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The Jonesport Raffle

Author : John Gould
ISBN : 9781608935550
Genre : Humor
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Beginning with the legendary story of a man in Jonesport (or was it Dexter or Waterford or Litchfield?) who raffled off his horse, which incidentally had been dead for some time, these twenty-nine tales cover the length and breadth of Maine and extend back to the sixteenth-century fishing camps that were set up a hundred years before Jamestown and Plymouth. Learn about the origin and history of “schoolmarms,” along with other classic tales on Down East thrift, the evils of drink, Maine weather, lumbering folklore, and Paul Bunyan. These yarns often pull your leg, so keep a sharp eye! Such a collection makes for an encyclopedia of the great cultural achievement of Mainers, which has been compared to the Rosetta Stone and the birth of Chaucer. But essentially The Jonesport Raffle is a book of the highest humor that will be a source of infinite enjoyment.
Category: Humor

Stitch In Time

Author : John Gould
ISBN : 9780393285833
Genre : Literary Collections
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"If there is reincarnation, I'm selfish enough to wish that next time around John Gould would come back as a writer again." —Mark Kramer in the Wall Street Journal In these observations on the inhabitants of his Maine seacoast village, Mr. Gould addresses important matters. For example, there is the question of why there are two churches in a town of 800 souls, some of whom were atheists. It seems that the split between the two congregations was a matter of both free will and logic. The devotional division was caused by the question of whether Balaam's ass spoke or whether Balaam just said his ass spoke. There is more, wonderfully much more, in this joyful journey into the mind and memory of John Gould: how giving a child a calf to raise provides "top-notch instruction in agronomy, economics, subsistence, and merchandising," as well as milk in the shoes; how lobstermen can communicate without uttering a word; or his comment on women's yearning for equality: "If lovely woman stoops for the folly of equalizing herself with man, God's great mistake, she deserves what she gets." John Gould, as everyone knows, lives in Friendship, Maine. He is the author of twenty books, most recently his first novel, No Other Place. A Maine writer, he is a national treasure.
Category: Literary Collections

Twelve Grindstones

Author : John Gould
ISBN : 9781608935574
Genre : Humor
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Twelve Grindstones continues the laughter and wisdom, the leg-pulling and the literate chuckling of John Gould. Starting down the road to hilarity, there are some old stories and some new stories, all of them great stories from the canon of Maine folklore. Within are some long and some tall tales about blueberry picking, railroading, wood buying, lobster wars, and bootlegging. So sit down and put your feet up and prepare for some of the most amusing, preposterous, and heartwarming tales you’ve likely heard in a very long time. You’re in for a treat.
Category: Humor

Old Hundredth

Author : John Gould
ISBN : 9781608936014
Genre : Humor
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"You know that fall is here and winter comes soon when the summer people leave and Maine is restored to righteousness." So says celebrated essayist John Gould in this wonderful collection inspired by the changing of the seasons in Maine. These forty-nine essays revel in the seasonal magnificence the state has to offer and offer just enough humor, seasoned with country lore and wisdom to keep you turning the pages as you read in front of the wood stove on a cold winter afternoon. No wonder the critic Mark Kramer said, "If there is reincarnation, I'm selfish enough to wish that the next time around John Gould would come back as a writer again."
Category: Humor

This Trifling Distinction

Author : John Gould
ISBN : 9781608935635
Genre : Humor
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Unparalleled tall tales and heroes wander freely through this collection of John Gould's "reminiscences" of life in Maine. Here you'll find stories of unlicensed Maine guide Flint Johnson and his group of Yankees and Red Sox ball players, the time L.L. Bean invited the whole town of Freeport to help him choose the best ax, and Gould's grandfather's claim to have fired the shot that started the Battle of Gettysburg. Gould does not wish his memories to be in any way taken as an autobiography, but rather they are intended to convey just how much fun he has had living and writing in Maine.
Category: Humor

Ab Bookman S Weekly

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ISBN : UOM:39015039369122
Genre : Antiquarian booksellers
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The Publishers Weekly

Author :
ISBN : OSU:32435069980381
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature


Author :
ISBN : WISC:89063255582
Genre : New England
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Category: New England

Maine Lingo

Author : John Gould
ISBN : STANFORD:36105036531130
Genre : Reference
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A glossary of terms and expressions peculiar to the state of Maine.
Category: Reference

Book Bulletin

Author : Chicago Public Library
ISBN : UOM:39015036854167
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Inside New England

Author : Judson D. Hale
ISBN : STANFORD:36105037421547
Genre : New England
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The editor of "Yankee" magazine draws an irreverent, anecdotal profile of New England traditions and values and reflects on his personal feelings about being a Yankee
Category: New England

Down East

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ISBN : WISC:89082568866
Genre : Maine
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Category: Maine

Subject Catalog

Author : Library of Congress
ISBN : PSU:000052020797
Genre : Catalogs, Subject
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New England 1990

Author : Fodor's
ISBN : 0679017968
Genre : New England
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Category: New England

Book Review Digest

Author : Leslie Dunmore-Leiber
ISBN : UCSC:32106020065162
Genre : Book review digest
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