Read ME: Statewide Reading Program

Aug 22, 2018

Paul Doiron holding this year's Read ME picks

This show will be broadcast live from the Maine State Library in Augusta.

Maine Calling is taking part in a statewide summer reading program with a Maine twist. Read ME is a partnership between the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine State Library. Its goal is to get Mainers reading the same books — books by Maine authors and recommended by a Maine author.

This year author Paul Doiron (Knife Creek, Poacher’s Son, Trespasser) selected River Talk  by CB Anderson and Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town by Susan Hand Shetterly, as the two books Mainers should read.



  • Paul Doiron is the author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels, including The Poacher's Son, which won the the Barry Award and the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel and was nominated for an Edgar Award, an Anthony Award, a Macavity Award, and a Thriller Award for Best First Novel, and the Maine Literary Award for "Best Fiction of 2010." PopMatters named it to its Best Fiction of 2010 list. Paul is Editor Emeritus of Down East: The Magazine of Maine.
  • CB Anderson is a sixth-generation native of Maine. Her recently published collection, River Talk (C&R Press), received the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Short Stories and was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2014. River Talk also was a finalist for Foreword Reviews’ IndieFab Book of the Year Awards and Maine Literary Awards Best Fiction Book of 2015.
  • Susan Hand Shetterly is the author of nine books and was a contributing writer for Maine Times for many years. Her book Settled In The Wild won the Maine Literary Award for Best Nonfiction from the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance in 2011. In 2017, she received an Alfred P. Sloan grant to complete her newest book, Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water's Edge.