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  • Author: Dufresne, John

Date: 1991 (1997)

Language: en

Find in a Library: 21677261

Find Online: OL2644840W

Collection of short stories from native of Worcester, Massachusetts and professor of creative writing at Florida International University. Author of the novels "Louisiana Power & Light" (1994), "Love Warps the Mind a Little" (1997), "Requiem, Mass."…

  • 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: Kadetsky, Elizabeth

Date: 2012-spr

Publication: Michigan Quarterly Review

Volume: 51

Language: en

Find in a Library: 1757375

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Short story narrated by a writer frequently at odds with her spiny and somewhat distant lover on their roadtrip from Oregon to the East Coast.

  • Author: Jewett, Sarah Orne

Date: 1895 November

Publication: The Pocket Magazine

Volume: 1

Language: en

Find in a Library: 1762497

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Short story about a French Canadian family newly arrived to Dulham, in New England, and its six-year-old daughter, Mary, who captures the hearts of Dulham's old men. First published in The Pocket Magazine in 1895. Reprinted in The Life of Nancy…

  • Author: Blaise, Clark

Date: 1992

Language: en

Find in a Library: 26801089

Find Online: OL1478722M

Book of international short stories rooted in Montréal and the US Northeast. Written in English with a recognizable play of languages, especially French and German. From renowned fiction writer and essayist, Clark Blaise, author of such books as "I…

  • Author: Blaise, Clark

Date: 1987

Book Title: On Middle Ground

Language: en

Find in a Library: 16044405

Find Online: OL10276185M

Short fiction piece about a writer who can be either American (Phil Porter) or French Canadian (Philippe Carrier) depending from which side of the border he is travelling, or upon which side he sits. The complexity of a dual identity lived out in a…

  • Author: Currie, Ron, Jr.

Date: 2012-03-09

Publication: Salon

Language: en

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Short fiction piece by Waterville, Maine writer, Ron Currie, Jr., about a trip to Fenway Park with his dead father. Published in the online magazine, "Salon," with reference to the author's recent novel, "Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles" (Viking,…

  • 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: Currie, Ron, Jr.

Date: 2006-06-15

Publication: SmokeLong Quarterly

Language: en

Find in a Library: Unknown

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Short fiction piece that finds a retired navy captain long after World War II, and his housekeeper, far from the sea. From the author of "God is Dead," "Everything Matters!" and "Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles." Appears in the online literary…

  • Author: Plante, David

Date: 1986 Spring

Publication: Grand Street

Volume: 5

Language: en

Find in a Library: 37589723

Short story featuring Joseph Beauchemin, an American expatriate in London, and Dolores, in their apartment in the wake of a public protest. The ways in which they struggle to know one another and to make themselves known - or not - amidst death,…

  • 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: Kerouac, Jack

Date: 1999

Language: en

Find in a Library: 40857068

Find Online: OL24770070M

Selections from Jack Kerouac's (1922-1969) earliest imaginative and other writings composed between 1936 and 1943, with introduction and commentary from poet and editor, Paul Marion. Includes notes, poetry, creative and journalistic prose, and an…

  • Author: Bonnie, Fred

Date: 1994-04-00

Publication: Portland: Maine's City Magazine

Volume: 9

Language: en

Find in a Library: 29353487

Short story that finds Norman Malloy sitting in a kitchen alone. He segregates himself from his wife, Colette, their infant daughter, and Colette's large extended family as they celebrate in two languages a grandmother's birthday in the living room…

  • Author: Martin, Jane E.

Date: 2011 Fall

Publication: Prairie Fire

Volume: 32

Language: en

Find in a Library: 9801056

Short fiction piece about a woman's relationship with her mother illuminated in the ticks and increasing demands of her mother's heart condition. A parallel story of the woman's failed relationship with her partner, Mauricia.

  • Author: Martin, Jane E.

Date: 2010 Spring

Publication: The Massachusetts Review

Volume: 51

Language: en

Find in a Library: 1640212

Short fiction piece told from the perspective of Rosaire, a young woman who suffers from a painful and mysterious physical injury. Movements in the relationship between Rosaire and her partner Gabriela, a graduate student, who decides to travel from…

  • Author: Martin, Jane E.

Date: 2012 Spring

Publication: Michigan Quarterly Review

Volume: 51

Language: en

Find in a Library: 1757375

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Short fiction piece that finds Liliane coming upon the news of a suicide within the family of a former relative, gripped still by the emotions and tensions surrounding the suicide of her own sister - her tie to this other family - decades earlier.

  • Author: Martin, Jane E.

Date: 2012 Spring

Publication: The Southern Review

Volume: 48

Language: en

Find in a Library: 1766210

Short fiction piece that follows Maggie - a Maine woman in Montréal - through a sudden relationship with her "jumelle interlinguistique," Noémi, and with the province and people of which she discovers she may not be a part.

  • Author: Jewett, Sarah Orne

Date: 1898-06-00

Publication: The Cosmopolitan

Volume: 25

Language: en

Find in a Library: 1565217

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Short story that finds a textile mill agent caught between the greed of his directors, the powerlessness and plight of his workers, and the wisdom of a priest around the time of a New England mill's cut-back and shut-down. A New England…

  • Author: Fuller, Jacquie Giasson

Date: 1994

Book Title: The Quotable Moose: A Contemporary Maine Reader

Language: English

Find in a Library: 45731570

Short story about Maureen, a young woman with distant Maine roots, returning to her "homeland" in a town like Lewiston. Her roommate, Cecile, and the dog named "Bo" that was left in their care with the departure of Cecile's husband. First published…

  • Author: Fuller, Jacquie Giasson

Date: 1993 Winter

Publication: Puckerbrush Review

Volume: 11

Language: English

Find in a Library: 10990654

Short fiction set in the author's Bateston, Maine. A man narrates a brief trip to Cecile's Market. His thoughts while limping home with a bag of groceries. Part I of The Façade, a novel in progress.

  • Author: Fuller, Jacquie Giasson

Date: 1993 Winter

Publication: Puckerbrush Review

Volume: 11

Language: English

Find in a Library: 10990654

Short fiction set in the author's Bateston, Maine. Madame Simone Lavoie narrates suppertime at home with her family - daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. Mémère's illness and some of the changes it has forced on her routine. Dinner conversation.…

  • Author: Mitchell, Jacqueline

Date: 1977 December - 1978 January

Publication: Maine Magazine

Volume: 1

Language: English

Find in a Library: 25733085

Short story about a millworking, mothering woman living in poverty, and the effects of the mill's environment on her dreams and waking life.

  • Author: Langlois, Ron

Date: 1977-11-00

Publication: Yankee

Language: en; fr

Find in a Library: 34796734

Short story about a troublesome boy in Catholic school on a day the class prepares to make confessions to their parish priest. The boy's scolding from his teacher, Mother Camille, his worrying over which sins he will tell, and the unpredictable…

  • 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: 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: Bonnie, Fred

Date: 1987

Language: English

Find in a Library: 15221260

Collection of Maine fiction by a Portland, Maine native. Features "The State Meet," a story of a struggling student persuaded by his high school teacher and coach, Fr. Polaski, to join the cross country team. The team travels together by bus to…

  • Author: Tem, Melanie

Date: 2008

Book Title: Otherworldly Maine

Language: English

Find in a Library: 191898145

Short fiction piece told in the first person. A Maine Woods Guide converses with two hunters on a guided trip as they wait, in the guide's daughter's Aroostook County home, for the October fog to clear. Featured in a collection of Maine writings.