The twenty-first edition of Island Journal considers access—both literal and metaphorical—which is an all-important aspect of Maine’s island and remote coastal communities. There are stories about the battle to preserve Maine fishermen’s access to the shoreline, the wealth of accessible resources found in island libraries, and the bridge to the mainland that Chebeague residents hoped the state would build them back in the 1950s. The center folio of work by Bo Bartlett features the hard-to-reach islands of Matinicus and Wheaton as backdrops for his stunning, large-scale paintings.
Hanging On by Steve Cartwright
The Sisterhood of Fishing by Britta-Lena Lasko
Heirs of Miss Alice by Cherie Galyean
Play Ball by Harry Gratwick
Foundation by Christina Marsden Gillis
Really Seeing by Susan Hand Shetterby
The Destination of Species by David Conover
The Tropical Lobster Coast by Colin Woodard
Learning Kindness by Karen Roberts Jackson
Driving Ashore by Elizabeth Howe
Still Point by Carl Little
The Bear that Came to Dinner by James Rockefeller, Jr.