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Art Along the Coast of Maine

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Maine in America, American Art in the Farnsworth Art Museum

USE177
Pamela Belanger
University Press of New England
2000
300
0918749085
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An illustrated survey of nearly 250 works at the Farnsworth Museum and a discussion of the influence of Mainers in the history of American art.
$55.00

The Art of Monhegan Island

USE385
Carl Little, James Wyeth (Introduction), Arnold Skolnick (Editor)
Down East Books
2004
112
0892726482
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Resident expert Carl Little introduces the art and artists of Monhegan, the remote island community of painters and lobstermen.
$40.00

Maine Map

USE416
Rand McNally Maps
MapLink
2008
2
0528882929
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This road map (1:600,000) includes city plans, a mileage chart and points of interest.
$5.99

Moon Handbook Acadia National Park

USE322
Kathleen M. Brandes
Avalon Travel Publishing
2015
280
1631210238
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact guide combines an overview of the history, culture and nature of Maine's Acadia National Park and neighboring Bar Harbor, with practical information for travelers. The book also features photographs, maps and illustrations.
$19.99

Coastal Maine, A Maritime History

USE247
Roger Duncan
Countryman Press
2002
576
0881505552
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A 400-year history of Maine, focusing on maritime traditions and seafaring, as well as coastal settlement and development.
$24.95

Down East, A Maritime History of Maine

USE246
Lincoln Paine
Tilbury House Publishers
2000
180
0884482227
PAPER
History
4/24/2018
0
0
0
0
Maine's maritime history, from the coastal travel of Native Americans to the Basque fishing industry to the pleasure boating of today, incorporating ecology, culture and art into its well-researched history.
$14.95

An American Vision, Three Generations of Wyeth Art

USE180
James Duff
Bulfinch Press
1994
0821216562
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A beautifully illustrated collection of the work of three generations of the Wyeth family, including N.C., Andrew and James. It shows how the three men have tackled similar themes and landscapes in their art.
$35.00

Andrew Wyeth, Memory & Magic

USE384
Anne Knutson
Rizzoli International
2005
224
0847827712
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A critical study and celebration of the work of Andrew Wyeth, encompassing more than 50 years of his paintings and drawings.
$55.00

Andrew Wyeth, A Secret Life

USE88
Richard Meryman
HarperCollins Publishers
1998
464
0060929219
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive look at the artist Andrew Wyeth, his life, family and works. Meryman traces three generations of the artistic family, discusses the Maine and Pennsylvania landscapes that inspired the reclusive Andrew, and describes each major work of art.
$26.99

Lobster Chronicles, Life on a Very Small Island

USE352
Linda Greenlaw
Hyperion
2003
238
0786885912
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A former swordboat captain, and a fine writer to boot, Greenlaw returns to the small Maine island where she grew up and takes up the lobstering life. A wonderful depiction of coastal Maine, the lobster industry and a tiny community bound to the sea and each other.
$15.99

N.C. Wyeth, A Biography

USE90
David Michaelis, N. C. Wyeth
HarperCollins Publishers
2003
560
0060089261
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An enthralling biography of the patriarch of the Wyeth clan that examines his career as illustrator of popular adventure novels, as well as the artist's darker side.
$29.99

One Man's Meat

USE43
E.B. White
Tilbury House Publishers
1997
279
0884481921
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
By the author of "Charlotte's Web," a collection of observant and often humorous essays about daily life on a Maine saltwater farm. A wonderful portrait of coastal small-town life, originally published in 1938.
$16.95

Savage Beauty, The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

NYC176
Nancy Milford
Random House
2002
608
0375760814
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A vivid biography of the iconic Jazz Age poet by the prolific MiIlford. Richly evocative of both Millay's dynamic personality and the times in which she lived.
$18.00

Empire Falls

USE220
Richard Russo
Vintage Books
2002
496
0375726403
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel lovingly set in a fictitious Maine mill town. Russo has composed an entertaining and poignant portrait of what lies beneath the facade of small-town New England life.
$16.95

The Country of the Pointed Firs and other Stories

USE181
Sarah Orne Jewett
Random House
2010
144
1935554107
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A much-loved novel, first published in 1896, set in a tiny fishing community along the coast of Maine. It evokes the leisurely summer atmosphere of 19th-century New England and especially the relationships among the townsfolk.
$10.00

The Selected Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay

NYC177
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Nancy Milford (Editor)
Modern Library
2002
192
0375761233
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A sample of work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning bohemian poet. Includes Renascence and Other Poems, A Few Figs from This-tles, Second April and eight sonnets.
$13.95

The Maine Woods

USE62
Henry David Thoreau, Edward Hoagland (Contributor)
Penguin Putnam
1988
480
0140170138
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The essential companion to a canoe trip on the Allegash or other wanderings in Maine.
$17.00

More Books

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2017
592
1426218354
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages.
$29.99

The Perfect Storm, A True Story of Men Against the Sea

OCE06
Sebastian Junger
HarperCollins
2009
256
0393337014
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A gripping, now-famous blow-by-blow account of a 1991 disaster at sea. Junger reconstructs the final hours of six men aboard a 72-foot swordfish boat in the North Atlantic, battling against a torrential storm.
$15.95

Song for the Blue Ocean, Encounters Along the World's Coasts and Beneath the Seas

OCE09
Carl Safina
Henry Holt
1999
458
0805061223
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A grand tour of our blue planet, divided geographically, this book is an excellent resource -- fascinating to read and full of hope. It combines a personal journey, hundreds of interviews with fisherman and scientists around the world, and a tour of important watery habitats.
$26.99

Cod, A Biography of a Fish That Changed the World

OCE10
Mark Kurlansky
Penguin Putnam
2009
294
0140275010
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A sparkling extended essay on the cod, looking at the importance of the fish to cuisine and history, as well as to Scandinavian, American and Canadian commerce.
$16.00

Field Notes from the Northern Forest

USE03
Curt Stager
Syracuse University Press
1999
329
0815605722
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Combining the latest in scientific literature with his own observations, Sager's natural science essays explore the lives of the animals, plants and fungi commonly encountered in the forests of eastern North America.
$19.95

A Field Guide to Wildflowers: Northeastern and North-Central North America

FG38
Roger Tory Peterson, Rosemary McKenna
Houghton Mifflin Company
1998
420
0395911729
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A best-selling guide to wildflowers in a handsome paper edition, featuring drawings, color illustrations and short descriptions. Covers 1,293 species.
$22.99

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England

USE06
Brian Cassie, Peter Alden
Alfred Knopf
1998
448
0679446761
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact, easy-to-use overview of 1,000 New England's trees, wildflowers, mammals, insects and other flora and fauna. It also provides an extensive overview of the area's geology, weather patterns and natural sites.
$23.95

Reading the Forested Landscape, A Natural History of New England

USE07
Tom Wessels, Brian Cohen (Illustrator), Ann Zwinger (Introduction)
W. W. Norton & Company
1999
200
0881504203
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this entertaining, informative book, the history of the New England forest unfolds like a mystery novel. Wessels examines the character of the central New England forest through the clues left behind by fires, logging, storms and economic fads.
$21.95

Mammals of North America, Temperate and Arctic Regions

NAM02
Adrian Forsyth
Firefly Books
2006
352
1554072336
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A handsome, illustrated reference to the mammals of North America.
$29.95

Insight Guide New England

USE38
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
456
1780058055
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
For a good overview of the region, you can't go wrong with this guide, noted for its wonderful photography, superb production and outstanding color maps.
$24.99

Against the Tide, The Fate of the New England Fisherman

USE44
Richard Adams Carey
Houghton Mifflin Company
2000
381
061805698X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A discussion on the crisis that faces the New England fishing industry from a journalist who spent a year among the fishermen of Cape Cod.
$21.95

The Cider House Rules

USE46
John Irving
Ballantine Books
1997
560
0345417941
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This is John Irving's story of a teenage orphan named Homer Wells who lives in rural Maine. Growing up under the tutelage of Dr. Wilbur Larch, an abortionist and administrator of the local orphanage, Homer must face the moral dilemmas that surround him.
$18.00

Reading the Mountains of Home

USE55
John Elder
Harvard University Press
1999
253
0674748891
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Using Robert Frost's poem "Directive" as a companion on a journey through the woods of Vermont, John Elder weaves scholarly analysis with reflections on the cycles of loss and recovery in his own life and in nature.
$28.50

The House by the Sea, A Journal

USE61
May Sarton
W. W. Norton & Company
1995
288
0393313905
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
One of many journals by May Sarton, who moved from New Hampshire to live alone in a house on the seacoast of Maine. She writes beautifully on the topics of aging, solitude, nature, gardening, food, relationships and, of course, life in coastal Maine.
$21.00

Acadia National Park Map

USE154
National Geographic Maps
Trails Illustrated
2002
2
0925873950
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed topographic map of Acadia, shown at a scale of 1:35,000, printed on tear-resistant, waterproof paper.
$11.95

Edward Hopper's New England

USE184
Carl Little
Pomegranate Press
2011
88
0764958488
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A slim, illustrated best-of survey of Hopper's paintings set in New England towns and landscapes, featuring 45 color reproductions.
$29.95

Marsden Hartley, The Biography of an American Artist

USE185
Townsend Ludington
Cornell University Press
1998
325
0801485800
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A biography of the troubled American modernist painter.
$39.50

Maine, The Seasons

USE224
Terrell S. Lester
Alfred Knopf
2001
192
0375411186
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A celebration of Maine featuring 127 color photographs and essays by Maine writers: Richard Ford writes on winter, Elizabeth Strout on spring, Ann Beattie on summer and Richard Russo on fall.
$37.50

The Country of the Pointed Firs

USE240
Sarah Orne Jewett
David R. Godine
2000
224
156792140x
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A classic series of sketches set in 19th-century Dunnet Landing, Maine.
$20.00

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America

USE262
David Sibley
Alfred Knopf
2016
464
0307957918
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact, geographically-specific version of the Sibley Guide with all-new range maps, the same glorious illustrations and expanded, extremely valuable descriptions of each bird with status, habitat, range, voice and identifying marks.
$19.95

Mammals of North America

NAM11
Roland W. Kays, Don E. Wilson
Princeton University Press
2009
248
0691140928
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Fully revised, this second edition covers 462 mammals found throughout the United States and Canada. With 112 color plates, range maps and concise descriptive information.
$19.95

Gilead

USW441
Marilynne Robinson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2005
240
031242440X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A story about fathers and sons whose family history intersects with the U.S. Civil War. Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
$16.00

Native Universe, Voices of Indian America

USA95
Clifford E. Trafzer
National Geographic
2008
320
1426203357
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This sumptuously illustrated cultural history, written exclusively by Native Americans, is published in celebration of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
$22.00

New England Autumn

USE337
Ferenc Mate (Photographer), Candace Mate (Photographer)
W. W. Norton & Company
2010
160
0920256554
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Magnificent photographs of farmsteads, pastures, forests, wharves and villages from Maine to Connecticut are paired with the poetry and literature of Dickinson, Thoreau and Waldo Emerson in this pictorial celebration of season. With a 14-page section of maps and practical travel information.
$25.00

The Secret Life of Lobsters, How Fishermen and Scientists are Unraveling the Mysteries of our Favorite Crustacean

USE340
Trevor Corson
HarperCollins
2005
299
0060555599
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
Corson unravels the behavior of lobster and lobstermen on Little Cranberry Island in the Gulf of Maine. Besides dealing with the lobstermen-scientist row over quotas, the book offers an in depth look into the social behavior of these strange (and strangely abundant) crustaceans.
$14.99

Life Between the Tides, Marine Plants and Animals of the Northeast

USE351
Jill Fegley, John Moring, Les Watling
Tilbury House Publishers
2003
158
0884482537
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact, convenient guide to habitats, invertebrates, fishes and marine plants, written for the University of Maine's Sea Grant program.
$15.00

All Fishermen are Liars, True Tales from the Dry Dock Bar

USE353
Linda Greenlaw
Hyperion
2005
228
0786888784
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This collection of tales of New England fishermen, lobstermen, and other waterlogged folk is presented as a series of barroom yarns, each one funnier, wilder or more thrilling than the next.
$15.99

The Lobster Gangs of Maine

USE354
James M. Acheson
University Press of New England
1989
181
0874514517
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The life and social structures of the Maine lobstermen, as observed by an anthropologist.
$17.95

The Lobster Coast

USE355
Colin Woodard
Penguin Putnam
2005
384
0143035347
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A fascinating cultural history of coastal Maine as seen through the lobstering industry. Veteran journalist Colin Woodward explores the ways that Maine fishermen represent American individualism, communal values and collaboration through grit, courage and hard-won wisdom.
$18.00

Moon Handbook Coastal Maine: Including Acadia National Park

USE363
Hilary Nangle
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
504
1631212702
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, highly recommended guide to the places and pleasures of Coastal Maine, including highlights in and around Portland and Acadia National Park.
$21.99

Kingbird Highway, The Story of a Natural Obsession That Got a Little Out of Hand

BRD27
Kenn Kaufman
Mariner Books
2006
336
0618709401
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Kaufman's absorbing account of coming-of-age as a Wichita teenager on the road in 1973 with a summer's pay in his pocket and the goal of seeing as many birds as he could in a year.
$15.99

To See Every Bird On Earth: A Father, A Son, And A Lifelong Obsession

BRD28
Dan Koeppel
Penguin Putnam
2006
304
0452285399
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this enormously appealing memoir of a life devoted to birds. Koeppel chronicles his father's growing obsession and accomplishment as an elite birdwatcher, one of a handful of people who have tallied 7,000 species.
$14.00

The Big Year, A Tale Of Man, Nature, And Fowl Obsession

BRD29
Mark Obmascik
Free Press
2011
272
145164860X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Friday, October 14 sees the opening of David Frankel's The Big Year, the most unlikely Hollywood movie of the season. Who would have thought that Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson would star in a movie about ... birding. The movie is based on Mark Obmascik's utterly compelling account of a three-way race (roofing contractor, tycoon, software nerd) to see the most birds in a year.
$15.00

Roadside Geology of Maine

USE366
Dabney W. Caldwell
Mountain Press Publishing Company
1998
317
0878423753
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Designed for the roadside traveler, this book explains in detail the geologic history of Maine. Each section is organized around a particular route, with black-and-white photographs complementing detailed geologic maps.
$20.00

Return to Wild America, A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul

USA123
Scott Weidensaul
North Point Press
2006
416
0865477310
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An eye-opening trek in the footsteps of conservation pioneers Roger Tory Peterson and James Fisher, whose 1953 journey across America resulted in the classic Wild America.
$17.00

North to Katahdin

USE368
Eric Pinder
Milkweed Editions
2005
178
1571312803
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Pinder, a native New Englander and former coordinator for the Appalachian Mountain Club, combines anecdote, interview, natural history, commentary on conservation and future prospects for Katahdin and surrounding Baxter State Park in this homage to the mountain and to Thoreau, who ventured into the Maine woods in 1846.
$15.95

The Namesake

IDA292
Jhumpa Lahiri
Daedalus
2004
304
0618485228
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An intricate and beautifully told tale, Lahiri follows the Ganguli family as they leave Calcutta and settle in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Now a feature film, directed by Mira Nair.
$15.99

The Everything Family Guide to New England, Where to Eat, Play, and Stay in America's Scenic and Historic Northeast

USE372
Kim Knox Beckius
Adams Media Corporation
2008
418
1598694480
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A valuable guide to New England covers hotel accommodations, restaurants, lighthouses, amusement parks, historical sites, and inns, while providing maps for a variety of locations in the region.
$14.95

Recommended Country Inns New England, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

USE373
Elizabeth Squier, Eleanor Berman
Globe Pequot Press
2004
416
0762728485
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Features descriptions and recommendations of inns to suit a variety of tastes and budgets.
$18.95

October, or Autumnal Tints

USE569
Henry David Thoreau
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
127
0393081885
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Henry David Thoreau considers the red maple, elm, sugar maple and scarlet oak in turn in this classic ode to autumn -- not as the season of senescence but of ripeness, fullness, and maturity. Originally published in 1862, this handsome new edition is illustrated with Lincoln Perry's full-page watercolors and includes an introduction by Thoreau biographer Robert Richardson (Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind).
$17.95

For Kids

Miss Rumphius

GEN207
Barbara Cooney
Penguin Putnam
1985
32
0140505393
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Miss Rumphius travels the world over the course of the years, but in the end, she learns the importance of making the world a better place. A children's story about the value of beauty and wisdom, with fine illustrations. For ages 4-8.
$7.99

Blueberries for Sal

USE211
Robert McCloskey
Penguin Putnam
1948
69
0670175919
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A timeless children's classic of Maine in the summer, winningly illustrated by the great Robert McCloskey. Sal and her mother go blueberry picking but find they must share their berries with a mother and baby bear.
$17.99

One Morning in Maine

USE212
Robert McCloskey
Viking
1976
64
0670526274
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This is McCloskey's charming sequel to Blueberries for Sal, in which Sal loses her tooth, digs for clams and crosses to the mainland in a motorboat. Suitable for readers ages 4 to 7.
$17.99

Calico Bush

USE214
Rachel Field
Aladdin Books
1998
224
0689822855
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
First published in 1931 and long-beloved, this is the story of a French orphan in the New World who must indenture herself to a Maine family in exchange for food and shelter. Appropriate for readers aged 9 to 12.
$7.99

What the Sea Left Behind

USE216
Mimi Gregoire Carpenter
Down East Books
1991
32
0892721235
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This beautiful picture book depicts the many kinds of sea life, pebbles and rubble that can wash up on the beach in Maine. An illustrated survey of the intertidal zone for kids ages 5-7.
$10.95

Birdie's Lighthouse

USE218
Kimberly Bulcken Root (Illustrator), Deborah Hopkinson
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2000
32
0689835299
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A taut, compelling account of one little girl's brave vigil set on Turtle Island, Maine in 1855. Birdie Holland steps in to save the day when her father, the lighthouse keeper, falls ill. For readers ages 4 to 9.
$7.99

Island Boy

USE219
Barbara Cooney
Penguin Putnam
1991
40
0140507566
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The coming-of-age tale of a 19th-century boy, who left his island home off the coast of Maine, to seek his fortune as a sailor, before returning to the island to marry and settle down.
$6.99

Project Puffin, How We Brought Puffins Back to Egg Rock

USE221
Pete Salmansohn, Stephen Kress
W. W. Norton & Company
1999
40
0884481719
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Biologist Stephen Kress describes how he and his "puffineers" saved the puffins of Maine in this introduction to bird conservation for readers ages 8 to 12. Winningly illustrated with photographs of puffins.
$12.95

The Sign of the Beaver

USE222
Elizabeth George Speare
Harcourt Books
1983
144
0395338905
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A young adult novel set in Maine just after the French and Indian War, in which a young colonist is rescued by Indians. For readers 10 and up.
$17.99

Stories from Where We Live, The North Atlantic Coast

USE252
Sara St. Antoine, Paul Mirocha (Illustrator), Trudy Nicholson (Illustrator)
Milkweed Editions
2004
290
1571316434
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A substantial anthology of writings about this North American ecoregion, from Newfoundland south to Delaware -- wonderfully useful as a young person's guide to people, nature and place. Ages 9 to 14.
$10.95

Time of Wonder

USE328
Robert McCloskey
Viking
1957
63
0670715123
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
The captivating tale of two girls on vacation in Maine by the author of Blueberries for Sal, One Morning in Maine and (of course!) Make Way for Ducklings. It won the Caldecott Medal in 1958.
$19.99