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This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date December 6, 2019); no calls will be taken.

Our panelists discuss the books that got people reading this year, those that should have received more attention, and the classics they chose to revisit. And we'll hear from listeners and local authors about books that they enjoyed the most in the past year.


Best & Overlooked Books: Recommended Reads of 2019

Dec 6, 2019
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Our panelists discuss the books that got people reading this year, those that should have received more attention, and the classics they chose to revisit. And we'll hear from listeners and local authors about books that they enjoyed the most in the past year.


In Oct. 2015, a forest surveyor working in federal land in western Maine made a disturbing discovery. The surveyor stumbled across what turned out to be the campsite and the skeletal remains of Geraldine Largay. Largay, who was 66, had gone missing two years before, and her body was found surprisingly close to the trail. 

Memoir Writing 101

Apr 28, 2014

By their very definition, memoirs are books any and all of us can write.  Here in Maine, it seems like a lot of us are putting pen to paper, or finger to laptop, to collect and share stories from our past. Talking about their memoirs and the craft of memoir writing - Elizabeth Peavey, author of "My Mother's Clothes."  Helen Peppe, author of "Pigs Can't Swim."  Jaed Coffin, author of "A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants."  

  

Best and Overlooked books of 2013 Edit | Remove

  As another year of new titles and literary prizes winds down, take a look at what books you should read, what books should stay on the shelf and what books you might not even know about.

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by:

Richard Russo, author, Elsewhere and Straight Man", among others

  From Harry Potter to The Hunger Games - young adult and teen lit isn't just for kids. Learn about the latest and great YA/Teen books and authors.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by:

Jenny Mayher, librarian at the Skidompha Public Library and YA / Teen book blogger, Jenny's Book Review

Maria Padian, author. Her most recent book is "Out of Nowhere"

Justin Hoenke, Teen Librarian at the Portland Public Library

  The best and overlooked books of 2012 were discussed. This is our annual look at the best-sellers of the past year as well as the books that might have slipped your notice.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by:

Bill Lundgren, with Longfellow Books

  Take a look at the latest news and trends in the world of children's literature.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by:

Vicky Smith, Children’s & Teen Editor, Kirkus Reviews

Scott Nash, children's book illustrator and author, NASHBOX Design and Illustration

Chris Van Dusen, children's book author/illustrator

  John McDonald, author of "Maine Triva" and Rebecca Rule, author of "Live Free and Eat Pie!" squared off on well-known and obscure state trivia and what makes Maine and New Hampshire great and unique.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by:

John McDonald, author of Maine Triva- A Storyteller's Useful Guide to Useless Information

Rebecca Rule, author of Live Free and Eat Pie!- A Storyteller's Guide to New Hampshire

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Maine Outdoors

Jul 24, 2012

  Adventures in the great outdoors. A former Maine Game Warden and a former Maine Guide and bush pilot shared their adventures. Both have written books based on their adventures.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by :

John Ford, author of  Suddenly the Cider Didn't Taste so Good and

Paul Fournier, author of Tales from Misery Ridge.

Maine Women Writers

Mar 29, 2012

The Maine Festival of the Book 2012 is March 29 thru April 1. The group "Maine Women Write," was founded in the fall of 2011 with a mission to celebrate and promote the works of Maine women authors.

  Host Keith Shortall spoke with with:

Liza Bakewell, author and Co-Founder and Co-Director of "Maine Women Write,"

Shonna Milliken Humphrey, author and local culture and food writer

and Deirdre Fulton/(Elizabeth Miles), author and staff writer at the Portland Phoenix.

 

The Year in Books

Dec 13, 2011

  Hear a conversation about the best, and the overlooked, books of 2011. Host Keith Shortall leads a discussion about the books that should go to the top of your 'must read' list. Guests include author Brock Clarke, and bookstore proprietors Chris Bowe, Marc Berlin and Jacob Fricke.