Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter which highlights Maine-related items recently added to the collection of the Maine State Library. If you're interested in an item, click the URSUS link next to the description of the book to check availability. If it's not available in URSUS, check MaineCat, use the "Request This Item" link and your Maine State Library card to borrow via Inter-Library Loan.
From the cover: Meet the people and places -- and hear the stories -- that make the 527 miles of iconic U.S. Route 1 from Fort Kent to Kittery a unique and unforgettable experience. Including short but sweet lists of the best places to visit, stay and eat along the way.
Scenic Maine road trips - Dan Tobyne
Publisher: Down East Books Check Library CatalogPub Date: 06/16/2013
From the cover: Maine boasts one of the oldest scenic byway programs in the country, its routes crossing diverse landscapes ranging from the western mountains and northern forest to the rolling farmlands of Aroostook County and rocky Down East coastline. Through photographs, maps, and informative text, Scenic Maine Road Trips takes you on a guided tour to see the real Maine that exists beyond the interstate.
From the author's foreward: Stoneflies and Turtleheads is a collection of essays in which, for better or worse, I try to explain away my lifelong obsession with fly fishing, all while attempting to touch on the sheer beauty of a proper roll cast, of the excitement of a rise, of the love of fishing for a wide variety of fish, of the dedication to the selfishness required in a life of adventure and of the simple romance and poetry of fly fishing. It's a tall order.
A novel of fictional Mattagash, ME, a town connected by a one-way bridge, the last town in the middle of the northern Maine wilderness. The citizens of Mattagash will make you laugh and cheer for them as they stumble into one another's lives and strive to define themselves in a changing world that threatens to leave them behind.
Collected over ten years, the author presents interviews with the last remaining World War I veterans, aged 101 to 113, to paint a picture of a time and a generation that, despite memorials and history lessons, is quickly fading away.
The first woman in American history to serve in both houses of a state legislature and both houses of Congress describes how to dissolve the polarization afflicting the current American government and unite both parties to work for the common good.
End of the line : closing the last sardine cannery in America - Markham Starr
This practical guide to custom-made healing remedies features 150 original recipes, which are all-natural, safe and effective, for topical ointments that can treat a vast array of conditions, including headaches, arthritis, anxiety and insomnia. Original.
From the cover: Catapulted to national attention by the prime-time TV show Ghost Hunters, Maine's Fort Knox draws visitors by the thousands both for its glimpse into Maine's military past and for its supernatural aspects. In her search for answers, the author spent several nights locked in the fort wit the East coast Ghost Trackers. She explores the history of the region, interviews the staff, and provides eye-witness accounts of the ghost sightings.
A bat in the belfry : a home repair is homicide mystery - Sarah Graves
When a local teen beauty-pageant winner from a troubled family is found murdered in the beloved 200-year-old Seaman's Church steeple, Jacobia Tiptree, while preparing for an epic nor'easter, must wade through the rising waters of gossip and suspicion to find the truth.
From the flyleaf: Including more than two hundred images of the Katahdin region, many never before published, Art of Katahdin is the first book to celebrated this overlooked aspect of the mountain's rich history.