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by Richard Russo
A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel lovingly set in a fictitious Maine mill town. Russo has composed an entertaining and poignant portrait of what lies beneath the facade of small-town New England life
People of the Deer
by Farley Mowat
A classic account of the people of Canada's barren grounds. The book both launched Farley Mowat's career and brought attention to the plight of a fast disappearing people.
Acadia National Park Wildlife
by James Kavanagh
A handy, shirt-pocket guide with color illustrations of commonly encountered wildlife in Acadia.
One Man's Meat
by E.B. White
By the author of "Charlotte's Web," a collection of observant and often humorous essays about daily life on a Maine saltwater farm. A wonderful portrait of coastal small-town life, originally published in 1938.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Mid-Atlantic States
by Peter Alden, Brian Cassie
A compact photographic guide to the wildflowers, trees, mosses, butterflies, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals of the Mid-Atlantic States.
Xenophobe's Guide to the Canadians
by Vaughn Roste
Moon Handbook Acadia National Park
by Kathleen M. Brandes
This compact guide combines an overview of the history, culture and nature of Maine's Acadia National Park and neighboring Bar Harbor, with practical information for travelers. The book also features photographs, maps and illustrations.
Acadia National Park Map
by Trails Illustrated
A hiker's detailed topographic map of Acadia National Park, shown at a scale of 1:50,000, printed on tear-resistant, waterproof paper.
Acadia, The Complete Guide
by James Kaiser
A full-color informative guide on where to go, what to do and how to get the most out of hikes and other adventures in Maine.
Reading the Forested Landscape, A Natural History of New England
by Tom Wessels, Brian Cohen (Illustrator), Ann Zwinger (Introduction)
In this entertaining, informative book, the history of the New England forest unfolds like a mystery novel. Wessels examines the character of the central New England forest through the clues left behind by fires, logging, storms and economic fads.
Down East, A Maritime History of Maine
by Lincoln Paine
Maine's maritime history, from the coastal travel of Native Americans to the Basque fishing industry to the pleasure boating of today, incorporating ecology, culture and art into its well-researched history.