Monthly Archives: January 2017

Eco-catastrophes

Two novels that weave energy and ecology into their plots. Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh is a “tour-de-force” about a fictional coal town where the mines are closed and the money is gone.   That is, until it is discovered … Continue reading

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Unlikely heroes

The Mathews Men by William Geroux is a “vividly drawn and emotionally gripping” about seven brothers from Matthews, Virginia who crewed the merchant ships that carried supplies to the allies in Europe during WWII.  It was dangerous work, as their … Continue reading

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Happy New Books

2017 releases are already showing up on the new book shelf at the Nichols Library in Center Harbor.There’s new fiction by Brunonia Barry (The 5th Petal) and Christopher Bohjalian (The Sleepwalker), fantasy by Neil Gaiman (Norse Mythology) and supsense by … Continue reading

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Mixed media

In Moonglow, author Michael Chabon blurs the line between memoir and fiction to craft a dreamlike web.  Fresh from the publication of his first novel, “Mike” returns home to visit his terminally ill grandfather. Tongue loosened by painkillers, his grandfather … Continue reading

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Joyful reading

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu been subject to oppression in their native lands. Yet, despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on … Continue reading

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