Just in: The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck. In this novel, widows and children of resistance leaders in the failed plot to kill Hitler have taken refuge within the walls of one of the survivor’s Bavarian castle. If this sounds like a Gothic variant on the summer vacation house plot, be prepared to adjust expectations. Her “characters represent the range of responses to fascism” and the “unfolding plot surprises and devastates” (New York Times). This is a read-alike for fans of Lilac Girls, The Nightingale and The Postmistress. The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engels, on the other hand is pure Gothic. In this “provocative thriller (The Telegraph),” Lane Roanoke returns to the Kansas home she fled as a sixteen year-old when her cousin Allegra mysteriously disappears.
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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 email@example.com 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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