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All Things Maine September 2010
Welcome to the latest edition of All Things Maine, the newsletter highlighting new books added to the collection of the Maine State Library that highlight Maine, it's people, history and culture.
As always, if a title you want is already checked out, use the "Request" button in URSUS to get a copy from another library or try  MaineCat
Armchair Travel
Maine : Out & About - Antelo Devereux
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/28/2010
ISBN-13: 9780764334924
ISBN-10: 0764334921
A photographic, armchair tour of Maine.  Gorgeous photos!
Moon Handbook Coastal Maine : Including Acadia National Park - Hilary Nangle
Publisher: Pgw
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/13/2010
ISBN-13: 9781598803631
ISBN-10: 1598803638
The latest edition of Moon's travel guide to coastal Maine, featuring the first-hand experience of author and native Mainer, Hilary Nangle.
The House at Bunganuc Landing - Susan Drinker Moran
Publisher: JustWrite Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2010
ISBN-13: 9781934949238
ISBN-10: 193494923X
A book combining the story of an old house across from a cove of Casco Bay with the story of its inhabitants, one of whom is dying.
Fiction A to Z
Sumner Island - Michael Cormier
Publisher: Pgw
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/27/2010
ISBN-13: 9781935557012
ISBN-10: 1935557017
A story "straddling time and space" about the murder of a beautiful heiress on Sumner Island and the writer who is determined to find the truth.
The sisters from Hardscrabble Bay - Beverly Jensen
Publisher: Viking
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/24/2010
ISBN-13: 9780670021666
ISBN-10: 0670021660
A sequence of tales chronicling the early 20th-century lives of New Brunswick sisters Idella and Avis Hillock includes "Gone," an account of their mother's heartbreaking childbirth crisis and the Pushcart Prize-nominated "Wake," in which they attend their wild father's funeral.
Bedside: The Art of Medicine - Michael A. Lacombe
Publisher: University of Maine Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2010
ISBN-13: 9780891011187
ISBN-10: 0891011188
Medical stories, works of fiction written by a medical doctor about the profession.
History and Current Events
Winslow Homer and the Poetics of Place - Thomas Andrew Denenberg
Publisher: Portland Museum of Art
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2010
ISBN-13: 9780916857530
ISBN-10: 0916857530
A catalog marking the centennial of Winslow Homer's death (1836-1910) with plates of some of the magnificent Homer pieces held at the Portland Museum of Art.
Faces of the Maine Guard & Reserve - Buddy Doyle
Publisher: October Publications, Inc.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2010
ISBN-13: 9781616583736
ISBN-10: 1616583738
From the cover:  This book is a retrospective review of selected portraiture from the Maine National Guard Calendar Project 2006-2010.  The idea was to capture members of the Maine Guard and Reserve in the context of their civilian occupations, contrasted with inset photos as members of the military.  The underlying message being to appreciate a job and do it well -- the way you'd be trained to do it in the National Guard.
Great shipwrecks of the Maine coast - Jeremy D'Entremont
Publisher: Commonwealth Editions
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/01/2010
ISBN-13: 9780981943060
ISBN-10: 0981943063
Stories of shipwrecks off the coast of Maine from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
The Boothbay Playhouse, A Professional History: 1937-1974 - Jerry Vermilye
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2010
ISBN-13: 9781449036201
ISBN-10: 1449036201
History of the Boothbay Playhouse, a professional summer theater that operated in Maine from 1937-1974.  Includes photos, casts and credits fro all Playhouse productions.
The chill of night - James Hayman
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/22/2010
ISBN-13: 9780312532710
ISBN-10: 0312532717
In the aftermath of an ambitious young attorney's murder and the disappearance of a mentally disturbed woman who was the crime's only witness, Portland homicide detective Michael McCabe races against time to track down the killer and prevent another murder. By the author of The Cutting.
Popular Culture
Making Whoopies : The Official Whoopie Pie Cookbook - Nancy Griffin
Publisher: Natl Book Network
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/01/2010
ISBN-13: 9780892728107
ISBN-10: 0892728108
This little book celebrates the whoopie pie.  In it are its history, family and bakery recipes, a discussion of "marshmallow or not" (if you're an aficionado, you know what I'm talking about -- if not, get this book!).  Get set to drool!
Fairy houses of the Maine coast - Maureen Heffernan
Publisher: Down East
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/01/2010
ISBN-13: 9780892727872
ISBN-10: 089272787X
From the flyleaf:  In Fairy Houses of the Maine Coast you'll learn about where fairies came from, where they most like to live, how to draw them to your garden, and how to build your own fairy house.  You'll also love the beautiful photos of some of Maine's best fairy houses.
The Maine Plate: maine Vanity License Plates and Their Meanings, vol. 1 - Holly Sherburne
Publisher: Plate Poets Publishing, LLC
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2010
ISBN-13: 9780982702116
ISBN-10: 0982702116
A playful look at the many, varied, sometimes indecipherable, sometimes ingenious, letter and number combinations on Maine "vanity" license plates.
How the crimes happened - Dawn Potter
Publisher: CavanKerry Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/13/2010
ISBN-13: 9781933880174
ISBN-10: 1933880171
Second book of poetry by Maine poet, Dawn Potter.
Thrillers and Suspense
Ice cold : a Rizzoli & Isles novel - Tess Gerritsen
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/29/2010
ISBN-13: 9780345515483
ISBN-10: 034551548X
Stranded with her traveling companions in an eerily deserted Wyoming village during a blizzard, Maura discovers that they are being watched and pursues help when a party member is injured, an effort that turns nightmarish when she is abducted into the woods. By the best-selling author of Harvest.

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