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
Nelson, James L. The French Prize Fiction

In 1797 Jack Biddlecomb is the first-time captain of the merchant vessel Abigail. The voyage from Philadelphia to Barbados should be routine, but the French are targeting American merchantmen and the crew is not prepared for naval war. The author lives in Harpswell.

Thomas Dunne Books/ St.Martin's Press 2015
Lannin, Joanne Finding a Way to Play: The Pioneering Spirit of Women in Basketball Non-fiction

Stories of women who found a way to play over the last 125 years. The author was a sports and feature writer for the Maine Sunday Telegram for 22 years and still finds her own place on the court.

Portlandia Press 2015
Potter, Ellen Piper Green and the Fairy Tree Fiction Children/YA

Piper's class is taking a pretend trip to China, but when Piper is chosen to be the flight attendant she has no idea what to do. Could the Fairy Tree help? Fourth in the chapter book series set on a Maine island.

Alfred A. Knopf/Yearling 2017
Standish, Marjorie Cooking Maine Style Non-fiction

Food historian Sandra Oliver collected the very best recipes from the Standish cookbooks and offers notes and anecdotes that connect Mrs. Standish to "now cookery." Oliver lives on Islesboro.

DownEast Books 2018
Davis, Joshua, Bruno Tropeano and Cynthia F. Simonds Gelato Fiasco: recipes and stories from America's best gelato makers Non-fiction

The creators of Gelato Fiasco tell the story of how the Italian treat came to Maine. Includes 100 recipes from the GF vault for making gelato at home. The authors live in mid-coast Maine.

DownEast Books 2018
Dowd, Mary, M.D. The Heroin Diaries: little stories to understand why: a book of poems Poetry The Permanente Press 2018
Robbins, Judith The Bookbinder's Wife: and more poems from the North End Poetry North Country Press 2018
Hildebrandt, Leonore Where You Happen to Be: Poems Poetry Deerbrook Editions 2018
Omlor, Elizabeth Stevens Walk Your Dog Children/YA

A little girl spends a day taking care of her dog. Watercolor and colored pencil illustrations by Neesa Hudson who lives on the Maine coast.

Putnam 2018
O'Brien, Anne Sibley Someone New Children/YA

There are new kids from foreign places at school. Who will try to be a friend? Author illustrator O'Brien understands the challenges. She moved to New England from South Korea when she was seven and now lives in the Portland area.

Hunter, Anne Possum and the Summer Storm Children/YA

Forest friends help the possum family create a new home after their brush pile is swept away in a storm. The illustrations were done in watercolor and ink. The writer artist is a Maine native.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018
Higgins, Ryan T. We Don't Eat Our Classmates Children/YA

Little T Rex Penelope has trouble making friends at school. They are just so delicious! The author, who has never eaten classmates, lives in southern Maine.

Disney Hyperion 2018
Rosenfelt, David Rescued Fiction

A truck delivering rescue dogs arrives in New Jersey, but the driver has been murdered. Andy Carpenter wants to help the dogs, but must reluctantly take the case when his wife's ex-husband is accused of the crime. The author and his many rescue dogs live in Maine.

Minotaur 2018
Doiron, Paul Stay Hidden Fiction

Mike Bowditch is investigating a death on Maquoit Island. When the weekly ferry arrives the woman believed to have been shot by a local hunter is one of the passengers. This is the ninth Bowditch mystery by Maine native Doiron.

MInotaur Books 2018
Voigt, Cynthia Toaff's Way Children/YA

Toaff is a young squirrel looking for answers beyond his pine tree boundary. This is the story of his year in the wider world. Cynthia Voigt lives on a Maine island.

Alfred A. Knopf 2018
Potter, Ellen Big Foot and Little Feet Children/YA

A young Sasquatch named Hugo wants to meet a human. A young boy named Boone wants to meet any mysterious creature. Both are destined for friendship and adventure. First of new chapter book series.

Amulet Books 2018
Falatko, Julie Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School Children/YA

Waldo and Sassy dress themselves in a coat to search for their boy Stewart. Why would he go to a scary place called school? The author lives in Maine with two dogs named Cosmo and Marlo.

Scholastic Press 2018
Ford, Elaine This Time Might Be Different: Stories of Maine Fiction

Collection of fifteen short stories involving characters who must make difficult choices. Ford taught creative writing and literature at the University of Maine. She lived and wrote in Millbridge, Bangor and Harpswell.

Islandport Press 2017
Greenlaw, Linda Bimini Twist Fiction

Jane Bunker takes on a missing person case when a foreign exchange student working at the Bar Harbor Inn disappears. Linda Greenlaw is a bestselling author and a lobster boat captain from Isle au Haut.

Minotaur Books 2018
Ryan, Jeffrey H. Blazing Ahead: Benton Mackaye, Myron Avery, and the Rivalry that Built the Appalachian Trail Non-fiction

Ryan traces the development of the Appalachian Trail through the lives of "the dreamer and the doer." Myron Avery, the doer, was a Lubec native who made certain the trail extended to Katahdin. Author Jeff Ryan and a childhood friend hiked the entire AT over two decades.

Appalachian Mountain Club Books 2017
Wrobel, Anna Bat-Chai The Arrangement of Things Poetry Moon Pie Press 2018
Rand, Beth 1 2 3 Gulls Children/YA

Rhyming counting book featuring gulls on the beach in winter. Companion to A B C Gulls. The author lives on Peaks Island.

Islandport Press 2018
Dunnett, Kaitlyn Overkilt Fiction

A local hotel in Moosetookalook attracts angry protesters when it offers a Thanksgiving special to those who want to get away from family. The mob's organizer is murdered and the police suspect Liss's family. Twelfth in the Liss MacCrimmon Scottish Mystery series.

Kensington 2018
Stevens, Roger L., Jr. Why Love a Puffin? Children/YA

Over fifty color photographs of puffins at Machias Seal Island accompany a rhyming story. Stevens lives in Lincoln, Maine.

Maine Focus Photography 2018
King, Stephen Elevation Fiction

King returns to Castle Rock with the story of a man with a mysterious illness, the struggles of a lesbian couple, and the unlikely alliances formed in this small community as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. The author lives in Bangor.

Scribner 2018
D'Avanzo, Charlene Secrets Haunt the Lobsters' Sea Fiction

Lobsterman Buddy Crawford's body is found beneath his aquaculture raft near Macomek Island. When her cousin Gordy becomes a suspect marine biologist Mara Tusconi steps in to help. Author D'Avanzo is also a marine biologist. She lives in Yarmouth.

Maine Authors Publishing 2018
Milliken, Maureen Bad News Travels Fast Fiction

Newspaper editor and sleuth Bernie O'Dea searches for answers after an AT hiker is found dead and the local police chief disappears in the woods of northwestern Maine. Third in the series. The author is a journalist who lives in central Maine.

S&H Publishing, Inc. 2018
Donovan, Gail Finchosaurus Children/YA

Fifth-grader Finch digs up a note in the class garden. The only word on the paper is Help. Finch is determined to do just that, but first he must find the notewriter. the author lives in Portland.

Islandport Press 2018
Jacobson, Jennifer The Dollar Kids Children/YA

Lowen persuades his family to move to a former mill town that is giving away homes for one dollar. Perhaps this is a way to escape terrible memories and to give his mom a chance to start her own business. The author lives in Cumberland, Maine.

Candlewick Press 2018
Souza, Joseph The Neighbor Fiction

Leah and Clay move to Maine to start a brewery and a new life for their family. Leah's initial curiosity about the couple next door turns into dangerous obsession. The author lives in Portland.

Kensington Books 2018
Tucker, Jeniferlee Pace Cinnamon Birds Children/YA

Selby is spending the summer on Seskip Island and worrying about entering middle school. An unlikely friendship with a neighbor and the island's endangered Veery birds change Selby's outlook. The author lives in Maine. This is her first book.

North Country Press 2018
Matthews, Pam Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby, Champion of Maine Children/YA

Picture book biography of angler, hunter, journalist and first Maine Guide Cornelia Crosby. The author is a Phillips resident and the illustrator lives in Portland.