Donn Fendler first told his story of getting lost on Mount Katahdin in 1939 in Lost on a Mountain in Maine, which is familiar to anyone who attended a public elementary school in Maine (it is required reading for fourth graders). He has now retold the harrowing tale in the graphic novel Lost Trail, co-written with Lynn Plourde and illustrator Ben Bishop. Watch an interview with the trio on WCSH TV's 207.
Paul J. Fournier knows the North Woods. He started his career as a Registered Maine Guide and a bush pilot, then went to work for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and later produced a television show Maine Fish and Wildlife. Now, he brings readers Tales From Misery Ridge (Islandport Press, Yarmouth, Maine; paperback; 195 pages; $16.95) in which he shares some of his most memorable tales gathered mostly from his decade-long experience living in Somerset County’s Misery Township.
A former editor of a Maine newspaper finds solace and struggles in building a new life in the woods.
Features Editor Kathleen Fleury recommends these four books with Maine connections as holiday gifts.
Nancy Griffin | This book tells everything you want to know about the whoopie pie and includes 15 tried-and-true recipes that will make your mouth water. It could inspire a baking spree that your friends and family will reap the benefits of.
This book will appeal to anyone who enjoys foraging and who has an interest in alternative, self-directed health care.
An educational and pictorial study of historic houses in Maine both public and private in a variety of architectural styles including Colonial, Federal, Georgian, Italianate and more.
McBride & Prins | An engaging, richly illustrated, and meticulously researched book chronicling the intersecting lives of Wabanaki Indians and wealthy summer residents on Mount Desert Island during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Christopher Glass | 300 years of great houses in Maine both public and private in a variety of architectural styles including Colonial, Federal, Georgian, Italianate and more.
Greg Marley | In this new book, Mushrooms for Health: Medicinal Secrets of Northeastern Fungi, Greg Marley discusses the world’s best researched and supported medicinal mushrooms commonly found throughout the northeast.