Category Archives: Book Reviews

Interesting stories about railroads

High Green by Herbert Cleaves, published by North Country Press, is a very interesting story about an Irish-American’s love for and experiences with a railroad in northern Maine. It’s a work of historical fiction, but it sure does seem like a true story. John Hanahan’s dad owned the railroad, but John’s plan to drive trains […]

John Holyoke’s book of stories will bring back your own great memories

John Holyoke did a great job of choosing some of his best columns and stories for his book Evergreens, published by Islandport Press. John has been the outdoor columnist and reporter for the Bangor Daily News for 18 years and had lots of stories to choose from. One thing I really enjoyed about his book […]

Kate Flora’s new novel is fantastic

I love Kate Flora’s novels, especially those featuring Portland policeman Joe Burgess. This year Kate’s sixth Joe Burgess novel was published, titled A Child Shall Lead Them. And as is typical for Kate’s novels, I was hooked on the first page where Joe gets a phone call “that almost stopped his heart.” Well, my heart […]