Must-Read Maine

Description
May is for Maine! This LibraryThing list of the month will focus on our home state: Maine. Add your can't miss titles about Maine or by Maine authors. Only thumb down if there isn't actually a Maine connection.
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11,671 members
157 reviews
4.1
14 Members
raidergirl3, RuMuse, morryb, Copperskye, foof2you, RChurch, birder4106, perennialreader, vwinsloe, JuliaMaria, zmeischa, adasr, Drapetsona, phoenix_flambe
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perennialreader: Saw the movie-didn't get it. Read the book-didn't get it. Saw the movie again-got it!
Drapetsona: Maybe it's the only book about Maine I ever read. But it is one of my all-time favourites, Irving's best book, and very feministic (if this ever can be said about a male writer). - I don't like the film at all. There's everything missing what makes the book great.
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7,919 members
143 reviews
4.2
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35,856 members
1,021 reviews
4.2
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16,128 members
295 reviews
3.9
10 Members
karenb, birder4106, Juva, sturlington, MaureenRoy, susanbooks, ahef1963, mrswebster, adasr, phoenix_flambe
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MaureenRoy: This horror novel is set in Maine. It's so scary that I decided to stop reading Stephen King novels.
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9,830 members
614 reviews
3.9
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928 members
24 reviews
3.8
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8,750 members
182 reviews
3.9
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557 members
11 reviews
½ 4.3
6 Members
smcwl, jrbeach, MaureenRoy, SomeGuyInVirginia, Bookish59, loriwalker,
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MaureenRoy: I first found and read this book when I started volunteer work on the LT Sustainability group. It's a fascinating memoir from a prewar era (WWII).
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1,028 members
15 reviews
½ 3.6
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2,011 members
43 reviews
4.1
5 Members
merrystar, Marissa_Doyle, cej1027, al.vick, PlumPie
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Marissa_Doyle: In prose that verges on poetry, McCloskey boils the essence of a Maine summer into this picture book.
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13,368 members
756 reviews
4.2
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2,496 members
27 reviews
4.2
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13,527 members
247 reviews
3.9
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1,401 members
87 reviews
½ 3.4
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642 members
35 reviews
3.8
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174 members
5 reviews
4.2
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551 members
13 reviews
3.9
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8,431 members
195 reviews
½ 3.6
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628 members
31 reviews
3.9
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3,630 members
227 reviews
½ 3.5
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1,553 members
99 reviews
4
3 Members
Leida, KatyBee, megbmore
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megbmore: Maine author.
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1,779 members
112 reviews
3.9
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21,852 members
409 reviews
4.1
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23 members
4
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173 members
3 reviews
4
3 Members
karenb, smcwl, LenoreR
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4,049 members
48 reviews
½ 3.6
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1,580 members
74 reviews
½ 4.3
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91 members
2 reviews
½ 4.4
2 Members
LenoreR, bereanna
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1,591 members
7 reviews
½ 3.6
2 Members
cej1027, R0BIN
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1,245 members
82 reviews
½ 3.5
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760 members
5 reviews
3.9
2 Members
smcwl, civitas
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741 members
85 reviews
½ 3.7
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295 members
2 reviews
4.1
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59 members
½ 4.5
2 Members
jrbeach, TKnapp
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3,183 members
58 reviews
½ 3.6
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694 members
17 reviews
½ 3.4
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7,873 members
82 reviews
3.8
2 Members
amarie, gcthomas
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1,779 members
37 reviews
3.8
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1,411 members
96 reviews
3.8
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1,697 members
25 reviews
4
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IsolaBlue
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1,264 members
80 reviews
3.9
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BDemerer
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906 members
10 reviews
3.8
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agjuba
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819 members
21 reviews
3.8
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611 members
8 reviews
4
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vangogan
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vangogan: Maine author, writer of historical novels, some of which take place in Maine
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vwinsloe
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vwinsloe: Author is a professor of history who was born, raised and lives in Maine.
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395 members
13 reviews
½ 4.3
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lorimarie
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330 members
10 reviews
4.1
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Marissa_Doyle
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Marissa_Doyle: Maine author, Maine setting, and both are delightful.
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286 members
30 reviews
3.2
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captainsunbeam
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captainsunbeam: Most of the book takes place in a motel on the coast of Maine.
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223 members
8 reviews
½ 3.6
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NinieB
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183 members
4 reviews
3.8
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lorsomething
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lorsomething: Maine author, Maine setting. So very funny. Poignant, too. But so funny.
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156 members
5 reviews
3.1
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Juva
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120 members
2 reviews
4.2
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103 members
6 reviews
½ 3.4
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86 members
5 reviews
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74 members
1 review
½ 3.4
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mgchitty
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66 members
1 review
½ 3.3
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RChurch
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55 members
14 reviews
½ 4.3
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pondelro
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41 members
3 reviews
3.9
Member
CurrerBell
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CurrerBell: Mary Ellen Chase is the successor to Sarah Orne Jewett, whom Chase met when a child and who inspired Chase to a literary life. "The Edge of Darkness" resembles "The Country of the Pointed Firs" as well as Elizabeth Stroud's "Olive Kitteridge" in being a collection of stories/vignettes linked together by a common character (in "Pointed Firs," Almira Todd; in "Edge," the deceased village matriarch; and in "Olive Kitteridge," of course, Olive herself). My favorite of Chase's works, of which I've read quite a number.
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36 members
2 reviews
½ 4.3
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ghr4
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21 members
2 reviews
½ 2.5
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19 members
1 review
4
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JalenV
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JalenV: I have loved this book since I was eight years old. I sometimes reread it around Christmas as a feel-good story.
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EllenO.Bender
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EllenO.Bender: Arthur lives in Canton, Maine, and is involved in preserving lands in Maine.
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3 members
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TKnapp
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3,804 members
259 reviews
4.1
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2,516 members
158 reviews
3.8
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rosalita
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2,025 members
128 reviews
4.2
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852 members
22 reviews
½ 3.6
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817 members
50 reviews
½ 3.5
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Conkie
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641 members
10 reviews
3.9
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ffortsa
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551 members
6 reviews
½ 4.3
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vangogan
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443 members
6 reviews
4.1
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benjclark
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280 members
16 reviews
4.1
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196 members
34 reviews
½ 3.3
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182 members
4 reviews
½ 3.5
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173 members
32 reviews
½ 3.4
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166 members
2 reviews
½ 4.5
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115 members
5 reviews
3.9
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gcthomas
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112 members
1 review
2.8
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85 members
2 reviews
½ 3.6
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ghr4
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61 members
2 reviews
½ 4.3
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LenoreR
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61 members
1 review
4.2
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R0BIN
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41 members
1 review
½ 3.3
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39 members
2.9
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mldg
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mldg: Sailing the coast of Maine.
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34 members
4
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NinieB
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20 members
4
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TKnapp
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12 members
4 reviews
½ 3.4
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pondelro
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2,030 members
11 reviews
½ 4.3
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cej1027
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1,083 members
34 reviews
½ 4.3
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824 members
11 reviews
½ 4.5
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benjclark
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728 members
34 reviews
½ 4.5
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anglemark
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531 members
22 reviews
4.2
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523 members
16 reviews
½ 3.4
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479 members
7 reviews
4.1
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mldg
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mldg: Katherine S. White was an editor for the New Yorker. She and her husband, E. B. White gardened in Maine.
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319 members
11 reviews
4.1
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vangogan
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205 members
2 reviews
3.8
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dara85