The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is Arundhati Roy’s first novel in 20 (God of Small Things). It is worth the wait: this is a “humane, engaged tale” about an outcast and a privileged journalist who both claim custody over an abandoned child. Prepare to be wowed by Roy’s “abiding compassion, storytelling magic, and piquant wit” (Booklist). Quiet until the Thaw is Alexandra Fuller’s (Let’s Not Go to the Dogs) first novel, a story about Lakota Sioux struggling to make sense of their lives on the rez. Fuller, though an outsider, is a keen sense of engagement with the land and is a “sympathetic storyteller. Her prose shimmers with life in this excellent novel.” (Publishers Weekly). The Accomplished Guest by Anne Beattie offers 13 “wry, chatty stories” that you can dip into and enjoy. Beattie “punctures her characters’ pretensions with effortless dialogue, precise irony and consummate cool” (NYT). T
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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.
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