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
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
Little, David Art of Katahdin Non-fiction

Artist David Little explores the artistic tradition inspired by Maine's grand mountain. Includes over 200 images of art from the early 19th century until the present.

Down East 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
Witherell, James L. Ed Muskie: Made in Maine: the Early Years,1914-1960 Non-fiction

Biography of the Maine native from his childhood in Rumford to his election as the state's first Democratic U.S. senator. The author is also a Rumford native, who currently lives in Lewiston.

Tilbury House 2014
Rielly, Morgan Neighborhood Heroes: Life Lessons from Maine's Greatest Generation Non-fiction

High school student Morgan Reilly set out to interview as many World War II veterans as he could and gather their stories before they were lost. The collection is the result of two years of listening and learning. Reilly recently graduated from Westbrook High School. This is his first book.

DownEast 2014
Lord, Cynthia Hot Rod Hamster: Monster Truck Mania! Children/YA

In the third book about Hot Rod, the little hamster and his friends are at the fair in search of the best ride. Hot Rod is also featured in a new early reader series, beginning with Hot Rod Hamster and the Wacky Whatever Race! Cynthia Lord lives in Brunswick.

Scholastic Press 2014
Brett, Jeannie Wild About Bears Children/YA

Picture book describing the world's eight species of bears. Includes a habitat glossary and suggestions for further reading. The author lives in York Harbor, Maine.

Charlesbridge 2014
Shettleworth, Earle G. The Blaine House Non-fiction

Over 180 photographs present the history of the mansion that has been home to 20 governors since 1920. Includes chapters on first ladies and first families.

Arcadia Publishing 2014
Heinrich, Bernd The Homing Instinct Non-fiction Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014
Voulgaris, Nick Hinckley Yachts: An American Icon Non-fiction

The first history of the Hinckley Company, of Southwest Harbor, founded in 1928. Includes historic photograhs and drawings from the company archives.

Rizzoli 2014
Kestenbaum, Stuart Only Now Poetry

Kestenbaum is director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. He lives in Deer Isle.

Deer brook Editions 2014
Smith, Mac Mainers on the Titanic Non-fiction

Stories of passengers with ties to Maine, both casualties and survivors. Smith lives in Stockton Springs. This is his first book.

Down East 2014
Hawkes, Kevin Remy and Lulu Children/YA

A French artist with poor eyesight befriends a little dog who is also a gifted painter in this picture book about creativity and the eyes of beholders. Author/illustrator Hawkes lives in Maine.

Knopf 2014
Bryan, Ashley Ashley Bryan's Puppets: Making Something from Everything Non-fiction Children/YA

An introduction to creations made from bones, sea glass, driftwood, and other cast off bits. Each one is accompanied by a poem. Ashley Bryan makes his puppets on Islesford.

Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2014
Preston, Douglas The Kraken Project Fiction

CIA agent Wiley Ford must track down a powerful artificial intelligence that has vanished into the internet. The AI,"Dorothy" was created to accompany a NASA probe to Mars, but is now a threat to life on Earth. Preston lives in Round Pond, Maine.

Forge 2014
Rosenfelt, David Hounded Fiction

Andy Carpenter's good friend, policeman Pete Stanton, asks Andy to take care of a murder victim's young son and dog. Then he asks Andy to represent him. Pete is a prime suspect in the murder case. Rosenfelt is the author twelve previous Carpenter novels. He lives in Jefferson.

Minotaur Books 2014
Doiron, Paul The Bone Orchard Fiction

Mike Bowditch leaves the Maine Warden Service to spend his days as a fishing guide, but the death of a disturbed veteran and the shooting of a fellow warden change his plans. Doiron is a Maine native, Editor Emeritus of Down East, and a Registered Maine Guide.

Minotaur Books 2014
Blakemore, Megan Frazer The Spy Catcher's of Maple Hill Fiction Children/YA

Hazel and her new friend Samuel are on the case when she hears rumors that a Russian spy is living in Maple Hill. The author is also a librarian. She lives in southern Maine.

Bloomsbury 2014
Cooney, Ellen The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances Fiction

Sanctuary is a place of refuge and hope where humans rescue dogs and dogs, in turn, rescue them. The author lives with three dogs in mid-coast Maine.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014
Wixson, Jennifer The Songbird of Sovereign Fiction

Sovereign's beloved music teacher, Miss Hastings, is almost 89 and in poor health. She has been a part of the community for decades, but no one knows about her early life. What is Miss Hastings' story? Part three of The Sovereign Series. The author lives in Troy, Maine.

White Wave 2014
Komanecky, Michael, Editor The Shakers: from Mount Lebanon to the World Non-fiction

Published to accompany a major exhibit organized by the Farnsworth Museum, this book presents Shaker life and art through scholarly essays, archival imagery, and commissioned photography. Features the Sabbathday Lake community of New Gloucester.

Skira Rizzoli 2014
Lamanda, Al First Light Fiction

A dying physician hires PI Bekker to find the daughter he gave up for adoption years ago. The trail leads the detective to DC, where the young woman is listed as a missing person. Lamanda lives along Sebago Lake.

Five Star 2014
Kevin, Brian The Footloose American: Following the Hunter S. Thompson Trail Across South America Non-fiction

The author follows the path of Hunter S. Thompson's 1963 journey, exploring culture, ecology, and politics of the 21st century. Kevin is a contributing editor at Down East.

Broadway Books 2014
Pelletier, Cathie A Year After Henry Fiction

Those who loved Henry, wife, brother, mother, and mistress, deal with their grief, discoveries, and plans for a memorial service in little Bixley, Maine.

Sourcebooks Landmarks 2014
Reeves Sturgis, Brenda The Lake Where Loon Lives Children/YA

"This is the lake where loon lives" begins this rhyming picture book modeled after the House that Jack Built. The author also lives on a Maine lake, while illustrator Brooke Carlton makes her home in the Maine woods.

islandport Press 2014
Gilley, Jan Light on Jib Island Fiction Children/YA

When her mother goes to the mainland to await the birth of another child, twelve-year-old Elizabeth has new responsibilities for her lighthouse family. The author lives in Camden.

Maine Authors 2013
Cannell, Doothy Murder at Mullings Fiction

Florence,longtime housekeepser at the ancestral home of the Stodmarsh family, believes the death of Lady Stodmarsh is suspicious, and soon fears the Lord's new wife and her strange ornamental "hermit." Cannell lives on the Maine coast.

Severn House 2014
Morgan.G.A. The Fog of Forgetting Fiction Children/YA

Ignoring house rules, the Thompson brothers take the family boat out. When fog rolls in they find themselves in another time and place, the ancient island of Ayda. First of The Five Stones Trilogy. The author lives in Portland.

Iislandport Press 2014
Wait, Lea Shadows on a Maine Christmas Fiction

Antique dealer Maggie Summer has important decisions to make over the holidays, but Christmas in Waymouth, Maine, is complicated by blackmail and murder. Seventh in the "Shadows" mystery series. The author is also an antique print dealer. She lives in Edgecomb, Maine

Perseverance Press 2014
Keller, Jon Of Sea and Cloud Fiction

After Nicholas Graves is lost at sea, his sons must decide if lobstering is the way of life that they are meant to continue. Author Keller has worked as a lobsterman and clam digger. He lives on the coast of Maine.

Tyrus Books 2014
Buzzeo, Toni My Bibi Always Remembers Children/YA

A little elephant wants to be like her grandmother who always knows the way. Picture book includes a description of elepant society. The author is a part-time resident of Buxton, Maine.

Disney-Hyperion 2014
Anderson, C B River Talk Fiction

A collection of 17 short stories connected by place - a paper mill community in rural Maine. The author is a sixth generation native of Maine and recipient of numerous prizes, including the Mark Twain Award for short fiction.

C&R Press 2014
Blunt, Hannah W. Bernard Langlais at the Colby College Museum of Art Non-fiction

Catalogue and essays to accompany the first retrospective exhibition of the works of Langlais, a native son.

Edizioni Charta 2104
Hennessey, Tom Leave Some for Seed Non-fiction

Essays and illustrations honoring the hunting and fishing traditions of the state by Maine artist and columnist Hennessey.

Islandport Press 2014
Roorbach, Bill The Remedy for Love Fiction

Eric encounters a troubled stranger in the grocery store. With a fierce winter storm on the way he offers her a ride home, and finds that she is squatting in a cabin without heat, water, or electricity. Set in fictional Woodchurch, Maine. The author lives in real western Maine.

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2014
McNair, Wesley The Lost Child: Ozark Poems Poetry

McNair is the current Poet Laureate of Maine.

David R. Godine 2014
Summerhouse, Will Orion Poe and the Lost Explorer Children/YA

Orion lives a quiet life with his grandfather, the keeper of West Quoddy Head lighthouse, but a chance to join an Arctic expedition leads him into a world of mystery and adventure. The author is a native of Caribou.

Shake-A-Leg Press 2014
Walsh, Liza Gardner Treasure Hunter's Handbook Non-fiction Children/YA

Introduction to geocaching, panning for gold, searching for arrowheads, and more. The author lives in Camden.

Down East 2014
Craig, James A. American Eagle: the Bold Art& Brash Life of John Haley Bellamy Non-fiction

Biography of a master woodcarver of Kittery Point with numerous illustrations of his work.

Portsmouth Marine Society 2014
Miles, Kathryn Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy Non-fiction

Journalist Miles provides an hour by hour account of the hurricane that defied tradition and prediction. She lives in Belfast.

Dutton 2104
Martin, Sandy Paddling Against the Tide Non-fiction

The story of the Lincoln Canoe Company through its 57 years of operation. The author participated in the design process that produced lighter and stronger canoes and kayaks and became the company's tenth owner. He sold the business in 2009.

Inkwater Press 2014
Fitzhugh, William W. and Wilfred E. Richard Maine to Greenland: Exploring the Maritime Far Northeast Non-fiction

History, habitat, and culture of the Northeast Atlantic Corridor, illustrated with 350 color photographs. Fitzhugh and Richard have explored this region for more than thirty years.Photographer Richard is based in Maine and is a Registered Maine Guide.

Smithsonian Books 2014
Little, Carl William Irvine: A Painter's Journey Non-fiction

Art and life of the Scottish-born artist who has made his home in Maine since 1968.

Marshall Wilkes, Inc. 2014
Kent, Crystal Ward Harvest Maine Non-fiction

Maine's fall foliage, feasts, fairs, and traditions. The author is a Maine native who lives in Fort Kent.

American Palate 2014
King, Stephen Revival Fiction

The lives of a young boy and a charismatic minister cross in a small Maine town. After years of separation the two meet again, renewing a bond that can only lead to darkness.

Scribner 2014
Danby, George The Essential George Danby Non-fiction

Retrospective of editorial cartoons by the Bangor Daily News artist. He has drawn over 25,000 cartoons and his work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, and more.

Islandport Press 2014
Yarrow, Peter, Noel Paul Stookey, and Mary Travers Peter Paul and Mary: Fifty Years in Music and Life Non-fiction

Story of the trio's fifty year collaboration. Includes numerous historic photographs that reflect the deep connection between their music and America in a time of social and political activism. Noel Paul Stookey has lived in Blue Hill for decades.

Imagine 2015
Flora, Kate And Grant You Peace Fiction

Maine detective Joe Burgess investigates the death of a baby in a burning mosque. An uncooperative immigrant community, a motorcycle gang, and threats to his own family complicate the search for answers. Fourth in the Burgess mystery series.

Five Star 2014
Ford, Richard Let Me Be Frank With You Fiction

Four linked stories narrated by Frank Bascombe, now approaching seventy. Living in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. the protagonist of The Sportswriter, Independence Day and The Lay of the Land continues to think about marriage, loss, race, faith, and how we live. Richard Ford lives in Boothbay.

Ecco 2014
Berry, Crash Marijuana Valley Non-fiction

Narrative non-fiction about a group of people involved with a marijuana crop on a western Maine farm in the summer of 2010. The author raises pigs in western Maine.

Maine Misadventures 2014
Reilly, Robert Life in Prison: Eight Hours at a Time Non-fiction

Reilly left "the madness of the music business and entered the insanity of the U.S. prison system." His memoir recounts his time as a prison guard in Pennsylvania and Maine. He lives in Hope, Maine.

Tilbury House 2014
The Telling Room Illumination: A Young People's Encyclopedia of Wonder in Stories and Poems Non-fiction Children/YA

Literary encyclopedia with entries created by forty-five young authors. Subjects include saltwater taffy, bare feet, slides, and fog. The Telling Room is a nonprofit writing center in Portland, Maine.

The Telling Room 2014
Brown-Wood, JaNay Imani's Moon Fiction Children/YA

Inspired by her mother's stories of Olaps, goddess of the moon, little Imani dreams of reaching the moon herself. Illustrator Hazel Mitchell lives in Detroit, Maine.

Charlesbridge 2014
Hildebrandt, Leonore The Next Unknown Poetry Pecan Grove Press 2014