Maine-ly for Adults

For your reading pleasure, we present a list of books, both fiction and non-fiction, set in the Pine Tree State, the "Vacationland" -- Maine!

Miss Rumphius

By Barbara Cooney

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Though Maine is not specifically mentioned, you *know* it's there. Miss Rumphius travels the world, but her last task is to make the world more beautiful. She does, and we learn how. This is a "children's" book, but one which adults will love, too. Why should kids get all the pretty illustrations and graceful sentiments?

Also available with a read-along CD narrated by Claire Danes.

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Frankie's Place: A Love Story

By James Sterba

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The author, a writer for The Wall Street Journal, recounts his adventures over the course of an extended summer at his wife's family home on Mt. Desert Island off the coast of Maine. Especially fun to read if you have visited Acadia National Park or anywhere else on MDI.

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Colony

By Anne Rivers Siddons

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An elderly matriarch reminisces about her life as she awaits the arrival of her granddaughter at the Maine summer colony of "Retreat." A classic Anne Rivers Siddons story her fans will surely love!

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A Year in the Maine Woods

By Bernd Heinrich

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A professor of zoology and his pet raven spend a year in what we might call "minimalist" surroundings. His phone was in a neighbor's privy! We can enjoy a full and fascinating year outdoors in Maine without leaving the comforts of our living rooms!
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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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