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Author Signings

Please join us at The Fells / Hay Estate, as the bookseller

 

Friday June 22 at 3 pm

 

as author Philip McFarland presents his fascinating book

 

John Hay, Friend of Giants:  The Man and Life connecting Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Henry James, and Theodore Roosevelt

 

Mark Twain believed that John Hay was "the only one of whom the entire nation is proud. Proud and thankful." Theodore Roosevelt once said of John Hay, "he was the most delightful man to talk to I ever met, for in his conversation he continually made out of hand those delightful epigrammatic remarks which we would all like to make."  We are pleased to welcome author and historian Philip McFarland back to The Fells. Mr. McFarland will speak about his recently published book, John Hay, Friend of Giants; the Man and Life Connecting Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Henry James, and Theodore Roosevelt. The presentation will take place on the Veranda of the Main House. Members: $10, non-members: $15. Advanced registration is requested, though walk-ins are welcome. Register online here or call 603-763-4789 ext 3.

Philip McFarland was born in Birmingham, Alabama, where he attended public schools before entering Phillips Exeter Academy. He majored in history at Oberlin College, served for 3 1/2 years in the U.S. Navy, then took a degree in English at Cambridge University. He now lives in Lexington, Massachusetts. His most recent book, which Rowman and Littlefield Publishers brought out in March 2017, is JOHN HAY, FRIEND OF GIANTS: THE MAN AND THE LIFE CONNECTING ABRAHAM LINCOLN, MARK TWAIN, HENRY JAMES, AND THEODORE ROOSEVELT. Other titles by Mr. McFarland are MARK TWAIN AND THE COLONEL, LOVES OF HARRIET BEECHER STOWE, HAWTHORNE IN CONCORD, THE BRAVE BOSTONIANS, SEA DANGERS, AND SOJOURNER.

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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - March 15th, 2017

Sunday, August 12 @ 2 pm

 

Meet author and historian

 

John A. Hodgson

 

to tell the remarkable story of this unknown piece of our NH history

 

 

Richard Potter (1783-1835) was the most famous American entertainer of the early nineteenth century.  A ventriloquist and magician, he was always based in New England but performed nationwide, even making an extended tour of the entire country in the 1819-24 period.  Remarkably, he was also a black man – the mulatto son of a black woman (who had been captured in Africa and sold in Boston as a slave) and a white American father.

 

Moreover, there is a very important local angle:  Richard Potter moved his family to Andover, NH in 1815 and made his home there for most of the rest of his life.  His and his wife’s graves lie quite close to the Andover Historical Society Museum in Andover (this was formerly the Potter Place Railroad Station, named in the 1840s in Potter’s honor); the site is about to be incorporated into the new Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire.  Potter performed in Concord, NH frequently, was closely followed in the Concord press, and was always very popular there, as indeed he was throughout all of New England.

 

 

 

    

      John Hodgson taught English and American literature at Yale University, the University of Georgia, and Harvard University before serving twenty years as the Dean of Forbes College at Princeton University until his retirement in August 2014.  He is the author of three previous books:  Wordsworth’s Philosophical Poetry(1980); Coleridge, Shelley, and Transcendental Inquiry (1989); and Sherlock Holmes: The Major Stories with Contemporary Critical Essays (1994).  His essays have appeared in numerous journals and collections.  He now lives in Andover, New Hampshire, where he serves on the board of the Andover Historical Society and where the subject of his most recent book, Richard Potter:  America’s First Black Celebrity (University of Virginia Press, 2018), lived for many years.

 

Richard Potter: America's First Black Celebrity Cover Image
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Published: University of Virginia Press - February 13th, 2018

SUNDAY, JULY 15 @ 2 PM!!

 

Meet author/illustrator

 

MARK HOFFMANN

 

introducing his newest book!

 

 

 

Who belongs in the fruit bowl? Apples, check. Blueberries, check. Tomato, che-- Wait, what? Tomato wants to join the other fruits, but does he belong? The perfect mix of botany and a bunch of bananas

 

All the fruit are in the bowl. There's Apple and Orange. Strawberry and Peach. Plum and Pear. And, of course, Tomato.

 

Now wait just a minute Tomatoes aren't fruit Or are they?

 

Using sly science (and some wisdom from a wise old raisin), Tomato proves all the fruit wrong and shows that he belongs in the bowl just as much as the next blueberry And he's bringing some unexpected friends too.

 


Mark Hoffmann is an editorial and children's book illustrator and fine artist. He is currently a professor at Montserrat College of Art in the illustration department. He lives with his family outside of Boston.

Fruit Bowl Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524719913
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 12th, 2018

You Can Read Cover Image
By Helaine Becker, Mark Hoffmann (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781459813243
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - February 28th, 2017

Four Summer Evenings with Nationally Known Authors
Presented by the Warner Historical Society

      
   

Warner Town Hall, 5 East Main Street
7:00 p.m.  Tickets $10 each or 4 for $32.00

Available at MainStreet BookEnds

 

 

We are pleased to once again be the booksellers for The Tory Hill Authors Series, sponsored by the Warner Historical Society. It is an annual summer event showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences.  Each event in the series is followed by a dessert reception with live music, a book signing and an opportunity to meet with the author. 

 

 

August 25 @ 7 pm

 

Stephen P. Kiernan

 

Baker's Secret - now in paperback

Library Journal: ''Moving and thought-provoking...will be popular with lovers of other recently popular World War II novels such as Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See.''

Booklist: "Kiernan invites readers to fully connect with his depressed and stoic heroine in this beautifully written account of the emotional and moral struggles of a people gripped by fear in the depths of WWII."

A tale beautifully, wisely, and masterfully told.” — Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun

From the multiple-award-winning, critically acclaimed author of The Hummingbird and The Curiosity comes a dazzling novel of World War II—a shimmering tale of courage, determination, optimism, and the resilience of the human spirit, set in a small Normandy village on the eve of D-Day.

On June 5, 1944, as dawn rises over a small town on the Normandy coast of France, Emmanuelle is making the bread that has sustained her fellow villagers in the dark days since the Germans invaded her country.

Only twenty-two, Emma learned to bake at the side of a master, Ezra Kuchen, the village baker since before she was born. Apprenticed to Ezra at thirteen, Emma watched with shame and anger as her kind mentor was forced to wear the six-pointed yellow star on his clothing. She was likewise powerless to help when they pulled Ezra from his shop at gunpoint, the first of many villagers stolen away and never seen again.

In the years that her sleepy coastal village has suffered under the enemy, Emma has silently, stealthily fought back. Each day, she receives an extra ration of flour to bake a dozen baguettes for the occupying troops. And each day, she mixes that precious flour with ground straw to create enough dough for two extra loaves—contraband bread she shares with the hungry villagers. Under the cold, watchful eyes of armed soldiers, she builds a clandestine network of barter and trade that she and the villagers use to thwart their occupiers.

But her gift to the village is more than these few crusty loaves. Emma gives the people a taste of hope—the faith that one day the Allies will arrive to save them.

 

Stephen P. Kiernan

As a journalist and novelist, Stephen P. Kiernan has published nearly four million words. His newspaper work has garnered more than forty awards — including the George Polk Award and the Scripps Howard Award for Distinguished Service to the First Amendment.

Author of the novels THE HUMMINGBIRD and THE CURIOSITY, and the forthcoming novel THE BAKER'S SECRET (May, 2017), he has also written two nonfiction books, LAST RIGHTS and AUTHENTIC PATRIOTISM.

Stephen was born in Newtonville, NY the sixth of seven children. A graduate of Middlebury College, he received a Master of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He has chaired the board of the Young Writers Project, served on the Vermont Legislative Committee on Pain and Palliative Care, and served on the advisory board of the New Hampshire Palliative Care Initiative.

Stephen travels the country speaking and consulting on how to expand use of hospice, palliative care and advance directives.

A performer on the guitar since he was ten years old, Stephen has recorded 3 CDs of solo instrumentals, and composed music for dance, the stage and documentary films.

He lives in Vermont with his two amazing sons.

The Baker's Secret: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062369598
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 3rd, 2018

The Hummingbird: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 28th, 2016

The Curiosity: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062221070
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 1st, 2014

Four Summer Evenings with Nationally Known Authors
Presented by the Warner Historical Society

      
   

Warner Town Hall, 5 East Main Street
7:00 p.m.  Tickets $10 each or 4 for $32.00

Available at MainStreet BookEnds

 

 

We are pleased to once again be the booksellers for The Tory Hill Authors Series, sponsored by the Warner Historical Society. It is an annual summer event showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences.  Each event in the series is followed by a dessert reception with live music, a book signing and an opportunity to meet with the author. 

 

 

August 11 @ 7 pm

 

NH Tribute to

 

Howard Frank Mosher

 

                               with director Jay Craven

 

& screening of

 

Where the Rivers Flow North

 

Points North

The final book by one of America's most treasured writers.

Upon his passing in January 2017, Howard Frank Mosher was recognized as one of America's most acclaimed writers. His fiction set in the world of Vermont's fabled Northeast Kingdom chronicles the intertwining family histories of the natives, wanderers, outcasts, and others who settled in this ethereal place. In its obituary, The New York Times wrote, "Mr. Mosher's fictional Kingdom County, Vt., became his New England version of Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County."

In Points North, completed just weeks before his death, Mosher presents a brilliant, lovingly-evoked collection of stories that center around the Kinneson family, ranging over decades of their history in the Kingdom. From a loquacious itinerant preacher who beguiles the reticent farmers and shopkeepers of a small New England town, to a proposed dam that threatens the river that Kinneson men have fished for generations, the scandalous secret of a romance and its violent consequences, and a young man's seemingly fruitless search for love--Points North is a full-hearted, gently-comic, and beautifully-written last gift to the readers who treasure Howard Frank Mosher.

HOWARD FRANK MOSHER was the much beloved author of thirteen previous books of fiction and nonfiction, including God's Kingdom. He received Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award, the New England Book Award, and the 2011 New England Independent Booksellers Association's President's Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. In January 2017, Mosher passed away at the age of seventy-four in Vermont.

Jay Craven

Kingdom County Productions co-founder Jay Craven is an award-winning director, writer, and producer whose narrative films include High Water (1989); Where the Rivers Flow North (1993); A Stranger in the Kingdom (1997); In Jest (1999); The Year That Trembled (2003), Disappearances (2006), Northern Borders (2012), and Peter and John (2015). Craven also directed, produced, and co-wrote the 2005 Emmy Award-winning public television comedy series, Windy Acres—and the Queen City Radio Hour, a 2009 comedy and music variety show performed before a live audience and broadcast over Vermont Public Radio. His documentaries include After the Fog: Interviews with Combat Veterans (2006), Dawn of the People (1984) and Gayleen (1985). Jay is currently working in post-production on his film, Wetware, which he shot through the Movies from Marlboro program he directs at Marlboro College, where professionals mentor and collaborate with students to make an ambitious film for national release.

Awards and recognitions include two New England Emmys (for Windy Acres); 1995 Producers’ Guild of America NOVA award for Most Promising New Motion Picture Producer of the Year (for Rivers); 1998 Vermont Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts; a MacDowell Colony Fellowship; one of Knight Ridder’s “Ten Best Films of 1995” (for Rivers); two National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Regional Film fellowships (for Gayleen and High Water); and two NEA Film Production Grants (for Rivers and Disappearances). Special screenings include The Smithsonian, Lincoln Center, Harvard Film Archive, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Cinematheque Francaise, Cinemateca Nacional de Venezuela, the Constitutional Court of Johannesburg, and Beijing Normal University.  Festivals include Sundance, SXSW, and AFI Fest.

Points North: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250161932
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 23rd, 2018

Where the Rivers Flow North (Hardscrabble Books-Fiction of New England) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781584653639
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Published: Vermont Books: Publishers - August 12th, 2004

Disappearances Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780618694068
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Published: Mariner Books - June 16th, 2011

God's Kingdom Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250096364
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Published: Picador USA - October 11th, 2016

A Stranger in the Kingdom Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780618240104
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Published: Mariner Books - September 4th, 2002

Northern Borders Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780618240098
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Published: Mariner Books - October 19th, 2011

Waiting for Teddy Williams Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780618619030
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Published: Mariner Books - August 1st, 2005

The Great Northern Express: A Writer's Journey Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307450708
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Published: Broadway Books - March 5th, 2013

Four Summer Evenings with Nationally Known Authors
Presented by the Warner Historical Society

      
   

Warner Town Hall, 5 East Main Street
7:00 p.m.  Tickets $10 each or 4 for $32.00

Available at MainStreet BookEnds

 

 

We are pleased to once again be the booksellers for The Tory Hill Authors Series, sponsored by the Warner Historical Society. It is an annual summer event showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences.  Each event in the series is followed by a dessert reception with live music, a book signing and an opportunity to meet with the author. 

July 28 @ 7 pm

Thacher Hurd

 

 

Thacher Hurd with his parents, Clement and Edith Hurd.

Thacher with Margaret Wise Brown, author of Goodnight Moon, illustrated by Clement Hurd.

             

 

Thacher Hurd was born in Vermont, but has lived in California for most of his life. He graduated from the California College of Arts and Crafts with a degree in painting. He has written and illustrated more than 25 books for children, among them Mystery on the Docks and Mama Don’t Allow, both of which were Reading Rainbow Feature Selections. Mama Don’t Allow also won the Boston Globe Horn Book Award. He also wrote and illustrated Art Dog, Moo Cow Kaboom, Sleepy Cadillac, and most recently Bad Frogs. He collaborated with Elisa Kleven on The Weaver, which was published in 2010.

He has also written and illustrated two board books, one of which, Zoom City, was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. In 1983 Thacher and his wife Olivia founded Peaceable Kingdom Press, a publisher of cards and posters from children’s books. He lives in Berkeley, California and spends his summers in Vermont.

Paint This Book!: Watercolor for the Artistically Undiscovered Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781615193875
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Published: Experiment - May 2nd, 2017

Mama Don't Allow 25th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Thacher Hurd, Thacher Hurd (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064430784
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Published: HarperCollins - August 12th, 2008

Art Dog Cover Image
By Thacher Hurd, Thacher Hurd (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780064434898
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Published: HarperCollins - December 17th, 1997

Zoom City Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780694010578
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Published: HarperFestival - January 3rd, 1998

Cat's Pajamas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781630760304
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Published: Taylor Trade Publishing - March 7th, 2015

Mystery on the Docks 25th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Thacher Hurd, Thacher Hurd (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780064430586
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Published: HarperCollins - August 12th, 2008

Four Summer Evenings with Nationally Known Authors
Presented by the Warner Historical Society

      
   

Warner Town Hall, 5 East Main Street
7:00 p.m.  Tickets $10 each or 4 for $32.00

Available at MainStreet BookEnds

 

 

We are pleased to once again be the booksellers for The Tory Hill Authors Series, sponsored by the Warner Historical Society. It is an annual summer event showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences.  Each event in the series is followed by a dessert reception with live music, a book signing and an opportunity to meet with the author. 

 

 

July 14 @ 7 pm

Joyce

Maynard

The Best of Us
From New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard, a memoir about discovering strength in the midst of great loss--"heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life." (Anne Lamott)

In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, beloved author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known.
 Then, just after their one-year wedding anniversary, her new husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
This is their story. Charting the course through their whirlwind romance, a marriage cut short by tragedy, and Joyce's return to singleness on new terms, The Best of Us is a heart-wrenching, ultimately life-affirming reflection on coming to understand true love through the experience of great loss.

 

At Home in the World

New York Times bestselling author of Labor Day
With a New Preface

When it was first published in 1998, At Home in the World set off a furor in the literary world and beyond. Joyce Maynard's memoir broke a silence concerning her relationship--at age eighteen--with J.D. Salinger, the famously reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye, then age fifty-three, who had read a story she wrote for The New York Times in her freshman year of college and sent her a letter that changed her life. Reviewers called her book "shameless" and "powerful" and its author was simultaneously reviled and cheered.

 

A native of New Hampshire, Joyce Maynard began publishing her stories in magazines when she was thirteen years old. She first came to national attention with the publication of her New York Times cover story, “An Eighteen Year Old Looks Back on Life”, in 1972, when she was a freshman at Yale.

Since then, she has been a reporter and columnist for The New York Times, a syndicated newspaper columnist whose “Domestic Affairs” column appeared in over fifty papers nationwide, a regular contributor to NPR and national magazines including Vogue, The New York Times Magazine, and many more, and a longtime performer with The Moth.

Maynard is the author of seventeen books, including the novel To Die For and the best-selling memoir, At Home in the World—translated into sixteen languages. Her novel, To Die For was adapted for the screen by Buck Henry for a film directed by Gus Van Sant , in which Joyce can be seen in the role of Nicole Kidman’s lawyer.. Her novel Labor Day was adapted and directed by Jason Reitman for a film starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, to whom Joyce offered instruction for making the pie that appeared in a crucial scene in the film.

The mother of three grown children, Maynard runs workshops in memoir at her home in Lafayette California. In 2002 she founded The Lake Atitlan Writing Workshop in San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala, where she hosts a weeklong workshop in personal storytelling every winter.

She is a fellow of The MacDowell Colony and Yaddo.

The Best of Us: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635570342
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Published: Bloomsbury UK - September 5th, 2017

At Home in the World Cover Image
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Published: Picador USA - September 3rd, 2013

Labor Day: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 3rd, 2010

Under the Influence: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062257680
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - November 22nd, 2016

The Good Daughters: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061994326
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 23rd, 2011

To Die for Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781497643826
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Published: Open Road Media - May 20th, 2014

After Her: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062257406
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 22nd, 2014

The Usual Rules Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312283698
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 18th, 2004

SELF-PORTRAIT WITH TURTLES - A RE-LAUNCH

 

Friday, June 8 at 7 pm in The Gallery

 

A special "Friday Night on Main Street"

 

with David M. Carroll

 

Naturalist, artist, writer

2006 MacArthur Fellow

2009 Finalist for National Book Award

Also the author of The Year of the Turtle, Trout Reflections, Swampwalker's Journal, and Following the Water

 

 

We will celebrate with David the re-publication of his memoir, centered on his life (since first turtle at age eight) with turtles and their wild habitats. Out of print for over a decade, the book is now available in a beautiful soft cover edition produced by Brayshaw’s of Warner; the first book to appear under the Spotted Turtle Press imprint.

David will discuss this process, and read selections from this, his fourth book (of five), termed “Radiant…” by Book Page.

David will also talk about his work to be shown in the upcoming “Beyond Words: Three Award-Winning New Hampshire Book Artists” exhibition at the Currier Museum in Manchester, which opens on June 16th and runs until September 9th. The other two book artists in this exhibition are Tomie dePaola and Beth Krommes.

Q and A; comments and discussion welcome; and a book signing will follow the presentation.

 

Praise for SELF-PORTRAIT WITH TURTLES    (from the back cover)

“The thrill of this well-crafted memoir lies in the story of Carroll’s single-minded pursuit of his passion.” - Maxine Kumin


[Carroll] proves himself a master of the memoir… In his inspired and eloquent evocation of a particular American landscape - the hills and bogs of the north country - he recalls the nineteenth-century writer who chronicled, in vivid detail, the days as they unfolded at a pond we have come to know as Walden.”  Smithsonian

[Carroll is] a wonder, a nature write’s nature writer… he is a marvel. I read him rejoicing” - Ted Hoagland

Self-Portrait with Turtles: A Memoir Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780618162253
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 1st, 2004

On Sunday, May 6 at 4 pm

 

Join us for a Special BookEnds BookGroup Event as we will joined by the author of

 

 

A Girl Named Truth

 

 

by Alethea Kehas

 

The author's story begins with her formative years, when her mother left her father and went into hiding with the Hare Krishnas.  Months later, the young Alethea finds herself living 3,000 miles away from her extended family, living in Henniker and then Canterbury, trying to love a new father and forget the one she left behind.  Only she never forgets...A Girl Named Truth is a story of loss, love, and the redemptive power of awakening in a silenced voice.

 

Alethea Kehas lives in New Hampshire with her family of four humans and four hairy quadrupeds. She is the owner of Inner Truth Healing, where she helps people discover, heal and live their truths. To learn more about Alethea, please visit her website: www. aletheakehas.com

 

 

 ~ All Welcome ~

 
A Girl Named Truth Cover Image
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Published: Alethea Kehas - August 29th, 2017

 

Sunday, April 29 at 2 pm

 

Please join us in celebrating the release of their new book and collaboration

with local children's authors

 

Deborah Bruss

&

 

Matt Forrest Esenwine

 

 

Don't Ask a Dinosaur    

 

Deb and Matt will be reading and signing copies.

Join us for the fun!

 

 

Don't Ask a Dinosaur is about a party that goes wildly awry when a pack of dinosaurs with very unique physical attributes attempt to help set up.

Written in a masterfully-executed rhyme, the book presents a cavalcade of lesser-known dinos and pairs their odd characteristics with little tasks that are hilariously impossible because of those features. "Don't ask Deinocheirus to set the forks and spoons," because his hands were enormous, "Therizinosaurus cannot blow up balloons," because he had very long claws. In the end they find the one thing everyone can help do is to blow out the candles on the cake...but will it create yet another mess?

Matt Forrest Esenwine has had several adult poems published in independent collections around the country, and in 2012 his poem, "Apple-Stealing," was nominated by the Young Adult Review Network (YARN) for a Pushcart Prize. Meanwhile, his children's poetry can be found in numerous anthologies including Kenn Nesbitt's One Minute till Bedtime (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2016), Lee Bennett Hopkins' Lullaby and Kisses Sweet (Abrams Appleseed, 2015), and J. Patrick Lewis' The National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry (National Geographic Children's Books, 2015), among others, as well as "Highlights for Kids" magazine. Born just outside of Baltimore, MD, Matt lives in Warner, NH with his wife and kids.

 

Some children know what they want to be when they grow up. Not Deborah Bruss. Her passion for writing did not develop until after she had read thousands of pages out loud to her two boys. Once she discovered a love of writing for children, her career took off. She has written humorous, educational pieces for a newspaper on subjects ranging from a porcupine bent on revenge and some seasick children on a whale watch, an award winning picture book, and a board book too. For six years she also worked as a librarian at a small public elementary school, and is also collaborating on an historical fiction middle grade novel. In 1999, Deborah, her husband and two sons adopted two girls. All of her children have grown up. She now lives in Concord, NH, with her husband and rescued-dog.

 

Don't Ask a Dinosaur Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781576878415
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Published: POW! - April 17th, 2018

Big Box for Ben Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781595722652
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Published: Star Bright Books - December 31st, 2011

Flashlight Night Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781629794938
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Published: Boyds Mills Press - September 19th, 2017

One Minute Till Bedtime: 60-Second Poems to Send You Off to Sleep Cover Image
By Kenn Nesbitt (Editor), Christoph Niemann (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316341219
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 2016

National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry: More Than 200 Poems with Photographs That Float, Zoom, and Bloom! Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781426320941
Availability: Backordered
Published: National Geographic Society - October 13th, 2015

Lullaby and Kisses Sweet: Poems to Love with Your Baby Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781419710377
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 3rd, 2015

School People Cover Image
By Lee Bennett Hopkins, Ellen Shi (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781629797038
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Published: Wordsong - February 13th, 2018

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