1. “The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making,” by Catherynne M. Valente (Macmillan)

2. “The Moment,” by Douglas Kennedy (Simon & Schuster)

3. “Leonard Cohen: Poems and Songs,” by Leonard Cohen (Everyman’s Library)

4. “One Was a Soldier,” by Julia Spencer-Fleming (Macmillan)

5. “The Throne of Fire,” by Rick Riordan (Hachette)

6. “The Tiger’s Wife,” by Tea Obreht (Random House)

7. “The Pale King,” by David Foster Wallace (Little, Brown)

8. “The Sweet Relief of Missing Children,” by Sarah Braunstein (Norton)

9. “The Penderwicks at Point Mouette,” by Jeanne Birdsall (Random House)

10. “Maine in Four Seasons,” edited by Wesley McNair (Down East Books)



1. “A Visit from the Goon Squad,” by Jennifer Egan (Random House)

2. “How to Climb Trees,” compiled and published by The Telling Room

3. “Cutting for Stone,” by Abraham Verghese (Random House)

4. “Super Sad True Love Story,” by Gary Shteyngart (Random House)

5. “The Help,” by Kathryn Stockett (Penguin)

6. “Death at La Fenice,” by Donna Leon (HarperCollins)

7. “The Imperfectionists,” by Tom Rachman (Random House)

8. “Sex, Drugs & Blueberries,” by Crash Barry (Maine Misadventures)

9. “Little Bee,” by Chris Cleave (Simon)

10. “Room,” by Emma Donoghue (Little, Brown)





1. “The Foremost Good Fortune,” by Susan Conley (Random House)

2. “Townie,” by Andre Dubus III (Norton)

3. “In the Garden of Beasts,” by Erik Larson (Random House)

4. “Bossypants,” by Tina Fey (Little, Brown)

5. “City by the Sea,” by John R. Moon (Elysium Press)

6. “This Life Is in Your Hands,” by Melissa Coleman (HarperCollins)

7. “The Psychopath Test,” by Jon Ronson (Penguin)

8. “Maine Classics,” by Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier (HarperCollins)

9. “A Singular Woman,” by Janny Scott (Penguin)

10. “Unbroken,” by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House)



1. “The Eat Local Cookbook,” by Lisa Turner (Down East Books)

2. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” by Rebecca Skloot (Random House)

3. “Just Kids,” by Patti Smith (Ecco)

4. “Paris, Paris,” by David Downie (Random House)

5. “Your Farm in the City,” by Lisa Taylor (Workman)

6. “Life,” by Keith Richards (Hachette)

7. “Forest Trees of Maine,” by The Maine Forest Service

8. “Medium Raw,” by Anthony Bourdain (HarperCollins)

9. “Birds of Maine Field Guide,” by Stan Tekiela (Adventure)

10. “Heaven is for Real,” by Todd Burpo (Thomas Nelson)

– Longfellow Books


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