Salt and Roses is a collection of essays from May Davidson, co-inventor of the Maine Buoy Bell and author of Whatever it Takes, that offers an intimate look at her love affair with the State of Maine and her years working and living along the coast with her late husband Jim.
In his new memoir, Portland-native Ed Crockett recounts his struggle to break the cycle of alcoholism, come to grips with the embarrassing specter of his father, to eventually find success on the same streets where his father once spent his days passed out and begging for money.
A short story from the award-winning Maine author Jim Nichols.
Linked short stories about families, nascent queers, and self-deluded utopians explore the moral ordinary strangeness in their characters’ overlapping lives.
Jim Nichols is the author of Closer All the Time and, most recently, Blue Summer. We talked to him at his home in Warren, Maine.
This dynamic novel from William Carpenter examines the legacy of war and destruction through the eyes of a returning Iraq war veteran, Nick Colonna, a young Maine native who enlisted after 9/11. Home finally, after an attack that has killed his entire unit and left him deaf, Nick struggles to reenter life in his quiet childhood town on the coast of Maine.
The following article was penned by Rachel Bryant, author of The Homing Place: Indigenous and Settler Literary Legacies of the Atlantic. It was originally published on her website on September 21st, 2019 and is reproduced here with her kind permission.
In Maine by John N. Cole is an exceptional revised edition of one of Mr. Cole's best books, that can be picked up and read again and again.
Number 12 in the Jack McMorrow Mystery Series, the story involves the mystery and confusion surrounding the seemingly random axe murder of a woman in a big-box store just moments after Jack passes her in the parking lot.
Living vicariously through books like Wayfarer is what makes reading so fun. While it is a personal memoir, it is also a time capsule from an era when the world held great mysteries, and one had to see them for themselves; there was no Google Earth to rely on.
Canadian Confederate Cruiser tells the story of an elegant but unpretentious steamer that bore witness to the birth of a nation.