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All Things Maine October 2013
Here is the latest edition of the newsletter which highlights new Maine-related items recently added to the collection of the Maine State Library.  If you are interested in an item but it is checked out, use the "Request" button in URSUS or try MaineCat.
Biography and Memoir
"Blessed boyhood!": The 'Early Memoir' of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain - Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
Publisher: Bowdoin College
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2013
Share "Blessed boyhood!"%3a  The ISBN-13: 9780916606435
ISBN-10: 0916606430
From the cover:  Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain's 'early memoir' is published in its entirety here for the first time.  In his own words, he recounts his childhood -- playing with his siblings, hunting and haying, Sunday socials -- coming of age at Bowdoin College and the Bangor Theological Seminary, forming his own family with his wife, Fanny, and closing with his departure from Brunswick, Maine, to combat Southern secession and preserve the Union.
Blue plate special : an autobiography of my appetites - Kate Christensen
Publisher: Doubleday
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/09/2013
Share Blue plate special %3a  an autobiography of my appetites ISBN-13: 9780385536264
ISBN-10: 0385536267
The PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of The Great Man builds on her popular food-centric blog to recount her unconventional upbringing and her unusually happy and occasionally sorrowful life of literary and culinary sensuality.
History and Current Events
When Heroes Were Giants: 100 Tours de France - James L. Witherell
Publisher: Sunbury Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2013
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ISBN-10: 1620062488
From the cover:  By far the most complete history of the Tour de France ever written--in any language--When Heroes Were Giants:  100 Tours de France takes the reader into the heart of every "Grande Boucle" (Big Loop) held since 1903.
Home, Garden and DIY
The cracker book - Lee E. Cart
Publisher: Burford Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/16/2012
Share The cracker book ISBN-13: 9781580801706
ISBN-10: 1580801706
Making your own crackers is surprisingly easy, yielding delicious, healthy, and richly varied crackers for the home chef.  The Cracker Book includes recipes for over fifty different crackers, black olive, tequila and lime, peanut butter and jelly, just to name a few.
Always in Season : Twelve Months of Fresh Recipes from the Farmer's Markets of New England - Elise Richer and Teresa Lagrange
Publisher: Bookmasters Dist Serv
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/16/2013
Share Always in Season %3a  Twelve Months of Fresh Recipes from the Farmer ISBN-13: 9781934031698
ISBN-10: 1934031690
From the cover:  Always in Season will help you prepare fresh and flavorful meals, whether you're shopping at the farmer's market, opening your CSA box, growing your own produce, or browsing at the grocery store.  Elise Richer takes you through each month of the year, highlighting a few select ingredients that are in season.
Cooking for the Common Good : the birth of a natural food soup kitchen - Larry Stettner and Bill (William G.) Morrison
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/31/2010
Share Cooking for the Common Good %3a  the birth of a natural food soup kitchen ISBN-13: 9781556439575
ISBN-10: 1556439571
The owners of the Common Good Soup Kitchen give a history of their organization and argue that modern soup kitchens should be community centers that focus on healthy food made from locally sourced ingredients, in a book that includes recipes, a list of resources and a sample grant application for those interested in starting their own soup kitchen.
The Demon's Wife - Rick Hautala
Publisher: JournalStone
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2013
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ISBN-10: 1936564955
What happens when 30-something Claire McMullen, a Portland, ME purchasing agent for a chemical company, meets and falls in love with Samael, a demon?  Read and find out.  Well-known Maine horror author Rick Hautala died in 2013.
Clammed Up - Barbara Ross
Publisher: Kensington Pub Corp
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/03/2013
Share Clammed Up ISBN-13: 9780758286857
ISBN-10: 0758286856
When a best man's corpse is found hanging from the grand staircase at her family's mansion, clambake caterer Julia Snowden must join the search for the killer.
Nature and Science
Sedges of Maine: a Field Guide to Cyperaceae - Matt Arsenault, et al
Publisher: University of Maine Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2013
Share Sedges of Maine%3a  a Field Guide to Cyperaceae ISBN-13: 9780891011231
ISBN-10: 0891011234
From the cover:  Sedges are important components of Maine's biodiversity and natural heritage.  Over 25% of the sedge species in Maine are of conservation concern, yet sedges are ubiuitious in many habitats across the landscape.  Thus, proper identification of all sedge species is an essential component of ecological studies such as wetland delineations, wetland functional assessments, natural resource inventories, site suitability assessments, ecological characterizations, land conservation value evaluations, and rare species surveys and habitat assessments.  Sedges of Maine is a fully-illustrated guide to all species, subspecies, and extant hybrids in the Cyperaceae family that occur in Maine.
Spirituality and Religion
Does God Sing? : A Musical Journey - Aaron Robinson
Publisher: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/22/2013
Share Does God Sing? %3a  A Musical Journey ISBN-13: 9781621474630
ISBN-10: 1621474631
From the cover:  In Does God Sing? author Aaron Robinson explores the power of music and the ability music has to change and heal out lives.  Through a mixture of memoir and commentary, Robinson explains how God revealed Himself through music in his life and in the lives of those around him.

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