Maine In Print: Most Recent

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A list of Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry and Children/YA Books by Maine Authors
Author Title Category Description Publisher Publication Year
Sprague, Richard The Past is a Different Place Non-fiction

Selected articles from Maine Line, the bi-monthly publication for Bangor & Aroostook Railroad employees. The author is a Mainer who had a 39 year career as a public relations officer with the rail line.

Furbish-Roberts Printing Company 2012
Little, David Art of Katahdin Non-fiction

Artist David Little explores the artistic tradition inspired by Maine's grand mountain. Includes over 200 images of art from the early 19th century until the present.

Down East 2013
Preson, Douglas and Lee Child White Fire Fiction

A ski resort in Colorado is the setting for FBI agent Pendergast's latest investigation - one that includes arson, millionaires, dead miners, and a fabled Sherlock Holmes connection. Preston is a part-time resident of Maine.

Grand Central Publishing 2013
Korn,Peter Why We Make Things and Why It Matters Non-fiction

Korn, founder of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, explores the nature of creative work, particularly craft, and what the process reveals about ourselves.

David R. Godine 2013
Macdougall, Pauleena M. Fannie Hardy Eckstorm and Her Quest for Local Knowledge, 1865-1946 Non-fiction

Biography of the writer, naturalist and folklorist. MacDougall is director of the Maine Folklife Center at the University of Maine.

Lexington Books 2013
Emberley, Rebecca and Ed Emberley The Crocodile and the Scorpion Children/YA

Can the crocodile and the scorpion manage to cross the river together? Rebecca Emberley lives in Kittery.

Roaring Brook 2013
Isaacs, Anne Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch Children/YA

In 1870 wealthy widow Tulip Jones purchases By-Golly Ranch and 1,000 ranchers, cowboys, and scoundrels were lining up to court her. Illustrator Kevin Hawkes lives in Gorham.

schwartz & wade books 2014
Smith, George A Life Lived Outdoors; Reflections of a Maine Sportsman Non-fiction

Collection of new and favorite writings about camp,home, family, friends, hunting, and fishing by the popular columnist and former executive director of the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine.

Islandport Press 2014
Peppe, Helen Pigs can't Swim: a memoir Non-fiction

The youngest of nine children, Peppe recalls the humans, the animals, and the natural world of the Maine farm where she was raised.

Da Capo Press 2014
Philbrick, Rodman Zane and the Hurricane: a story of Katrina Children/YA

Twelve year-old Zane and Bandit the Wonder Dog are in New Orleans to meet distant family when the city floods. Rodman Philbrick divides his time between Kittery and the Florida Keys.

Blue Sky Press 2014
Spencer-Fleming, Julia Through the Evil Days Fiction

Reverend Claire Ferguson and Police Chief Russ Van Alstyne are called to a raging fire that becomes the scene of a double homicide and kidnapping. 8th in the mystery series by Spencer-Fleming.

Minotaur Books 2013
Pinkham, Steve More Old Tales of the Maine Woods Non-fiction

Collection of hunting, fishing, lumbering, canoeing, and tall tales that originally appeared in periodicals from 1845 to 1905.

Merrimack Media 2014
Barker, Matthew, Jude The Irish of Portland, Maine; a History of Forest City Hibernians Non-fiction

Brief history of the Irish connection to Portland from 1661-1901, with emphasis on the rise of the Irish Catholic Community. The author is a lifelong resident of Portland and an historian at the Maine Irish Heritage Center.

The History Press 2014
Sharkey, Lee Calendars of Fire Poetry

Poet Lee Sharkey is co-editor of Beloit Poetry Journal. She stands with the Women in Black peace vigil in Farmington, Maine.

Tupelo Press 2013
Smith, Earl H. More Dam Trouble Fiction

Belfry Village, Maine is in an uproar over "Pond Park," a proposed development that would feature a water slide, a roller coaster, and flying elephants. Stand alone sequel to The Dam Committee. Smith is retired as Dean of the College at Colby and lives in Belgrade.

North Country Press 2014
Hautala, Rick and Matthew Costello Star Road Fiction

Ivan Delgato is on a secrt mission to convince the Runners, a rebel group led by his brother, to surrender. First he must negotiate the Star Road, a mysterious system that will transport him to the far reaches of the galaxy. Rick Hautala, of Westbrook, published more than 30 books before his death in 2013.

Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2014
Banks, Kate City Cat Children/YA

City Cat stows away in the trunk as a family packs for vacation. Whie the family drives from one European city to another, City Cat makes her own journey. Kate Banks was born and raised in Maine. She lives in the South of France.

Farrar Straus Giroux 2013
Wait, Lea Uncertain Glory Children/YA

Joe Wood is fourteen and certain to be a newspaperman, but civil war is at hand. The historical novel takes place in April 1861 and is drawn from people and events of Wiscasset.

Islandport Press 2014
Thomson, Sarah L. Cub's Big World Children/YA

A little polar bear cub explores his big white Arctic world knowing that Mom is nearby. Sarah Thomson lives in Portland.

Harcourt Children's Books 2013
Minot, Susan Thirty Girls Fiction

A young American writer travels to Uganda with plans to interview girls that had been abducted from a boarding school a year earlier. The journalist's own story is revealed as she learns about Esther, a survivor. Susan Minot is a part-time resident of North Haven.

Knopf 2014
Van Dusen, Chris and Mac Barnett President Taft is Stuck in the Bath Children/YA

Some say that President Taft was stuck in his tub on inauguration day, 1909. True or not, this picture book tells the story. Artist Chris Van Dusen lives in Camden.

Candlewick 2014
Knight, Margy Burns and Anne Sibley O'Brien Talking Walls: Discover Your World Non-fiction Children/YA

Talking Walls explores the world through its walls - from the Lascaux Caves in France to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Why were they built? Who would you meet at these walls? Combined and updated edition. Knight and O'Brien live in Maine.

Tillbury House 2014
Watson, Jan Elizabeth What Has Become of You Fiction

Vera, an aspiring crime writer, agrees to substitute at a private school in Dorset, Maine, but a local murder and a brilliant, self-destructive student lead her to real emotional and physical danger. The author also teaches and lives in Maine.

Dutton 2014
Brown, Margaret Wise Goodnight Songs Children/YA

Collection of previously unpublished lullaby poems illustrated by a dozen artists, including Melissa Sweet. CD included. Margaret Wise Brown summered on Vinalhaven.

Sterling 2014
Brown, Wendy and Eric Foraging Nature's Aisles Non-fiction

Journal of one family's year of foraging to incorporate wild foods into their diet - what they foraged, why they foraged and what they learned. The authors, suburban homesteaders, live in southern Maine.

New Sociey Publishers 2014
Potter, Dawn Same Old Story Poetry

Potter directs the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching. She lives in Harmony, Maine.

CavanKerry Press, Ltd 2014
Workman, Alan Schoodic Point: History on the Edge of Acadia National Park Non-fiction

History of the remote and sparsely populated peninsula of Mount Desert Island.

The History Press 2014
Doudera, Vicki Deal Killer Fiction

Darby Farr arrives in NYC and learns that her boyfriend is a suspect in the murder of a Russian businessman. Central Park Place is filled with wealthy tenants and many secrets. Which one knows what really happened? Fifth in the Darby Farr Mystery series. The author lives in Camden.

Midnight Ink 2014
Valente Catherynne M. The Bread We Eat in Dreams Fiction Children/YA

Collection of stories and poems - drawn from myth, folklore, history, and the future.

Subterranean Press 2013
Flahive, Jean M. Railroad to the Moon Fiction

Runaway slave Elijah lives with the Laird family on their small Maine farm. When the Civil War ends, he decides to return to the South in search of his father.

Maine Authors Publishing 2013
King, Lily Euphoria Fiction

Three young anthropologists in 1930s New Guinea are involved in a love triangle that threatens their work and their lives. Inspired by events in the life of Margaret Mead. Lily King lives in Yarmouth.

Atlantic Monthly Press 2014
Janeczko, Paul Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems Poetry Children/YA

Thirty-six brief poems with illustrations in celebration of the four seasons. Paul Janeczko lives in Hebron, Maine and Melissa Sweet lives in Rockport.

Candlewick Press 2014
Connors, Frank Speaking Frankly Non-fiction

Collection of 101 columns from People Plus News - connections to family, community, and nature. Connors is a life-long resident of the Bowdoinham-Brunswick area.

Frank Connors 2013
Grohman, Joann S. Keeping a Family Cow Non-fiction

Originally published in 1975 as the TheCow Economy, this classic manual for raising a family milk cow has been updated and revised to incorporate new information on the raw milk debate, cow emergencies, and everyday chores. The author has more than 80 years of experience with Jersey cows. She lives on a farm in Carthage.

Chelsea Green Publishing 2013
Webber, Kate Swan's Island Chronicles: Borrowed, Exaggerated and Half-Forgotten Tales of Island Life Non-fiction

Webber blends her own experiences, memories of community members, and history in this collection of stories that originated as columns in Working Waterfront. She is a graduate of Bates College and lives in Portland.

The History Press 2014
Witherell, James L. Ed Muskie: Made in Maine: the Early Years,1914-1960 Non-fiction

Biography of the Maine native from his childhood in Rumford to his election as the state's first Democratic U.S. senator. The author is also a Rumford native, who currently lives in Lewiston.

Tilbury House 2014
Rielly, Morgan Neighborhood Heroes: Life Lessons from Maine's Greatest Generation Non-fiction

High school student Morgan Reilly set out to interview as many World War II veterans as he could and gather their stories before they were lost. The collection is the result of two years of listening and learning. Reilly recently graduated from Westbrook High School. This is his first book.

DownEast 2014
Lord, Cynthia Hot Rod Hamster: Monster Truck Mania! Children/YA

In the third book about Hot Rod, the little hamster and his friends are at the fair in search of the best ride. Cynthia Lord lives in Brunswick.

Scholastic Press 2014
Brett, Jeannie Wild About Bears Children/YA

Picture book describing the world's eight species of bears. Includes a habitat glossary and suggestions for further reading. The author lives in York Harbor, Maine.

Charlesbridge 2014
Pelletier, Cathie The Summer Experiment Children/YA

Roberta wants to win the State Science Fair. What if the lights appearing in the sky above Allagash are evidence of aliens? What if she found proof? Cathie Pelletier also lives under the Allagash sky. This is her first novel for young readers.

Sourcebooks 2014
Gibbons, Gail It's Raining! Children/YA

Gibbons explains the formation and effects of rain. She divides her time between a farmhouse in Vermont and a cottage on Matinicus.

Holiday House 2014
Jahn-Clough, Lisa Petal and Poppy Children/YA

An elephant and a rhino are best friends even if they do not always agree. First in a series of beginning readers, followed by Petal and Poppy and the Penguin. The author is a summer resident of Portland.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014
King, Stephen Mr. Mercedes Fiction

Eight people are killed when a Mercedes plows into an unemployment line. The driver escapes, and the unsolved crime haunts ex-cop Bill Hodges. When it becomes clear that the killer is on a much bigger mission, Hodges must find him. This is the author's first "hard boiled detective tale" and the first volume of a projected trilogy.

Scribner 2014
Lord, Cynthia Half a Chance Children/YA

Lucy's dad is a famous photographer. When the family moves to rural New Hampshire, Lucy spends the summer taking pictures for a contest. Perhaps she has an "eye" of her own. The Newbery Honor author lives in Brunswick.

Scholastic Press 2014
Rosenfelt, David Without Warning Fiction

A hurricane unearths a time capsule in Wilton, Maine and the residents are shocked by the predictions it contains. Past murders may not really be solved and those to come might be prevented. The author lives in Jefferson, Maine.

Minotaur Books 2014
Ross, Barbara Boiled Over Fiction

Caleb Stone, new employee of Julia's Family Clambake Company flees the scene of a murder and becomes the likely suspect. Julia begins her own investigation to save Caleb and her business. The author lives in Boothbay Harbor.

Kensington Books 2014
Kaufman, Sashi The Other Way Around Children/YA

A disastrous Thanksgiving sends Andrew packing. Instead of taking the Greyhound to visit his grandmother, he meets five teen Freegans and boards their VW camper. The author is a middle-school teacher and lives in Portland.

Carolrhoda Lab 2014
Rubin, Susan Goldman Everybody Paints! Non-fiction Children/YA

A look at the art and life of three generations - N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth.

Chronicle Books 2014
Shettleworth, Earle G. The Blaine House Non-fiction

Over 180 photographs present the history of the mansion that has been home to 20 governors since 1920. Includes chapters on first ladies and first families.

Arcadia Publishing 2014
Heinrich, Bernd The Homing Instinct Non-fiction Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014
Voulgaris, Nick Hinckley Yachts: An American Icon Non-fiction

The first history of the Hinckley Company, of Southwest Harbor, founded in 1928. Includes historic photograhs and drawings from the company archives.

Rizzoli 2014
Kestenbaum, Stuart Only Now Poetry

Kestenbaum is director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. He lives in Deer Isle.

Deer brook Editions 2014
Smith, Mac Mainers on the Titanic Non-fiction

Stories of passengers with ties to Maine, both casualties and survivors. Smith lives in Stockton Springs. This is his first book.

Down East 2014
Hawkes, Kevin Remy and Lulu Children/YA

A French artist with poor eyesight befriends a little dog who is also a gifted painter in this picture book about creativity and the eyes of beholders. Author/illustrator Hawkes lives in Maine.

Knopf 2014
Bryan, Ashley Ashley Bryan's Puppets: Making Something from Everything Non-fiction Children/YA

An introduction to creations made from bones, sea glass, driftwood, and other cast off bits. Each one is accompanied by a poem. Ashley Bryan makes his puppets on Islesford.

Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2014