Third in the City and Country Reader Series, this again, in its careful editing, and effective selection of material, offers lively regional reading. From source material, from history, from fiction, non-fiction, from poetry, from letters, the material reflects the quality, characteristics, the pictures, the people, the land, the moods of Maine. Records of early explorers and settlers, reminiscences, interviews and memories, apropos situations and anecdotes fill in the background in a kaleidoscopic sweep, so that the feeling of the relation to nature, the gusto of living, the traditions and disciplines, come through as part of the bright mosaic. Wilderness and sea, mountain and shore, Indians, early days, war, lumber camps, flood, winter, summer visitors, life dramas- the scenes shift and change colorfully. The roster of authors is overfull -- Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sarah Orne Jewett, F. Marion Crawford, on to Coffin, Robinson, Ben Ames Williams, Erskine Caldwell, Stewart H. Holbrook, John Gould and many another. Good for local sales as well as regional interest.