Thursday, December 20, 2007

Books set in Maine

Hey guys, I almost hate to post and move on from the breathtaking achievement that is Diana's last post! Probably we all feel the same.

But, I want to post these book recommendations before I forget about them! The first book takes its title from the slogan Maine: The Way Life Should Be which is apparently printed on a sign that you see just after crossing over the Maine border (I have to admit that I did not notice this icon but will look out for it next time!) I really enjoyed this book, which could be characterized as fast-paced chick-lit with recipes(yay, I love books with recipes!) It was well-written and amusing and I probably would have enjoyed it even if it had been set in Spokane, Washington. Of course, because the setting is Mount Desert Island I REALLY enjoyed it! For more of a book synopsis click here.

The Lobster Chronicles by Linda Greenlaw is a riveting piece of non-fiction. Greenlaw returns to her hometown on Isle-au-Haut to work as a lobsterman (according to the author there is no such word as lobsterwoman!) I was so entranced by this book that I immediately went on read her previous book The Hungry Ocean. It was interesting too, but not quite so much as this one. Maybe cause there is less about Maine in it! ;->

Anyway, if you read either of these, I hope you like them as much as I did!


AT said...

Thanks for the information, NB. I think I'll be getting The Way Life Should Be for Christmas and I'm really looking forward to reading it. Next will be Linda Greenlaw's book about which I've heard lots of good things. She was in Port in a Storm Bookstore a while back talking about her books but I missed her! Too bad!

DCA said...

NB- I saw the sign on the 95!!!!I wanted to go back and take a picture, but I was not in the driver's seat. So it is there!!