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The Back RoadsAuthor: Martin, JaneDate: 2013-fallLanguage : enFind in a library: 60637997Short 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.
Normand Beaupré, militant de la résistance canadienne-française aux États-UnisAuthor: Simard, JeanDate: 2010Language : frSource : Texte intégralFind in a library: 53905023Un portrait autobiographique raconté par l'auteur franco-américain, Normand Beaupré, de Biddeford, Maine, sur sa profession, sa vie academique, et sa vocation comme écrivain de la langue française dans la Nouvelle-Angleterre.
Vandal LoveAuthor: Béchard, Deni Y.Date: 2012 (2006, Canada edition)Publication: Milkweed EditionsLanguage : enSource : PreviewFind in a library: 758646813Novel 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, his abandoned daughter, into Virginia and Maine. Georgianne and the runt orphaned grandchild, François, from Québec across the Canadian provinces in the middle 20th century; Harvey, his son, and the parental separation that removes one from the other. Harvey's personal spiritual quest across the American Southwest. The tragedy and genealogical loops that unify the characters and their movements through time across North America.
Postnational United States Regional Hinterlands : Proulx's Ethnic Working-Class Communities in Accordion CrimesAuthor: Werden, DouglasDate: 2009Publication: Lexington BooksLanguage : enSource : PreviewEssay analyzing Annie Proulx's novel, "Accordion Crimes," according to the ethnic groups, working-classes, and cultural identities its characters simultaneously challenge and represent. A mid-1990s United States commentary on assimilation, acculturation, race, and place-identity in which this article's author situates the novel. The symbol of the accordion across cultural and geographic lines, within and across certain immigrant communities in the United States, in environments that temper American myths of upward mobility, and within musical communities of diverse qualities.Tags African Americans, Basque, Cajuns, Chicago IL, Creoles, German Americans, Immigration, Iowa, Italian Americans, Literary Works, Literary Works -- Criticism and History, Louisiana, Maine, Mexican Americans, Minnesota, Montana, Music, Polish Americans, Québec, Sicilian Americans, Viennese Americans, Violence
The Art of Fiction, No. 199Author: Proulx, AnnieDate: 2009 SpringLanguage : enFind in a library: 1641889Interview with novelist and short story writer, Annie Proulx, about her life, her craft, and her thoughts on writing. Reflections on some of her past works, including the novels "Postcards" and "The Shipping News," as well as the story, "Brokeback Mountain." Her engagement with a wide range of settings and characters, with an emphasis on rural America. Interview conducted at her ranch home in Wyoming.
Sex, Death, and BaseballAuthor: Moreau, DavidDate: 2004Publication: Moon Pie PressLanguage : enFind in a library: 61727160Book of poems from Wayne, Maine writer and author of the 2004 chapbook, "Children Are Ugly Little Monsters (But You Have to Love Them Anyway").
Finding Your Inner Moose : Ida Leclair's Guide to Livin' the Good LifeAuthor: Poulin, SusanDate: 2012Publication: Islandport PressLanguage : enFind in a library: 778426192Maine humor self-help guide in the voice of Ida LeClair, the character creation of Maine writer and performer, Susan Poulin. "Commonsensical" wisdoms from the western Maine town of Mahoosuc Mills, drawn from Ida's life experiences; her husband, Charlie; her friends and family, young and old; and the iconic Maine moose.
Siting memory in Normand Beaupré's Le petit mangeur de fleursAuthor: Lees, CynthiaDate: 2012-03-00Language : enFind in a library: 60628349Article on the role of memory in Biddeford, Maine author Normand Beaupré's recent autobiographical novel. How memories and the act of remembering of one's youth and childhood home help to build collective cultural identity among Franco American communities, and become building block's for the author's personal, literary identity. Critical reading of the author's use of the French language, and of the personal and cultural traits upon which his story focuses.
ArrhythmiaAuthor: Martin, Jane E.Date: 2011 FallLanguage : enFind in a library: 9801056Short 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.
Your People's WaysAuthor: Martin, Jane E.Date: 2010 SpringLanguage : enFind in a library: 1640212Short 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 their Michigan home to California, where a past boss and former lover suffers from cancer.
BuffleheadsAuthor: Martin, Jane E.Date: 2012 SpringLanguage : enSource : Full text @ Michigan Quarterly ReviewFind in a library: 1757375Short 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.
JumelageAuthor: Martin, Jane E.Date: 2012 SpringLanguage : enFind in a library: 1766210Short 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.
Franco-American Literature TodayAuthor: Chartier, ArmandDate: 1981 summerLanguage : enFind in a library: 50709793Brief review of some resources in Franco-American literature available at the beginning of the 1980s. Specifically mentions collections, works, and writers in Maine, Massachusetts, and Louisiana.
The Gray Mills of FarleyAuthor: Jewett, Sarah OrneDate: 1898-06-00Language : enFind in a library: 1565217Short 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 manufactory-town setting and its diverse characters around the turn of the century. Written by a South Berwick, Maine native and author of The Country of the Pointed Firs. Featured in the following collections:
American Local-Color Stories, edited by Harry R. Warfel. 1941. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1188060
Uncollected Stories of Sarah Orne Jewett, edited by Richard Cary. 1971. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/227485
The Irish Stories of Sarah Orne Jewett, edited by Jack Morgan and Louis A. Renza. 1996. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/34475664
Jewett and the Incorporation of New England : "The Gray Mills of Farley"Author: Sherman, Sarah WayDate: 2002 springLanguage : enFind in a library: 42711105Critical and historical reading of Sarah Orne Jewett's 1898 short story, "The Gray Mills of Farley," about textile mill workers, an agent, and mill directors around the time of a New England mill's cut-back and shut-down. Place and character descriptions in this story, according to the author, give us entry into the social make-up, living conditions, and manufactory settings found at the Salmon Falls Mills at the turn of the century in Rollinsford, New Hampshire - near to Jewett's own hometown in South Berwick, Maine. Author's comparisons between Salmon Falls Mills and the Amoskeag Mills of Manchester, New Hampshire. Reference to Tamara Hareven and Ralph Langenbach's book, "Amoskeag."Tags Brunswick ME, Business and Economics, Criticism and Review, Emigration and Immigration, Ethnicity and Collective Identity, Family, Fiction and Literature, Irish Americans, Literary Works -- Criticism and History, Maine, Mills and Mill Work, New Hampshire, Religion, Rollinsford NH, South Berwick ME
Madame Athanase T. Brindamour , raconteuseAuthor: Beaupré, NormandDate: 2012-00-00Publication: Llumina PressLanguage : FrançaisFind in a library: https://francolibrary.com/items/show/2025Roman composé d'histoires de vie et de la famille à Manchester New Hampshire, tel que racontées par le personnage-titre et son épouse : Marie Solfège Desruisseaux Brindamour et Athanase T. Brindamour. Les voix, personnalités, et communautés de deux raconteurs - femme et homme - franco-americains. Créé par auteur et créateur de "la Souillonne." Comme écrit l'auteur, chacun de ces trois caractères parlent "en dialecte franco-américain."
Maine's Acadia : Young Writers Celebrate a HeritageAuthor: Hutchinson, GloriaDate: 1985Publication: MEGA Magnified (Madawaska's Efforts for Gifted Adolescents)Language : EnglishFind in a library: 13210635
A collection of student writings in celebration of the 200th year of the Acadian settlement at St. David, Maine, in the northern St. John River Valley. Created during a 1985 Madawaska, Maine summer program for gifted and talented students - MEGA Magnified - under the direction of Gloria Hutchinson.
Includes the following pieces:
Introduction, Gloria Hutchinson
"The Acadians," by Msgr. Gilman Chalout
"The Sanctuary," by Robert P. Cyr
"The Time for When to Go," by Carol Dufour Baker
"Oui, Je Me Souviens," by Carol Dufour Baker
"Give Me a Spot in Northern Maine," by Jane Martin
"Growing Up on the Border," by Kim Geraghty
"Two Languages Are Better Than One," by Janet Hebert
"Daigle-Boone: A Game Behaviorist," by Christian Cyr
"Yesterday Came Suddenly," by Mary Marin
"Are Acadians Becoming Americanized?" by Joey Keller
"The Accursed," by Gina Miranda
"Raindrops from the East," by Lori Ann Albert
"The Vengeance of Three-Fingered Willie," by Shawn Guerrette
"A Pair of Star-Cross'd Lovers," by Tina Chasse
"Crossing the Threshold," by Gary Albert
"In the Name of Honor," by Jenny Albert
"Notes from a Terrorist," by T. Mark Kelly
"Valley Images" (Selected Poems), by T. Chasse, R. P. Cyr, C. Baker, G. M. Miranda, G. Hutchinson
"In Memoriam," by Christian CyrTags Acadians, Acculturation and Assimilation, Allagash ME, Emigration and Immigration, Essay, Ethnicity and Collective Identity, Fiction and Literature, Folklore, Fort Kent ME, Language and Linguistics, Literary Works -- Anthology, Madawaska ME, Maine, Native Americans, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Poetry, Religion, St. Agatha ME, St. David ME, St. John River Valley, Wallagrass ME
Tall Timber PoemsAuthor: Dumas, Jacqueline M.Date: 1971Publication: Pine Hill PressLanguage : enFind in a library: 24596647Book of poems on the Maine outdoors from a Rumford, Maine native and once-resident of Coburn Gore. From the author: "a collection of nature poems, humorous ballads, photos and sketches"
North Country BalladsAuthor: Dumas, Jacqueline M.Date: 1975Publication: Smith and TownLanguage : enFind in a library: 1622070Book of poems on the woods and woodland creatures of Maine and New Hampshire, from a Rumford, Maine native and once-resident of Coburn Gore.
Letourneau's Used Auto PartsAuthor: Chute, CarolynDate: 1988Publication: Ticknor & FieldsLanguage : enFind in a library: 17441000The 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 rural community. Letourneau's auto parts business and all the quirks, love, and violence between the people in his salvage yard/shantytown known as "Miracle City."
Maine River DriversAuthor: Searway, Ruby GarrisonDate: 1973Publication: Pejepscot PressLanguage : enFind in a library: 4598065Short poem about the sort of men who worked to drive logs down the rivers of Maine to its many lumber mills, and the natural dangers these men encountered. Written by a Maine writer and published in the 15th collection from the Maine Writers' Conference at Ocean Park, Old Orchard Beach, Maine.
Cecile's Dog BoAuthor: Fuller, Jacquie GiassonDate: 1994Publication: University Press of New EnglandLanguage : enFind in a library: 45731570Short 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 in Yankee Magazine, 1993. Reprinted in a collection of Maine writings edited by Wesley McNair.
Accenting the French in Comparative American StudiesAuthor: Green, Mary JeanDate: 2009Language : enFind in a library: 1564555Critical essay on the inclusion of Francophone peoples and regions in the broadening scope of American Studies. Brief survey on certain literary works and literary criticism that illustrate how cultural identity gets articulated in terms of the wide geography, multiple languages, and human migrations of the Americas. The ways in which regional writers "remap" their region's identity and build specific international relationships, with examples from Haiti, Québec, and other Francophone areas in the western hemisphere. Particular emphasis on the peoples and literatures of Latin America and the Caribbean, Québec and French Canada, with some comments on Cajuns and Creoles in Louisiana and Franco Americans New England.
La Bêche (The Spade), ou, les Assimilateurs en action : Album de dessins gaisAuthor: Charlebois, JosephDate: 1911Publication: J.A. LefebvreLanguage : frSource :
Lire: Texte intégralFind in a library: 53660030
Sous-titrée, "Dédié aux Franco-Américains de la Nouvelle Angleterre."
Une collection de dessins politiques qui soulèvent des questions sur le traitement des Franco-Américaines par leur clergé catholique dans la Nouvelle-Angleterre, ou plus précisément, dans le Maine. Commentaire artistique québécois sur la relation entre l'Église catholique - principalement, les évêques catholiques - et l'assimilation franco-américaine aux États-Unis au début du 20e siècle. Représentations sévères fictifs de la hiérarchie catholique et les Irlando-Américains de la Nouvelle-Angleterre.
De l'éditeur: "Cet album ne surprendra pas ceux qui, depuis vingt ou vingt-cinq ans, s'intéressent au sort de nos compatriotes établis aux Etats-Unis, ou - pour parler avec plus d'exactitude - de nos compatriotes établis en dehors de la province de Québec....Les dessins qui y sont groupés ne font pas autre chose que fixer quelques traits principaux de la vie catholique aux Etats-Unis."
Reunion Families' Favorite RecipesAuthor: Chassé, Géraldine PelletierDate: 1992Publication: Madawaska Historical SocietyLanguage : enFind in a library: 27163203Collection of recipes shared by families who celebrated reunions in Madawaska, Maine between 1980 and 1992. The reunion banquet being a keystone event, the Madawaska Historical Society collected a book's worth of family foods from the following clans whose gatherings took place in the following order:
1980 - Daigle
1981 - Cyr
1982 - Hébert
1983 - Dufour
1984 - Thibodeau
1985 - Ayotte, Duperré, Fournier, Mercure, Potier, Sanfaçon
1986 - Pelletier
1987 - Plourde
1988 - Ouellette
1989 - Paradis
1990 - Bouchard
1991 - Sirois
1992 - Côté
The recipe book is divided into chapter by year and family. Each section is introduced with a family crest, a brief genealogical description of a family name, and a list of the recipes that follow alphabetized by the first name of their presenter. Original Acadian recipes are denoted by asterisk. Contains an index of all included recipes.