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
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
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. Hot Rod is also featured in a new early reader series, beginning with Hot Rod Hamster and the Wacky Whatever Race! 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
Preston, Douglas The Kraken Project Fiction

CIA agent Wiley Ford must track down a powerful artificial intelligence that has vanished into the internet. The AI,"Dorothy" was created to accompany a NASA probe to Mars, but is now a threat to life on Earth. Preston lives in Round Pond, Maine.

Forge 2014
Rosenfelt, David Hounded Fiction

Andy Carpenter's good friend, policeman Pete Stanton, asks Andy to take care of a murder victim's young son and dog. Then he asks Andy to represent him. Pete is a prime suspect in the murder case. Rosenfelt is the author twelve previous Carpenter novels. He lives in Jefferson.

Minotaur Books 2014
Doiron, Paul The Bone Orchard Fiction

Mike Bowditch leaves the Maine Warden Service to spend his days as a fishing guide, but the death of a disturbed veteran and the shooting of a fellow warden change his plans. Doiron is a Maine native, Editor Emeritus of Down East, and a Registered Maine Guide.

Minotaur Books 2014
Blakemore, Megan Frazer The Spy Catcher's of Maple Hill Fiction Children/YA

Hazel and her new friend Samuel are on the case when she hears rumors that a Russian spy is living in Maple Hill. The author is also a librarian. She lives in southern Maine.

Bloomsbury 2014
Cooney, Ellen The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances Fiction

Sanctuary is a place of refuge and hope where humans rescue dogs and dogs, in turn, rescue them. The author lives with three dogs in mid-coast Maine.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014
Wixson, Jennifer The Songbird of Sovereign Fiction

Sovereign's beloved music teacher, Miss Hastings, is almost 89 and in poor health. She has been a part of the community for decades, but no one knows about her early life. What is Miss Hastings' story? Part three of The Sovereign Series. The author lives in Troy, Maine.

White Wave 2014
Komanecky, Michael, Editor The Shakers: from Mount Lebanon to the World Non-fiction

Published to accompany a major exhibit organized by the Farnsworth Museum, this book presents Shaker life and art through scholarly essays, archival imagery, and commissioned photography. Features the Sabbathday Lake community of New Gloucester.

Skira Rizzoli 2014
Lamanda, Al First Light Fiction

A dying physician hires PI Bekker to find the daughter he gave up for adoption years ago. The trail leads the detective to DC, where the young woman is listed as a missing person. Lamanda lives along Sebago Lake.

Five Star 2014
Kevin, Brian The Footloose American: Following the Hunter S. Thompson Trail Across South America Non-fiction

The author follows the path of Hunter S. Thompson's 1963 journey, exploring culture, ecology, and politics of the 21st century. Kevin is a contributing editor at Down East.

Broadway Books 2014
Pelletier, Cathie A Year After Henry Fiction

Those who loved Henry, wife, brother, mother, and mistress, deal with their grief, discoveries, and plans for a memorial service in little Bixley, Maine.

Sourcebooks Landmarks 2014
Reeves Sturgis, Brenda The Lake Where Loon Lives Children/YA

"This is the lake where loon lives" begins this rhyming picture book modeled after the House that Jack Built. The author also lives on a Maine lake, while illustrator Brooke Carlton makes her home in the Maine woods.

islandport Press 2014
Gilley, Jan Light on Jib Island Fiction Children/YA

When her mother goes to the mainland to await the birth of another child, twelve-year-old Elizabeth has new responsibilities for her lighthouse family. The author lives in Camden.

Maine Authors 2013
Cannell, Doothy Murder at Mullings Fiction

Florence,longtime housekeepser at the ancestral home of the Stodmarsh family, believes the death of Lady Stodmarsh is suspicious, and soon fears the Lord's new wife and her strange ornamental "hermit." Cannell lives on the Maine coast.

Severn House 2014
Morgan.G.A. The Fog of Forgetting Fiction Children/YA

Ignoring house rules, the Thompson brothers take the family boat out. When fog rolls in they find themselves in another time and place, the ancient island of Ayda. First of The Five Stones Trilogy. The author lives in Portland.

Iislandport Press 2014
Wait, Lea Shadows on a Maine Christmas Fiction

Antique dealer Maggie Summer has important decisions to make over the holidays, but Christmas in Waymouth, Maine, is complicated by blackmail and murder. Seventh in the "Shadows" mystery series. The author is also an antique print dealer. She lives in Edgecomb, Maine

Perseverance Press 2014
Keller, Jon Of Sea and Cloud Fiction

After Nicholas Graves is lost at sea, his sons must decide if lobstering is the way of life that they are meant to continue. Author Keller has worked as a lobsterman and clam digger. He lives on the coast of Maine.

Tyrus Books 2014
Buzzeo, Toni My Bibi Always Remembers Children/YA

A little elephant wants to be like her grandmother who always knows the way. Picture book includes a description of elepant society. The author is a part-time resident of Buxton, Maine.

Disney-Hyperion 2014
Anderson, C B River Talk Fiction

A collection of 17 short stories connected by place - a paper mill community in rural Maine. The author is a sixth generation native of Maine and recipient of numerous prizes, including the Mark Twain Award for short fiction.

C&R Press 2014