Maine Icons: 50 Symbols of the Pine Tree State

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Nearly two years in the making, Maine Icons: 50 Classic Symbols of the Pine Tree State has been a labor of love for my wife and me. And we can finally share the cover with the world!

If I do say so myself (and you know I will), this book is one heck of a handsome visual tour of our home state of Maine. As the subtitle mentions, it consists of 50 classic symbols of the Pine Tree State. We profile the likely suspects–lobster, blueberries, lighthouses, whoopie pies, and so many more–but we think you’ll find a whole lot of surprises in these pages, too (Raye’s Mustard, Renys, and Fog? Oh, my!). And while I hope the text in each chapter will serve to illuminate the topic and edify the reader, it’s really the amazing color photos taken by my wife, Jennifer, that form the soul of this project.

The book is available for pre-order at Amazon right now (at a discounted price), though the official release isn’t until May 3, 2011. This book is a hardcover w/ dust sleeve, square format, 112 pages, full color, Globe Pequot Press; $16.95. Buy now and buy often! You’ll love it….