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Good Reads — Issue 155
More favorites from the bookshelf.
New Murals Bring Life to Old Walls
New murals add color to Maine’s public art movement.
The Promise of a House and the Future
A moment in time before a house raising and the future it promised.
Impressions of Newfoundland
Flower pressings and a poem, inspired by Newfoundland’s environs.
Midye Dolma, Stuffed Mussels, or “Paella Bites”
Maine mussels meet Turkish street food in this recipe for Midye Dolmasi.
New. Found. Land.
Remote, mysterious, and beautiful, Newfoundland has much to offer summer travelers.
Artist Dan Falt is known for his beguiling wooden animal sculptures.
The Joy and Heartache of Maine Farm Life in the 1960s
Writer Ronald Joseph remembers life on the family farm.
The Case of the Missing Mussels
Where have all the mussels gone? Rocks once covered in clinging blue bivalves are bare and biologists are hoping to learn why.
Friendship, Art & Commerce
Two recently single women forge a friendship, and gain new insights about themselves.
An Ode to a Tiny Shingle-Style Cottage
A little house perched on the rocks in Vinalhaven is a delightful example of rusticator architecture, writes architect Henry N. Cobb.
James Fitzgerald: Monhegan Modernist
Monhegan has inspired many painters, including James Fitzgerald. This year the island’s art museum turns 50 and a new book celebrates Fitzgerald’s work.
Good Reads — Issue 152
Summer reading ideas
When planting your garden, think about ways to encourage beneficial bugs.
Sculptors Kazumi Hoshino and Jesse Salisbury work from the local to the international—from the coast of Maine to an island in Japan’s inland sea—turning granite into works of art.