Lewis, Gerald (1929? - 2001)

Genre: Non-Fiction, Short Stories

Author and columnist Gerald E. Lewis was a native of Boothbay Harbor, lived and worked in Garland and owned a hunting camp in Aroostook County. He graduated from Boothbay Harbor High School in 1947 and the University of Maine in 1953. He taught high school English in Deer Isle, Hartland, Boothbay Harbor and Dexter and was a Fulbright Fellow in 1964-65, teaching in the Netherlands.

In the 1960's he wrote a column called "The Old Feller" for the Boothbay Register and in the 1970's, he wrote a column for the Bangor Daily News called "Up Here in Maine", later publishing a book of the same title, illustrated by Tim Sample.

Selected Bibliography

  • Up Here in Maine (1974)
  • My Big Buck: Outdoor Stories of Maine (1978)
  • How to Talk Yankee (1979)
  • So Long, Scout and other Stories: More Outdoor Stories of Maine (1988)