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
Sweet, Melissa Brave Girl; Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 Children/YA

Picture book story of Clara Lemlich, the young woman who led the largest walkout of women workers in American history. "A Splash of Red; The Life and Art of Horace Pippin" and "Little Red Writing," illustrated by Sweet, were also recently published. Sweet lives in Rockport.

Balzer + Bray 2013
King, Stephen Doctor Sleep Fiction

King continues the story of Dan Torrance, a young boy introduced in The Shining. Now middle-aged and working in a New Hampshire nursing home, Dan recognizes the shining power in young Abra Stone and must do all he can to protect her from the evil that would overtake her soul.

Scribner 2013
Donovan, Gail The Waffler Children/YA

Monty Greene has trouble making decisions, but a young reading buddy and a pet rat help him discover that even a waffler can make the right choice. The author, like Mohnty, is a twin. She lives in Portland.

Dial 2013
Lawrence, Barbara Kent Islands of Time Fiction

Rebecca was 14 in 1958 when she fell in love with Ben Bunker. She was a summer person and he was the son of a fisherman.Two marriages and many years later, Rebecca returns to the Maine island for a chance to understand her past and herself. The author was once a summer person, but now spends as much time as possible on Mount Desert.

Just Write Books 2013
Bryan, Ashley Can't Scare Me! Children/YA

A little boy is not afraid of the many- headed giants until they try to sing. This picture book is based on a trickster tale from the Antilles. Ashley Bryan lives on Islesford.

Simon and Schuster 2013
Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence "Blessed Boyhood!" Non-fiction

Chamberlain's 'early memoir' describes his life from childhood until his departure from Brunswick to join the 20th Maine. With annotations by Thomas Desjardin and David Thomson, this is the first publication of the memoir in its entirety.

Bowdoin College 2013
Verde, Tom Maine Ghosts and Legends Non-fiction

Thirty tales, old and new, of encounters with the supernatural. This secound edition includes a new preface and five new chapters.

Down East Books 2013
Wegman, William Flo & Wendell Children/YA

Canine sister and brother like doing things together... sometimes. Wegman created this picture book with gouache on photographs.

Dial 2013
Baker, Nicholson Traveling Sprinkler Fiction

As he approaches his fifty-fifth birthday, Paul Chowder misses his ex-girlfriend and finds no inspiration in his poetry, so he decides to learn songwriting. Chowder was introduced in Baker's 2009 novel, The Anthologist.

Blue Rider Press 2013
Goldsmith, Ellen Where to Look Poetry

The poet lives in Cushing.

Broad Cove Press 2013
Ross, Barbara Clammed Up Fiction

Julia Snowden returns to the Maine coast to help save Snowden Family Clambake Company, but a murder at a catered wedding could put an end to the business. The author is also an innkeeper in Boothbay Harbor.

Kensington 2013
Ridley, Kimberly The Secret Pool Children/YA

An introduction to the science and beauty of vernal pools. Author Ridley and illustrator Rebekah Raye live in Maine.

Tilbury House 2013
Voigt, Cynthia The Book of Lost Things Children/YA

Twelve-year-old Max plans to meet his parents aboard the Flower of Kashmir. When he reaches the dock he finds no ship and no parents. Now he must play detective. Book 1 of the Mister Max series. The author lives on Deer Isle.

Knopf 2013
Fournier, Paul J. Birds of a Feather Non-fiction

Observations and tales of the wild outdoors. As a Maine guide, bush pilot, journalist, and photographer, the author knew his subjects well. Fournier died in August, 2013, after completing the final edits for this book.

Islandport Press 2013
Sprague, Richard The Past is a Different Place Non-fiction

Selected articles from Maine Line, the bi-monthly publication for Bangor & Aroostook Railroad employees. The author is a Mainer who had a 39 year career as a public relations officer with the rail line.

Furbish-Roberts Printing Company 2012
Dauphinee, Denis Stoneflies & Turtleheads: A Maine Flyfisher's Misadventures Non-fiction

Collection of 19 essays reflecting the joys of flyfishing. The author was born in Bangor, travelled the world as a photographer, and settled in Bradley, Maine, where he writes and fishes.

North Country Press 2013
Preson, Douglas and Lee Child White Fire Fiction

A ski resort in Colorado is the setting for FBI agent Pendergast's latest investigation - one that includes arson, millionaires, dead miners, and a fabled Sherlock Holmes connection. Preston is a part-time resident of Maine.

Grand Central Publishing 2013
Cunnane, Kelly Deep in the Sahara Children/YA

Young Lalla wants to prove that she is ready to wear malafa like her mother and sister. The author lives on Beals Island.

Schwartz & Wade Books 2013
Garber, Elizabeth and Michaell Weymouth Maine (Island Time ) Non-fiction Poetry

A collaboration of poet Garber and artist Weymouth in celebration of the islands of Penobscot Bay.

Not identified 2013
Indiana, Robert Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE Non-fiction

Reassessment of artist Indiana's career, published on the occasion of the exhibit by the same name which opened at the Whitney Museum of Art in September, 2013. Includes essays, interviews, an illustrated chronology and selected bibliography. Indiana became of resident of Vinalhaven in 1978.

Whitney Museum of Art 2013
Harris Peter Freeing the Hook Poetry Deerbrook Editions 2013
Korn,Peter Why We Make Things and Why It Matters Non-fiction

Korn, founder of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, explores the nature of creative work, particularly craft, and what the process reveals about ourselves.

David R. Godine 2013
Libby, Russell What You Should Know; A Field Guide to Three Sisters Farm Poetry Blcckberry Press 2013
Emberley, Rebecca and Ed Emberley The Crocodile and the Scorpion Children/YA

Can the crocodile and the scorpion manage to cross the river together? Rebecca Emberley lives in Kittery.

Roaring Brook 2013
Isaacs, Anne Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch Children/YA

In 1870 wealthy widow Tulip Jones purchases By-Golly Ranch and 1,000 ranchers, cowboys, and scoundrels were lining up to court her. Illustrator Kevin Hawkes lives in Gorham.

schwartz & wade books 2014
Smith, George A Life Lived Outdoors; Reflections of a Maine Sportsman Non-fiction

Collection of new and favorite writings about camp,home, family, friends, hunting, and fishing by the popular columnist and former executive director of the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine.

Islandport Press 2014
Peppe, Helen Pigs can't Swim: a memoir Non-fiction

The youngest of nine children, Peppe recalls the humans, the animals, and the natural world of the Maine farm where she was raised.

Da Capo Press 2014
Philbrick, Rodman Zane and the Hurricane: a story of Katrina Children/YA

Twelve year-old Zane and Bandit the Wonder Dog are in New Orleans to meet distant family when the city floods. Rodman Philbrick divides his time between Kittery and the Florida Keys.

Blue Sky Press 2014
Spencer-Fleming, Julia Through the Evil Days Fiction

Reverend Claire Ferguson and Police Chief Russ Van Alstyne are called to a raging fire that becomes the scene of a double homicide and kidnapping. 8th in the mystery series by Spencer-Fleming.

Minotaur Books 2013