Lily King’s Maine Reading List

Read Your Way Around the World is a New York Times series exploring the globe through books. In the July 26th, 2023 issue of the Times, beloved local author Lily King recommended fiction, nature writing, memoirs, children’s books and inspiration for writers.

Read her recommendations here, and browse the books below!

Night of the Living Rez By Morgan Talty Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781953534187
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Tin House Books - July 5th, 2022

When We Were The Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine By Monica Wood Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780544002326
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Mariner Books - June 11th, 2013

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Olive Kitteridge: Fiction By Elizabeth Strout Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812971835
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Arrives in 2 to 5 Days
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 30th, 2008

One Man's Meat By E B. White Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780884481928
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Tilbury House Publishers - June 1st, 2003

Charlotte's Web: A Newbery Honor Award Winner By E. B. White, Garth Williams (Illustrator), Kate DiCamillo Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780064400558
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: HarperCollins - April 10th, 2012

Call Me American: A Memoir By Abdi Nor Iftin Cover Image
$18.00
Currently Unavailable.
ISBN: 9780525433026
Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2019

Landslide: A novel By Susan C. Conley Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984898005
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Vintage - September 13th, 2022

Empire Falls (Vintage Contemporaries) By Richard Russo Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780375726408
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Vintage - April 12th, 2002

More Than You Know: A Novel By Beth Gutcheon Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780060959357
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 3rd, 2005

'Salem's Lot By Stephen King Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780345806796
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Arrives in 2 to 5 Days
Published: Vintage - September 24th, 2013

Bag of Bones: A Novel By Stephen King Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781668018088
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Pocket Books - May 23rd, 2023

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft By Stephen King Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781982159375
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Scribner - June 2nd, 2020

The Beans of Egypt, Maine By Carolyn Chute Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780802143594
Availability: Backordered and/or In Reprint - May Not Be Available for Some Time
Published: Grove Press - September 1st, 2008

The Maine Woods (Classic, Nature, Penguin) By Henry David Thoreau, Edward Hoagland (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Henry David Thoreau, Edward Hoagland (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780140170139
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Arrives in 2 to 5 Days
Published: Penguin Classics - September 1st, 1988

Temple Stream: A Rural Odyssey By Bill Roorbach Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781608933938
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Down East Books - December 1st, 2014

Writing Life Stories: How To Make Memories Into Memoirs, Ideas Into Essays And Life Into Literature By Bill Roorbach Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781582975276
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Writer's Digest Books - July 1st, 2008

Rachel Carson: The Sea Trilogy (LOA #352): Under the Sea-Wind / The Sea Around Us / The Edge of the Sea By Rachel Carson, Sandra Steingraber (Editor) Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781598537055
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Arrives in 2 to 5 Days
Published: Library of America - December 21st, 2021

Finding Freedom: A Cook's Story; Remaking a Life from Scratch By Erin French Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781250312341
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Celadon Books - April 6th, 2021

The Lost Kitchen: Recipes and a Good Life Found in Freedom, Maine: A Cookbook By Erin French Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780553448436
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Clarkson Potter - May 9th, 2017

Evening (Vintage Contemporaries) By Susan Minot Cover Image
$15.95
Currently Unavailable.
ISBN: 9780375700262
Published: Vintage - September 7th, 1999

One Morning in Maine By Robert McCloskey Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780670526277
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers -

Blueberries for Sal By Robert McCloskey Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780670175918
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers -

Miss Rumphius By Barbara Cooney Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780140505399
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Puffin Books - November 6th, 1985

How To Write An Autobiographical Novel: Essays By Alexander Chee Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781328764522
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Mariner Books - April 17th, 2018

And Then Something Happened: Essays on Fiction Writing By Debra Spark Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781938126468
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Arrives in 2 to 5 Days
This book cannot be returned.
Published: Engine Books - July 29th, 2020