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All Things Maine November 2011
  Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter which highlights new Maine-related items recently added to the collection of the Maine State Library.
This edition is a little longer in coming due to budget cuts.
If you see a title in which you are interested, click on the "check Library catalog" link next to the description.
If you need assistance in getting a title or any other information, please contact the Maine State Library reference desk at or 287-5600.
Armchair Travel
Maine's Most Scenic Roads : 25 Routes Off the Beaten Path - John Gibson
Publisher: Natl Book Network
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/16/2011
Share Maine ISBN-13: 9780892729425
ISBN-10: 0892729422
Ready to go leaf peeping?  Looking for some "off the beaten path" Maine excursions?  Try this guide which advertises that it has "the best drives in all areas of Maine."
Biography and Memoir
Governor's Travels : How I Left Politics, Learned to Back Up a Bus, and Found America - Angus King
Publisher: Natl Book Network
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/16/2011
Share Governor ISBN-13: 9780892729739
ISBN-10: 0892729732
After two terms in the Blaine House, Governor Angus King and his family "hit the road" in an RV to cross the U.S.  This book is a record in words and pictures of their 51/2 month odyssey.
Robert McCloskey : a private life in words and pictures - Jane McCloskey
Publisher: Seapoint Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/16/2011
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ISBN-10: 0978689968
Reveals the reclusive artist that few really knew, including his Midwestern upbringing, the pivotal event in Mexico that shaped his life, and the family's years on their island in Maine.
The Life of Senator Margaret Chase Smith - Hosted by Jack Perkins
Publisher: Jack Dobbs Productions
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The life of one of Maine's most beloved citizens and one of the nation's most famous senators, hosted by Jack Perkins and including her own words, as well as those of some who knew her.
Brook Trout Forest - Kathy Scott
Publisher: Alder Creek Publishing
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2011
Share Brook Trout Forest ISBN-13: 9780965766357
ISBN-10: 0965766357
Written journal-style, this book covers a year in the life of the author.  A year spent in Maine at their cabin in the woods, crafting bamboo fly rods, fly rod fishing, exploring, planning and taking a trip to Labrador, Canada.
The omen machine - Terry Goodkind
Publisher: Tor
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/16/2011
Share The omen machine ISBN-13: 9780765327727
ISBN-10: 0765327724
An independent tale set after the events of the Sword of Truth series finds a deep underground machine awakening after thousands of years and foretelling ominous events including a catastrophic prediction involving Richard Cypher and Kahlan Amnell.
Fiction A to Z
Summer friends - Holly Chamberlin
Publisher: Kensington Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/28/2011
Share Summer friends ISBN-13: 9780758235077
ISBN-10: 0758235070
Returning to Ogunquit, Maine, for an extended visit, successful businesswoman Maggie Weldon reunites with her best friend growing up, native Mainer Delphine Crandall, and together they reflect on their choices and compromises, the girls they were and the women they've become.
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe/George Aiken/Vera Jiji
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2010
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From the cover:  In 1852, Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin was an overnight sensation.  Over time, it sold millions of copies and became the second most translated book after the Bible.  Yet, arguably, it's most enduring impact on our society and culture came not from the novel, but from the many staged versions which crossed this country, and traveled abroad.  Gradually, the play was sensationalized, the characters caricatured.  Stereotypes emerged, rooted in a racism so entrenched as to be almost unconscius, even whild being presented in the context of a story decrying the inhuman cruelty of the racist practice of slavery. 
In 1982, the National Endowment for the Humanities funded this revision of George Aiken's 1852 version.
History and Current Events
1812 : the Navy's war - George C. Daughan
Publisher: Basic Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/04/2011
Share 1812 %3a  the Navy ISBN-13: 9780465020461
ISBN-10: 0465020461
From the flyleaf:  In 1812:  The Navy's War, award-winning naval historian George C. Daughan tells the astounding story of the War of 1812, when a tiny, battle-tested team of American commanders, seamen and privateers took on the haughty skippers of the mighty Royal Navy, defeated them time and again, and played a key role in winning the conflict that cemented America's newly won independence.
Home, Garden, and DIY
The Maine summers cookbook : recipes for delicious, sun-filled days - Linda Greenlaw and Martha Greenlaw
Publisher: Viking Studio
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/30/2011
Share The Maine summers cookbook %3a  recipes for delicious, sun-filled days ISBN-13: 9780670022854
ISBN-10: 0670022853
The star of the Discovery Channel series Swords and her mother present an essay-complemented treasury of recipes inspired by seasonal Maine cuisine, from Schoolhouse Shore Clam Dip and Grilled Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms to Blackened Swordfish with Blueberry Chutney and Mile-High Strawberry Pie.
Martha's Entertaining : A Year of Celebrations - Martha Stewart and Frederic Lagrange
Publisher: Random House Inc
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/25/2011
Share Martha ISBN-13: 9780307396464
ISBN-10: 0307396460
An elegant treasury of recipes and entertaining advice by the forefront lifestyle maven features seasonally inspired entries and organizational guidelines while sharing instructions for such options as a Sunday blueberry breakfast, an onboard New England lobster picnic and a summer cocktail party benefit.
Porch - Brian Vanden Brink and Richard Grant
Publisher: Down East Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/16/2011
Share Porch ISBN-13: 9780892729333
ISBN-10: 0892729333
A gorgeous photo essay on the subject of porches, including photos taken mostly in Maine and Massachusetts.  
Get your captain's license - Charles Wing and Jim Austin
Publisher: International Marine/McGraw-Hill
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/30/2008
Share Get your captain ISBN-13: 9780071603690
ISBN-10: 0071603697
Practice study guide for anyone who wishes to take the U. S. Coast Guard's captain's ratings exams.
Mind and Body Fitness
Professor mommy : finding work-family balance in academia - Rachel Connelly and Kristen Rogheh Ghodsee
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/01/2011
Share Professor mommy %3a  finding work-family balance in academia ISBN-13: 9781442208582
ISBN-10: 1442208589
A practical reference for career academics with children shares step-by-step advice for establishing a balance between professional and parenting goals, drawing on the most current scholarship in work/family issues while surveying family-friendly practices at U.S. colleges and universities.
The woman's handbook of healing herbs : a guide to natural remedies - Deb Soule
Publisher: Skyhorse Pub.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/01/2011
Share The woman ISBN-13: 9781616082765
ISBN-10: 1616082763
From the cover:  Did you know that yellow dock syrup is a good source of iron?  That herbal tea with lemon balm and passionflower can ease migraines?  Inside the Woman's Handbook of Healing Herbs are simple and practical herbal remedies for women to use in the day-to-day care of their bodies and their souls.
Port City black & white : a Brandon Blake novel - Gerry Boyle
Publisher: Down East Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/16/2011
Share Port City black & white %3a  a Brandon Blake novel ISBN-13: 9780892729579
ISBN-10: 0892729570
From the flyleaf:  In this follow-up to Port City Shakedown, Brandon Blake's relentless search for a missing child brings a load of trouble down on him, threatening his career, his life, his relationship.  Will he end up alone on his old cabin cruiser?  Or Worse?
Scotched - Kaitlyn Dunnett
Publisher: Kensington Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/25/2011
Share Scotched ISBN-13: 9780758238818
ISBN-10: 0758238819
When her hometown of Moosetookalook, Maine hosts the First Annual Maine-ly Cozy Con, a mystery book conference, Liss MacCrimmon and her fiancé Dan discover that the truth is stranger--and deadlier--than fiction when a muckraking reviewer with a grudge supposedly jumps to her death.
Popular Culture
John Marin : modernism at midcentury - Debra Bricker Balken
Publisher: Yale University Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/23/2011
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ISBN-10: 030014993X
Artist John Marin lived and painted in many Maine locations:  Stonington, Addison and Mount Desert Island, to name a few.  This book covers his output from the 1930's through the 1950's.
Food Lovers' Guide to Maine : Best Local Specialties, Markets, Recipes, Restaurants & Events - Margaret Hathaway
Publisher: Globe Pequot Pr
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/16/2011
Share Food Lovers ISBN-13: 9780762770168
ISBN-10: 0762770163
A foodie's guide to Maine!  Organized by area -- Southern Maine, Portland, Mid-Coast, Western Maine, Central Maine, Downeast and Northern Maine -- this guide profiles area businesses such as restaurants, brew pubs, bakeries, etc. highlighting the specialties of each.  Whoopie pies, artisan breads, fresh veggies, seafood, yum!
Official Maine Staycation Manual - Dena Reigel and Eric Hou
Publisher: Natl Book Network
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/16/2011
Share Official Maine Staycation Manual ISBN-13: 9780892729746
ISBN-10: 0892729740
With the price of fuel, food (everything!) going up, more and more people are opting for staycations rather than vacations.  This little book is a guide offering ways to relax and enjoy yourself at (or close to) home.  Maine, staycationland?
Edward Hopper's Maine - Kevin Salatino, Edward Hopper and Carter E. Foster
Publisher: Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/25/2011
Share Edward Hopper ISBN-13: 9783791351285
ISBN-10: 3791351281
Examining the fruitful summers Hopper spent in Maine between 1914 and 1929, this unique and lavishly illustrated volume features over 100 paintings, watercolours, and drawings, a body of work that is astonishing in its beauty, range, consistency, and importance.
Mystical warrior - Janet Chapman
Publisher: Pocket Star Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/28/2011
Share Mystical warrior ISBN-13: 9781439159903
ISBN-10: 1439159904
When beautiful Fiona Gregor moves into the vacant apartment above his house, Trace Huntsman finds his life spiraling wildly out of control as strange things begin to happen and the town of Midnight Bay becomes the center of an epic battle for Fiona's soul. 250,000 first printing.
Thriller and Suspense
Iron orchid - Stuart Woods
Publisher: Putnam
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/11/2005
Share Iron orchid ISBN-13: 9780399153259
ISBN-10: 039915325X
Discovering that ex-CIA tech wizard and political assassin Teddy Fay is still alive, agent Holly Barker joins an elite task force assigned to track him and becomes suspicious in the wake of a series of insider tricks, a case that escalates into a high-speed chase throughout New York City. By the author of Blood Orchid.

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