Chute, Carolyn (1947 - )

Genre: General Fiction

Born in Portland on June 14, 1947, current North Parsonsfield resident Carolyn Chute is known as much for her role in the 2nd Maine Militia, an organization dedicated to reducing government's role in our lives, as she is as a novelist.

A self-proclaimed redneck, Chute writes about the life and struggles of the rural poor living in the fictional town of Egypt, Maine.

Selected Bibliography


  • The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1985)
  • Letourneau's Used Auto Parts (1988)
  • Merry Men (1994)
  • Snow Man (1999)
  • The School on Heart's Content Road (2008)


  • Up river : the story of a Maine fishing community (1996) photos by Olive Pierce

Selected Resources