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All Things Maine October 2010
Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter which highlights new Maine State Library titles either written by Mainers or about Maine subjects.
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Armchair Travel
Eat Maine - Editors of Maine Magazine
Publisher: Thomas Kelly Publishing
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2010
ISBN-13: 0000000000000
The first, official Eat Maine guide to Maine restaurants -- a collaborative effort by the editorial staff at Maine magazine, their advertizers, and the magazine's "Facebook" fans.
Biography and Memoir
Raindrops on a Nail Keg - Dick Goodie
Publisher: Irving Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2010
ISBN-13: 9780965881814
ISBN-10: 0965881814
Essays and memories by Mainer Dick Goodie.
Of Bears, Mice, and Nails : Outhouse Chronicles - Angelo Kaltsos
Publisher: Textstream
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/10/2009
ISBN-13: 9781440176692
ISBN-10: 1440176698
This book is the story of the author's discovery of an old hunting camp in the wood of Maine's western mountains and his efforts to rebuild and refurbish it into his home.
Working the sea : misadventures, ghost stories, and life lessons from a Maine lobsterman - Wendell Seavey
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/13/2010
ISBN-13: 9781556439148
ISBN-10: 1556439148
From the cover:  Working the Sea is a candid tale of a Maine fisherman's life, a collection of memories and lessons from a master storyteller.  In a true Downeast Yankee voice, author Wendell Seavey candidly describes both the joys and hardships of the fishing life.
The virgin warrior : the life and death of Joan of Arc - Larissa Taylor
Publisher: Yale University Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/06/2009
ISBN-13: 9780300114584
ISBN-10: 0300114583
Casts the life of Joan of Arc into historical context, arguing that the young peasant who led the French army to battle lived in a superstitious and spiritual time, and reveals the resolve she held in the face of political defiance.
Fiction A to Z
Leaving the world : a novel - Douglas Kennedy
Publisher: Atria Paperback
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/15/2010
ISBN-13: 9781439180785
ISBN-10: 1439180784
A best-selling European title follows the experiences of a woman who after unexpectedly becoming a wife and mother withdraws from the world in the wake of a shattering event and makes a wrenching decision to help in the search for a young girl.
History and Current Events
Well out to sea : year-round on Matinicus Island - Eva Murray
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/01/2010
ISBN-13: 9780884483311
ISBN-10: 0884483312
Ever wanted to live on an island off the coast of Maine?  Find out what it's like to live in a place where there are only a handful of year-round residents and the local economy is lobstering -- that's all.
Maine : Past and Present - Judy Monroe Peterson
Publisher: Rosen Pub Group
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/15/2010
ISBN-13: 9781435894846
ISBN-10: 1435894847
From the series The United States:  Past and Present, Maine:  Past and Present is an introduction and overview of the state of Maine, providing briefs biographies of famous Mainers, facts and figures, timelines, etc. of our beloved state.
Home, Garden and DIY
Toad cottages & shooting stars : grandma's bag of tricks - Sharon Lovejoy
Publisher: Workman Pub.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/04/2010
ISBN-13: 9780761150435
ISBN-10: 0761150439
Provides activities and nature projects that a grandmother can share with her grandchildren--including a Pizza-Box Solar Oven, a Worm Hotel, Faerie Houses, Peek-a-boo Planters and other crafts, cooking, and gardening projects.
Drawing toward home : designs for domestic architecture from historic New England - James F. O'Gorman and Lorna Condon
Publisher: Historic New England
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/01/2010
ISBN-13: 9780884483281
ISBN-10: 0884483282
From the cover:  This selection of one hundred drawings of domestic buildings from the extensive holdings in Historic New England's Library and Archives surveys the development of the profession of architecture in the region from the late eighteenth to the late twentieth centuries.
What on Earth - Marcia F. Brown
Publisher: Moon Pie Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2010
ISBN-13: 9781450707374
ISBN-10: 1450707378
Spirituality and Religion
The sound of a wild snail eating - Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/24/2010
ISBN-13: 9781565126060
ISBN-10: 1565126068
Bedridden and suffering from a neurological disorder, the author recounts the profound effect on her life caused by a gift of a snail in a potted plant and shares the lessons learned from her new companion about her, the meaning of her life, and the life of the small creature.This is a beautiful, beautiful book.  It would be a great read or gift for someone who is ill, or for anyone who knows someone who is ill.
An Honorable Harvest: Shakers and the Natural World - Carl Benton Straub
Publisher: United Society of Shakers
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9780916836000
ISBN-10: 0916836002
Looks at the Shaker's way of looking at the world -- the basic religious unity between what is going on in history and what is at work in nature.

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