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All Things Maine November 2010
Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter highlighting new titles by and/or about Mainers and Maine which have been recently added to the collections of the Maine State Library.  This will be the last newsletter for 2010. 
Have a great holiday season and see you again in 2011!
Biography and Memoir
The hard way around : the passages of Joshua Slocum - Geoffrey Wolff
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/19/2010
ISBN-13: 9781400043422
ISBN-10: 1400043425
A dramatic portrait of the legendary sea commander traces his rapid rise from an uneducated Dickensian childhood in mid-19th-century Nova Scotia to the leader of ships that experienced high-danger adventures including a first documented solo journey around the world. By the award-winning author of The Duke of Deception.
When Weavers Wove - Fred L. Wintle
Publisher: Iuniverse Inc
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/30/2006
ISBN-13: 9780595423194
ISBN-10: 0595423191
A memoir of growing up in the mill towns of Dexter and Corinna during the 1960's and '70's.
Fiction A to Z
The South End - Sandra Sylvester
Publisher: Infinity Pub
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/29/2009
ISBN-13: 9780741453549
ISBN-10: 0741453541
A novel written by Rockland native Sandra Sylvester set in fictitious Shoreville, ME about a man returning to his home to bury his father and come to terms with his past.
History and Current Events
Views from Rosemary Hill - Goransson, Helen
Publisher: Jetty House
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2010
ISBN-13: 9780982823606
ISBN-10: 0982823606
Views from Rosemary Hill chronicles the history of Eliot, ME from pre-colonial times.  It is simultaneously a history, a mystery and a love story, the focus being the family of Dartmouth-educated attorney Ralph Bartlett who grew up there in the 1800s.
Home, Garden and DIY
Building a strip canoe/ by gil gilpatrick : Full-sized Plans and Instructions for Eight Easy-to-build, Field Tested Canoes - Gil Gilpatrick
Publisher: Fox Chapel Pub. Co.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/01/2010
ISBN-13: 9781565234833
ISBN-10: 1565234839
The second edition of master Maine guide Gilpatrick's guide to building strip canoes.  Includes full-sized plans.
Good Maine food : ancient and modern New England food & drink - Marjorie Mosser, Kenneth Lewis Roberts and Sandra L. (Sandra Louise) Oliver
Publisher: Down East Enterprise
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/30/2010
ISBN-13: 9780892729111
ISBN-10: 0892729112
Latest edition of the cookbook originally published in 1939 by Marjorie Mosser, niece to author Kenneth Roberts.  Mosser worked with her uncle when he was writing Trending Into Maine, a chapter of which -- dealing with some of Roberts' favorite meals when growing up in Maine -- was included in the Saturday Evening Post.  Readers of the article sent recipes of their own to Roberts which were used to create the original cookbook.  This edition includes a foreword and insights by food historian, scholar and author Sandra Oliver of Islesboro, ME.
Cooking Down East : favorite Maine recipes - Marjorie Standish and Melissa Kelly
Publisher: Down East Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/30/2010
ISBN-13: 9780892729135
ISBN-10: 0892729139
An update to a classic!  Anyone who knows Maine cooking has heard of Marjorie Standish and Cooking Down East.  The last edition of that classic, Maine cookbook was published in 1983.  This new edition is an update, featuring the standard recipes with sidelights and variations provided by Melissa Kelly, a well-known, local chef. 
The death of an ambitious woman : a Chief Ruth Murphy mystery - Barbara Ross
Publisher: Five Star
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/18/2010
ISBN-13: 9781594148989
ISBN-10: 1594148988
Acting Police Chief Ruth Murphy of New Derby, a suburb of Boston, investigates the death of prominent businesswoman Tracey Kendall and finds not only a multitude of suspects but a danger to her chance at becoming Chief.
Nature and Science
From the Land: Maine Farms at Work - Bridget Besaw and John Piotti
Publisher: Besaw Publishing
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2010
ISBN-13: 9780979762413
ISBN-10: 0979762413
A photographic essay highlighting several Maine farms and the Maine farming lifestyle.
Fixing the sky : the checkered history of weather and climate control - James Rodger Fleming
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/15/2010
ISBN-13: 9780231144124
ISBN-10: 0231144121
From the flyleaf:  Showing what can happen when fixing the sky becomes dangerous experiment in pseudoscience. James Rodger Fleming traces the tragicomic history of the rainmakers, rain fakfers, weather warriors, and climate engineers who have been both full of ideas and full of themselves. Weaving together stories from clile science, cutting edge technology, and popular culture, Fleming examines issues of health and navigation in the 180s, drought in the 1890s, aircraft safety in the 1930s, and world conflict since the 1940s. Killer hurricanes, ozone depletion, and global warming fuel the fantasies of today, Based on archival and primary research, Fleming's original story speaks to anyone who has a stake in sustaining the planet.
The Plants of Acadia National Park - Mittlehauser, Glen H.
Publisher: University of Maine Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2010
ISBN-13: 9780891011200
ISBN-10: 089101120X
This is a guidebook to the many, varied wild plants found in Acadia National Park.  Filled with over 2200 gorgeous photographs, if you've ever been to Acadia and wondered "What is that flower?" this book will provide the answers.
The Lawns of Lobstermen: Poems from the Maine Coast and Belgrade Lakes - Woodsum, Doug
Publisher: Moon Pie Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2010
ISBN-13: 9781450707350
ISBN-10: 1450707351
From the cover:  Two decades of life on the Maine coast and twenty more years inland inform these poems.  Whether writing about how to get a pig in a truck or exploring spirituality and metaphysics, Woodsum engages the wit and intellect of poetry readers at every level.
Walking homeless - Al Lamanda
Publisher: Five Star/Gale, Cengage Learning
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/17/2010
ISBN-13: 9781594148514
ISBN-10: 1594148511
Maine author Al Lamanda received praise and good reviews for his first book, Dunstan Falls (2008).  He follows up that success with this new title, a thriller involving an amnesiac homeless man, trying to simultaneously find his past and escape the men trying to kill him.

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