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Pub Date: 10/22/2009
From the cover: Over 11 years ago, Jane Smolik, set out to write the guidebook she wished she could find. Since then, this comprehensive resource had never been out of print. Completely updated, with more than 350 well-researched ideas for excursions and adventures with children of all ages, this lively read is a quick reference, the perfect resource for visitors, guests, and renters as well as natives.
Pub Date: 09/01/2009
This collection takes readers on a tour of Maine, its history, nature, and local lore by bringing together 46 color photos and articles from the "Where in Maine?" monthly feature of Down East: The Magazine of Maine. Each article provides clues to challenge the reader to guess the location of the photo, with answers in the back of the book and additional almanac information. Vietze, a freelance writer, Registered Maine Guide, and seasonal ranger, is former editor of Down East. Photos are provided by Shields. (Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com).
Pub Date: 2009
Memoir in letters of Maine's first Commissioner for Indian Affairs.
Pub Date: 09/30/2009
From its earliest beginnings, the land that became Maine produced adventurous inhabitants who went outside its boundaries to do interesting things that sometimes made them famous or even infamous. The inspiration for this book came from the tiny Pacific island of Kosrae in Micronesia, where Brewer native and Bangor Theological Seminary graduate the Reverend Galen Snow converted all of the natives to Christianity, and Portlander Harry Skillins left a record as a vicious pirate and who sired a line of descendants by native women.
Pub Date: 09/08/2009
While writing an introduction to a new poetry anthology, Paul Chowder struggles with the end of a relationship, his own stunted career, and the suffering of poets as varied as Tennyson and Roethke.
Pub Date: 09/22/2009
Struggling to maintain her sense of self and her understanding of the world while spending the first year of her marriage in Kenya, Geraldine participates in a climbing expedition to Mt. Kenya and is challenged to come to terms with a devastating accident. By the Orange-finalist author of Testimony. .
Pub Date: 09/03/2009
Good for the Jews is a smart, funny, sexy novel set in Madison, Wisconsin, during the Bush administration. Part mystery and part stranger-comes-to-town story, Good for the Jews is loosely based on the biblical book of Esther. Like Esther, Debra Spark's characters deal with anti-Semitism and the way that powerful men - and the women who love them - negotiate bureaucracies.
At the core of the story of right and wrong are young, attractive Ellen Hirschorn and her older cousin Mose, a high school teacher who thinks he knows, in fact, what is "good for the Jews" - and for Ellen, too. Their stories intertwine with those of the school superintendent, his ex-wife and son, and a new principal. Workplace treachery, the bonds of family, coming of age, and romantic relationships all take center stage as the characters negotiate the fallout from a puzzling fire.
Spark's evocative writing style and sharp, understanding treatment of her diverse characters draw the reader into this surprising page-turner.
Pub Date: 09/01/2009
The haunting story of Jamie Eugley, a young lobsterman struggling with the grinding responsibilities of a head-injured fiancee and mounting trap wars, The Ghost Trap is a modern tale with an old-fashioned hero who puts family and heritage before self. In the end it's not just about lobstering, but about one man's sorrow for not appreciating the love he had, however damaged. Written with sensitivity and rich description, this is a piercingly accurate depiction of life in a small Maine lobstering community.
Pub Date: 09/22/2009
Taking a sabbatical in the Florida town where she was once a police chief, Special Agent Holly Barker remembers her unsuccessful charges against a commanding officer who attempted to rape her and considers leaving the CIA to challenge the corrupt man for control of the police department. By the best-selling author of Iron Orchid.
Pub Date: 05/30/2009
A history of cranberry agriculture and production on Cape Cod.
Pub Date: 2009
From the foreword: This book illustrates the early history of automobiles built in Maine. It contains many rare photographs found in newspapers and automobile periodicals of the era, some from private collections and from historical societies.
Pub Date: 12/30/2009
The story of the last three Shakers at Sabbathday Lake, or the "Chosen Land."
Pub Date: 10/15/2009
When the Wabanaki were moved to reservations, they proved their resourcefulness by catering to the burgeoning tourist market during the 19th and early 20th centuries, when Bar Harbor was called Eden. This engaging, richly illustrated, and meticulously researched book chronicles the intersecting lives of the Wabanaki and wealthy summer rusticators on Mount Desert Island. While the rich built sumptuous summer homes, the Wabanaki sold them Native crafts, offered guide services, and produced Indian shows.
Pub Date: c2009
From the foreword: With this book, Clark Thompson has reminded us the Maine was at the forefront of breeding outstanding trotters. Clark also brings to us little-known facts about Maine's history with the "trotting horse". For example, the "bicycle sulky" that replaced the high wheeled sulky was developed by Lewiston native Frank Stanley (of Stanley Steamer fame).
Pub Date: 10/01/2009
Addresses a wide range of topics on raising goats, including breed characteristics, raising animals for milk or meat, shelter requirements, how to prevent injury and illness, and keeping goats as pets, in a book that includes full-color photos, friendly advice, homespun wisdom, and entertaining anecdotes.
Pub Date: 09/16/2009
Stonewall Kitchen shows how to celebrate in style with these 50 tantalizing recipes for holiday entertaining. Seasonal assistance comes in the form of a selection of very merry desserts, instant appetizers for last-minute get-togethers, and suggestions for turning many of the recipes into tasty gifts for loved ones.
Pub Date: 11/10/2009
After an invisible force field seals off Chester Mills, Maine, from the rest of the world, it is up to Dale Barbara, an Iraq veteran, and a select group of citizens to save the town, if they can get past Big Jim Rennie, a murderous politician, and his son, who hides a horrible secret in his dark pantry. By the best-selling author of Just After Sunset.
Pub Date: 09/29/2009
When her idea to drum up business in the town of Moosetookalook, Maine, results in the murder of a greedy toy-store owner, Liss MacCrimmon, the owner of the Scottish Emporium, feels personally responsible and, against everyone's better judgment, sets out solve the crime.
Pub Date: 10/19/2009
A young girl does all kinds of things around the house to help her pregnant mother, proud that when the new baby comes she is going to be "a super sister.".
Pub Date: 03/01/2009
Baby Ruby does not want to go to bed, and despite the preparations her parents make at bedtime, she keeps hiding.
Pub Date: 01/13/2010
A Maine minister shares her insights into marriage as a twice-married widow who has performed numerous weddings, discussing such topics as the institution of marriage as it is experienced today and the role of God in modern relationships. By the author of the best-selling Here If You Need Me.
Pub Date: 01/05/2010
Wyman Ford and a team of scientists must figure out how to destroy an alien doomsday weapon aimed at Earth, and the only tools at their disposal are the a handful of weaponless machines-- the Mars Orbiter, a lander and a few satellites--not much to work with, especially since they only have 60 hours to save the planet. By the best-selling author of Blasphemy.