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Fall 2019

We tell stories. Meet Your Maine-based Sales Representatives HOLLY EDDY


Maine Gift Shops

Maine Bookstores

Holly Eddy is our in­-house sales representative handling gift shop and specialty store accounts in Maine. She joined the Islandport team in 2010 after working as a buyer at various retail companies, including Bloomingdale’s, McCaulou’s Department Store, and Brody’s.

Taylor McCafferty is our in­-house sales representative handling bookstore accounts in Maine as well as nonprofit customers. Taylor, a Maine native, joined the Islandport team in 2015. She has also worked as a bookseller in Portland.

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MISSION STATEMENT Islandport is a dynamic, award-winning publisher dedicated to stories rooted in the essence and sensibilities of New England. We strive to capture and explore the grit, heart, beauty, and infectious spirit of the region by telling tales, real and imagined, that can be appreciated in many forms by readers, dreamers, and adventurers everywhere.

Our 20th anniversary

Ordering Information

This fall, Islandport Press begins a yearlong celebration of our 20th anniversary, and we couldn’t be more proud given the radical and disruptive change that has swept through the book industry since we published Hauling by Hand: The Life and Times of a Maine Island in 2000. Publisher Dean Lunt started the company in his Yarmouth basement and shipped early book orders from his garage, at times in temperatures so cold he had to plug in spot heaters so the tape would stick to the cardboard boxes. Today, we have published more than 200 books and employ five full-time staffers—Dean, Holly, Shannon, Teresa, and Taylor— including two Maine-based in-house sales representatives, a rarity in today’s book world. As fall turns to winter and winter turns to spring, you will hear a lot more about our anniversary and the great books we are prepping to release.

Islandport Direct Customers in the United States can order Islandport Press books directly from our website (www. or by calling our offices at 207.846.3344.

Retail Stores Our books are available at bookstores and gift shops throughout New England. Our books are also available at some bookstores and gift shops nationwide as well as at many online stores.



Telephone Office: 207.846.3344

US Mail Islandport Press P.O. Box 10 Yarmouth, Maine 04096

Wholesale Accounts Islandport Press offers terms to qualified resellers. Please contact us directly for terms or information for your appropriate sales representative.

Nonprofit Accounts Islandport Press offers terms to nonprofit accounts such as schools, libraries, and community organizations. Please contact us directly to learn more.

Specialty Sales We have programs for large organizations and corporations that wish to place bulk orders of fifty or more.

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“I am here to take you on an adventure.” —John Holyoke


A Collection of Maine Outdoor Stories

By John Holyoke There is nothing that outdoors columnist John Holyoke loves more than a good story. In his first book, Evergreens, Holyoke shares a curated collection of essays featuring people who are passionate about the outdoors, as well as his memorable encounters with creatures—from salmon to deer to moose to squirrels—that fascinate and confound him. Sprinkled throughout are memories of the events that have shaped him as he recounts the benefits of spending time with friends in the woods, fields, and waters of Maine. As Holyoke says, “I am here to take you on an adventure. Along the way, you’re welcome to laugh, cry, or smile, or reach for the phone to call an old friend and tell them that they still matter.” U.S. $ 16.95 | CAN $ 19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-77-3 Nonfiction / Outdoors, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 216 p.

John Holyoke is an award-winning journalist who has been entertaining and informing readers of the Bangor Daily News for twenty-five years. His natural curiosity has helped make him a master of the “People Story,” and his job as outdoor editor has allowed him to travel to some of the state’s most special places in search of experiences to savor and tales to share. Holyoke grew up in Brewer, graduated from the University of Maine in Orono, and has been writing for newspapers since sixth grade. He is an avid hunter and fly fisherman who loves spending time at his family camp on Beech Hill Pond in Otis.

John Holyoke with some bear cubs. Photo by Gabor Degre, Bangor Daily News.


OUTDOORS A Maine island fisherman takes up snowmobiling and recounts his adventures and misadventures learning the ropes. NEW

A long-distance cross-country ski trip serves up lessons from history that shed light on a man’s present—and his future.


Making Tracks

Skiing with Henry Knox

By Matt Weber

A Personal Journey Along Vermont’s Catamount Trail

How I Learned to Love Snowmobiling in Maine

Matt Weber, a commercial fisherman and craft brewer, takes up snowmobiling and recounts his adventures and misadventures learning the ropes. Weber brings readers along on his journey from buying his first snowmobile to exploring the four best snowmobiling regions of Maine—Jackman, the Western Mountains, Eastern Maine, and the County—in a series of rides that see much learning and laughter and showcase the sheer joy of being outdoors in winter. The book includes tips and helpful information on snowmobiling in Maine. U.S. $ 16.95 | CAN $ 19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-75-9 Nonfiction / Outdoors, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 160 p.

By Sam Brakeley In 2015, Sam Brakeley stood at a crossroads in his life. His long-time girlfriend was moving to Utah and he was torn between following her or remaining in New England with family, friends, and the land he loved. So he set out to complete the Catamount Trail, a 330-mile cross-country ski trail that runs across Vermont from the Massachusetts border to Canada. He took advantage of his time in the woods to reach a decision—and brought Henry Knox along for the trip. In 1775, Knox undertook a winter journey of similar length, retrieving dozens of artillery pieces from the recently captured Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain and dragging them 300 miles through snow and cold to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to help George Washington drive the entrenched British army from Boston. By exploring Knox’s eighteenth-century physical and emotional journey while undertaking his own twenty-first-century trip on the Catamount Trail, Brakeley reminds us that history has many lessons to offer the living. U.S. $ 16.95 | CAN $ 19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-76-6 Nonfiction / Outdoors, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 280 p.

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Reflections on the Christmas season in Maine that warm the heart and make spirits bright. All is Calm

A Maine Christmas Reader

Edited by Shannon Butler When many people think of Christmas they dream of snow covered pine trees and a small cabin warmed by the wood fire on a cold December day. Since Maine was founded, people have written stories about the joys of Christmas in the state. In times of hardship and in times of wealth, Maine and her people have always put the value of Christmas in time shared with family and friends, connections with the natural world, rich traditions, and warm wood stoves. In a collection featuring essays, stories, and poetry, All is Calm is a look at the lives of Mainers during the holidays from the mid-1800s, to the Great Depression, to modern day. Spanning nearly 200 years, these stories show that while Christmas traditions and trends may be changing, the warmth, gratitude, and humility of the Maine spirit is evergreen. U.S. $ 16.95 | CAN $ 19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-79-7 Anthology, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 160 pages


A Christmas tree gives gifts to wildlife all year round. Who Would Like a Christmas Tree? A Tree for Each Season

By Ellen Bryan Obed, Illustrated by Anne Hunter Who would like a Christmas tree? The answer may surprise you! From January through December, these trees are food, shelter, nesting grounds, and much more for diverse animals and insects. Readers delight in turning the page to see what purpose the balsam fir has for the white-tailed deer, the monarch butterflies, the fox, or the black-capped chickadees. In the back of the book, the Christmas tree farmer speaks of what she does to take care of her farm around the year. Now for the first time in paperback! U.S. $ 12.95 | CAN $ 15.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-83-4 Children’s Picture Book, softcover, 11 x 7.75, ages 4–8, 32 p.



Merry Moosey Christmas

Christmas in Maine

Written by Lynn Plourde Illustrated by Russ Cox This Christmas Eve, Rudolph just wants to enjoy the holiday without having to work. Santa finds an eager and resourceful moose for the job. But on Christmas Eve, Rudolph worries: Was the moose’s training good enough? This hilarious, holiday story is sure to be a family tradition

Written by Robert P. Tristram Coffin Illustrated by Blue Butterfield Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert P. Tristram Coffin’s 1941 depiction of the perfect Maine Christmas describes a house stuffed with aunts, uncles, and cousins by the cartload with mince pies by the legion.The book is paired with a foreword by writer Jaed Coffin, and original woodblock prints.

U.S. $17.95 / CAN $20.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-38-3 Children’s picture book, hardcover (DJ), 9 x 11, ages 4-8, 32 p.

U.S. $17.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-76-5 Gift book, hardcover (DJ), 8 x 10, all ages, 32 p.

My Wonderful Christmas Tree

The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever! Written by Rebecca Rule Illustrated by Jennifer Thermes

On a cold winter day when “the world was ice and we were skaters without skates,” friends set out on an adventure that soars to epic proportions when Grampa Bud lets them use his old runner sled to tackle the iciest, diciest, scariest hill ever! U.S. $17.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-88-9 Children’s Picture Book, hardcover (DJ), 9 x 11, ages 4–9, 36 p.

The Scallop Christmas

By Dahlov Ipcar

Written by Jane Freeberg, Illustrated by Astrid Sheckels

From the snowy, wintery window of her art studio, Dahlov Ipcar saw a wild and wondrous world. With vivid imagination and vibrant colors, she captured a lively part of the Christmas season at her farm in Maine. From one shining star that graces the top of a living outdoor tree, she envisioned many captivating creatures of the field and forest who came to visit.

Times were tough in the small New England fishing village where Marcie lived. No one had any money, and work was hard to find. So the villagers rejoiced one glorious fall when an unexpected bounty of scallops filled their little bay. For young Marcie, a week of harvesting scallops also brought an unexpected adventure and a lesson about love that she would never forget.

U.S. $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-22-3 Children’s Picture Book, hardcover (DJ), 8 x 10, ages 4–9, 40 p.

U.S. $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-25-4 Children’s Picture Book, hardcover (DJ), 8 x 10, ages 4–9, 36 p.

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Nic and Nellie

The Fish House Door

The Old Mainer and the Sea

By Astrid Sheckels

Written by Robert F. Baldwin Illustrated by Astrid Sheckels

By Jean M. Flahive, Illustrated by Mari Dieumegard

Nic and Nellie is a heartwarming story of a girl and her beloved dog, Nellie, who slowly learn that new places really aren’t so scary, and that often friends can be found around every corner, even in old rowboats, tidal ponds, and stinky mudflats. U.S. $17.95 / CAN $20.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-52-0 Chilldren’s picture book, hardcover (DJ), 9.25 x 11.25, ages 4–9, 36 p.

A beautifully illustrated book set on a Maine island fishing village. A summer visitor gives a young islander a new perspective and a fresh look at the people and traditions that have shaped his past and will chart his future. U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-30-8 Children’s picture book, hardcover (DJ), 9.25 x 11.25, ages 4-9, 36 p.

Eben goes fishing one day, rowing six miles from his island home, hauling in cod as he goes. But a porpoise tangles his lines, fog rolls in, and an accident leads to a broken oar. Lonely, tired, and adrift, Eben is almost ready to give up when rescue comes in an unexpected form. The Old Mainer and the Sea is an allegorical tale about the circular nature of hope and deliverance. U.S. $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-27-8 Children’s picture book, hardcover (DJ), 8 x 10, ages 4–8, 32 p.


Titus Tidewater

The Pig Scramble

My Cat, Coon Cat

By Suzy Verrier

Written by Jessica Kinney Illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen

By Sandy Fuller Illustrated by Jeannie Brett

Clarence feels like he’s not big enough and not helpful enough, especially compared to his two big brothers. He just can’t seem to find his place on the family farm. But not every little boy has an uncle like Clarence’s Uncle Leon. And when it comes time for the annual county fair, it’s Uncle Leon who gives Clarence the advice and selfconfidence he needs to turn things around.

When a young girl moves into a new home, she slowly wins the affection of a shy Maine coon cat. A delightful book for children, cat lovers, and anyone who has felt the warmth of making a new friend.

For lobster Titus Tidewater, summer means exciting happenings near the shoreline, but also lurking dangers. Titus explores the ocean floor, but soon finds himself caught in a trap. Find out what happens when he is taken from his familiar surroundings to a strange new world on land. U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-0-976323-11-2 Children’s picture book, hardcover, 10.5 x 8.25, ages 4–9, 38 p.

U.S. $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-61-2 Children’s picture book, hardcover (DJ), 9 x 11, ages 4–9, 36 p.

U.S. $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-13-1 Children’s picture book, softcover, 8 x 9.75, Ages 4-9, 32 p.


CHILDREN | AGES 0-6 Board Book

A Snowy Owl Story

Written by Melissa Kim, Illustrated by Jada Fitch Based on a true story, A Snowy Owl Story describes the recent irruption of Snowy Owls in the United States.Youngsters will learn about migration, adaptation, and respectful human interaction with nature. U.S. $10.95 / CAN $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-48-2 Children’s board book 7 x 7, ages 0-6, 24 p.

Mud, Sand, and Snow

ABC Gulls

By Charlotte Agell

123 Gulls

By Beth Rand

By Beth Rand

Toddlers will enjoy listening to, and repeating, the easy rhyming text that invites them to use all their senses to experience the world changing around them. We feel grass tickling our toes, hear bees buzzing, and see our breath steam in the cold of winter. Author/illustrator Charlotte Agell brings her trademark light and airy watercolors to this joyful board book.

ABC Gulls offers a playful look at the alphabet with a coastal twist. A cast of seagulls chronicle scenes from everyday island life. Little ones can start by learning letters and move up to sounding out individual words and full sentences.

123 Gulls offers a fresh take on a counting book, as a trio of intrepid seagulls makes its way through an island winter wonderland. Little ones can start by learning numbers while early counters will have fun finding all the items. Parents and caregivers will appreciate the playful rhyming text as they show children that enjoying winter is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

U.S. $14.95 / CAN $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-08-7 Children’s picture book, hardcover, 8 x 8, ages 2–6, 32 p.

U.S. $10.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-63-6 Children’s board book 6x6, ages 2-6, 24 p.


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U.S. $14.95 / CAN $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-52-0 Children’s picture book, hardcover, 8 x 8, ages 2–6, 32 p.


New in Softcover

The Cat at Night

The Little Fisherman

One Horse Farm

The Calico Jungle

By Dahlov Ipcar

By Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Dahlov Ipcar

By Dahlov Ipcar

By Dahlov Ipcar

One Horse Farm tells the story of a boy and a horse who grow up together on a farm and watch the world change around them. It’s a book that comes from the heart for Dahlov Ipcar. “It was the life I lived,” she said.

A boy takes a fantastical journey through a jungle landscape on a calico quilt his mother made for him, encountering calico elephants giving each other shower baths, calico antelope hiding in trees, and more.

The Cat at Night depicts the journey of a farmer’s cat as it walks from the farm to the city, through fields and forests. Flip through the bold pages, which alternate between bright color and dark night scenes. U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-23-0 Children’s picture book, hardcover (DJ), 8.75 x 11.5, ages 4–9 , 48 p.

This first children’s book illustrated by Dahlov Ipcar, with its authentic coastal scenes, helped establish her distinctive style and ignited a four-decade creative run in which she wrote and illustrated more than 30 children’s books. U.S. $12.95 / CAN $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-15-5 Children’s picture book, softcover 8 x 9.75, ages 4–9, 40 p.

U.S. $12.95 / CAN $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-70-4 Children’s picture book, softcover 10 x 8.5, ages 4–8, 36 p.

Maine Alphabet Maine Alphabet Islandport Press

Dahlov Ipcar’s Maine Alphabet

Dahlov Ipcar’s Wild Animal Alphabet

Dahlov Ipcar’s Farmyard Alphabet

by Dahlov Ipcar

by Dahlov Ipcar

by Dahlov Ipcar

Maine wildlife and coastal scenes are near and dear to Dahlov Ipcar’s heart, and this board book serves as a kind of love letter to her home state, where she lived and worked for almost 75 years. She wrote, “A is for animals, wild and free,” and “W is for woodlands of wonder for you and for me.”

Dahlov Ipcar’s second board book features illustrations from her books as well as her fine art paintings. Her rhyming couplets take readers on a fantastic trip from antelopes to tigers all the way to “Z is for Zebra, who always comes last.”

This delightful board book pairs fresh original verses with timeless illustrations from Dahlov Ipcar’s career. From apples and barns to vegetables and woodstoves, both the unique text and bold, bright artwork celebrate farm life in Ipcar’s inimitable style.

U.S. $10.95 / CAN $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-87-2 Children’s Board Book 6 x 6, ages 2–6, 24 p.

U.S. $10.95 / CAN $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-58-2 Children’s Board Book 6 x 6, ages 2-6, 22 p.

U.S. $17.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-31-5 Children’s picture book, hardcover (DJ) 7.75 x 11.25, ages 4–9, 42 p.

“Children’s book illustrator Dahlov Ipcar gives young readers her vision of the ABCs” – Aislinn Sarnicki, Bangor Daily News

U.S. $10.95 / CAN $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-43-8 Board book, 6 x 6, ages 2–6, 20 p.


CHILDREN | AGES 4-10 New in Softcover


I Am Birch By Scott Kelley As dark rumors swirl through the woods, a birch tree uses wisdom and humor to put the animals’ fears to rest and emerges as the unlikely champion and protector of the forest. U.S. $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-39-1 Children’s picture book, hardcover (DJ), 8 x 10, Ages 4-8, 32 p.

Albert’s Almost Amazing Adventure

Adventures in Vacationland

By Marty Kelley

By Mark Scott Ricketts

Albert’s vacation was amazing—or so he thought. To friends, his time in Maine was boring. Dull. Lame. They’ve got more vivid and exciting ideas of what Albert could—and should—have done on his trip. But Albert might just have a surprise for his friends, after all.

Young Joe Livingston has a very active imagination! And when his favorite aunt goes missing, he and his family journey through the wilds of Maine to rescue her from the clutches of Cracker—The Beast of Briney Bay!

U.S. $12.95 / CAN $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-944762-81-0 Children’s Picture Book, softcover, 8 x 10, ages 4-8, 32 p.

U.S. $17.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-16-1 Children’s picture book, hardcover (DJ), 9 x 11, ages 6-10, 40 p.


When the Sky is Like Lace

At One

There are No Moose on This Island!

Written by Elinor Lander Horwitz Illustrated by Barbara Cooney

In a Place Called Maine

Written by Stephanie Calmenson Illustrated by Jennifer Thermes

On a night on which anything can—and indeed will—happen, three girls venture out to hear otters sing, eat spaghetti with pineapple sauce, and watch the trees dance. Orginally published in 1975, When the Sky is Like Lace was a New York Times Outstanding Book. U.S. $17.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-47-5 Children’s picture book, hardcover (DJ), 8 x 10, ages 4-8, 32 p.

Written by Lynn Plourde Art by Leslie Mansmann At One lyrically celebrates Maine’s inspirational beauty, from the majesty of Baxter State Park to the crashing waves of the Atlantic. In At One, veteran author Lynn Plourde strikes out in a new direction while keeping her distinctive voice. U.S. $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-06-3 Children’s picture book, hardcover, 8 x 10, ages 4–9, 32 p.

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Jake’s excited to visit an island, and he wants to see a moose. But his dad insists: there are no moose there. With graceful illustrations, Jake starts to see the moose, but Dad can’t. In the end, Jake shows Dad how to truly experience the outdoors. U.S. $17.95 / CAN $20.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-34-6 Children’s picture book, hardcover (DJ), 9 x 11, ages 4-8, 36 p.


C is for Cape Cod

written BY

CHriStina LaUrie


SteVe HeaSLiP

The Islandport Press ABC New England series features vibrant color photographs in fun and informative books that will appeal to residents and visitors of all ages. The books grow with readers, featuring both a letter concept and more in depth anecdotes and instructive text on each page. All are nonfiction hardcover picture books, 11 x 9, best for ages 3-10, and 32 pages. A is for Acadia

N is for New Hampshire

Written by Ruth Gortner Grierson Photographs by Richard Johnson

Written by Rebecca Rule Photographs by Scott Snyder

U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-03-2

U.S. $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-68-1


Treasures of the Northeast Coast

By Joanne Roach-Evans This illustrated pocket guide helps young beachcombers find and identify shells of animals commonly found on Northeast shores. Easy enough for preschoolers, but scientific enough to satisfy a middle-schooler. U.S. $10.95 / CAN $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-79-7 Illustrated guidebook, softcover, 6 x 6, ages 2-8, 32 p.

B is for Berkshires

C is for Cape Cod Written by Christina Laurie Photographs by Steve Heaslip U.S. $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-13-0

Written by Joan Duris Photographs by Gillian Jones U.S. $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-51-2

Ten Days in Acadia

Ten Days in the North Woods

A Kids’ Hiking Guide to Mount Desert Island

A Kids’ Hiking Guide to the Katahdin Region

By Hope Rowan, Art by Jada Fitch

By Hope Rowan, Art by Jada Fitch

Come along with Hattie to hike ten different trails on beautiful, iconic Mount Desert Island. Hattie, 12, and her family describe their summer vacation to Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island, hiking the trails, discovering and observing plants and animals, swimming in lakes, and enjoying the occasional ice cream cone, too!

A young girl and her family describe a trip discovering the forests, mountains, ponds, and waterfalls of Maine’s Baxter State Park, the Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area, and the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. 

U.S. $12.95 / CAN $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-09-4 Children’s/Guidebook, softcover, 5.5 x 7, ages 8-12, 104 p.

U.S. $12.95 / CAN $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-944762-64-3 Children’s/Guidebook, softcover, 5.5 x 7, ages 8-12, 128 p.


MIDDLE READERS | Ages 8-14 All four books are Junior Library Guild selections! All in Softcover!





Written by Tamra Wight Illustrated by Carl DiRocco

Written by Tamra Wight Illustrated by Carl DiRocco

Written by Tamra Wight Illustrated by Carl DiRocco

Written by Tamra Wight Illustrated by Carl DiRocco

At the campground Cooper’s parents own, someone is out to harm the loons. Cooper and his friend Packrat must figure out who the culprit is and how to stop them—before it’s too late.

Cooper, Packrat, and Roy must elude two goons, tolerate an annoying teenager, keep tabs on a shady new camper, and stake out the eagle’s nest—all without getting grounded.

Juggling new campground duties, feeling guilty over his father’s accident, and desperate to help the fox kits, Cooper must make some tough decisions about who—and what—should come first.

Someone is dumping trash on the campground’s property.When Cooper, Packrat, and Roy investigate, they stumble headlong into the path of a garbage truck and a hungry black bear.

U.S. $12.95 / CAN $15.95

U.S. $12.95 / CAN $15.95

U.S. $12.95 / CAN $15.95

U.S. $12.95 / CAN $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-939017-08-6 Middle grade fiction, softcover, 6 x 9, ages 8-12, 188 p.

ISBN: 978-1-939017-90-1 Middle grade fiction, softcover, 6 x 9, ages 8-12, 200 p.

ISBN: 978-1-944762-54-4 Middle grade fiction, softcover, 6 x 9, ages 8-12, 216 p.

U.S. $16.95 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-1-939017-89-5

U.S. $16.95 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-1-944762-25-4

Mystery on Pine Lake

ISBN: 978-1-939017-02-4 Middle grade fiction, softcover, 6 x 9, ages 8-12, 152 p.

Mystery of the Eagle’s Nest



The Fog of Forgetting


The Kinfolk

By G.A. Morgan

By G.A. Morgan

By G.A. Morgan

The Five Stones Trilogy introduces the realms of Ayda and a centuriesold battle for control. At stake are the four stones of power and the elusive Fifth Stone that binds them all.

In book two of The Five Stones Trilogy, Morgan raises the stakes with a deeper examination of the evil power at work in Dankar, the conflict between love and loyalty, and the pain of sacrifice.

In the final installment of The Five Stones Trilogy, Chase, Evelyn, and Knox must gather together disparate forces to save not just Ayda but their own world.

U.S. $14.95 / CAN $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-23-9 Middle grade fiction, hardcover, 6 x 9, ages 10-14, 308 p.

U.S. $14.95 / CAN $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-12-4 Middle grade fiction, softcover, 6 x 9, ages 10-14, 336 p. U.S. $18.95 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-1-939017-63-5

Mystery of the Missing Fox

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U.S. $14.95 / CAN $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-03-2 Middle grade fiction, softcover, 6 x 9, ages 10-14, 296 p. U.S. $18.95 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-1-934031-82-7

Mystery of the Bear Cub

“Ayda is not so different from Narnia, nor are the caves on the coast different from the magical wardrobe. Magic and fantasy, according to this author, are where you look for them.” —Maine Sunday Telegram, on the Five Stones Trilogy





Lea Wait

What the Wind Can Tell You


Billy Boy

By Sarah Marie A. Jette

By Gail Donovan

By Jean Mary Flahive

When Isabelle enters the magical world of Las Brisas with her brother, who has a severe form of epilepsy and uses a wheelchair, her eyes are opened to a future of new possibilities. $14.95

Acclaimed author Gail Donovan gets inside the hearts and minds of fifth graders on this journey told with unexpected humor and impressive insight.

Billy Laird enlists in the Union Army, but has no idea what lies ahead. He is ill prepared for the training and fighting, but survives with help from friends. When he is sent to a different unit, he runs off and meets a runaway slave, Elijah.Together, the two make their way north to their fates.

U.S. $14.95 / CAN $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-41-4, Middle Grade Fiction, Softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, Ages 8-12, 216 p.

U.S. $14.95 / CAN $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-55-1, Middle Grade Fiction, Softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 192 p.

Uncertain Glory By Lea Wait

U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-13-1 Young adult fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, ages 12+, 294 p.

Lea Wait skillfully draws on the lives of real people in Maine’s history to tell this story of three young adults touched by the Civil War and the tension it brings, forcing them into adulthood‚ before they may be ready. U.S. $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-83-3 Middle Grade Fiction, softcover, 6 x 9, ages 8-12, 204 p.



The Sugar Mountain Snow Ball

Lies in the Dust


The Door to January

By Sarah L. Thomson

by Gillian French

By Elizabeth Atkinson

Written by Jakob Crane Illustrated by Timothy Decker

Cheerful Ruby and her shy friend Eleanor couldn’t be more different. Ruby has lived her whole life in Paris, New Hampshire. Eleanor’s family is from Sri Lanka. But these best friends share one thing: they both have impossible dreams.

Fourteen years after the Salem Witch Trials, one accuser wrote a letter of apology for helping send 24 people to their deaths. This is her story. This graphic novel is a searing and uncommon portrayal of an untold aspect of the trials.

U.S. $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-31-5 Middle grade fiction, softcover, 6 x 9, ages 8-12, 216 p.

U.S. $14.95 / CAN $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-33-8 Young adult graphic novel, softcover, 6 x 9, ages 12+, 128 p.

Fourteen-year-old Haley is struggling to cope – with her stepmom and baby brother, with her beloved cousin’s terminal illness, with dropping grades at school. When she digs deep into her family history for a school project, she uncovers a disturbing New England tradition and a ghostly past. Haley must overcome her doubts and confront a vampire in order to save herself and her family.

Ever since sixteen-year-old Natalie moved away from her hometown of Bernier, Maine, she’s had nightmares. And not just the usual ones. Breakthrough author Gillian French skillfully weaves together themes of small town bullies, unsolved murders, time travel, and the force of the spirit in this gripping paranormal thriller.

U.S. $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-36-0 Young adult fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, ages 11-15, 172 p.

U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-13-1 Young adult fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, ages 12+, 294 p.



“It is precisely the combination of grit, wit, and tenderness that May displays in her writing, her demeanor, and her approach to life that makes her and her work such a pure delight.” ––Christine LaPado-Breglia, The Lincoln County News

Whatever it Takes

Seven Decades of True Love, Hard Work, and No Regrets

By May Davidson For nearly seventy years, May and Jim Davidson shared an unbreakable love of Maine and a relentless drive to do “whatever it takes” to achieve success and happiness. They fell in love as teenagers, built their first house using twenty dollars worth of lumber, and set about creating the life of their dreams. They soon learned that optimism alone wouldn’t sustain them. To make ends meet, they lobstered, fished, farmed sheep, started a lobster trap sawmill, and crisscrossed the country as long haul truckers. They eventually collapsed into debt and uncertainty while trying to raise thousands of chickens, so they regrouped and fought their way out again using the sea as their inspiration. May Davidson’s tale is a decades-long tapestry of adventure, brutally hard work, lightheartedness, and risk-taking that serves to inspire any reader determined to live a rich life despite obstacles. U.S. $16.95 ISBN:978-1-944762-16-2 Nonfiction/Memoir, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 448 p.

Maine to Tahiti to Norway and back again. Wayfarer A Memoir By James S. Rockefeller Jr.

In this vividly wrought memoir, author James S. Rockefeller Jr. recalls the moments and milestones in his long, adventurous life. From his old-fashioned childhood—filled with characters and wildlife—as a grandson of William G. Rockefeller and Sarah “Elsie” Stillman, to expeditions as a young man on his Indian motorcycle and his sailboat, Mandalay, to the fateful evening on Cumberland Island, Georgia, when his heart was stolen by the luminous author Margaret Wise Brown, Rockefeller recounts his youth with wit and clarity. As he matures, his adventurous spirit takes him from Maine to Tahiti to Norway and back again. Throughout his travels, he embraces deep loss and wondrous turns of fortune, including danger, love, death, marriage, fatherhood, and— always—an enduring passion for planes, boats, and engines—a passion that leads him to establish the Owls Head Transportation Museum. A brilliant storyteller, Rockefeller writes the remembrance of a time gone by with the perspective of a 20th-century wayfarer; a voyager on the seas of time. His memoir stands as a moment “between the old and what was to come” and reveals with perspicacity and humor what he calls “this slender crack of time.”


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U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-57-5 Memoir, softcover 5.5 x 8.5, 304 pages


Glenna JOhnsOn sMith

RetuRn Of

Old Maine Woman

Tales of Growing Up and Getting Older

Nine Mile Bridge

Old Maine Woman

Return of Old Maine Woman

Settling Twice

By Helen Hamlin

By Glenna Johnson Smith

By Glenna Johnson Smith

By Deborah Joy Corey

Trappers, foresters, lumbermen, woods folk, and wild animals, as well as frozen dogsled runs, hunting, fishing, simple joys, and awe-inspiring beauty, form the backdrop for Hamlin’s remarkable adventure.

Smith offers a nostalgic look at her childhood on the coast and her observations of life under the big sky and among the rolling potato fields of her beloved Aroostook County, where she has lived for nearly seven decades.

Glenna Johnson Smith is back with her customary combination of sass, insight, and nostalgia in Return of Old Maine Woman—a collection of essays on growing up, being female, and getting older in the northern parts of the state.

In a book of clarity and faith, Deborah Joy Corey probes the complex bonds between family, lovers, and neighbors that shaped her sense of identity, both growing up in rural New Brunswick, and as a wife and mother living on the coast of Maine.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-41-4 Essays, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 172 p.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-30-7 Essays, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 168 p.

U.S. $16.95

Three Years in the Maine Woods

U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-0-967166-25-4 Nonfiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 282 p.

Stories from the Coast to the County

Tales of Growing Up and Getting Older

Lessons from Then and Now

ISBN: 978-1-944762-18-6 Memoir, softcover, 6 x 9, 232 p.


My Life in the Maine Woods A Game Warden’s Wife in the Allagash Country

By Annette Jackson Jackson recounts her experiences with her game warden husband, Dave, during the 1930s. She writes of hunting, fishing, and the sounds of the wilderness through the seasons. She also visits the trappers, fishermen, and woodsmen with whom she shared the wilderness. U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-0-976323-19-8 Nonfiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 216 p.

The Cows are Out!

Shoutin’ Into the Fog

How to Cook a Moose

By Trudy Chambers Price

By Thomas Hanna Hanna writes with sensitivity, humor, and subtle emotion about a hardscrabble way of life, old-time Maine, and the meaning of both family and forgiveness. His personal tale casts an honest light not only on his own family, but helps illuminate a way of life common to the coast in the 1920s and 30s.

By Kate Christensen

U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-0-976323-18-1 Memoir, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 306 p. Temporarily out of stock.

ISBN: 978-1-934031-47-6 Nonfiction/Memoir, softcover, 6 x 9, 298 p.

Two Decades on a Maine Dairy Farm

Price writes of the daily trials of haying, cow breeding, and milking against a backdrop of gentle and entertaining rural life. She introduces eccentric neighbors, visiting city folk, and loveable pets. This is a tribute to family farmers and to an important part of New England’s heritage. U.S. $16.95 ISBN: 978-0-967166-29-2 Memoir, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 250 p.

Growing up on Maine’s Ragged Edge

A Culinary Memoir

Bestselling author Kate Christensen explores cooking at the end of the world, both geographically and metaphorically. Journey with her as she traces the histories of ingredients native to the region and explores what it’s like to live, love, and cook on the edge. U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95

U.S. $24.95 / CAN $26.95 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-1-939017-73-4


NONFICTION COOKING Leave Some for Seed By Tom Hennessey With words and pen-and-ink illustration, Hennessey renders the charm, beauty, and attraction of the outdoorsman’s life, and his own hunting and fishing adventures. This book will enthrall sportsmen of all ages, as well as those in generations to come. This book will appeal to both nature-lovers and sportsmen with its appreciation for the subtle graces of the natural world and the reverence it holds for the sporting life. U.S. $24.95 / CAN $26.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-32-1 Nonfiction, hardcover (DJ), 10 x 8, 136 p.

In Maine

Tales from Misery Ridge

Birds of a Feather

Essays on Life’s Seasons

One Man’s Adventures in the Great Outdoors

By Paul J. Fournier

By John N. Cole

By Paul J. Fournier

John N. Cole’s classic In Maine is a sometimes moving, sometimes lyrical, but always personal book that reveals a man examining the progress of his life and a man reveling in a natural world that not only unfolds around him, but also engages him as an active participant.

Paul J. Fournier wrote about his experiences and adventures in Maine’s great North Woods and beyond. Readers will soar with him on his first solo flight, see how a master builder makes Fournier’s dream canoe, and take part in a historic mission to transplant caribou from Newfoundland to Maine.

Maine guide, bush pilot, journalist, and professional photographer Paul J. Fournier spins stories of the wild outdoors. His stories find their unity in the author’s humor, authority, and love of his subjects: Maine and its wild and civilized inhabitants, whether they climb, slink, swim, fly—or walk on two feet.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-60-5 Nonfiction/outdoors, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 206 p.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-04-8 Nonfiction/outdoors, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 252 p.

ISBN: 978-1-944762-74-2 Nonfiction/Essays, softcover 5.5 x 8.5, 192 pages

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A life lived outdoorS Reflections of a Maine Sportsman

GeorGe Smith A Life Lived Outdoors

Where Cool Waters Flow

Reflections of a Maine Sportsman

Four Seasons with a Master Maine Guide

By George Smith

By Randy Spencer

There’s something for everyone in A Life Lived Outdoors, a collection of essays about home and camp, family and friends, life in rural Maine, hunting and fishing, and other outdoor fun. Smith celebrates approaching life with humility and humor—plus a passion for adventure.

Master Maine Guide Randy Spencer knows the lakes, streams, and woodlands around Grand Lake Stream, Maine, like few others. He takes you on adventures as only an insider can.

U.S. $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-59-9 Nonfiction/outdoors, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 216 p.

U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-28-5 Nonfiction/outdoors, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 330 p.

Ghost Buck

The Legacy of One Man’s Family and its Hunting Traditions

By Dean Bennett In Ghost Buck, Dean Bennett reflects on his family’s experiences at their hunting camp––Camp Sheepskin. As he recalls hunting triumphs and defeats, Bennett explores the erosion of public land use, the degradation of the environment, and the changing rural culture of the Maine woods since the 1800s. U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-66-6 Nonfiction/outdoors, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 246 p.

Suddenly, the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good

This Cider Still Tastes Funny!


Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine

By John Ford Sr.

By V. Paul Reynolds

By John Ford Sr.

John Ford’s second book features more stories and his trademark mix of serious, hilarious, and often self-deprecating tales of his adventures as a Maine game warden. These are wonderful, and more importantly, genuine, stories.

An avid outdoorsman, editor, and award-winning journalist journeys back along the path of his life to share many of his outdoor experiences. He was introduced to the outdoors by his father and soon learned how the outdoors can bestow both love of nature and joy of friendship.

Former game warden and sheriff John Ford was a gifted storyteller and his book is a collection of true tales, both humorous and serious, from the trenches of law enforcement, as well as heartwarming stories of rescuing animals. U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-94-0 Nonfiction/outdoors, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 208 p.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-46-9 Nonfiction/outdoors, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 254 p.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-64-3 Nonfiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 264 p.



Hauling By Hand

The Life and Times of a Maine Island

By Dean Lunt The island village of Frenchboro has a population of nearly fifty people, but it has neither a general store, nor tourist hotel, nor daily ferry service. Instead there is a village, a soul, and a way of life. U.S. $24.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-23-0 Nonfiction/History, softcover, 6 x 9, 480 p. Coming Soon

Sea Change

A Man, A Boat, A Journey Home

By Maxwell Taylor Kennedy In this fast-paced and rollicking book, author Maxwell Taylor Kennedy takes readers on a wild ride as he relates the harrowing voyage to deliver his boat, Valkyrien, from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. As everything goes wrong and trouble and losses mount, Kennedy must rely on instinct and a lifetime of sailing experience to endure. U.S. $16.95/CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-40-7 Nonfiction/Autobiography, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 280 p.

Forever Yours, Boston, Cape Cod & the Islands

Antique Postcard Images of Historic Beantown and Beyond

By Earl Brechlin This collection of historic postcard images offers a nostalgic look at Boston, Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard during the early 20th century. U.S. $14.95/CAN $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-42-1 Nostalgia/History/Gift, softcover, 5.5 x 7, 192 p.

The Story of Mount Desert Island

The Islandport Guide to Lighthouses in Maine By Ted Panayotoff

This guidebook celebrates the longstanding history and importance of each lighthouse, lists its modern-day use and accessibility, and details the sea approach to 22 lighthouses. Full-color photography, and vintage postcard imagery make this volume as handsome as it is useful. U.S. $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-62-8 Travel/Guidebook, softcover, 5.5 x 7, 170 p.

Here for Generations

By Samuel Eliot Morison

The Story of a Maine Bank and its City

The Story of Mount Desert Island, by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Samuel Eliot Morison, is part tribute to the glories and beauty of a place and part history of its people who could be “fisherman, sailor, farmer, lumberman, shipwright, and quarryman rolled into one, and master of all.”

Here for Generations tells the remarkable tale of a town and a bank that have moved in concert for 150 years. The book captures their sweeping history through triumph and tragedy and brings to life the fascinating people and events that have shaped their journey.

U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-01-8 Nonfiction/History, softcover, 6 x 9, 116 p.

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By Dean Lunt

U.S. $24.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-07-0 Nonfiction/History, hardcover (DJ), 6 x 9, 362 p.


Interesting tidbits & tall tales for every town in Maine


What’s in a Name The Story Behind Every Town Name in Maine

by John McDonald, with Marion Fearing Popular Maine storyteller John McDonald describes how every town, city, and plantation in Maine got its name and adds a few stories and tidbits for good measure. From Fryeburg to Frenchboro, Caribou to Kittery, Portland to Passadumkeag, Maine towns often have fascinating stories about why and how they got their name. What’s in a Name? will give you wonderful insight, fun facts, and some little-known history about The Pine Tree State. U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-78-0 Nonfiction / Humor, softcover 5.5 x 8.5, 192 p.

It’s a Flip Book!

John McDonald’s Maine Trivia A Storyteller’s Useful Guide to Useless Information

Down the Road a Piece A Storyteller’s Guide to Maine

by John McDonald

by John McDonald

Storyteller John McDonald delivers a mix of educational and hilarious fun facts about the Pine Tree State, including, of course, more than a few wicked funny stories. This humorous book also features illustrations by Mark Scott Ricketts that add extra spice to the salty tales.

McDonald’s “guidebook” offers tips to tourists and tries to help them better “understand” the glorious state of Maine, touching on its rich history, its variable weather, and its unique vocabulary. But this book is not just for flatlanders, it’s also great for natives and anyone else looking for a laugh.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-73-5 Humor, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 144 p.

U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-0-9763231-3-6 Humor, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 158 p.

A Moose and a Lobster Walk into a Bar by John McDonald McDonald’s now-classic collection of Maine stories was one of our first books—and one of our most successful, paving the way for both Down the Road A Piece and Maine Trivia. Featuring stories like “She’s Up on the Roof and She Won’t Come Down,” this collection will keep you up late laughing. U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-37-7 Humor, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 200 p.



“Anybody who has lived in Maine since the 1970s will quickly identify with the comic situations and wacky characters.”

A Flatlander’s Guide to Maine

Thoughts of an Average Joe

By Brian Daniels

By Brian Daniels

Average Joe Wright of Smalltown, USA loves to give his opinions on why the modern world confuses and frustrates him. Sometimes those opinions get him into trouble. Laugh along as Joe fumbles his way through the twenty-first century in his second book.

Joe Wright (alter-ego of author Brian Daniels) is a middle-aged, thick-around-the-middle everyman trying to make sense of the modern world. He offers his thoughts on pertinent issues in essays like “I’m Not Ready for the Wireless World” and “Poachers Are Not Hunters.”

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-51-3 Humor/Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 208 p.est.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-26-0 Humor/Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 208 p.


Fell Down the Well Kendall Morse

classic stories from downeast

By Mark Scott Ricketts

Classic Stories from Downeast

Huntin’ and Fishin’ with the Ole Man

A Flatlander’s Guide to Maine is an “educational guidebook” for visitors, transplants, wary guests, and anyone else uninitiated in the ways of the Pine Tree State. Readers will learn about Maine’s culture, attractions, animals, plants, history, lingo, and many other aspects of local life. Sort of.

by Kendall Morse

by Dave O’Connor

Father Fell Down the Well is a wonderful collection of traditional Downeast stories that were collected and performed by Kendall Morse during a career of performing in Maine and across America.

A beloved collection of funny fictional essays about hunting and fishing. The Islandport edition includes all-new material introducing all the fun and characters to a wide audience.

U.S. $14.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-49-0 Humor/fiction, softcover, 8 x 10, 104 p.

It Seemed Like a Compliment to Me


—Bill Bushnell, Central Maine Newspapers on Thoughts of an Average Joe

Father Fell Down the Well

U.S. $14.95 / CAN $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-21-5 Humor/fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 124 p.

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U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-56-7 Humor/fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 276 p.



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Finding Your Inner Moose

Ida LeClair’s Guide to Love & Marriage

Ida LeClair’s Guide to Livin’ the Good Life

By Susan Poulin

By Susan Poulin

In The Sweet Life, Poulin (through her popular alter-ego and stage character Ida LeClair) offers a fresh view on love, marriage, and dating through a combination of sassy stories and serious advice. Whip-smart yet down-to-earth, the book strikes the perfect balance between humorous and heartfelt.

Ida LeClair is a newly minted “Certified Maine Life Guide” who just wants to help. Through her hilarious alter-ego, Susan Poulin offers practical and humorous advice on relationships, physical fitness, stress, housecleaning, work, shopping, fun, and more.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-95-6 Humor/Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 200 p.

Susan Poulin is a groundbreaking storyteller who breathes life into her alter-ego Ida and uses humor to face real-life challenges everyone can relate to.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-91-9 Humor/Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 172 p.


Welcome to Frost Heaves, NH

Live Free and Eat Pie!

Headin’ for the Rhubarb!

by Fred Marple

By Rebecca Rule

By Rebecca Rule

In the tradition of Bert and I, Mark Twain, and Lake Wobegon comes Welcome to Frost Heaves, a collection of humorous stories from “the most underappreciated town in New Hampshire” as told by Fred Marple, the town’s unofficial spokesman.

Who doesn’t like pie? Who doesn’t like to laugh? Who doesn’t like Becky Rule? They all come together in this hilarious guide to the Granite State. Becky, a very popular New Hampshire storyteller, tells about the state’s history, culture, climate, attractions, and more.

New Hampshire storyteller Rebecca Rule knows how to speak and understand the local language and she shares that knowledge to help visitors, transplants, and natives alike make sense of the state’s unique vernacular and pronunciations.

U.S. $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-934031-44-5

You Can’t Get There From Here

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-17-8 Humor/fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 170 p.

A Storyteller’s Guide to New Hampshire

ISBN: 978-1-934031-17-9

Humor, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5,184 p.

A New Hampshire Dictionary (well kinda)

U.S. $16.95 Humor, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 252 p.



Classic Maine Humor doesn’t get any better than this. The Best of Bert and I

Bert and I . . . The Book

By Dodge and Bryan

By Dodge and Bryan

This CD features routines from the four original Bert and I CDs, plus stories from Bert and I On Stage and The Downeast Smile-In TV show featuring Marshall Dodge.

Bert and I . . . The Book features more than 60 classic stories from the godfathers of Down East humor, who together created the now-iconic “Bert and I” stories starting in the 1950s.

U.S. $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-05-6 Humor, 1 audio CD

U.S. $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-37-7 Humor, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 140 p.

Bert and I . . . And Other Stories From Downeast

More Bert and I

By Dodge and Bryan

Following the success of their first album, Dodge and Bryan released More Bert and I in early 1960s.

This milestone album has been digitally remastered for a special CD edition, which includes three bonus stories taken from the private 10-inch record that preceded the first commercial record. Marshall “Mike” Dodge stands undeniably as a godfather of Down East humor, bringing an energy and imagination to the stage that took him from a small Connecticut studio to his standing as the premier New England humorist of his era before he was tragically killed by a hit-and-run driver BERT and I in Hawaii in 1982. He was born in New York, attended high school in New Hampshire (where he first heard Down East humor), and graduated from Yale, where he studied philosophy. It was at Yale in 1958 that he and Robert Bryan cut the first Bert and I album and launched what is now a Maine icon. Bryan helped launch Bert and I with Dodge in part by drawing upon his memories from childhood summers spent at his beloved Tunk Lake. Like Dodge, Bob was born and raised in New York and graduated from Yale.

The iconic “Bert and I” stories were written by Yale students Marshall Dodge and Robert Bryan in the late 1950s and performed around campus. The two amateur storytellers soon recorded a short 10-inch album of 11 stories for friends and family, but ultimately pressed just a few hundred. However, their popularity prompted them in 1958 to record and release Bert and I … And Other Stories from Down East, considered the seminal commercial album of New England humor and storytelling. The structure, cadence, and tone they mastered established the blueprint for all who followed, while material from their stories became a part of popular culture (think: You can’t get they-ah from he-ah). Together, the duo recorded four original albums, and Dodge emerged as the premier live performer of his generation. Dodge and Bryan’s influence on storytelling and Down East humor remains unmatched, and their legacy lives on around the campfires and on stages across New England.

By Dodge and Bryan

U.S. $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-28-5 Humor, 1 audio CD

U.S. $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-26-1 Humor, 1 audio CD



BERT and I By Marshall Dodge and Robert Bryan

The Return of Bert and I

Bert and I. . . On Stage

By Dodge and Bryan

By Marshall Dodge

After roughly a decade, Dodge and Bryan released their third original comedy album, The Return of Bert and I.

This wonderful CD captures the magic of a Marshall Dodge live performance. Originally recorded in 1977.

U.S. $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-29-2 Humor, 1 audio CD

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U.S. $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-11-7 Humor, 1 audio CD


Sometimes our choices can haunt us—or save us.

This Time Might Be Different Stories of Maine By Elaine Ford

This Time Might Be Different by award-winning writer Elaine Ford is a collection of fifteen stories in which deftly drawn characters contemplate difficult choices: a young girl might have coffee with a stranger; a guy might decide to rob the local laundromat; or a widow might get in the car and just keep driving. Underneath the commonplace—running into an old lover, a longstanding feud, an unspoken divorce—readers will find a trace of dark humor, a sinister underpinning, or a profound irony. Of Ford’s rural-Maine-set novel Monkey Bay, The New York Times said: “Elaine Ford’s book is reminiscent of Andrew Wyeth’s stark paintings, which use the terrain of northern New England to explore a much larger emotional landscape.” U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-44-5 Short Stories/Fiction, softcover 5.5 x 8.5, 320 p.


Pink Chimneys

Abbott’s Reach

The Havener Sisters

Closer All the Time

By Ardeana Hamlin

By Ardeana Hamlin

By Ardeana Hamlin

By Jim Nichols

Set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Bangor, when it was the lumber capital of the world, Hamlin tells the stories of three women brought together by the infamous brothel called Pink Chimneys. In order to survive, they must form unlikely alliances and discover the strength to overcome the odds in a culture that tries––and fails––to limit their potential.

Set in nineteenth century Maine, Abbott’s Reach is the story of a headstrong woman setting sail on her honeymoon voyage with her sea captain husband. Adventure punctuates their travels between Maine and Hawaii. This gripping novel is the sequel to Pink Chimneys, a Maine classic centered around a notorious Bangor brothel.

The Havener Sisters follows Abbott’s Reach and Pink Chimneys in Ardeana Hamlin’s collection of novels set in nineteenth-century Maine. The story follows the Havener triplets as an unexpected economic crisis gives them a new perspective on their aging lives. This well-researched novel will transport readers back in time to the dawn of suffrage and the industrial age in the Northeast.

Jim Nichols strings together the bittersweet stories of people bound by shared geography and the insular nature of small-town life delivering quick-moving, compelling storytelling with a lasting emotional wallop.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-00-1 Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 220 p.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-42-1 Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 292 p.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-67-4, Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8, 208 p.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-85-7 Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 300 p.



Newest in the Jack McMorrow Mystery Series By Gerry Boyle

“. . . cracking dialogue, wonderful plotting, and a lot of heart.”



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ISBN: 978-1-939017-06-2 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 320 p.

ISBN: 978-1-939017-45-1 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 380 p.



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ISBN: 978-1-939017-52-9 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 396 p.

ISBN: 978-1-939017-54-3 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 376 p.


Cover Story

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Random Act Love is Hell . . . or maybe it’s just who we choose to love. After all, how do we really know who anyone is? When Maine’s favorite reporter, Jack McMorrow, heads out to the hardware store on a routine chore, little does he know that he’s about to witness a senseless murder that will have vicious repercussions. McMorrow chases leads that take him into the dark side of Downeast. At the same time, his best friend Louis has fallen for a mysterious blonde with Russian ties and a hankering for money and intrigue that could put everything Jack loves in peril. U.S. $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-68-1 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 380 p.

ISBN: 978-1-0939017-79-6 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 416 p.

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ISBN: 978-1-939017-77-2 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 400 p.



Pretty Dead

Home Body

U.S. $16.95

U.S. $16.95

ISBN: 978-1- 944762-04-9 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 312 p.

ISBN: 978-1-944762-01-8 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 444 p.

Damaged Goods

Once Burned

Straw Man

U.S. $16.95

U.S. $16.95

U.S. $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-939017-91-8 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 456 p.

ISBN: 978-1-944762-45-2 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 392 p.

U.S. $22.95 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-1-939017-60-4

U.S. $22.95 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-1939017-93-2

ISBN: 978-1-944762-66-7 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 368 p.

Stealing History

Breaking Ground

Mapping Murder

Strangers on the Beach

By William D. Andrews

By William D. Andrews

By William D. Andrews

By Josh Pahigian

Stealing History is a murder mystery based around a historical society in western Maine. The book weaves details of small-town life, delightful characters, and history into a suspenseful tale that keeps you guessing up until the last page.

A well-known benefactor is murdered just as the town is set to celebrate construction of an important new building. Julie Williamson, the historical society’s puzzle-loving director from Stealing History, works to solve the murder.

U.S. $15.95 / CAN $17.95 ISBN: 978-0-9763231-7-4 Fiction/Mystery, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 218 p.

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Somebody is stealing the Ryland Historical Society’s antique maps. Director and security expert Julie Williamson is intrigued but distracted as she plans her long-awaited wedding. However, when a colleague winds up dead, Williamson is pulled into a conundrum that might not have such a happily-ever-after ending.

Billionaire Ferdinand Sevigny lands in Maine after his latest stunt— attempting to sail around the world blindfolded—goes awry. Despite mounting evidence, Sevigny refuses to admit that foul play was involved. As more people become entangled in the mystery, they find themselves forced to make decisions that may define them forever.

ISBN: 978-1-934031-38-4 Fiction/Mystery, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 272 p.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-98-7 Fiction/Mystery, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 200 p.

U.S. $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-83-4 Fiction, hardcover (DJ), 6 x 9, 282 p.



Mary Peters

Silas Crockett


By Mary Ellen Chase

By Mary Ellen Chase

By Mary Ellen Chase

Follow the life of the strong and independent Mary Peters, from her adventurous life at sea with her family at age nine to her later years as she comes to terms with the hometown that is almost unrecognizable from the vibrant seafaring town it was when she left.

Silas Crockett traces life on the Maine coast through four generations of a seafaring family, and recounts the sweeping changes that took place on the Maine coast during the 19th and early 20th centuries. With historical detail and authenticity, Chase’s classic novel is considered one of the most distinguished books in Maine history.

Windswept is the romantic and tumultuous saga of a Maine family who makes its home Down East. Spanning six decades, the novel depicts their lives as they meet head-on the joys and challenges of the changing and encroaching world and eventually, World War II.

U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-0-9763231-5-0 Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 314 p.

U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-0-9671662-2-3 Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 336 p.

U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-0-976323-16-7 Historical fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 388 p.

the contest James Hurley

Contentment Cove


The Contest

By Miriam Colwell

By Miriam Colwell

By James Hurley

Contentment Cove is a riveting story of class distinctions in a 1950s Down East village during a time of cultural change. Though the book is infused with humor, it also deals with serious issues that remain relevant today, none more compelling than the erosion of one way of Maine life and the evolution of another.

Young is a lively and moving novel of one young woman’s restlessness and struggle with life in a small Maine coastal town during the 1950s. Timeless themes still resonate as Evelyn graduates and confronts the question: What is she going to do with her life?

The Contest is a deftly interwoven tale that explores the camaraderie and sportsmanship among anglers. In this skillful tale, author James Hurley challenges the wisdom of chasing perfection, encouraging the reader instead to revel in life’s most important moments, however brief or passing.

U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-16-2 Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5,184 p.

U.S. $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-10-9 Fiction, hardcover (DJ), 6 x 9, 250 p.

U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-04-9 Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 212 p.

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Full Service

A Senator’s Eye Celebrating Maine, Washington, and the Joys of Scraping the Windshield

Notes From the Rearview Mirror

By David Hill

By Sen. Angus S. King Jr.

The true stories in Full Service, both written and visual, will evoke nostalgia as Hill recounts childhood memories and the circumstances of finding these old cars that still have plenty of beauty left. U.S. $18.95 / CAN $20.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-75-8 Photography, softcover, 10 x 8, 128 p.

In recent years, Sen. Angus S. King Jr. has regularly captured images of his work and daily adventures and shared those pictures on social media to provide a wonderful and rare insider’s look at the workaday life of a senator, whether he is in D.C. or his home state. A Senator’s Eye is a fascinating collection of these informal photos, including King’s personal insights and captions. U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-59-9 Photography, softcover, 9 x 7.25, 120 p.


Coloring Maine By Blue Butterfield Woodblock prints by artist Blue Butterfield make for a welcome and uncommon entry in the coloring book market. The artist’s hand-carved lines allow the colorer to bring more of his or her own artistic interpretation to the page, coloring inside or outside of the lines to create an original piece of art. Butterfield’s prints capture the beauty of Maine’s varied landscapes, from Acadia to Katahdin, from inland ponds to brick-lined streets, from swimming holes to the rugged coast. Spanning all four seasons, this coloring book will delight young artists and adult colorers alike. U.S. $14.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-06-3 Craft/Hobby, softcover, 9 x 9, 96 p.

Always in Season

Twelve Months of Fresh Recipes from the Farmers’ Markets of New England

Written by Elise Richer, Art by Teresa Lagrange Always in Season gives you more than 130 inviting and delicious recipes. Maine author Elise Richer takes you through each month of the year, highlighting a few select ingredients that are in season that month and offering fresh ideas on how to use them—without having to run to specialty grocery stores for rare ingredients or set aside half a day for prepping and cooking. U.S. $19.95 / CAN $22.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-99-4 Cookbook, softcover, 8 x 9.5, 192 p.

Green Plate Special

Sustainable and Delicious Recipes

By Christine Burns Rudalevige In Green Plate Special, food writer and sustainibility expert Christine Burns Rudalevige shares her recipes for delicious meals, alongside tips and tricks for greening your kitchen and making the most of your produce. Featuring dozens of recipes that are good for the planet (but do not sacrifice flavor), Green Plate Special is an easy-to-digest primer for conscious, delectable living. U.S. $24.95 / CAN $27.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-14-8 Cookbook, hardcover, 8 x 10, 216 p.



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