Maine-ly for Adults

The Beans of Egypt, Maine

By Carolyn Chute

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Earlene's father says "If it runs, a Bean will shoot it! If it falls, a Bean will eat it!" This statement tells a lot about this book: humorous, dark, and full of life. It is definitely worth a read!
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The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories

By Sarah Orne Jewett

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A "coming of age" novel from the year 1896. Lovely stories written in lovely prose, this short description of life and people in one small Maine town is part of an anthology that includes four additional short works by a gentlewoman from the coast of Maine.

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The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island

By Linda Greenlaw

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A young woman is the skipper of a lobster boat off a small island off the coast of Maine. You will learn more than you ever thought you'd want to know about lobsters! A very interesting memoir about lobsters, boats, and a very small island.
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The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen and Scientists are Unraveling the Mysteries of our Favorite Crustacean

By Trevor Corson

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A fascinating study of lobsters and their sex lives (!), trapping lobsters and studying lobsters and lobster wars and lobstermen and.... You get the idea!

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Thoreau's Maine Woods

By Henry David Thoreau and Dan Tobyne, photographer

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Beginning in 1847, Henry David Thoreau made three trips to the mostly unexplored Maine woods. Along the way he recorded his observations on the wildlife (flora and fauna), the weather, terrain, and on the nature of the people he met along the way, including loggers, rivermen, and his Abnaki guides. In Thoreau's Maine Woods, photographer Dan Tobyne captures the essence of the Maine Thoreau discovered and described in his book. The combination of short excerpts with stunning imagery carries Thoreau's work to a higher level, presenting it in both glowing words and pictures.

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