This lovely coffee table book tries to sum up the state of Maine in 572 photos. Taken in one week by a broad range of photographers, it captures some of the essence of the state, but misses some others.
You'll see lobstermen, moose, blueberry fields, boat building, loggers, and other icons of the state.
The reason for including some of the photos escapes me. Some of the cute kid photos (page 20 and 21) are generic enough, they could be anywhere in the US. Why devote four pages to women football players?
I don't understand why they included six photos of one family and their dairy farm, but left out the white spired churches and summer theaters that are part of the picture of Maine in my mind.
Despite these quibbles, I'm pleased with the book and would recommend it to anyone who is curious about the state or for those who already love all that is Maine.