on July 06, 2016, at 7 a.m.
The Secret Pool and The Secret Bay by Kimberly Ridley are cleverly written and beautifully illustrated books, with poetic stories that appeal to younger kids, factual sidebars for older kids, and additional information that is both interesting and informative. The Secret Pool, which won many awards, was published by Tilbury …
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on July 03, 2016, at 10:52 p.m.
Finally, after what seemed like a lifetime of waiting, my love asked me the four words I’d been longing to hear most. “Bookish adventure this weekend?”
on July 03, 2016, at 2:57 p.m.
Paul Doiron is an awesome story teller, and no more so than in his new novel, Widow-Maker. And all of his novels have a bit more interest for those of us who love the outdoors, because his main character, Mike Bowditch, is a Maine game warden. Somehow Paul, former editor …
on June 29, 2016, at 3:17 p.m.
Kevin Mannix was a very popular, out-going and personable weather man for more than 25 years on Channel 6 in Portland. So it was a very big surprise when he stepped up to tell his story of shame and depression. He first told the story in a TV 6 series …
By Laurie Hertzel, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) on June 29, 2016, at 12:23 p.m.
Elizabeth Kelly’s third novel, “The Miracle on Monhegan Island,” is neither light nor chick lit. It’s serious and thought-provoking, shot through with dark humor and dark observations on religion and faith.
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on June 28, 2016, at 8:37 p.m.
Spontaneity is good, especially when there’s a bookshop waiting at the end of the journey.
By Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (TNS) on June 22, 2016, at 1:28 p.m.
In “Vinegar Girl,” Anne Tyler brings these talents to the altar of the Hogarth Shakespeare series, in which eight writers are creating novelistic adaptations of various Bard plays.
By Jean Marie Brown, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TNS) on June 22, 2016, at 1:12 p.m.
Friendship, love and infidelity are major chords in Terry McMillan’s narratives, and her latest offering, “I Almost Forgot About You,” uses them to make an ordinary story extraordinary.
on June 21, 2016, at 8:48 a.m.
Barbara Winslow’s new book, Kittery Ghost, published by North Country Press, blends history with a fascinating tale involving a young boy, his blended family, the ghost of a Civil War officer, hidden treasures – well, you get the idea. This is a wonderful tale, and I particularly appreciated the way …
on June 19, 2016, at 7 a.m.
Yes, I love hummingbirds. Linda and I are now up to about a couple dozen species, most of them seen in Texas and Arizona. We have only a single species in Maine, the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird. So it won’t be a surprise when I tell you I also loved Linda P. …
By Aislinn Sarnacki on June 16, 2016, at 1:15 p.m.
“I love natural beauty. That’s why I do a lot of photography. It helps me focus on nature, actually and figuratively,” Ronald B. Davis said with a smile. “I’ve been collecting photographs of plants that grow in bogs and fens for 10 years, but I didn’t know I was going to use them in a book.”
on June 16, 2016, at 7 a.m.
Ida LeClair’s new book (Oops, I mean Susan Poulin’s new book), The Sweet Life, published by Islandport Press in Yarmouth, is a humerous, insightful, and entertaining guide to love, marriage, and more. It’s easy to get Susan and Ida mixed up. Susan is the real person. Ida is on …
on June 13, 2016, at 9:23 a.m.
How could you not love a book titled, Buzzed: Beer, Booze, & Coffee Brews? When Genevieve Morgan at Islandport Press in Yarmouth suggested to Erik Ofgang that he write a book about Maine beers, this first-time author knew he was blessed. He’s also blessed with a wonderful wife, who allowed …
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on June 12, 2016, at 11:50 a.m.
This shop first struck my eye with its huge yellow banner proclaiming BETTER BARGAIN BOOKS. In my experience, there has never been a more effective marketing ploy to get me in the door of a merchandising establishment.
on June 10, 2016, at 8:15 a.m.
If you can, you should get to the Maine State Music Theater in Brunswick to see Ghost The Musical. Linda and I thoroughly enjoyed it last night, which was opening night, so if you are lucky, you can still get tickets for the show which runs through June 25. This …
on June 06, 2016, at 3:06 p.m.
Stunning. Inspiring. Astonishing. Well, I really don’t have adjectives sufficient to describe the photos by Tom Blagden, Jr. in a new book, Acadia National Park – A Centennial Celebration. Tom has been a professional nature photographer for 35 years, concentrating on Maine, South Carolina, and Costa Rica. I have honestly …
on June 03, 2016, at 6:05 p.m.
The third book in a “Wildlife on the Move” partnership between Islandport Press and Maine Audubon is wonderful. A Blanding’s Turtle Story, written by Melissa Kim and illustrated by Jada Fitch, will capture the imagination of your kids, grandkids, and you too! Jada’s illustrations are captivating, for sure, and the …
By Connie Ogle, Miami Herald (TNS) on June 01, 2016, at 11:38 a.m.
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on May 30, 2016, at 8:22 a.m.
I’ve enjoyed Tom Caverly’s books over the years, both his books for adults and his books for kids. But I think his newest book, The Ranger and the Reporter, is my favorite. I particularly appreciate the “New England Reads” literacy project that Tim and his wife Sue have been doing …
By Aislinn Sarnacki on May 26, 2016, at 12:13 p.m.
“What I hope people will get from looking at the photographs is the inspiration, if not to experience Acadia directly, to at least experience nature in some way by simply getting out,” Tom Blagden said.