Down East Bookshelf
The Marshfield of 100 years ago still lives in a small Maine classic that's back in print. Location: Marshfield
Books reviewed here include: "Hauling by Hand: The Life and Times of a Maine Island" by Dean Lawrence Lunt, "50 Chowders: One Pot Meals - Clam, Corn & Beyond" by Chef Jasper White, "Discover Acadia National Park: A Guide to the Best Hiking, Biking, and Paddling" by Jerry and March Monkman, and "Guide
Bill McKibben reviews a new book that celbrates the fragile wonder of the Maine woods.
A handsom new history of the city's greenspaces ignores their current conditions. Location: Portland
Books reviewed here include: "Windows on the Past" Four Centuries of New England Homes" by Jane C. Nylander and Diane Viera, "The Maine Coast Guide for Small Boats: Casco Bay" by Curtis Rindlaub, "The Disappearance of Amy Cave: A True Account of Murder and Justice on the Maine Coast" by Pat Flagg, and
Books reviewed include: "Kayaking the Maine Coast: A Paddler's Guide to Day Trips from Kittery to Cobscook" by Dorcas Miller, "The Woods in Your Backyard: A Homeowner's Guide" by Christine R. Parrish, and "A Shipyard in Maine: Percy & Small and the Great Schooners" by Ralph Linwood Snow and Captain Douglas
An updated classic argues Maine's islands are fragile outposts of an earlier time.
Books reviewed here include: "Nineteenth Century Lights: Historic Images of American Lighthouses by J. Candace Clifford and Mary Louise Clifford, "Beautiful in All Its Details: The Architecture of Maine's Public Library Buildings, 1878-1942 by Kirk F. Mohney, "Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Maine Coast"
A new outdoor guide from Maine's formost outfitter underscores the huge changes in the woods. Great comparison between the first Bean book "Hunting, Fishing, and Camping" and this new one, which reflects current views on camping and fishing - hunting isn't even mentioned. Image subjects: man flyfishing
Books reviewed include: "Carrie Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies" by Graydon R. Hilyard, "Mouth to Mouth" by Michael Kimball, "Spiked Boots: Sketches of the North Country" by Robert E. Pike, and "Writer on the Rocks: Moving the Impossible" by Linda Tatelbaum.