Historical Fiction Survey

We are taking a survey to decide which work of historical fiction set in NH we should feature in next summer's Route One Reads project. To participate in the survey go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Route1NH2020 and let us know which of the 14 books we are considering (pictured above) you like best. You can only vote once, so consider your choice carefully! The survey will close at  11:45pm on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.


Book of the Week (10/14/2019)

The Time in Between by William Judd ([New Hampshire? : Independently Published], 2019).
"This is a remarkable book by a first time author. It is a coming-of-age story with all the trials and tribulations that that entails. But it is an evocative remembrance of the sixties. Bill Judd captures the tone and feel of the time: the expressions, the tastes, the opinions, the small town parochialism of middle America, as well as the worries and joys unique to teenagers in that time and place." ~Leslie Gratcer, former Executive Director, Bell South Foundation
About the author: William Judd has lived in Concord, NH for 32 years, where he and his wife have raised five children. He is a retired high school English teacher and hospital nurse.
Join William at Gibson's Bookstore in Concord, NH on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6 pm.


Book of the Week (10/7/2019)

Ex Libris Merlini: Wrath of the Scarlet Maidens by T.G. Roettiger (lulu.com, 2019).
Just in time to read during Halloween season - a mysterious and spooky tale that takes place in New Hampshire!
In the fall of 1924, occultist and New Hampshire native, Benjamin Franklin Wentworth comes into possession of an ancient text which appears to show that the tomb of the man who inspired the legend of Merlin the Magician is located somewhere in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He assembles an eclectic crew, including the mysterious Professor Hecate NĂ­ Fidelma, a reputed witch, and sets off in search of the tomb. However, their plans go awry. Unsure whom she can trust, Hecate sets out on her own and goes into hiding. Pregnant and alone, she is in desperate need of help. But someone suspects her secret and has found where she is hiding. And they are interested in more than just an old book… -- Back cover.
Join NH author T.G. Roettiger for a presentation of his second book Ex Libris Merlini at The Toadstool Bookshop in Keene on Saturday October 26th, 2019 at 4 pm.


You Can Still Get Tix for Ann Patchett!

Ann Patchett will be at the Capitol Center for the Arts talking with Peter Biello about her new book tomorrow, Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019, at 7pm.
There are still a few seats available (and the book is included in the ticket price)-- get your tickes via the  CCA website.