In Commonwealth by Anne Patchett, a lawyer, Bert Cousins, divorces his wife Teresa and marries Beverly, the ex-wife of a cop. The impacts of their divorce and remarriage are visited upon their children, who grow up angry and resentful. Patchett “elegantly manages” (Publishers Weekly) the ebb and flow of their alliances and animosities as the children grow to middle age. Perfume River by Robert Olen Butler also plays the family saga card, this time about a family fractured by the Vietnam War. This is an “assured, elegant novel (Publishers Weekly).“ Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue is a promising debut about a Cameroonian immigrant who arrives in Harlem just in time for the 2007 collapse of the housing bubble. Also in the family drama mode: Barkskins by Annie Proulx, Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlin, and Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.
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A Message from the Nichols Library Board of Trustees
January 4, 2021
We are reviewing recommendations issued by the State of New Hampshire and “best practices” put forth by the State Library to ascertain how to best serve the public while providing a safe workplace for our employees. We are being careful and thoughtful as we move towards reopening our Library. Hopefully, this will happen in the near future on a limited basis. Your continuing patience and understanding is much appreciated.
We welcome hearing from you during these challenging times. Please feel free to email the Trustees at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Library at 603-253-6950 with your ideas, comments and suggestions about reopening.
We are now taking requests and putting them outside for you to pick up. You can get your loans between 10am and 2pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday [continue reading].
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