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Lura Beam (1887-1978)

Dean Bennett (No dates available)

Henry Beston (1888-1968)

Gerry Boyle (1956- )

Kate Braestrup (1962- )

Kelly Paul Briggs (1958- )

Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952)

Joyce Butler (1933- )

Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987)

John Cariani (1969-)

Gladys Hasty Carroll (1904-1999)

Rachel Carson (1907-1964)

Mary Ellen Chase (1887-1973)

Carolyn Chute (1947- )

Elizabeth Coatsworth (1893-1986)

Robert P.T. Coffin (1892-1955)

John N. Cole (1923 – 2003)

Miriam Colwell (1917- )

John Connolly (1968- )

Barbara Cooney (1917-2000)

Trevor Corson (1969- )

Holman Day (1865-1935)

Elizabeth A. De Wolfe (1961- )

Martin Dibner (1911-1991)

Margaret Dickson

Lew Dietz (1907-1997)

Fanny Hardy Eckstorm (1865–1946)

Cathryn Falwell (1952- )

Donn Fendler (1927- )

Rachel Field (1894-1942)

Jean Mary Flahive (1947- )

Tess Gerritsen (1953- )

Elizabeth Gilbert (1969- )

John Gould (1908-2003)

Sarah Graves (no dates available)

Linda Greenlaw (1962-)

Chenoweth Hall (1908-1999)

Thomas Hanna (1926-2008)

Lawrence Sargent Hall (1915-1993)

Helen Hamlin (1917-2004)

Marsden Hartley (1877-1943)

Bernd Heinrich (1940- )

Julia Hunter (1957- )

Dahlov Ipcar (1917- )

John Irving (1942- )

Mary C. Jane (1909-1991)

Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909)

Willis Johnson (1938- )

Frances Kiernan (1944-)

Stephen King (1947- )

Ardeana Hamlin Knowles (no dates available)

Henry W. Longfellow (1807-1882)

Lois Lowry (1937-

Dean Lawrence Lunt

Gertrude Mackenzie (no dates available)

Jacqueline Briggs Martin (1945- )

Cherie Mason (no dates available)

Susan Minott (1956- )

Robert McCloskey (1914-2003)

Bruce McMillan (1947- )

Wesley McNair (1941- )

Kevin D. Murphy, editor

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)

Ruth Moore (1903-1989)

Helen Nearing (1904-1995) and Scott Nearing (1883-1983)

Elisabeth Ogilvie (1917-2006)

Cathie Pelletier (1953- )

Rodman Philbrick (1951- )

Sandy Phippen (1942- )

Ethel Pochocki (1925- )

Trudy Chambers Price (no dates available)

John Pullen (1913-2003)

Van Reid (no dates available)

Louise Dickinson Rich (1903-1991)

David Richards (1962- )

Rhea Cote Robbins (1953-)

Kenneth Roberts (1885-1957)

Richard Russo (1949- )

Gary Schmidt (1957- )

Kathy Scott (1954- )

Anita Shreve (1946- )

Alix Kates Shulman (1932- )

Anne River Siddons (1936- )

Elizabeth George Speare (1908-1994)

C. A. Stephens (1844-1931)

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)

Elizabeth Strout (1956-)

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (1938- )

Celia Thaxter (1835–1894)

Janwillem Van de Wetering (1931-2008)

Lea Wait (1946- )

Jan Elizabeth Watson (Hein) (1972- )

E. B. White (1899-1985)

E. B. White (1899-1985)

Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856-1923)

Ben Ames Williams (1889-1953)

Monica Wood (no dates available)

Colin Woodard (1968- )

Baron Wormser (1948- )

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Almost, Maine


Any Bitter Thing


Asta in the Wings

As the Earth Turns

Bad Men

A Beach for the Birds

The Beans of Egypt, Maine

Billy Boy: The Sunday Soldier of the 17th Maine

The Bone Garden

Changing Planes

Charlotte’s Web

The Children’s Own Longfellow

The Cider House Rules


Come Spring

Contentment Cove

Continuing the Good Life

Cordelia Underwood or The Marvelous Beginnings of the Moosepath League

Country of the Pointed Firs

The Cows Are Out! Two decades on a Maine Dairy Farm

Dead Line

Drinking the Rain

Empire Falls

The Enchanted: an Incredible Tale


Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye

Finest Kind

Fly Rod Crosby: The Woman Who Marketed Maine

Folk Art in Maine: Uncommon Treasurers 1750 – 1925

The Funeral Makers

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

The Girl Who Would be Russian and Other Stories

Hauling by Hand

Here if You Need Me: A True Story

High Tide at Noon

Hitty: Her First Hundred Years

Home Repair is Homicide series

Hugh Pine

An Island Garden

Indian Island Mystery

In Maine

In a Patch of Fireweed

Kennebec: Cradle of Americans

Kitchen Boy

The Last Mrs. Astor: A New York Story

The Late Loon

The Ledge

“Lewiston is a Pleasant Place:” Androscoggin

Lighthouse Lullaby

The Little Island

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island


Lost on a Mountain in Maine

Maddy’s Song

A Maine Hamlet

Maine Lingo: Boiled Owls, Billdads, & Wazzats

The Maine Woods

Midsummer Passion and Other Tales of Maine Cussedness

A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812

Miss Rumphius

The Murder of Mary Bean and Other Stories

The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier

My Love Affair with the State of Maine

Nine Mile Bridge: Three Years in the Maine Woods

Northern Farm: A Chronicle of Maine

Olive Kitteridge

One Man’s Meat

The Pearl of Orr’s Island: A Story of the Coast of Maine

Penobscot Man

A Penny for a Hundred

Pine Tree Ballads: Rhymed Stories of Unplanned Human Natur’ Up in Maine

Pink Chimneys: A Novel of Nineteenth Century Maine

A Place Called Maine

Poland Spring: A Tale of the Gilded Age, 1860 – 1900

A Portrait of Maine

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Renascence, and Other Poems

The Road Washes Out In Spring: A Poet’s Memoir of Living Off the Grid

Seacoast Maine: People and Places

The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen and Scientists are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean

The Sign of the Beaver

Sense of Wonder

Shoutin’ into the Fog: Growing Up on Maine’s Ragged Edge

Stern Men

Strange Fits of Passion

Stories from the Old Squire’s Farm

Time of Wonder

Turtle Splash: Countdown at the Pond

The Twentieth Maine

The Water Gift and Pig of the Pig

We Took to the Woods

Wednesday’s Child

The Weir

Wildfire Loose: The Week Maine Burned

Wild Fox: a True Story


The Young Man and the Sea

Additional sources of information about Maine books (find a library)
Mainecat (find a book)
Maine Writers & Publishers
Maine Humanities Council
Maine Antiquarian Booksellers
Portland Public Library (Maine collection)
Maine State Library (Maine collection)
Maine Women Writers Collection

Maine Historical Society

Lupine/Katahdin (Maine children’s book awards)

About this project
The Literary Map of Maine is a partnership between the Maine Sunday Telegram and several library and humanities groups in Maine. Newspaper readers were asked to nominate Maine books and authors for the
project; an eight-member
committee worked to
narrow the list of reader-submitted titles and their own nominations to the 50 places on this map. The committee also compiled quotes from the selected books, as well as the capsules of information about the literature.
A print version of the map was published in the Aug. 31, 2008 edition of the Maine Sunday Telegram, but this online map will continue to grow.


Designer: Jeff Woodbury
Online Production: Suzi Piker
Reader Submissions: Marcia MacVane

Special thanks to the literature committee. Its members are:
William David “Bill” Barry — writer, historian, Maine Historical Society;
Sarah Cecil — Maine Festival of the Book/Maine Reads;
Paul d’Alessandro — former reference librarian, Portland Public Library;
Terry P. Gruener — adjunct professor of children’s literature, University of Maine System;
Cally Gurley — archivist, Maine Women’s Writers Collection, University of New England ;
Shirley Helfrich — district consultant, Southern Maine Library District/Maine State Library;
Erik Jorgensen — executive director, Maine Humanities Council;
Sanford Phippen, — writer, English teacher, critic;

Thanks also the following readers who submitted titles that were used for the map. In some instances, the committee used the same authors, but different titles than ones suggested . The first reader who suggested a title or author is listed, although there may have been several other readers who suggested the same title or author at later dates.
David Alexander; Christine Bertsch; Katherine Birnie; Dawn Brown; Christina Caron; Sandra Collins; Renee DesRoberts; Gail Dransfield; Angelo Fichera; Ned Gruener; Melissa Hayes; Dean Lyons; Susan McLaughlin; Glenda Metcalf; Alison Metcalfe; Dr. Joyce Miller; John Morgan; Peggy O’Kane; Wendy Pirsig; Dawn Porter; Louis Proctor; Betsy Spence; Lyn Sudlow; Patty Temple; Mary Anne Wallace

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