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Theses from 2017

Transience, Madison M. Sudon

Unwanted Child, Marianne Taylor


Writ in Stone: Stories from a Cemetery, Clif Travers


One Bruised Apple, Stacie McCall Whitaker

Twin Rivers: One Maine Girl’s Tale of Childhood Fear, Adolescent Acceptance, and Adult Hope, Heather Wilson

Theses from 2016

Holy Dirt: Gardening, Men and Maine, Margaret J. Almdale

The Eclectic Emporium: A Collection of Stories, Lewellyn P. Andrada


The Awakening, Nora Anthony


Crisis Across the Dog-Starred Verse: Tales of Heroism, Horror, and Apocalypse, David Arroyo

Bluebird, Amy Bai


Deadline, Erin Barker

Night Runner, Lester Allen Batiste

Soul Matched, AJ Bauers

Nights at the Travelling Spectacular, Katie Bryski


This is Not Your Life, Ella M. Carroll-Smith

The Captain and the Clockmaker, Jennifer Castello


The Beast Inside, Steve Cave


Forgotten Highways, Alison S. Closter

Falling in Love After Fifty, Sally K. Donaldson


Currency, Elisha M. Emerson

Broken Tool, Christopher W. Farrell

Standing in Our Light, Celeste Gleason

To Cross the Canal, Nora A. Grosvenor


You Take It With You: A Collection of Essays, Vicki Hamlin


Black in Maine, Joseph Nathadus Jackson