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
Ball, Amy One Goal Non-fiction

Story of the Lewiston High School soccer team that united Somali refugees and tenth generation Mainers in pursuit of the state championship. Amy Bass is a graduate of Bates College.

Hachette Books 2018
Ogintz, Eileen The Kid's Guide to Maine Non-fiction Children/YA

This planner for tourists and local kids is full of fun facts and ideas about where to go, what to eat, and what to see in Maine.

DownEast Books 2018
Rooks, Douglas Rise, Decline and Renewal: the Democratic Party in Maine Non-fiction

History of the Maine Democratic Party since the election of Governor Ed Muskie in 1954. The author was an editor for the Kennebec Journal and Maine Times.

Hamilton Books 2018
Brechlin, Earl Return to Moose River Non-fiction

Collection of essays recounting the author's annual canoe trip to the North Maine Woods with a group of friends. The author is a Registered Maine Guide, journalist and photographer. He lives on Mt. Desert.

DownEast Books 2018
Tselikis, Jim and Sabin Lomac Cousins Maine Lobster: How One Food Truck Became a Multimillion-Dollar Business Non-fiction

Two cousins offer encouragement and practical advice to new entrepreneurs by sharing their success story. In three years a single food truck grew into a nationwide fleet of trucks, an online-delivery service and restaurants. The authors are Maine natives.

St .Martins Press 2018
Graves, Sarah Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Fiction

Jacobia Tiptree and her friend Ellie plan to open a waterfront bakery in Eastport just in time for the 4th of July weekend. When the health inspector is found dead in the kitchen of The Chocolate Moose, all baking is off.

Kensington books 2018
Steele, Lisa Let's Hatch Chicks! Non-fiction Children/YA

Follow Violet the chicken as she lays eggs and cares for for her chicks until they are grown. Glossary included. The real Violet lives with the author. a fifth generation chicken keeper, on a farm in Maine.

Young Voyager 2018
French, Gillian The Lies They Tell Fiction Children/YA

A tragic fire at the Garrison estate leaves Pearl's father disgraced and unemployed. Pearl befriends the surviving son of the family and learns that his world of privilege is full of dangerous lies. The author is a Maine native and lives in Hermon.

Harper Teen 2018
Hurt, Sandy Shapiro Sylvia Rose and the Cherry Tree Fiction Children/YA

Sylvia Rose enlists her forest animal friends to help her uproot a cherry tree that dreams of seeing great wide world. This is the author's first children's book. She lives in Maine.

Tilbury House 2018
Bryan, Ashley, illustrator I am Loved Poetry Children/YA

Nikki Giovanni poems selected and illustrated by Ashley Bryan of Islesford.

Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2018
Magras, Diane The Mad Wolf's Daughter Fiction Children/YA

In 13th century Scotland twelve-year-old Drest sets off to rescue her father and brothers from invading knights. She finds aid in unexpected places, but a bandit is close behind. The author grew up on Mount Desert. This is her debut novel.

Kathy Dawson Books/ Penguin Random House 2018
Heinrich, Bernd A Naturalist at Large Non-fiction

Heinrich selected essays written over several decades "that depict the interconnectedness of all of life." He is Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of Vermont and lives in the woods of western Maine.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018
White, Christopher The Last Lobster: boom or Bust for Maine's Greatest Fishery? Non-fiction

After spending a year with three captains from Stonington, White examines the current state of the lobster industry and the possible consequences of the changing climate.

St. Martin's Press 2018
Hardacker, Vaughn C. Wendigo Fiction

John Bear thought that the Wendigo was an evil spirit found only in scary tales. A butchered body surrounded my enormous footprints triggers fear that the Wendigo is not a legend. The author lives in Stockholm.

Skyhorse 2017
Cass, Richard J. In Solo Time Fiction

Elder Darrow buys a seedy Boston bar with a dream of making it a jazz nightclub. All plans are off when a local guitar player is found stabbed to death on the small stage of the bar. This is the prequel to Solo Act. The author lives in Cape Elizabeth.

Encircle Publications 2017
Dunnett, Kaitlyn Crime & Punctuation Fiction

A freelance editor returns to her childhood home for retirement, but the little Catskill village has changed. Mikki Lincoln is editing a murder mystery for a local author who dies just like the victim in the manuscript. Is Mikki next? Dunnett lives in the mountains of western Maine.

Kensington Books 2018
Bouwsma, Julia Work by Bloodlight Poetry

The poet is is also the Director of the Webster Library in Kingfield, Maine

Cider Press Review 2017