Shute, Alberta (1907 - 1996)

Genre: Non-Fiction, Poetry

Alberta Van Morn Shute was born in East Boothbay, attended East Boothbay schools, Lincoln Academy, Colby College, and Gorham Normal School (now USM Gorham). She taught school in Boothbay and Augusta, worked in the Maine Department of Health and Welfare, wrote a weekly column called "R.F.D.4" in the Kennebec Journal and authored several books, including memoirs of living and growing up in the Boothbay Harbor area. She also published short stories in local publications such as the Boothbay Register. In her later years, she lived in Manchester, ME. She died in 1996 at the age of 89.

Selected Bibliography

  • A Year and a Day Along Bond Brook (1954)
  • A Year and a Day in the Park (1956)
  • "Or Ever the Silver Cord" (1957)
  • A Year and a Day on the Farm (1972)
  • History of the North Manchester Youth Group (1977)
  • History of the North Manchester Meeting House (1978)
  • "Keep Thy Heart": [Poems] (1979)
  • M Notebook of Interesting Old Houses and the People who Lived in Them (1981)