Author - L.E. Barrett

“Only a few days in a lifetime possess within the duration of a few hours the power to alter all that has come before it and all that will ever come”

- The Boys from Joppa


Books

The Dandelion Conspiracy: Maine's Wicked Weeds

The Dandelion Conspiracy: Maine's Wicked Weeds

The Dandelion Conspiracy is our third book on wild edible plants and like the previous two books, it too contains interesting information, beautiful photographs and one hundred and twenty-five delicious dandelion recipes. Dandelions have a long history. They have been used as both a source of food and a source of herbal therapy. Up to the early 1970’s, many people with bags in hand combed their neighbors’ lawns and local parks for an ample supply of dandelions. The Dandelion is not a native of North America. Historians believe that the first dandelion seeds arrived in the personal possessions of the Mayflower passengers in 1620. At the time the dandelion had been a cultivated plant in Europe for several centuries. Today, the dandelion is view as the prolific destroyer of the American lawn. Only wild foragers, vegans and exotic salad enthusiasts continue the tradition of eating dandelions. Our book hopefully will introduce the dandelion to a new generation or reintroduce the dandelion to people that have forgone this tasty and healthy green.

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Fiddle Mainia

Fiddle Mainia

Fiddlemainia is the iconic fiddlehead book filled with terrific information, photography and a hundred and twenty-five delicious recipes from around the world. If you enjoy fiddleheads and want to know more about fiddleheads, have been a fiddlehead forager for fifty years or just love good photography then Fiddlemainia is for you.

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The Blueberry Coast

The Blueberry Coast

The Blueberry Coast is a book about blueberries. Not just a book about Maine's low bush blueberries, though Maine's wild blueberries are thoroughly discussed in the book. The book is a reference, art and recipe book. The book includes a full range of blueberry topics such as: nutritional value, growing, harvesting, cooking, preserving, and eating. The Blueberry Coast also has great natural photography and an impressive collection of a 125 blueberry recipes from all around the world that you will only find in this collection. If you enjoy blueberries and want to know more about blueberries, love natural photography or you just want to experience delicious new blueberry recipes - then the author wants to assure you The Blueberry Coast was written with you in mind.

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The Shadow of the Soul

The Shadow of the Soul

Three siblings inherit the family home, one wants to sell it, one wants to beautify it, and one wants to unlock its secrets. The Shadow of the Soul takes you back and forth in time, to try to make sense out everyone’s life and the house that haunts a brother and a sister. The Shadow of the Soul is the nightmare that exists at the edge of everyone’s conscious mind. You may not want to be witness to it or even agree that it can exist but you will not be able to forget it.

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Verses From Beneath Granite Ledges

Verses From Beneath Granite Ledges

A collection of sixty-five unique and original poems designed to highlight defining aspects of nature and humanity. Included in this collection are many of L. E. Barrett’s most creative poems to date. These poems include; Verses From Beneath Granite Ledges, What Lives On, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Healing In Maine, Ave Verum Corpus and The 20th Maine. Poetry meant to furnish the reader with moments of pleasure, and a profusion of new ideas for reflection.

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The Maine Poetic

The Maine Poetic

The Maine Poetic is a collection of sixty-three poems about Maine and other thoughtful unusual subjects. Each poem is an original piece of poetry written specifically for this collection and none of the poems have been published in any other source. For poetry readers that love traditional poetry or those that love not so traditional poetry you will find many selections for your particular taste. Many of the poems will give you the feel, the vision and the emotion of life in rural areas throughout the United States. You will find that this book is a powerfully constructed work of poetry by a very unique and original Maine poet.

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A View From The Side Of The Road

A View From The Side Of The Road

Thirteen stories from thirteen different directions leading to one point of view. Stories that will stimulate your imagination and delight. Some funny, some sad, some weird in their own way. Thirteen stories seen from the author's unique perspective, A View From The Side Of The Road.

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The Boys from Joppa

The Boys from Joppa

In the early 1960s, Hallowell, Maine was a sleepy small city on the Kennebec River. Dip Barrett ran a beer store where he socialized with local criminals and took bets for horse racing tracks around the state. His business and the community are turned upside down when the body of a young man is found in the Kennebec River, a poker game leads to a major robbery, a young wife is seduced into a private sex club, a 16 year old boy finds love with a much older woman, a young man’s suicide is a mystery to everyone, and the town drunk becomes a criminal master mind.


The Boys from Joppa is historical pulp fiction at its best. A throwback to the trashy novels of the 1940s to 1960s where women craved love, men were tough, and violence was a business opportunity. The type of memorable situations and vivid characters found in the works of Steinbeck and Doctorow who don’t just exist on the page of a book, but take up residence in your life. The book is insightful, funny, thrilling and sexy without pretense. This masterfully told tale will have you turning each page with an eagerness to read more and more. The book’s power coming directly from its intriguing characters, an imaginative plot and a seamless story.

The Boys from Joppa is the first book in the Kennebec River Trilogy. Book two, Dummers Lane, and book three, The Valley of Good and Evil transport the characters and the plot from their finely crafted roots in The Boys from Joppa to the last thrilling page of the trilogy, this book can only be classified as a must read for fans of pulp fiction, romantic fiction, action fiction, realistic plots and a first-rate adult read.

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