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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.

Ordering Information 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.

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

Islandport Magazine Islandport Magazine features profiles, photo essays, original fiction, and book excerpts, as well as stories on such topics as sports, business, music, history, arts, and culture. Four issues (one-year): $20.00 (add $1.10 for sales tax if shipping to a Maine address.) Please call or order online at

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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Winter, spring, summer, fall— this little board book has it all! Mud, Sand, and Snow By Charlotte Agell

“Mud makes me dance in the spring / I fly up to the sky on my swing.” So begins a celebration of the four seasons, as a young girl explores, with family and friends, the mud of spring, sand and wind in the summer, leaves and pumpkins in the fall, and the joys of snow in winter. 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. U.S. $10.95 978-1-944762-63-6 Children’s board book 6x6, ages 2-6, 24 p.

Charlotte Agell is the author/illustrator of 12 books for children and young adults. Originally from Sweden, she also grew up in Canada and Hong Kong. She is the mother of two grown children. A longtime Yarmouth, Maine, public school teacher, Charlotte loves living near the coast of Maine.


123 Gulls By Beth Rand

123 Gulls offers a fresh take on a counting book, as a trio of intrepid seagulls makes its way through an island winter wonderland. They skate, ski, and collect items, counting down from ten mittens to one snowy surprise. The gulls also experience 50 and 100, until one moon puts them to sleep in the end. Little ones can start by learning numbers while early counters will have fun finding all the times. 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. $14.95 978-1-944762-52-0 Children’s picture book, hardcover 8 x 10, ages 2-6, 32 p.

ABC Gulls By Beth Rand 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.



A life, the outdoors, and the glorious rhythms of nature.


In Maine Essays on Life’s Seasons By John N. Cole John Cole wrote with passion about his life, the outdoors, and the glorious rhythms of nature. In Maine, like all his essays and books, draws from his lifelong partnership and his fascination with the natural world from commercial fishing in the waters off Long Island, New York, to chasing stripers in Casco Bay, Maine, to quietly observing the shifting winds that roll across the local meadow and the annual change of seasons, a ritual he finds exhilarating. “Few realities life can muster are capable of destroying the zest and richness of September and October in this northeast,” he writes. Cole has gained insight and contemplated potential lessons during his journey. He notes the changes that have come to the world and those that are coming. And he laments the basics of nature that too often pass unnoticed today, but remain important parts of our past and possibly our future. “Men cannot live without knowing... knowing which way the wind blows, which way the rain falls, how the sea surges, the land lives and the forest dies.” To do so, he says, is unnatural. U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-74-2 Nonfiction/Essays, softcover 5.5 x 8.5, 172 pages Coming June 4

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

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A Senator’s Eye

Celebrating Maine, Washington, and the Joys of Scraping the Windshield By Sen. Angus S. King Jr.

Sen. Angus S. King Jr.—whether hosting a bipartisan barbecue as a US Senator, traveling the country in his RV, riding the back roads of Maine on his Harley, or waxing poetically about his civil war hero Joshua Chamberlain—prides himself on having an eye and an ear for both the historic and the gloriously familiar. In recent years, he 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. From the formality of the Capitol Rotunda to a glorious sunrise off the coast of Maine, 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.

“ . . . he’s a thoughtful documenter of the Maine experience”

SEN. ANGUS S. KING JR. (I-Maine) was elected as an independent to the US Senate in 2012 filling the same seat once occupied by Edmund Muskie, George Mitchell, and Olympia Snowe. King also served two terms as the governor of Maine. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and earned his law degree from the University of Virginia. King considers himself a strong believer in the need for greater bipartisan dialogue and relationship building and is a proven consensus-builder who “calls ’em like he sees ’em,” putting civility and respect ahead of political ideology. After serving two terms as governor of Maine, he packed up his family in an RV and spent nearly six months circumnavigating the United States. His first book, Governor’s Travels: How I Left Politics, Learned to Back Up a Bus, and Found America, detailed his trip. He has five children and lives in Brunswick, Maine, with his wife, Mary. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the Maine outdoors—either on his Harley or with his family in their camper.

Photo by Michele Stapleton

—Benjamin Williamson, Down East Magazine, Director of Photography



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

C is for Cape Cod

B is for Berkshires

Written by Ruth Gortner Grierson Photographs by Richard Johnson

Written by Rebecca Rule Photographs by Scott Snyder

Written by Christina Laurie Photographs by Steve Heaslip

Written by Joan Duris Photographs by Gillian Jones

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

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

U.S. $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-13-0

U.S. $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-51-2


Merry Moosey Christmas

Christmas in Maine

Adventures in Vacationland

Written by Lynn Plourde Illustrated by Russ Cox

Written by Robert P. Tristram Coffin Illustrated by Blue Butterfield

By Mark Scott Ricketts

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

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.

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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. $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.




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 in 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


My Cat, Coon Cat

By Joanne Roach-Evans

By Sandy Fuller Illustrated by Jeannie Brett

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.

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.

By Suzy Verrier

Treasures of the Northeast Coast

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. $10.95 / CAN $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-79-7 Illustrated guidebook, softcover, 6 x 6, ages 2-8, 32 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.



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.


Published in cooperation with

Other Wildlife on the Move board books

A Blanding’s Turtle Story

A Little Brown Bat Story

Written by Melissa Kim Illustrated by Jada Fitch

Written by Melissa Kim Illustrated by Jada Fitch

A Blanding’s Turtle ventures across streams, over roads, and through wetlands to find food and a safe place to make a nest.

A Little Brown Bat Story follows one bat through its daily ritual of eating and sleeping, and its annual migration to a safe spot to hibernate in winter.

U.S. $10.95 / CAN $12.95

U.S. $10.95 / CAN $12.95

ISBN: 978-1-939017-92-5 Children’s board book 7 x 7, ages 0-6, 24 p.

ISBN: 978-1-939017-70-3 Children’s board book 7 x 7, ages 0-6, 24 p.

A Monarch Butterfly Story Written by Melissa Kim Illustrated by Jada Fitch Through a simple narrative with beautiful illustrations, young readers will learn about the Monarch Butterfly, its cycle from egg to caterpillar to butterfly, threats to its survival, and respectful human interaction to help conserve this increasingly threatened species. U.S. $10.95 / CAN $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-11-7 Children’s board book, 7 x 7, ages 0-6, 24 p.

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New in Softcover

The Cat at Night By Dahlov Ipcar

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.

The Little Fisherman By Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Dahlov Ipcar

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.

One Horse Farm

The Calico Jungle

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.

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.

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.

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

My Wonderful Christmas Tree By Dahlov Ipcar

From her art studio window, Dahlov Ipcar saw a wild and wondrous world. With imagination and vibrant colors, she captures the shining star that graces the top of a living outdoor tree, and the captivating creatures who come to visit. U.S. $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-22-3 Children’s picture book, hardcover (DJ), 8 x 10, ages 4–9, 40 p.



Never forget your roots. Even a stump can be a hero. 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.

“I Am Birch is a timeless tale for contemporary readers. The art is breathtaking and poignant.” —Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet, author of Some Writer!

When the Sky is Like Lace

At One

The Lake Where Loon Lives

Written by Elinor Lander Horwitz Illustrated by Barbara Cooney

In a Place Called Maine

Written by Brenda Reeves Sturgis Illustrated by Brooke Carlton

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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There’s a lake. A loon. Two chicks. Sounds peaceful, right? Guess again! The Lake Where Loon Lives starts quietly, but the story builds, one line at a time, to a wacky, wonderful, and splashy crescendo, as the loons are joined by other creatures. U.S. $17.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-24-6 Children’s picture book, hardcover (DJ), 9 x 11, ages 4-8, 32 p.

MIDDLE READERS | Ages 8-12 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 Mystery of the Missing Fox

Mystery of the Bear Cub



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 centuries-old 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: 978-1-939017-87-1 Middle grade fiction, softcover, 6 x 9, ages 10-14, 376 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. $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: 978-1-939017-23-9

U.S. $18.95 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-1-939017-63-5

U.S. $18.95 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-1-934031-82-7



“Chilling and suspenseful, this paranormal thriller with a touch of romance will keep readers on the edges of their seats.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Door to January by Gillian French

Ever since sixteen-year-old Natalie Payson moved away from her hometown of Bernier, Maine, she’s had nightmares. And not just the usual ones.These are inside her, pulling her, calling her back, drawing her to a door, a house, a place, a time. Full of fear, full of danger. So this summer, Natalie’s going back to Bernier to face up to a few things: the reason she left town in the first place; the boy she’s trying hard not to trust; and the door in her dreams. But once she goes through the door, into a murky past, she’s entangled in someone else’s world. And only Natalie can help right the wrongs of both the past and the present. 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. $14.95 / CAN $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-61-2 Young adult fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, ages 13+, 240 p. Softcover available May 7



Glory Lea Wait

The Sugar Mountain Snow Ball

Lies in the Dust

Billy Boy

Uncertain Glory

By Jean Mary Flahive

By Lea Wait

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 to 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.

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.

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: 978-1-944762-31-5 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.

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

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U.S. $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-83-3 Middle grade fiction, softcover, 6 x 9, ages 8-12, 204 p.


Ten Days in the North Woods

A Kids’ Hiking Guide to the Katahdin Region by Hope Rowan, Art by Jada Fitch

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.  A follow-up to the popular Ten Days in Acadia, the book is told from a fictional kid’s point of view in order to interest young people and get them excited about being outdoors. Beautiful color drawings by Maine artist Jada Fitch illustrate field notes of common flora and fauna. Full-color trail maps, color photographs, hiking tips, rainy-day ideas, and other resources on lodging, recreation, and travel to and from the area, make this a valuable family companion.  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. Coming May 7

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. Four-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.

The Maine Play Book

A Four-Season Guide to Family Fun and Adventure

Ten Days in Acadia A Kids’ Hiking Guide to Mount Desert Island

By Jennifer Hazard

By Hope Rowan

This book is the ultimate family guide to Maine. Organized by season, each section features farms, nature preserves, and parks, as well as events and activities for families—from the rugged coast to the northernmost reaches of the state—with travel tips and color photos along the way.

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!

U.S. $14.95 / CAN $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-43-8 Travel/Guidebook, softcover, 5.5 x 7, 216 p.

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.



Old-time Boston comes to life in historic postcard images. NEW

Forever Yours, Boston, Cape Cod & the Islands Antique Postcard Images of Historic Beantown and Beyond By Earl Brechlin

In Forever Yours, Boston, longtime journalist Earl Brechlin provides a fascinating look at Boston using more than one hundred antique postcard images to highlight such famous landmarks as Old North Church, Boston Public Library, and the Boston Market. Brechlin, a postcard collector, offers interesting information to accompany the images, which include scenes from early twentieth-century Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard. U.S. $14.95/CAN $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-42-1 Nostalgia/History/Gift, softcover, 5.5 x 7, 160 p.

Forever Yours, Bar Harbor Antique Postcard Images of Mount Desert Island and Acadia By Earl Brechlin

Return to the Golden Age of Bar Harbor through these historic postcard images and accompanying captions curated by author Earl Brechlin. This book captures the turn-of-thecentury glamour and history of the region, including Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. U.S. $14.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-42-0 Nostalgia/History/Gift, softcover, 5.5 x 7, 122 p.

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“the real thing” —The Courier-Gazette

A “gem”

—Maine Boats & Harbors

Hauling By Hand

The Life and Times of a Maine Island By Dean Lunt

Hauling by Hand tells the remarkable story of Frenchboro, Long Island, which sits eight miles off the Maine coast, making it one of the state’s most remote outposts. It is one of only fourteen Maine islands still supporting a year-round community, while only a century ago, there were some 300 such communities. The island’s roots were set in the 1820s by the Lunt family and a small band of pioneers who together carved an island community from the spruce and granite shores. Fueled by the shipping and fishing industries, Long Island evolved from outpost to vibrant offshore port before economic changes transformed the island into a hardscrabble turn-of-the-century fishing village where nearly 200 residents scratched a living from depleted fishing stocks and rocky soil. Today, the scenic town 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

A Maine Summer Island

The Story of Mount Desert Island

The Story of Bustins

By Samuel Eliot Morison

By F. Benjamin Carr

The Story of Mount Desert Island, by Pulitzer Prizewinning 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.”

Bustins Island lies just offshore from the tourist mecca of Freeport. Carr, a longtime Bustins summer resident, takes readers from the island’s beginnings as a farming community and a stop for fishermen through its days as a yearround community to its transformation into a summer colony. U.S. $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-15-5 Nonfiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 172 p.

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

Here for Generations

The Story of a Maine Bank and its City

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



“A fascinating, harrowing, and ultimately uplifting tale of one man’s struggle with his demons and the elements, Sea Change will have you on the edge of your seat until the very end.” —Nathaniel Philbrick, author of Mayflower

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, a 90-foot dilapidated wooden schooner, from San Francisco to Washington, DC. From day one, Kennedy and his skeleton crew face almost insurmountable odds and personal danger in their quest to make the crossing. Rich in nautical detail and humor, Kennedy recounts his adventure—its pleasures and perils—as he encounters never-ending technical problems and a hilarious cast of characters. As everything goes wrong and trouble and losses mount, Kennedy must rely on instinct and a lifetime of sailing experience to endure. He is steered by the love of his family, his respect for the sea, and his admiration for those who dare to venture far from shore. U.S. $16.95/CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-40-7 Nonfiction/Autobiography, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 280 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, 300 p. Coming May

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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 1930s.

By Kate Christensen

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

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



Winner, 2016 John N. Cole Maine Literary Award

“When his [Dean Bennett’s] prose takes you through the woods surrounding Camp Sheepskin, you can smell the bog. You can hear the deer blow. You can see the thick snow that blankets the woods.” ––John Holyoke, Bangor Daily News

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.

A life lived outdoorS Reflections of a Maine Sportsman

GeorGe Smith

A Life Lived Outdoors

Tales from Misery Ridge

Birds of a Feather

Reflections of a Maine Sportsman

One Man’s Adventures in the Great Outdoors

By Paul J. Fournier

By George Smith

By Paul J. Fournier

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.

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

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.

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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 naturelovers 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.

Where Cool Waters Flow Four Seasons with a Master Maine Guide

By Randy Spencer 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. $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-28-5 Nonfiction/outdoors, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 330 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.



The family-friendly traditional stories by John McDonald, a columnist, radio personality, and professional storyteller, strike a chord with readers looking for a good laugh. 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.

5 1 Anniversar y th


John McDonald’s Maine Trivia

Down the Road a Piece

It’s a Flip Book!

Ain’t He Some Funny (CD)

A Storyteller’s Useful Guide to Useless Information

A Storyteller’s Guide to Maine

by John McDonald

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 to laugh.

Culling from his years of Maine storytelling and from his two wildy popular books, A Moose and a Lobster Walk into a Bar and Down the Road a Piece: A Storyteller’s Guide to Maine, humorist John McDonald has selected and presented his best work for this hilarious CD.

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.

U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 1-934031-02-X Classic Downeast Humor, Audio CD

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The Best of John McDonald

T and I

Yale students Marshall performed around campus. short 10-inch album of 11 essed just a few hundred. 958 to record and release st, considered the seminal d storytelling. The structure, the blueprint for all who ame a part of popular culture ether, the duo recorded four remier live performer of his orytelling and Down East ves on around the campfires


The Ultimate Collection NEW

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.

The Complete Bert and I

by Marshall Dodge and Bob Bryan

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.

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 ultimate CD set for Bert and I fans and lovers of classic regional humor. This collection, compiled and released to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Bert and I, includes the four original Bert and I albums, and the live Bert and I On Stage CD featuring Marshall Dodge. Plus, as a bonus, the collection includes Maine Pot-Hellion, a classic album of Downeast humor produced by Marshall Dodge for the Bert and I record label. The “Bert and I” stories were first created by Yale University students Marshall Dodge and Robert Bryan in the late 1950s and performed around campus. The two amateur storytellers soon recorded a short ten-inch album of eleven stories for friends and family, but ultimately pressed just a few hundred. However, growing popularity prompted them in 1958 to record and release the seminal commercial album of New England humor and storytelling: Bert and I . . . And Other Stories from Down East. Included in this set are: Bert and I . . . And Other Stories from Down East, More Bert and I, The Return of Bert and I, Bert and I Stem Inflation, Bert and I . . . On Stage, and Maine Pot-Hellion. U.S. $ 34.95 / CAN $ 39.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-24-7 Humor, Multi-CD Package

Coming Soon

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

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



“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 and introduces 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


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 female 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.



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.

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

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

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95

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.

the contest James Hurley

Mary Peters

Silas Crockett

Contentment Cove

The Contest

Written by Mary Ellen Chase

Written by Mary Ellen Chase

By Miriam Colwell

By James Hurley

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.

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.

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: 978-0-9671662-2-3 Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 336 p.

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

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

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



Newest in the Jack McMorrow Mystery Series By Gerry Boyle NEW

A senseless murder seems like a random act of violence, until it doesn’t.



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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

U.S. $16.95

U.S. $16.95

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. Coming June 4

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

Damaged Goods

Once Burned

Straw Man

U.S. $16.95

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

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

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

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


Full Service Notes From the Rearview Mirror

By David Hill Full Service features images of the forgotten age of classic automobiles: antique cars rusting in forests and fields, roadhouses, and gas stations where full service was the rule. The true stories, both written and visual, will evoke nostalgia as Hill recounts childhood memories and the circumstances of finding these cars that, with their classic design, 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.

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.


By Charlotte Agell

Mud, Sand, and Snow!

We Tell Stories.

P.O. Box 10 Yarmouth, Maine 04096

Profile for Melissa Kim

Islandport Press Summer 2019 Catalog