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Literary Map of Maine | Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram
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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 Andre Any Bitter Thing Arundel 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 Colony 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 Evening 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 Lobsterman 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 Windswept The Young Man and the Sea
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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.
   
CREDITS
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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