Just in at the Nichols Library in Center harbor is a baker’s half-dozen of stories from real life. From your armchair at home you can go behind the scenes at the White House with the secret service, march the Shenandoah Valley with Stonewall Jackson, perform emergency surgery at a flood ravaged hospital, or sweat out a brutal siege in Leningrad. Let Walter Isaacson introduce you to the geeks who sparked the digital revolution. Karen Armstrong be your guide to a study of violence and religion. Or, let Azar Nafisi introduce you to three books that tell America’s story in a nutshell.