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  • Author: Martin, Jane

Date: 2013-fall

Publication: Confrontation

Language: en

Find in a Library: 60637997

Short story narrating Maxime's detours: from a rare West Coast business trip out of Maine to visit his sister and her partner in San Francisco; from routes of his present to certain back roads of memory.

  • Author: Banks, Russell

Date: 2000 (2011)

Language: en

Find in a Library: 42861911

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Collection of previously published and some uncollected short stories, from 1975 to 2000. From the New England-native author of several novels including "Cloudsplitter" and "Continental Drift." Accounts of breaking laws in Katonga, playing hockey in…

  • Author: Kadetsky, Elizabeth

Date: 2014-01-09

Publication: New England Review : NER Digital

Volume: NER Digital

Language: en

Find in a Library: 46728412

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Short short fiction piece of a Lewiston, Maine grandmother, mother, and daughter; family stories whose narrator captures family maladies and how they extend across time. Published for the web on New England Review, NER Digital.

  • Author: Béchard, Deni Y.

Date: 2012 (2006, Canada edition)

Language: en

Find in a Library: 758646813

Find Online: OL8053238W

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Novel tracing a century of Québec's Hervé family in the United States and Canada, and the genetic conditions that have turned its offspring "alternately [into] brutes or runts" (4). Jude the emigrant boxer in 1960s Georgia and Louisiana, and Isa,…

  • Author: Béchard, Deni Y.

Date: 2009-spr/sum

Publication: Harvard Divinity Bulletin

Volume: 37

Language: en

Find in a Library: 52243319, 1774962

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Personal and historical essay weaving a son's reflections on his Québec-born, rebellious, itinerant father through the changing shape of Catholicism in New France, Lower Canada, and Québec into the 21st century. The persistent grip of a longtime…

  • Author: Johnson, Joyce

Date: 2012

Language: en

Find in a Library: 774147822

Find Online: OL16489825W

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Biographical portrait of Jack Kerouac, with uniquely heavy emphasis on the suggested influence of his French Canadian heritage - and the French language - on the style and content of his creative works. Written by a Kerouac contemporary and former…

  • Author: Laux, Dorianne

Date: 2009-06-25

Publication: SmokeLong Quarterly

Language: en

Find in a Library: Unknown

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Short story about a friend who, always when visiting the narrator, is eager to find a bar. From the author of the poetry collections, "Awake," "What We Carry," "Smoke," and "Facts About the Moon." Appears in the online literary magazine, SmokeLong…

  • Author: Poulin, A., Jr.

Date: 1984 Winter

Publication: New England Review and Bread Loaf Quarterly

Volume: 7

Language: en

Find in a Library: 8932675

Poem from a Lisbon, Maine writer and founder of poetry's BOA Editions. Dedicated to David Plante. Featured in the New England Review and Bread Loaf Quarterly published by Middlebury College. Republished posthumously in a collection of A. Poulin, Jr's…

  • Author: Plante, David

Date: 1997 Fall

Publication: Ploughshares

Volume: 23

Language: en

Find in a Library: 2256746

Short story that finds James Briggs in London receiving a New York phone call in the nighttime from the mother of his ex-wife, Joanna, an expatriate in London, alerting him to Joanna's attempt at suicide across town.

  • Author: Plante, David

Date: 1976 Spring

Publication: The Transatlantic Review

Volume: 24

Language: en

Find in a Library: 1590374, 1767694

Short story that finds George returned to his family's New England home and to Hunter, his brother, as they struggle through the emotional aftermath of their mother's funeral. An early work from Providence, Rhode Island-native author of "The…

  • Author: Nicosia, Gerald

Date: 1983-00-00

Language: en

Find in a Library: 9392871

Biography of Lowell, Massachusetts native, poet, and author, Jack Kerouac, widely known as a founding participant in the 20th century USA literary culture that came to be called the "Beat Movement," or the "Beat Generation." Kerouac's life from birth…

  • Author: Toth, Emily

Date: 1981 December

Publication: The Journal of Popular Culture

Volume: 15

Language: English

Find in a Library: 1754751

Article profiling Manchester, New Hampshire native writer, Grace (de Repentigny) Metalious. Summary and analysis of her best-selling scandalous novel, "Peyton Place," her reportedly favorite novel, "The Tight White Collar," and her final work, "No…

  • Author: Chute, Carolyn

Date: 1988

Language: English

Find in a Library: 17441000

The second in a collection of novels by this North Parsonsfield, Maine author. Set in the fictional, rural Maine town of Egypt. A series of vignettes centered around Big Lucien Letourneau, his family, and the other hardscrabble characters in their…

  • Author: Maher, Paul, Jr.

Date: 2004

Language: English

Find in a Library: 52347737

Recent historical biography of Lowell, Massachusetts writer, Jack Kerouac. Based largely on primary sources. Written by an independent scholar whose childhood and later life was also spent in Lowell.

  • Author: Bibeau, Gilles

Date: 2004

Publication: Anthropologie et Sociétés

Volume: 28

Language: Français

Find in a Library: 613061578

Essai qui explore l'écriture de Kerouac à travers son auto-identification ethnique, et en tant que participant à la production d'un mythe création franco-américaine. Comment cette lecture de Kerouac se compare à sa renommée comme une figure…

  • Author: Chute, Carolyn

Date: 1985

Language: English

Find in a Library: 10996872

The first in a collection of novels set in and about the fictional rural Maine town of Egypt. A series of vignettes inviting us into the world of the sprawling and raucous Bean family, often through the eyes of their neighbor, Earlene Pomerleau.…

  • Author: Bonnie, Fred

Date: 1979

Language: English

Find in a Library: 5765399

A collection of short stories from Maine native and Alabama writer, Fred Bonnie. Back cover reads: "Fred Bonnie traces his family back to Calixte Bonin, a migrant from Quebec who went to Maine a hundred years ago. Ever since then his family has…

  • Author: Hartill, Daniel

Date: 2011 September 5

Publication: Sun Journal

Language: English

Find in a Library: 26622903

Profile on Maine engineer and brewer, Michael LaCharite. The founder of Portland, Maine's Casco Bay Brewing company, LaCharite was sought out to help develop the varieties of beer now produced by Lewiston, Maine's Baxter Brewing. LaCharite cites a…

  • Author: Currie, Ron, Jr.

Date: 2004

Book Title: Mother Knows: 24 Tales of Motherhood

Language: English

Find in a Library: 54685384, 607202903, 607814761

Short story featured in a collection of writings about mothers and motherhood. A man, the narrator, recalls caring for and conversing with his dying mother. Written by the Waterville, Maine author of "God is Dead" (2007) and "Everything Matters!"…

  • Author: Schryer, Stephen

Date: 2011 Spring

Publication: Modern Fiction Studies (MFS)

Volume: 57

Language: English

Find in a Library: 1645443, 31871426

Essay considering the relationship of middle twentieth-century delinquency and poverty with the explorations of class and culture that take place in the literature of Jack Kerouac. How actors in the Beat Movement, especially Kerouac, interrogated…

  • Author: Silvia, Philip T., Jr.

Date: 1975 spring

Publication: Labor History

Volume: 16

Language: en

Find in a Library: 1755402, 49560241

Textile workers in post-Civil-War-era Fall River, Massachusetts. The rapid economic and demographic growth of a city that would become New England's largest center for manufacturing. Immigrant worker diversity and some realities of their Fall River…

  • Author: Nichols, Jim

Date: 2002

Language: English

Find in a Library: 51044695

A collection of short stories largely set in Maine with local characters, written by Maine native and author of the 2011 novel, "Hull Creek."

Features the following stories, in order of appearance:
Magic
The Dilly
C'est La Vie (originally…

  • Author: East, Elyssa Cleo

Date: 2000

Book Title: Salt Omnibus

Language: en

Find in a Library: 46492311, 3741189

Documentary piece written on the country music culture of bottle clubs in Maine, with a focus on Harmony Hall in North Yarmouth. Features photos and story of a Maine country music band, as well as some profiles and interviews with other Mainers who…

  • Author: Frenette, Yves

Date: 1986 spring

Publication: Maine Historical Society Quarterly

Volume: 25

Language: en

Find in a Library: 2263768, 607696548

Essay on the extra-cultural forces that helped to shape the French Canadian immigrant community of Lewiston, Maine. Class and ethnicity among the peoples of urban Lewiston in the second half of the 19th century. The impact of the industrial…

  • Author: Muro, Mark

Date: 1987 February 2

Publication: Boston Daily Globe

Language: English

Find in a Library: 1536853

Article part 1 of 2 on the recent Lowell, Massachusetts, city council vote to commemorate author Jack Kerouac with a park bearing his name. Full article title includes the line: "Moves under way to rehabilitate a not-so-favorite son." Introduces us…

  • Author: Muro, Mark

Date: 1987 February 3

Publication: Boston Daily Globe

Language: English

Find in a Library: 1536853

Article part 2 of 2 on the recent Lowell, Massachusetts, city council vote to commemorate author Jack Kerouac with a park bearing his name. Full article title includes the line: "After years of indifference, Lowell votes to build a park." Charts…

  • Author: Blowen, Michael

Date: 1987 February 6

Publication: Boston Daily Globe

Language: English

Find in a Library: 1536853

Review of the documentary film on Jack Kerouac, entitled, "Whatever Happened to Kerouac?" (Richard Lerner and Lewis McAdam, 1987). Film is a biographical portrait of the Lowell, Massachusetts, writer, featuring interviews with Allen Ginsberg, Gregory…

  • Author: Hebert, Ernest

Date: 2005

Language: English

Find in a Library: 59755997

The most recent novel in Hebert's acclaimed "Darby Series," depicting realities of family and class in a fictional New Hampshire town. After the death of a young mother in childbirth, and with her wealthy parents seeking custody for the newborn son,…

  • Author: Marchand, Philip

Date: 2007 September 29

Publication: The Toronto Star

Language: English

Find in a Library: 60656984, 1767637

Article recognizing the brief hype surrounding the 50th anniversary of the publication of Jack Kerouac's most famous novel, "On the Road." Discusses a much less explored event in Kerouac's life when, in 1967, the author appeared on the Montreal talk…