What We’re Reading-January + February
BOOKS-January + February 2012
By Sophie Nelson
Illustration by Eric Hou
Newly published from Maine: Recent favorites by local authors
First inspired to report on the lives of her fishermen ancestors in Newfoundland, a number of whom died in a late-summer hurricane in 1935, Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist Barbara Walsh uncovers another story begging to be told: of her grandfathers abandonment of his son and the coming together of a fractured family. Through the exploration of her familys salty past, Walshs father finds reconciliation.
Bert and I The Book
Marshall Dodge and Robert Bryan
Stories from the classic downeast jokesters Marshall Dodge and Robert Bryan have been making Mainers laugh since the 1950s. Bert and I The Book collects 60 of the down-and-dirty duos classic stories, which are drawn from five albums recorded over two decades. Heres your chance to learn more about the old way of life in Maineand get in a good laugh while youre at it.
Tales from Misery Ridge
Paul J. Fournier
Tales from Misery Ridge offers a crop of stories from the Maine woods. Fournier recounts his adventures as a Maine guide, bush pilot, officer for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and television producer. Fourniers many jobs and adventures kept him tied to the land he knows and loves so well. If youre interested in wildlife or a life lived in the wild, this is the book for you.
In the Words of E.B. White
Packed with quotations on almost every conceivable topic, this engaging and readable compilation offers insight into the life and mind of an American literary icon. Thanks to Martha White, the authors granddaughter and the editor of this book, E.B. Whites unique brand of wisdom and wit lives on.
Dahlov Ipcars Wild Animal Alphabet
This book is not your standard animal alphabet bookits a genuine work of art that ignites the imagination. Composed of rich colors, eclectic patterns, and a variety of mediums and textures, Dahlov Ipcars Wild Animal Alphabet brings animals to life, often in comical scenarios. Unexpected phrases and beautiful imagery will keep readers of every age turning the pages.