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All Things Maine January 2011
Happy New Year!
Welcome to the latest newsletter highlighting new Maine-related titles recently added to the collection of the Maine State Library.  Remember, if a title you want is already checked out, you can try borrowing from another library using the "Request" button in URSUS or try MaineCat.
Fiction A to Z
The best American short stories 2010 - Richard Russo and Heidi Pitlor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/05/2010
ISBN-13: 9780547055329
ISBN-10: 0547055323
A collection edited by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls, six other novels, a collection of short stories and numerous screenplays includes stories by top authors and new talents.
The love goddess' cooking school - Melissa Senate
Publisher: Gallery Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/26/2010
ISBN-13: 9781439107232
ISBN-10: 1439107238
Inheriting her late grandmother's home-based Italian cooking school in Maine, broken-hearted and inexperienced Holly Maguire takes up her grandmother's recipe book and struggles on with four remaining students who harbor their own private challenges.
History and Current Events
Lost Villages of Flagstaff Lake - Alan L. Burnell and Kenny R. Wing
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/15/2010
ISBN-13: 9780738573205
ISBN-10: 0738573205
A history in words and photos of Flagstaff, ME, the town flooded when the dam at Long Falls was built and created Flagstaff Lake.  Part of the Images of America series.
Reinventing Maine Government: How Mainers Can Shape a Sustainable Government and a New Prosperity - Alan Caron and David Osborne
Publisher: Envision Maine
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2010
ISBN-13: 0000000000000
The report looks at what Maine can do, over the next 10 years, to replace its overlapping and sometimes inefficient government with new, more modern and more streamlined structures and operations, and to free up resources for critical investments in tomorrow's prosperity.
The Tragedy of the Royal Tar: Maine's 1836 Circus Steamboat Disaster - Mark Warner
Publisher: Warner Publishing
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2010
ISBN-13: 9780966138238
ISBN-10: 0966138236
On October 25, 1836 the sidewheel steamboat Royal Tar, transporting a circus from the Canadian Maritimes to Boston, sank off the coast of Vinalhaven, killing 32 passengers and all of the circus animals on board.  This book explores the events leading up to the disaster.
Home, Garden and DIY
Chanterelle dreams, amanita nightmares : the love, lore, and mystique of mushrooms - Greg A. Marley
Publisher: Chelsea Green Pub.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/09/2010
ISBN-13: 9781603582148
ISBN-10: 1603582142
Marley is an amateur mycologist who leads public walks, lectures and classes on wild and medicinal mushrooms.  In his latest book, he takes the reader on one of his tours, revealing the wild and wonderful (sometimes scary and dangerous) world of wild mushrooms.
A life in balance : healthy recipes from Maine - Meg Wolff
Publisher: Down East
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/16/2010
ISBN-13: 9780892729067
ISBN-10: 0892729066
Author Meg Wolff changed her eating habits when struggling through her second bout with cancer.  The ideas and recipes in this book come out of what she learned -- that what we eat has a "huge, direct impact on our health."
The Dark Tower : battle of Jericho Hill - Peter (Peter Allen) David, Robin Furth, Jae Lee, Richard Isanove and Stephen King
Publisher: Marvel Pub.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/18/2010
ISBN-13: 9780785129530
ISBN-10: 0785129537
Following the complete destruction of Gilead, the six pillars of reality holding all of existence together begin to crumble, and Roland Deschain and his beleagured ka-tet must stop the Crimson King from returning the world to chaos. GRAPHIC NOVEL.
The Dark Tower : fall of Gilead - Robin Furth, Peter (Peter Allen) David, Richard Isanove and Stephen King
Publisher: Marvel Pub.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/23/2010
ISBN-13: 9780785129516
ISBN-10: 0785129510
Upon discovering the deadly seeing sphere known as Maerlyn's Grapefruit has been stolen, Steven Deschain also finds that his son Roland has murdered his mother.  GRAPHIC NOVEL.
Full dark, no stars - Stephen King
Publisher: Scribner
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/09/2010
ISBN-13: 9781439192566
ISBN-10: 1439192561
A volume of four previously unpublished short works includes "1922," in which a man explores his dark nature; "Big Driver," in which a writer confronts a stranger; "Fair Extension," in which a cancer patient makes a deal with the devil; and "A Good Marriage," in which a woman makes a horrifying discovery about her husband.
American vampire - Scott Snyder, Stephen King and Rafael Albuquerque
Publisher: DC Comics
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/05/2010
ISBN-13: 9781401228309
ISBN-10: 1401228305
Collects two stories, each by one of the authors, in a graphic novel that includes Stephen King's western tale about a sun-powered vampire with rattlesnake fangs and Scott Snyder's story about a female vampire who is seeking revenge against the European bloodsuckers who tortured and abused her.
Kid's Books
Guaranteed Success for Grade School: 50 Easy Things You Can Do Today! - Marrae Kimball
Publisher: FindYourWay Publishing
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2010
ISBN-13: 9780982469231
ISBN-10: 0982469233
Written by a Norway, ME fifth-grader, the goal of this book is to help children navigate the sometimes difficult world of grade school.  Written in a list format, it consists of 50 easy, helpful ideas that any child can implement.
Guaranteed Success for Kindergarten: 50 Easy Things You Can Do Today! - Marrae Kimball
Publisher: FindYourWay Publishing
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2010
ISBN-13: 9780982469255
ISBN-10: 098246925X
Written by a Norway, ME sixth grader, this guide is written for young children trying to learn to navigate the confusing world of kindergarten.  Written in a list format, it includes ideas and concepts easily understood and able to be implemented by any young student.
Henry Knox : bookseller, soldier, patriot - Anita Silvey and Wendell Minor
Publisher: Clarion Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/15/2010
ISBN-13: 9780618274857
ISBN-10: 0618274855
The dramatic story of Henry Knox's achievements in a little known episode of the American Revolution recounts how, despite his seemingly neutral political views and having married into a staunchly Loyalist family, he was able to accomplish what no one thought possible: transport heavy artillery from Fort Ticonderoga, up and down snow-covered hills and across frozen lakes, to relieve the siege of Boston.
Something Lethal in the Garden - Basil E. Eleftheriou
Publisher: Iuniverse Inc
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/11/2007
ISBN-13: 9780595463107
ISBN-10: 059546310X
A mystery set on Mt. Desert  involving a death ruled by "natural causes" which is questioned by a detective who works to prove it was murder.
Berried to the hilt : a Gray Whale Inn mystery - Karen MacInerney
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/08/2010
ISBN-13: 9780738719665
ISBN-10: 0738719668
When a lobsterman pulls up a 200-year-old anchor, Cranberry Island is abuzz with excitement. Is it from the elusive Santa Elena, a famous 18th-century pirate ship? Soon the island is swarming with marine archaeologists, treasure seekers and ghost-hunters. It's good news for Natalie—and the Gray Whale Inn—until one of her guests turns up dead. Will Natalie find the killer? Or will she be joining the lost ship's crew, down in Davy Jones' Locker?
Popular Culture
The secret of Chanel No. 5 : the intimate history of the world's most famous perfume - Tilar J. Mazzeo
Publisher: Harper
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/09/2010
ISBN-13: 9780061791017
ISBN-10: 0061791016
The author of the best-seller The Widow Clicquot returns with a captivating history of the world’s most famous, seductive and best-selling perfume.
Fresh From Maine: Recipes and Stories from the State's Best Chefs - Sanders, Michael S.
Publisher: Table Arts Media
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2010
ISBN-13: 9780984477500
ISBN-10: 0984477500
A book highlighting the work of 20 Maine chefs, including photos and recipes.

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