordinary Tibetan's Extraordinary Journey||Non-fiction||
Dolma's memoir of her childhood in Tibet, her work as a refugee nun in India, her immigration to the US, and her brief return to her family's village. She lives with her American husband and two daughters in Brunswick.
|Wight, Tamra||Mystery on Pine Lake: Cooper & Packrat||Children/YA||
Cooper, with the help of his new friend Packrat, is determined to find the person who destroyed a loon nest near his family's campground. The author lives in Poland, Maine, where her family also operates a campground.
|Booraem, Ellen||Texting the Underworld||Children/YA||
When a banshee appears in his bedroom, Conor knows that someone will die. At the moment the banshee is more interested in life at middle school and Conor decides that he must visit the underworld in order to keep his family safe. The author lives in Brooklin.
|Conley, Susan||Paris was the Place||Fiction||
Poetry professor Willie Pears follows her beloved brother and a good friend to Paris for a new beginning. A detention center for refugee girls, a romance, and a serious illness will challenge her ideas about family and home. The author lives in Portland.
John Bekker must find the real killer when his friend, a state prosecutor, is accused of murder. The victim grew up in a Utah orphanage and Bekker discovers that others from the same orphanage have been killed. Sequel to Sunset. Lamanda lives in Gray, Maine.
|Stettner, Larry and Bill Morrison||Cooking for the Common Good||Non-fiction||
Story of the creation of Mount Desert's Common Good Soup Kitchen, a gathering spot operated by donations and volunteer labor. Includes a few of its popular soup and salad recipes.
|North Atlantic Books||2013|
|King, Stephen||Doctor Sleep||Fiction||
King continues the story of Dan Torrance, a young boy introduced in The Shining. Now middle-aged and working in a New Hampshire nursing home, Dan recognizes the shining power in young Abra Stone and must do all he can to protect her from the evil that would overtake her soul.
|Donovan, Gail||The Waffler||Children/YA||
Monty Greene has trouble making decisions, but a young reading buddy and a pet rat help him discover that even a waffler can make the right choice. The author, like Mohnty, is a twin. She lives in Portland.
|Lawrence, Barbara Kent||Islands of Time||Fiction||
Rebecca was 14 in 1958 when she fell in love with Ben Bunker. She was a summer person and he was the son of a fisherman.Two marriages and many years later, Rebecca returns to the Maine island for a chance to understand her past and herself. The author was once a summer person, but now spends as much time as possible on Mount Desert.
|Just Write Books||2013|
|Bryan, Ashley||Can't Scare Me!||Children/YA||
A little boy is not afraid of the many- headed giants until they try to sing. This picture book is based on a trickster tale from the Antilles. Ashley Bryan lives on Islesford.
|Simon and Schuster||2013|
|Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence||"Blessed Boyhood!"||Non-fiction||
Chamberlain's 'early memoir' describes his life from childhood until his departure from Brunswick to join the 20th Maine. With annotations by Thomas Desjardin and David Thomson, this is the first publication of the memoir in its entirety.
|Verde, Tom||Maine Ghosts and Legends||Non-fiction||
Thirty tales, old and new, of encounters with the supernatural. This secound edition includes a new preface and five new chapters.
|Down East Books||2013|
|Wegman, William||Flo & Wendell||Children/YA||
Canine sister and brother like doing things together... sometimes. Wegman created this picture book with gouache on photographs.
|Baker, Nicholson||Traveling Sprinkler||Fiction||
As he approaches his fifty-fifth birthday, Paul Chowder misses his ex-girlfriend and finds no inspiration in his poetry, so he decides to learn songwriting. Chowder was introduced in Baker's 2009 novel, The Anthologist.
|Blue Rider Press||2013|
|Goldsmith, Ellen||Where to Look||Poetry||
The poet lives in Cushing.
|Broad Cove Press||2013|
|Ross, Barbara||Clammed Up||Fiction||
Julia Snowden returns to the Maine coast to help save Snowden Family Clambake Company, but a murder at a catered wedding could put an end to the business. The author is also an innkeeper in Boothbay Harbor.
|Ridley, Kimberly||The Secret Pool||Children/YA||
An introduction to the science and beauty of vernal pools. Author Ridley and illustrator Rebekah Raye live in Maine.
|Voigt, Cynthia||Mister Max; The Book of Lost Things||Children/YA||
Twelve-year-old Max plans to meet his parents aboard the Flower of Kashmir. When he reaches the dock he finds no ship and no parents. Now he must play detective. The author lives on Deer Isle.