Reviews and Blog Posts: Maine

Anchor and flares : a memoir of motherhood, hope, and service

by Kate Braestrup

Reviewer Rating:
4

This memoir combines anecdotes from Braestrup's many roles in life--as chaplain to the Maine Warden Service, as mother and stepmother to a total of six children, as a child growing up with a father serving in the Marines, as mother to a son who is joining the Marines himself. Anyone...

The boy who drew monsters : a novel

by Keith Donohue

Reviewer Rating:
4

Set on the isolated coast of Maine during winter, this book will creep you out whether you're reading it during a snowstorm or during the heat of summer. Jack Peter has always been a little different--he has Asperger's. But that difference got even more profound when he was 7, and...

Massacre pond : a novel

by Paul Doiron

Reviewer Rating:
5
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This is the fourth entry in the Mike Bowditch Game Warden series, which is a fascinating look at the Maine woods area that Mike patrols. In this episode, a series of increasingly violent events occurs when a wealthy woman buys up thousands of acres in the area and wants to turn...

Pocketful of names

by Joe Coomer

Reviewer Rating:
5

There are "three things worth doing in life: making something new, caring for something old, and finding something lost." An artist living a contemplative existence on a tiny island off the coast of Maine encounters all three in a single year of change and discovery. Happily resigned to a solitary...

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