Category Archives: Books

Fendler’s tale, and its message, never grew old

Why did Donn Fendler spend the last 30 years of his life visiting Maine school children, reliving what may well have been the most embarrassing event of his life? “I did it because I owed Maine,” Fendler told me two years ago, as we sat outside his camp on Newport’s Sebasticook Lake. That’s one way […]

Not your average retired warden book: ‘A Good Man with a Dog’ worth a read

Over the past several years, Mainers have learned that the law enforcement officers tasked with protecting their state’s fish and game resources live pretty interesting professional lives. ‘North Woods Law,’ the Animal Planet TV show that focuses on the Maine Warden Service, certainly helped by demystifying the life of wardens. John Ford Sr. has done […]

Tom Hennessey book signing set for Saturday

Fans of longitme BDN outdoor writer and artist Tom Hennessey can catch up with him on Saturday as he signs copies of his latest book, “Leave Some for Seed,” at the Old Town Trading Post. Hennessey will be on hand from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the signing.  

New book on Roxanne Quimby, warts and all, is illuminating

In parts of rural Maine, Roxanne Quimby has achieved that iconic status usually reserved for entertainers and athletes: Utter her first name — just her first name — and nearly everyone will know who you’re talking about. “Roxanne’s land,” people will say, describing the acreage the millionaire has purchased in the Maine woods. “Roxanne’s park,” […]

Maine Moose on the Loose: Lincoln photographer back with new book

Less than a year ago, photographer Roger L. Stevens Jr. fulfilled a dream when he self-published a book of stunning fox photos that he took near his home. Shortly after that, he followed up with “June the Loon,” a book that traced the first few months of life of an iconic Maine bird. Now Stevens […]

Bob Leeman’s new book, ‘Salesman Angler,’ tells of people, places and fish

Over the course of a year, many Maine-related books cross my desk. Among them are novels by acclaimed authors like Paul Doiron, how-to and where-to fish volumes by some of the top anglers around, and a fair number of self-published books. Not long ago, I received a book by longtime local angler and author Bob […]

New book highlights 50 best places to fly fish the Northeast

Ever sit around a campfire with some fishing buddies and start brainstorming new places to wet a line? Sure, we all have. That’s how some of us end up with our fishing “bucket lists.” We listen to our pals, hear their tales, and say to ourselves, “Some day,” I’ll go. Bob Mallard, owner of the […]

Lincoln photographer’s fox book perfect for kids

Thanks to that viral internet video, we all now know what the fox says. What we might not have known (until now) is “What do Baby Foxes Do?” Luckily, a Lincoln photographer can help us with that: That’s the title of a children’s book he recently published, and it’s full of stunning fox photos he […]

Tom Hennessey back with another book

For decades, readers of the BDN savored the outdoor essays and artwork of Tom Hennessey, who worked for this paper for 54 years. Hennessey “officially” retired in 1996, but was a contributor to the sports and outdoor pages for years afterward. His last column appeared in March of 2013, and in the months that followed, […]