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  • Published
    April 28, 2013

    Signings, etc.: R. Ann Rousseau

    Author Robin Ann Rousseau will discuss her new novel, “Portsmouth: A Love Story,” which takes readers on a journey through the main streets and back doors of New Hampshire’s Seacoast, past and present. Meet the ghost of Hannah at the Three Chimneys Inn in Durham; walk the beautiful beach at Wallis Sands in Rye; and […]

  • Published
    April 28, 2013

    Author Q&A: Sleuth-telling

    For Victoria Doudera, a detour into selling real estate opened the door that led to writing what's become a series of mystery books.

  • Published
    March 31, 2013

    Book Review: Tracing the ebb and flow of grief

    A tsunami survivor shares her story about loss and healing in 'Wave.'

  • Published
    March 31, 2013

    Book Review: ‘Burgess Boys’ has hallmarks of a classic

    Four years after winning the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for the book “Olive Kitteridge,” Portland native Elizabeth Strout is back. Her latest novel, “The Burgess Boys,” doesn’t disappoint. This post-9/11 story of family and forgiveness, identity and dislocation, has the hallmarks of a classic and the urgency of today’s news. The plot stems from a […]

  • Published
    March 31, 2013

    Author Q&A: Eats of Eden

    A new book by Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman teaches beginning gardeners how to grow and cook their own food.

  • Published
    March 31, 2013

    Signings, etc.: Neil Rolde

    Award-winning historian, author, former legislator and York native Neil Rolde will talk about the newly updated edition of his book, “York Is Living History.” Originally published 41 years ago, the work features a lively, succinct history of York’s first four centuries, and is chock-full of events, drama and change. Rolde’s latest edition details changes from […]

  • Published
    March 24, 2013

    American lit: How Edison changed the culture

    The national character and its bold embrace of innovation found its spark in the birth of electricity, Ernest Freeberg's new book contends.

  • Published
    March 24, 2013

    Paging mystery lovers: Try these

    New works by authors Peter May and Erin Hart are close neighbors.

  • Published
    March 24, 2013

    Book Review: Poet’s work shares how torn family shaped him

    Near the end of his extraordinary memoir, “The Words I Chose: A Memoir of Family and Poetry,” award-winning Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair states, “Poets are menders of broken things.” McNair is noted for his poetry about “broken New England” and the brokenness of his childhood, in having a father who abandoned the family and […]

  • Published
    March 24, 2013

    Signings, etc.: W. Jeffrey Bolster

    Professor W. Jeffrey Bolster will speak about his book, “The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail.” Since the time of the Vikings, the Atlantic has shaped the lives of people who depend on it for survival and those people have shaped the Atlantic. In his account of this interdependency, Bolster, a […]



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