The House that Jacob Built (New York: William Morrow, 1947). Maine, as everywhere, is in transition but this gives a solid reading experience of the Maine way.
Some books I’ve enjoyed, not in order of preference:
The Walk Down Main Street; and also The Spoonhandle, by Ruth Moore.
Empire Falls by Richard Russo. I disagree completely with this Maine play on the Columbine shootings. Schools in each situation are not comparable, nor does he get the socio-economic level right in regards to the shooter. I do not think it would happen so in Maine, even today (18-21 years later). But other than that he gets much right and this, as HBO production, is good, I think. I’m fairly sure I read the book, too, but the show images are much stronger in my memory. Take care in these kind of media passes.