Monthly Archives: May 2015

Feel-good stories

Readers seeking a hopeful little story might try “On a Night Like This” by Barbara Freethy, a story about an injured smoke jumper who encounters a crush from his teen years. Should he jump into a relationship or bail out?  … Continue reading

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Just in: suspense

When not co-authoring with Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child is a fine suspense writer on his own. The Forgotten Room, his fourth standalone novel featuring Dr. Jeremy Logan, invloves a series of strange happenings at a Newport mansion which culminated with the … Continue reading

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Fortune’s Fool

With a single pistol shot, John Wilkes Booth stunned a nation and changed the course of history. Fortune’s Fool by Terry Alford is the first in-depth bio of Lincoln’s assassin. Booth was a celebrated actor from a family of thespians, his … Continue reading

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New from NHDB: Magazines for your eReader!

New in 2015 from New Hampshire Downloadable Books: Downloadable magazines!  Readers can choose from 40 titles on topics ranging from health to news to lifestyles. You can borrow three magazines in addition to three books at any given time.  Read our brochure or … Continue reading

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BBC Dramas

Two new BBC dram series are in for your viewing delight. Wolf Hall, based on the Hilary Mantel novel, is a tale of intrigue in the court of Henry the VIII.  Thomas Cromwell, a brutal blacksmith’s, deftly rises to influence in a … Continue reading

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More new DVDs

Just in! Selma dramatizes a key moment in the Civil Rights movement, the thee months leading up to the dramatic march from Selma to Montgomery, which culminated with Congress passing the the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the … Continue reading

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The Wright Stuff

“The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough [HC and audio] is an engaging life of the Ohio two bicycle mechanics who conquered flight.  McCullough details their monkish pursuit of their goal, a path marked by dead ends and wreckage, but also … Continue reading

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Sunshine Daydream

“So Many Roads” by David Browne details the life and times of the Grateful Dead. They came of of the folk scene but got plugged in and gained a rep for lengthy jams led by Jerry Garcia’s sinewy bluegrass-inflected guitar runs. … Continue reading

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New for home genealogists!

  Nichols Library just added a subscription to HeritageQuest Online for home family    history research. HQ Online is a comprehensive collection of American resources that  includes U.S. census data, local and family histories, city directories, veterans records,  serials, and bank records. Features … Continue reading

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Twisted Tales

Readers seeking more complex storytelling can turn to “A God in Ruins” by Kate Atkinson (“Life After Life”), which introduces readers to Teddy Todd, an RA pilot who is about to find that the perils of warfare was nothing compared … Continue reading

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