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
Higgins, Ryan T. Bruce's Big Fun Day Fiction Children/YA

Big bear Bruce is grumpy on the day that was planned for big fun in this beginning reader. Writer/illustrator Higgins lives in southern Maine.

Disney Hyperion 2019
McKenna, James One Day in One Town Poetry Moon Pie Press 2019
Moore, Thomas R. Red Stone Fragments Poetry Moon Pie Press 2019
Boyle, Gerry Random Act Fiction

Reporter Jack McMorrow goes to the hardware store and happens upon a man with a bloody hatchet standing over a dead body. This is the 12th book of the McMorrow series. The author is a former newspaper reporter who lives in Central Maine.

Islandport Press 2019
Chamberlin, Holly A Wedding on the Beach Fiction

A summer wedding and a college reunion on a Kennebunkport beach hold the promise of a perfect gathering. What could go wrong? The author lives in Portland.

Kensington 2019
Doiron, Paul Almost Midnight Fiction

Maine Warden Mike Bowditch investigates an attack on a mysterious female prison guard and an attack on one of the last wild wolves in state. Is there a dangerous connection?

Minotaur Books 2019
Russo, Richard Chances Are Fiction

Four college friends, now in their sixties, gather on Martha's Vineyard and reflect on their relationship and a mystery that began at a similar gathering years earlier. Russo is a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Portland.

Alfred A. Knopf 2019
Rosenfelt, David Bark of Night Fiction

Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter and his vet agree to rescue a healthy French bulldog that was dropped off to be euthanized. Then Andy learns that the dog's chip reveals that the owner has been murdered. Once again Andy is on the case. David Rosenfelt and his rescued dogs live in Maine.

Minotaur Books 2019
Wheeler, Lisa and Van Dusen, Chris Even Monsters Go to School Fiction Children/YA

Picture book imagines a school day for aliens, trolls, dragons, giants and more. Illustrator Van Dusen lives in midcoast Maine.

Balzer + Bray 2019
Butler, Shannon, ed. All is Calm: A Maine Christmas Reader Non-fiction Fiction Poetry

Anthology of essays, stories and poetry from the mid-nineteenth century through today. Editor Shannon Butler grew up in Caribou and lives in Kennebunk.

Islandport Press 2019
Kestenbaum, Stuart How to Start Over: poems Poetry

Collection by the Maine Poet Laureate

Deerbrook Editions 2019
Tibbetts, Elizabeth Say What You Can Poetry

The poet is a Maine native who lives in Hope.

Deerbrook Editions 2019
Locke, Carolyn The Riddle of Yes Poetry Maine Authors Publishing 2019
Moore, Jacqueline Chasing the Grass Poetry

Includes an interview with Moore who is in her nineties.

Littoral Books 2019
Kilgore, Peter Quarry: The Collected Poems of Peter Kilgore Poetry

Kilgore was a Maine native who spent most of his life in Falmouth and Portland. From the 1970s until his death in 1992 his poetry appeared in literary magazines and small press publications.

North Country Press 2019
North by Northeast Fiction

Anthology of thirteen stories by contemporary Maine and New England writers.

Littoral Books 2019
Hodgkins, Fran Hex: The Apprentice Fiction Children/YA

Robin has always known her Gram was an artist. Now she learns that Gram is also a "hex master" and wants Robin to carry on the tradition. Fran Hodgkins lives on the Maine coast.

Brattle Publishing 2020
Hand, Elizabeth Curious Toys Fiction

In the summer of 1915 a killer lurks at Chicago's Riverview amusement park, but the visitors to the midway have no idea. Fourteen-year-old Pin is determined to find the murderer in this historical mystery. Hand lives in Maine and North London.

Mulholland Books/ Little Brown 2019
Gerritsen, Tess The Shape of Night Fiction

Ava Collette rents an old mansion in a remote Maine village. She does not know that every woman who has lived in Brodie's Watch has also died there. The author lives on the Maine coast.

Ballantine Books 2019
Rosenfelt, David Dachshund Through the Snow Fiction

In an effort to make a Christmas wish come true Andy Carpenter is in search of a little boy's father. This dad does not want to be found; he is on the run after being arrested for murder. Book 20 in the mystery series. The author lives in Maine.

Minotaur Books 2019
King, Stephen The Institute Fiction

Luke is taken from his home in the middle of the night. He wakes up at The Institute in a room that looks like his own except it has no window. He soon learns that no child with extranormal gifts has ever escaped The Institute.

Scribner 2019
Tavares, Matt Dasher Children/YA

Picture book story of a little reindeer whose wish to see the North Star leads her family to pull Santa's sleigh! Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit.

Candlewick Press 2019
Plourde, Lynn If I Could Give You Christmas Children/YA

Animals think about gifts for Christmas - the freshest, pointiest, piney-est tree, whaffs and whiffs of gingerbread and cocoa, and gliding, snow-white sliding in this picture book by Winthrop author Lynn Plourde.

Disney hyperion 2019
Van Dusen, Chris If I Built a School Children/YA

Jack describes his vision for a school - a place with books that come alive, skydiving tunnels, field trips to Mars and definitely puppies. Van Dusen lives on the coast of Maine

Dial 2019
Philbrick, Rodman Wildfire Fiction Children/YA

Sam is at summer camp when a Maine wildfire forces evacuation. He turns back to get his phone and finds himself separated from the others and disoriented. In the midst of encroaching flames he comes upon another camper and together they must run for their lives.

Blue Sky Press 2019
Scott, Darcy Ragged Island Fiction

Maine botanist Gil Hodges returns to Matinicus to face the consequences of a deal made with a killer years ago. Third in the Island Mystery Series. The author is a live-aboard sailor who summers in Maine. Criehaven is the inspiration for Ragged Island.

Turtle Pond Press 2019
Souza, Joseph Pray for the Girl Fiction

Lucy Abbott returns to her hometown of Fawn Grove, Maine, for respite, but the community is no safehaven. A young Muslim girl is found murdered along the riverbank and another teenager is found dead in a cornfield. The author lives in Portland.

Kensington 2019
Hill, Joe Full Throttle Fiction

Collection of thirteen tales of supernatural suspense by the son of Stephen and Tabitha King. The introduction by the author describes his lifelong relationship with stories.

William Morrow 2019
Strout, Elizabeth Olive, Again Fiction

The author continues the story of retired teacher Olive Kitteridge as she moves through the next decade of her life in Crosby, Maine. Elizabeth Strout grew up in Maine and won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Olive Kitteridge.

Random House 2019
Connolly, John A Book of Bones Fiction

This supernatural thriller continues the series featuring a Portland investigator. Charlie Parker tracks his nemesis, a killer believed to be responsible for recent deaths in the UK.

Emily Bestler Books, Atria 2019