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All Things Maine April 2010
Armchair Travel


Insiders' Guide to Portland, Maine - Donnelly, Sara
Publisher: Globe Pequot Pr
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/15/2009
ISBN-13: 9780762750344
ISBN-10: 0762750340
MAINE SUBJECT.
From the cover:  From its rugged beaches and historic lighthouses to its dynamic arts scene and acclaimed gourmet dining, Portland is a vibrant city by the sea.  Whether you prefer to kayak along scenic ocean trails or relax at a sophisticated wine bar, this authoritative guide shows you how to navigate the city's exciting nightlife, cultural offerings, and numerous outdoor recreation opportunities.

Portland - Moon, John
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/29/2009
ISBN-13: 9780738565170
ISBN-10: 0738565172
MAINE SUBJECT.
A part of Arcadia's "Then and Now" series, this book offers photographs of places in and around Portland in contemporary photos set next to photos from Portland's past.

Where Cool Waters Flow: Four Seasons with a Master Maine Guide - Spencer, Randy
Publisher: Islandport Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9781934031285
ISBN-10: 1934031283
MAINE AUTHOR.  MAINE SUBJECT.
From the cover:  Master Maine Guide Randy Spencer knows the lakes, streams, and woodlands around Grand Lake Stream, Maine like few others.  He has learned the ways of the old Maine Guides -- from the proper way to prepare shore lunches, to where to find the best salmon and bass, to how to survive in the wilderness -- from some of the area's local legends.  Now in his first book, Where Cool Waters Flow, Randy puts you in the casting seat of his Grand Laker, introduces his many "sports" who come from miles away to decompress, brings you out on the trail during fall hunts, and takes you on many other adventures as only an insider can.

Insiders' Guide to the Maine Coast - Vietze, Andrew
Publisher: Globe Pequot Pr
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/15/2009
ISBN-13: 9780762750399
ISBN-10: 0762750391
MAINE SUBJECT.
From the cover:  Boasting a cosmopolitan city and family vacation hot spots, as well as outlet shopping and a national park, the Maine Coast has it all.  This authoritative guide takes you along the Pine Tree State's magnificent coastline, from its beautiful sandy beaches and resort communities to its rocky cliffs and tiny fishing villages.
Biography and Memoir


Alice, Frankenstein and Saturday Night Beans: a Young Girl's Memory of Bradford Farm - Brown, Lynn Olsen
Publisher: self published
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9780615318028
ISBN-10: 0615318029
MAINE AUTHOR.  MAINE SUBJECT.
A memoir of spending time on Bradford Farm in Patten, Maine with the author's aunt.

The Stanleys of Newton: Yankee tinkerers in the Gilded Age - Dacey, Karen H.
Publisher: Stanley Museum, Inc.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9781886727168
ISBN-10: 1886727163
MAINE SUBJECT.
A biography of the Stanley Brothers -- F.E. and F.O. -- the twins responsible for the Stanley Steamer and for putting Newton on the map.

Reunions of Hatevil Hall's Descendants, the First Hundred Years, 1909-2008 - Hall, Ross E.
Publisher: Peter E. Randall, Publisher
Check Library Catalog ISBN-13: 0000000000000
MAINE SUBJECT.
A memoir of a century of Hall Family reunions in Maine.

Claudette Colvin : twice toward justice - Hoose, Phillip M.
Publisher: Melanie Kroupa Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/20/2009
ISBN-13: 9780374313227
ISBN-10: 0374313229
MAINE AUTHOR.
Presents the life of the Alabama teenager who played an integral but little-known role in the Montgomery bus strike of 1955-1956, once by refusing to give up a bus seat, and again, by becoming a plaintiff in the landmark civil rights case against the bus company.  (Winner of the 2009 National Book Award).

Same Date of Rank : Grads at the Top and Bottom from the West Point, Annapolis and the Air Force Academy - Hoppin, C. J.
Publisher: Xlibris Corp
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/24/2009
ISBN-13: 9781436398961
ISBN-10: 1436398967
MAINE AUTHOR.
This book asks "Does class rank really matter?"  It salutes 20 graduates at the top and the bottom of their classes at West Point, Annapolis and the U.S. Air Force Academy and seeks to answer that question.

Out of Vienna : Eight Years of Flight from the Nazis - Weiss, Ernie
Publisher: Xlibris Corp
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/01/2008
ISBN-13: 9781436312585
ISBN-10: 1436312582
MAINE AUTHOR.
The story of one Jewish family's escape from the Nazi's through Europe, then Cuba, before finally reaching America.
Fiction A to Z


Welcome radio : tales from the general store - Gray, Annie Stillwater
Publisher: Polar Bear & Co.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/30/2009
ISBN-13: 9781882190072
ISBN-10: 1882190076
MAINE AUTHOR.
"Lifelong DJ recreates her ten-year radio show in a novel about a northern Maine town, where a general store and radio station open up a portal between worlds. Guests on the show include mythological characters against a background of tension in the community involving a love story and buried treasure"--Provided by publisher.

The Secret of Joy - Senate, Melissa
Publisher: Pocket Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/17/2009
ISBN-13: 9781439107171
ISBN-10: 1439107173
MAINE AUTHOR.
Rebecca Strand ignores her lawyer boyfriend Michael's concerns about her inheritance and seeks out her long-lost sibling--Joy Jayhawk, who operates a singles tour dubbed "The Love Bus"--soon finding out that she will have to change her thinking if Joy is going to want anything to do with her, in a novel by the best-selling author of See Jane Date.
History and Current Events


The Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad and Predecessors, Equipment Manufacturers and the Equipment, Volume 2: Hinkley Locomotive Works... - DeVos, Jerry
Publisher: Stonybrook Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9781615841127
ISBN-10: 1615841121
MAINE SUBJECT.
The second volume by DeVos about a narrow gauge railroad in Maine, its equipment and equipment manufacturers.  The companies covered in this volume include Hinkley Locomotive Works, Jackson & Sharp Company, Laconia Car Company plus several more.

Progress, Stability and the Struggle for Equality: a Ramble through the Early Years of Maine Law, 1820-1920 - MacMahon, Hugh G. E.
Publisher: Drummond, Woodsum & MacMahon
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9780966401549
ISBN-10: 0966401549
MAINE AUTHOR.  MAINE SUBJECT.
A history of early Maine legal cases.

Historic Maine homes : 300 years of great houses - Vanden Brink, Brian
Publisher: Down East Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/30/2009
ISBN-13: 9780892727995
ISBN-10: 0892727993
MAINE AUTHOR.  MAINE SUBJECT.
A celebration of Maine's historic houses by the team who collaborated on At Home in Maine:  Houses Designed to Fit the Land.
Home, Garden and DIY


Delicious Maine desserts : 96 recipes from easy to elegant - Simonds, Cynthia Finnemore
Publisher: Down East Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/15/2009
ISBN-13: 9780892727735
ISBN-10: 089272773X
MAINE AUTHOR.
The third volume in Down East's Maine cookbook series, this book features classic Maine ingredients like blueberries and maple syrup.  Yum!

Stonewall Kitchen breakfast : a collection of great morning meals - King, Jonathan
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/16/2009
ISBN-13: 9780811868679
ISBN-10: 0811868672
MAINE SUBJECT.
A cookbook for breakfast, from muffins to hash, from the folks at Stonewall Kitchens.

The yarn garden : 30+ knits using plant-based fibers - Michler, J. Marsha
Publisher: Krause Publications
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/01/2009
ISBN-13: 9780896898271
ISBN-10: 089689827X
MAINE AUTHOR.
A resource with 150 color photos and illustrations shows how plant-based fibers can be used to create a variety of knit and crochet projects, in a book that includes 30 patterns for sweaters, tops and accessories.
Mind and Body Fitness


Mushrooms for health : medicinal secrets of Northeastern fungi - Marley, Greg A.
Publisher: Down East
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/30/2009
ISBN-13: 9780892728084
ISBN-10: 0892728086
MAINE AUTHOR.  MAINE SUBJECT.
From the cover:  Written for anyone interested in the potential health benefits of medicinal fungi, Mushrooms for Health will help you locate, identify, and use ten of the most available and well-researched species found in the Northeastern United States. 
Nature and Science


Settled in the wild : notes from the edge of town - Shetterly, Susan Hand
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/26/2010
ISBN-13: 9781565126183
ISBN-10: 1565126181
MAINE AUTHOR.  MAINE SUBJECT.
Through observations within her own neighborhood in rural Maine, a naturalist looks at how animals, humans and plants share the land, issuing warnings to the reader even as she celebrates the resilience that abounds.
Romance


A Highlander Christmas - Chapman, Janet
Publisher: Pocket Star Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/27/2009
ISBN-13: 9781416595458
ISBN-10: 1416595457
MAINE AUTHOR.
When Luke Pascal, her infuriatingly handsome rival, accidentally tells her family that she has left her job as a NASA physicist for the small-town life of a dog-sitter, Camry MacKeage must return home for the holidays to make amends with the help of Luke, who is hiding his own secret.

Secrets of the Tudor court : the pleasure palace - Emerson, Kate
Publisher: Pocket Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/03/2009
ISBN-13: 9781416583202
ISBN-10: 1416583203
MAINE AUTHOR.
A tale inspired by the life of a Tudor-era courtier finds young Jane Popyncourt tutoring the princess daughters of Henry VIII and catching the eye of the dashing Duke of Longueville, an association that leads the king to enlist her as a spy.

Secrets of the Tudor court : between two queens - Emerson, Kate
Publisher: Pocket Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/05/2010
ISBN-13: 9781416583271
ISBN-10: 1416583270
MAINE AUTHOR.
A follow-up to The Pleasure Palace finds Jane Seymour's maid of honor Nan Bassett witnessing the elevation and execution of Catherine Howard before finding herself the subject of royal speculation.

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