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Reader’s favs: on the light side

Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani continues her series of Italo-American family capers. In this outing, star-struck cad-driver Nicky has been moonlighting from the family cab company at the local theater company.  A family meltdown and romantic complications follows. But no … Continue reading

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Still more gems

Ginny Moon, the title character in Benjamin Ludwig’s artful debut, is autistic. Her adoptive  parents need Ginny to be on good behavior since they are expecting a child.  Instead, Ginny grows more difficult as she becomes obsessed with finding her … Continue reading

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More gems

In A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee, a widowed veteran of the Great War accepts a post with the imperial police force in 1919 Calcutta. Tensions rise when the body of a British official is found with a note stuffed … Continue reading

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Hidden Gems

    You may not know the names of the authors of these new books at the Nichols Library in Center Harbor, but that shouldn’t stop you from checking them out.   In The Chalk Artist by Allegra Goodman, an idealistic schoolteacher … Continue reading

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Revelatory Reads

Themes of identity and loss drive these meaty novels.  Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin, a young boy becomes entranced by a ramshackle cottage that a family had disappeared from there 50 years earlier, Marcus seeks answers long buried by time. … Continue reading

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Fiction in demand

Among the latest bestsellers at the Nichols Library: Camino Island by John Grisham gives his crusading attorneys a rest while he spins a tale about a theft of rare books;     The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand is about twin … Continue reading

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A semi-milestone

This week, the Nichols Library received  17 inter-library loans. That is the second-most items received in one week (tops was 19). The range of items you all requested was impressive.  There were popular novels  and thrillers;  real-life stories about people, history … Continue reading

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