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All Things Maine August 2013
Welcome to the latest edition of All Things Maine, the newsletter dedicated to introducing new titles by/about Maine and Mainers.  We have an interesting mix this time -- something for everyone.  As always, you can borrow a title by clicking the "Check Library Catalog" link, using your library card and the "Request" link.  If there are no copies available in URSUS, try going to MaineCat.
Biography and Memoir
Blue lights in the night: real life stories of a Maine State Trooper - Mark Nickerson
Publisher: North Country Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2013
Share Blue lights in the night%3a  real life stories of a Maine State Trooper ISBN-13: 9780945980704
ISBN-10: 0945980701
Have you read and enjoyed John Ford's Suddenly the Cider Didn't Taste So Good, the stories of a Maine game warden?  If so, you will enjoy this book as it's written by the butt of many of John's jokes, Maine State Trooper Mark Nickerson who also kept all of his own journals and notebooks detailing his career as a law enforcement officer in the "wilds" of Maine.
The telling room : a story of love, betrayal, revenge, and the world's greatest piece of cheese - Michael Paterniti
Publisher: Dial Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/30/2013
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ISBN-10: 0385337000
The author of the best-selling Driving Mr. Albert recounts his visit to the medieval Castilian village of Guzman as part of a decade-long effort to taste the world's finest cheese, an encounter that involved him in long-held regional secrets and the story of a heartbroken genius cheesemaker.
Dogtripping : 25 rescues, 11 volunteers, and 3 RVs on our canine cross-country adventure - David Rosenfelt
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/23/2013
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ISBN-10: 1250014697
A whimsical account of the author's cross-country move and role in establishing a dog rescue foundation describes how his family and he encountered unanticipated challenges while transporting more than two dozen dogs to a new home in Maine, where his wife and he became passionate foster caregivers. By the Edgar Award-nominated author of the Andy Carpenter series.
Fiction A to Z
Double feature : a novel - Owen King
Publisher: Scribner
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/19/2013
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ISBN-10: 1451676891
Sharing a difficult relationship with his unscrupulous lothario and B-movie actor father, Sam Dolan struggles to come to terms with his life in the process and aftermath of making his first film while juggling with complicated ambitions and his feelings for eccentric family members and friends. A first novel.
History and Current Events
Kennebunkport: the evolution of an American town, volume one: 1603-1923 - Joyce Butler
Publisher: Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2013
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ISBN-10: 0977838315
Volume one of a new history of Kennebunkport, ME written by Maine native and Kennebunk resident, Joyce Butler.  Includes a foreword written by George H. W and Barbara Bush.  (Volume two is expected in December).
The Lighthouses of Maine - Acadia Region and the Bold Coast - Jeremy D'Entremont
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/09/2013
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ISBN-10: 1938700139
From the back cover:  New England's leading lighthouse authority celebrates the human stories behind Maine's lighthouses, with dramatic stories of storms and shipwrecks, heroic dogs and spooky ghost legends, along with moving and sometimes humorous accounts of everyday life.
Under the Isles of Shoals: archaeology & discovery on Smuttynose Island - J. Dennis Robinson
Publisher: Portsmouth Marine Society
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2012
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ISBN-10: 0915819376
From the cover:  Small artifacts tell big stories.  Were prehistoric Native Americans hunting on the rocky Isles of Shoals 6,000 years ago?  Did extinct "giant cod" really weight over 120 pounds?  Were there hundreds of European fishermen operating a profitable factory on these barren islands?  How did they live?  When did they arrive?  Award-winning history writer J. Dennis Robinson tracks the recent discoveries by archaeologist Nathan Hamilton and his student diggers as they explore the revolutionary world of "King Haley" and the rarely-told history of Thomas Laighton's first hotel.
Command conflicts in Grant's Overland Campaign : ambition and animosity in the Army of the Potomac - Diane Monroe Smith
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/29/2012
Share Command conflicts in Grant ISBN-13: 9780786468171
ISBN-10: 0786468173
"This book follows the men of the 5th Corps and the Army of the Potomac through the Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor, with the army condemned to move blindly through enemy territory without the benefit of cavalry scouting or screening"--Provided by publisher.
Home, Garden and DIY
Everyday raw detox - Meredith Baird and Matthew Kenney
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/15/2013
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ISBN-10: 1423630157
Provides 100 recipes for blended fruit or vegetable tonics and raw appetizers, soups, salads and main dishes, all designed to help readers clean out toxins from their bodies. Matthew Kenney is a Searsport native, part-time Belfast resident and world-renowned raw food chef who owns The Gothic, a new raw foods restaurant located in Belfast.
Everyday raw gourmet - Matthew Kenney
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/01/2013
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ISBN-10: 1423634802
 More raw food recipes from chef Matthew Kenney.
Raw chocolate - Matthew Kenney and Meredith Baird
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/05/2012
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ISBN-10: 1423621050
 From the flyleaf:  Experience on of the great tastes and textures in the raw food world -- raw chocolate.  Raw chocolate is expensive to buy, but can be made without a lot of fuss and with great resultes.  And with cacao beans and health-promoting ingredients like goji berries and maca, raw chocolate is good for you, too.  This book features all flavors and types of chocolate:  truffles, fudge, buttercups, dipped fruit, smoothies, bonbons and more.
The Dark Man : An Illustrated Poem - Stephen King and Glenn Chadbourne
Publisher: Cemetery Dance Pubns
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/30/2013
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ISBN-10: 1587674211
With pen and ink, artist Glenn Chadbourne illustrates Stephen King's poem "The Dark Man," written over 40 years ago while he was in college in Orono.  Who is the dark man?  If you've read (or watched) The Stand, you have some idea of who he becomes.
Massacre pond - Paul Doiron
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/16/2013
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ISBN-10: 1250033934
Investigating the senseless slaughter of five moose found on the estate of a wealthy animal rights activist, Game Warden Mike Bowditch finds the controversial case turning more sinister when the activist's daughter is killed in a suspicious accident, a situation that compels Bowditch to risk everything he cares about.
Death of a dyer - Eleanor Kuhns
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/18/2013
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ISBN-10: 1250033969
Returning to his family farm and considering a relationship with his housekeeper, widower Will Rees is shattered by the news of an old friend's murder and is unable to refuse a request to investigate, a situation that reveals that nearly everyone in the victim's inner circle is hiding dark secrets. By the award-winning author of A Simple Murder.
Unleashed - David Rosenfelt
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/23/2013
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ISBN-10: 1250024722
Missing a flight while racing to help a friend of Sam Willis, who suddenly dies in a plane crash, Andy Carpenter realizes that Sam was also an intended victim of the crash. By the Edgar Award-nominated author of Leader of the Pack.
Nature and Science
Babel no more : the search for the world's most extraordinary language learners - Michael Erard
Publisher: Free Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/10/2012
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ISBN-10: 1451628250
An engaging assessment of famous historical "hyperpolyglot" linguistic high achievers who demonstrated an extraordinary capacity for learning and speaking languages explains the sources of such abilities and what their collective talents reveal about the nature of memory and language. By the author of Um…: Slips, Stumbles, and Verbal Blunders, and What They Mean.
A child's walk in the wilderness : an 8-year-old boy and his father take on the Appalachian trail - Paul Molyneaux
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/01/2013
Share A child ISBN-13: 9780811711784
ISBN-10: 0811711781
From the flyleaf:  Imagine a 7-year-old boy asking his father if they can hike the entire length of the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail together.  Then imagine that the father says yes.  Now think "what are they getting themselves into?"  
Popular Culture
Maine beer : brewing in vacationland - Josh Christie
Publisher: The History Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/07/2013
Share Maine beer %3a  brewing in vacationland ISBN-13: 9781609496838
ISBN-10: 1609496833
From the cover:  In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Maine was a stronghold for the temperance movement, but the Pine Tree State emerged from Prohibition to create a beer culture that rivals any other in the United States.  Early pioneers, like D. L. Geary, established the Northeast's live affair with English-style ales, and today's upstarts brew unique and inventive recipes.  Maine beer expert Josh Christie discovers to story of brewing in Vacationland by exploring Maine's large breweries, like Shipyard; its local crafters, like Rising Tide; the budding cider, spirits and mead industries; and, of course, the best places to drink across the state.

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