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2024 Maine Literary Awards Finalists

We are pleased to announce that two of our 2023 titles were named finalists for the 2024 Maine Literary Awards: We're Going Home by Cynthia Thayer and Downtown, Up River by Emily Stoddard Burnham. Their nominations make Islandport Press the most nominated independent publisher this year.


Congratulations to all of the finalists, and we can't wait for the ceremony on May 30.


Learn more about our two finalists below.


 

We're Going Home by Cynthia Thayer


We’re Going Home by Cynthia Thayer is a finalist in the Memoir, and it tells the story of Thayer and her husband Bill as they built a community on their organic farm and Bill’s tragic accident. 


Read an excerpt here


Read an interview with Cynthia Thayer here.


Purchase your copy at your local bookstore, select gift shops, or here.


 

downtown, up river by emily stoddard burnham

Downtown, Up River: Bangor in the 1970s by Emily Stoddard Burnham is a finalist in Excellence in Publishing, and it’s a photographic journey into Bangor’s tumultuous history during its period of urban renewal. 


Read an excerpt here.


Read an interview with Emily Stoddard Burnham here.


Purchase your copy at your local bookstore, select gift shops, or here.



 
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