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All Things Maine September 20, 2012
Here is the latest edition of the newsletter highlighting new Maine books -- written by Mainers or about Maine -- recently added to the Maine State Library.  There's a mix of popular and obscure; hopefully you'll find something which interests you.
Remember, if in checking the library catalog, you discover that the title you want is already checked out, you can request a copy from another library by using the "request" button in URSUS or the "request this item" button in MaineCat.
Biography and Memoir
An exemplary Whig : Edward Kent and the Whig disposition in American politics and law - David M. Gold
Publisher: Lexington Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/06/2012
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ISBN-10: 0739172727
Biography of Edward Kent who was the foremost Whig in Maine state politics and later a Republican judge.  He served three terms as a state legislator, two as mayor of Bangor, two as governor, and two as a judge of the state supreme court.  He represented Maine in the negotiations that resolved the long running northeastern border dispute between the U.S. and Great Britain and served for four years as the American consul in Rio de Janeiro. 
Here and Away: Discovering Home on an Island in Maine - Deborah Cummins
Publisher: Maine Authors Publishing
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2012
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ISBN-10: 1936447037
A series of essays written by a midwesterner, transplanted to Deer Isle, and her developing sense of belonging to her new home.
Fiction A to Z
Bad Little Falls - Paul Doiron
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/07/2012
Share Bad Little Falls ISBN-13: 9780312558482
ISBN-10: 0312558481
Summoned to a rustic cabin during a blizzard, Maine game warden Mike Bowdich embarks on a dangerous investigation involving a notorious drug dealer, a beautiful woman with a dark past and her troubled young son. By the Anthony Award- and Edgar Award-nominated author of The Poacher's Son.
Last to die : a novel - Tess Gerritsen
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/28/2012
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ISBN-10: 0345515633
Visiting 16-year-old "Rat" Perkins at isolated Evenson boarding school, Maura Isles is astonished to learn that all of his classmates are survivors of violence and are being instructed in scientific detective skills, a discovery that coincides with Jane Rizzoli's investigation into the murder of a boy's foster family. By the best-selling author of The Silent Girl.
Old Tales of the Maine Woods - Steve Pinkham
Publisher: Worthy Shorts
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/01/2012
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ISBN-10: 1937504115
Stories from the author's collection ranging from 1849 to 1913 and covering the Maine woods "from Magalloway to Moosehead, and Mopang to Madawaska."
History and Current Events
Attack of the theocrats : how the religious right harms us all-- and what we can do about it - Sean Faircloth
Publisher: Pitchstone Pub.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/15/2012
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ISBN-10: 0984493247
At no time in history has the United States had such a high percentage of theocratic members of Congress--those who expressly endorse religious bias in law. Just as ominously, at no other time have religious fundamentalists effectively had veto power over one of the country's two major political parties. As Sean Faircloth argues in this sobering yet engaging book, this has led to the crumbling of the wall of separation between church and state. While much of the public debate in the United States over church-state issues has focused on the construction of nativity scenes in town squares, Faircloth, a former politician, moves beyond the symbolism to explore the many ways federal and state legal codes privilege religion in law. He demonstrates how religious bias in law harms all Americans--financially, militarily, physically, socially, and educationally--and concludes with a ten-point vision of an America returned to its secular roots, and a specific and sensible plan for realizing this vision.--From publisher description.
Maine Mothers who Murdered, 1875-1925: Doing Time in State Prison - Annette Vance Dorey
Publisher: Van Horn Vintage Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2012
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ISBN-10: 9780985395
A study of women who committed terrible crimes in Maine and were incarcerated for them, the penal system of the time, and how women were treated while in prison.
Home, Garden and DIY
The Joy of Keeping Horses : Th Ultimate Guide to Keeping Horses on Your Property - Jessie Shiers
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/14/2012
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ISBN-10: 1616084243
The Joy of Keeping Horses is a celebration of how to best keep happy and healthy horses at home. With an emphasis on the differences between owning a horse at a boarding stable and keeping that same horse at your own small farm, this beautiful, clear guide is written specifically for horse lovers who are considering taking the plunge into farm ownership.

Jessie Shiers lays out all the important facts and information, from purchasing property and building facilities to daily grooming and nutritional needs. Shiers also dispels some common myths and misconceptions about horses, and answers questions the novice owner may not know to ask. Along the way, she shares anecdotes from her own experiences and from interviews with other horse owners that demonstrate the main reason people choose to keep horses: the joy they bring to the lives of their owners.

Maine home cooking : 300 recipes from Down East kitchens - Sandra L. Oliver
Publisher: Down East Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/16/2012
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ISBN-10: 1608931803
Residing on Maine's Islesboro Island, Sandra Oliver is a revered food historian with a vast knowledge of New England food history, subsistence living, and Yankee cooking. For the past five years, she has published her weekly recipes column, "Tastebuds", in the Bangor Daily News. The column has featured hundreds of recipes—from classic tried-and-true dishes to innovative uses for traditional ingredients. Collecting more than 300 recipes from her column and elsewhere, and emphasizing fresh, local ingredients, as well as the common ingredients found in most kitchens, this volume represents a new standard in home cooking.
Portland, Maine chef's table : extraordinary recipes from Casco Bay - Margaret Hathaway
Publisher: Lyons Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/21/2012
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ISBN-10: 0762780444

Maine's cultural and culinary heart, Portland is a buzzing and energetic food community. Widely considered to have one of the country's most vibrant food scenes, in 2009 Portland was named "America's Foodiest Hometown" by Bon Appetit. The city offers a diverse culinary landscape––from classic seafood to Oaxacan to Korean to Milanese––and its devotion to farm-to-table cuisine is undeniable given that the Portland Farmers' Market, the country's oldest continually operating market of its kind, has thrived here for over 200 years.

With recipes for the home cook from over 50 of the city's most celebrated restaurants and showcasing around 100 full-color photos featuring mouth-watering dishes, famous chefs (including James Beard nominees), and lots of local flavor, Portland, Maine Chef's Table is the ultimate gift and keepsake cookbook for both tourists and Mainers.

Popular Culture
Cartoons from Maine : How's the Water, Bob? - Jeff Pert
Publisher: Natl Book Network
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/16/2012
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ISBN-10: 1608930424
Since 1992, Jeff Pert's sardonic cartoons, particularly those featuring lobster and moose, have appeared in magazines (including
Down East) and on merchandise sold throughout New England. Collecting more than 100 of his best, most popular comics, How's the Water, Bob? presents a hilarious alternative look at Maine.
From guiding lights to beacons for business : the many lives of Maine's lighthouses - Richard Cheek
Publisher: Historic New England
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/01/2010
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ISBN-10: 088448338X
An iconic feature of the Maine coast (and in a few places inland), lighthouses have served as important navigational aids but also as art subjects and tourist attractions and advertising symbols. This highly illustrated third volume in Historic New England's new series explores the lives and legends of lighthouse keepers, shares tales of maritime disasters, explores the architecture of lighthouses, and discusses efforts to preserve lighthouses themselves. It also examines the influence of Maine's lighthouses, from literature to paintings and photographs to tabletop models and all sorts of practical bric-a-brac. They were key to the development of the tourist trade in Maine (beyond facilitating safe landings), and they are a ubiquitous symbol on corporate logos, advertising symbols, souvenirs, and collectibles—from the past to the present.
(GORGEOUS book!).
Maine sublime : Frederic Edwin Church's landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin - John Wilmerding
Publisher: The Olana Partnership
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/01/2012
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ISBN-10: 0801451035
Artist Frederic Edwin Church first journeyed to Maine in the summer of 1850, spending six weeks on Mount Desert Island.  Over the next decades, he continued to visit Maine.  The best of the related sketches and paintings from Maine are reproduced here, in 77 illustrations, 70 in full color, some of them published for the first time.  Also included, and essay by John Wilmerding and an introduction by Vincent Katz.

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