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Maine became the 23rd state on this date in 1820. Celebrate with one of these novels set in the The Pine Tree State:
Pregnant pause by Han Nolan (FIC Nolan) – Married, pregnant, and living at a “fat camp” in Maine, sixteen-year-old Eleanor has many questions about her future, especially whether the marriage will last and if she should keep the baby.
The view from the top by Hillary Frank (FIC Frank) – Anabelle and her fellow high school graduates navigate their way through a disastrous summer of love and friendship in the small coastal town of Normal, Maine.
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (FIC Fitzpatrick) – Nora, concerned that she seems to be in danger more than the average high school student, and having decided she relies too much on her guardian angel, Patch, sets out to investigate what really happened the night her father left for Portland, Maine, and never came back.
Dishes by Rich Wallace (FIC Wallace) - Nineteen-year-old Danny spends an eventful summer in Maine, looking for romance, working as a straight dishwasher in a gay bar, and trying to reconnect with his estranged father.
Trouble by Gary D. Schmidt (FIC Schmidt) – Fourteen-year-old Henry, wishing to honor his brother Franklin’s dying wish, sets out to hike Maine’s Mount Katahdin with his best friend and dog, but fate adds another companion–the Cambodian refugee accused of fatally injuring Franklin–and reveals troubles that predate the accident.
Perfect match by Jodi Picoult (FIC Picoult) – Assistant district attorney Nina Frost has always prided herself on the fact that she protects the city’s children from abuse and crime, but when her own son is sexually abused, she finds herself overcome with rage and sets out to find his attacker and exact justice for her son.
Dreamcatcher by Stephen King (FIC King) – Four friends’ association with a mentally handicapped boy with supernatural abilities leaves them with special gifts that come in handy when they unite as adults for an annual hunting trip in Maine and find themselves in the middle of an alien invasion.
A country doctor by Sarah Orne Jewett (FIC Jewett) – The story of a woman’s independence and how she must choose between marriage and commitment to her vocation as a country doctor in Maine in the late 1800s.
- Book Review : Pregnant Pause (mohighlibrary.wordpress.com)