Monthly Archives: September 2015

Story hour moves to Thursday

Our pre-school story group is changing it’s meeting time from Fridays to Thursday.  We will now meet every other week, beginning on October 1st. This has been a fun group. We read a story, share a song and allow for some … Continue reading

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Critic’s Choice

“Above the Waterfall” by Ron Rash. A poetic and haunting crime story set in Appalachia.  Someone has poisoned a local trout stream.   The town sheriff, a likable burnout, suspects a man involved in a land dispute, a conclusion which drives … Continue reading

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Characters from real life

The central characters in these novels are based on the lives of real people.  “The Courtesan” by Alexandra Gambrill Curry is based on the life and times of Sai Jinhua (1872–1936), a  courtesan during the reign of China’s last emperor. this book … Continue reading

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Novel Settings

InIHere are two novels set in times and places other than our own.   In “The Girl from the Garden” by Parnaz Foroutan, an elderly woman pieces together the tragedy of her ancestors’ Iranian Jewish household.  When Rakhel married Asher Malacouti, … Continue reading

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Thrills, Chills, Romance

In “Patriot” by Ted Bell, Alex Hawke thwarts Puti-Put’s latest plot to destroy the free world (they even kidnap his kid. Sheesh).  In “The Solomon Curse” by Clive Cussler, Sam and Remi Fargo seek to recover Tsunami-sunken treasure in the Pacific.  … Continue reading

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Showtime!

There are several new DVD’s at the library available for home screening.   “True Story” is a taut thriller a reporter who tries to restore his reputation by interviewing a murderer on the run who has adopted the reporter’s identity.  “Love … Continue reading

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Nichols Library does Scanning

The Nichols Library in Center Harbor recent added document scanning to its array of digital services.  The scanner, a generous and much appreciated gift from a patron, was installed early in August.  The library can now scan documents for patrons … Continue reading

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Maine tales

The 15 loosely connected stories in Beattie’s latest collection, The State We’re In, are set on Maine’s southern coast. They feature drifting adults and their rootless offspring.  The stories turn on seemingly unimportant moments that are, in fact, critical.  Thus “Adirondack … Continue reading

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Undocumented

In Undocumented, Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Mellon research fellow at Columbia University, tells his unlikely journey from homelessness to the Ivy League.  Peralta came to America from Santa Domingo with his undocumented parents when he was four years old.  The family exked … Continue reading

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Hot new mysteries

“The Girl in the Spider’s Web”’ by David Lagercrantz presents the latest chapter in the adventures of hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist  Micael Blomkvist, first introduced in Stieg Laarson’s “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”   In this story, Salander is digging … Continue reading

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