Author Archives: A. J. Kinnaman

New man in town

In The Never Game, thriller writer Jeffrey Deaver introduces a new series character, Colter Shaw. The son of a survivalist family, Shaw is an expert tracker.  He makes a living as a “reward seeker,” traveling the country to help police … Continue reading

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The fixer and the spy

Richard made a career of putting out fires in hotspots around the world. His greatest achievement, the Dayton Accords, ended the Balkan wars of the 1990s; he died trying to negotiate an end to the fighting in Afghanistan. In Our Man”  … Continue reading

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Cool catalog feature

    You can use our catalog to search for downloadable books and borrow them from NH Downloadable Books/Overdrive. When you look up a book, check the tab above the search result. One says “catalog”, which is the copies here … Continue reading

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Hoopla users update

  The good news about Hoopla is that people are trying and enjoying this new service. The not-so-good news is that a few of our users are enjoying it perhaps a little too much. For that reason, we have changed … Continue reading

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Pilgrims

In “The Second Mountain”, David Brooks talks about his quest for meaning outside the public sphere.  “This Life” by Martin Hägglund seeks meaning in the present moment.  In Brook’s scheme, the first mountain are the goals of getting ahead; the … Continue reading

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Oh, Pioneers

“The Pioneers” by David McCullough retells how settlers who brought the American ideal west over the Appalachians. It’s comfort reading for history buffs. “Stony the Road” by Louis Henry Gates, recounts the slow retreat from the new frontier paved by … Continue reading

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Strange tales

    In “Lost and Wanted” by Nell Freudenberg, physics prof Helen Clapp receives a phone message from beyond the grave.  Her Harvard roommate, once her closest confidante, had recently died.  So what’s with the message.  And why have thoughts … Continue reading

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