Events

Saturday January 31, 2015
Sunday February 01, 2015
Start: 02/01/2015 1:00 pm

Please join Anne Desrosiers and The NOVEL READERS Book Group when they meet here and discuss the books they've chosen by concensus on the first Sunday of each month.

Anyone interested is welcome to join. Feel free to contact Anne for more information at 883-2574.

See you next year readers!

Saturday February 07, 2015
Start: 02/07/2015 1:00 pm

Join us, editor ELAINE ISAAK, and a group of contributors to volume 4 in the New Hampshire Pulp Fiction Series, LOVE FREE OR DIE! They will read from and sign copies of the brand new release. The list includes: Sylvia Beaupre, S.J. Cahill, Judy Calhoun, Shana Chartier, Jim Isaak, Melva Michaelian, David O'Keefe, Robert Owen, Jessie Salisbury, Michael S. Samuels, and Robin Small.

Love
Free or Die
is the latest in the series of New Hampshire Pulp Fiction from
Plaidswede Publishing Co. This short story collection focuses on a timely topic
for Valentine's Day -- and when thoughts turn to ... love and
more.

More
than 20 writers have written stories themed around love
in New
Hampshire.

Previous
books in the series are Live Free or Undead; Live Free or Die! Die! Die!, and
Live Free or Sci-Fi. A fifth collection centered around Concord's famed
stagecoach will be issued in September.

NH Pulp Fiction is a series of anthologies of short-form fiction
(typically less than 8,000 word per story) that takes the themes,
genres, styles and attitudes of the pulp era of magazine and book
publishing (i.e. quick and dirty and sensational) and applies them to
the locales, myths, people and landmarks of the Granite State. The goal
of the series is to produce highly readable and enjoyable books,
professionally designed, that provide a platform for a mix of
established writers and new voices. We hope to encourage and preserve
the short story medium while showcasing New Hampshire as a place where
just about anything can and does happen.

Saturday February 14, 2015
Sunday February 15, 2015
Start: 02/15/2015 4:00 pm

Join us in welcoming James Scott to our store where he will be reading from, discussing, and signing his book The Kept, now out in paperback.

Set in rural New York state at the turn of the twentieth century, superb new talent James Scott makes his literary debut with The Kept—a propulsive novel reminiscent of the works of Michael Ondaatje, Cormac McCarthy, and Bonnie Jo Campbell, in which a mother and her young son embark on a quest to avenge a terrible and violent tragedy that has shattered their secluded family.

In the winter of 1897, a trio of killers descends upon an isolated farm in upstate New York. Midwife Elspeth Howell returns home to the carnage: her husband, and four of her children, murdered. Before she can discover her remaining son Caleb, alive and hiding in the kitchen pantry, another shot rings out over the snow-covered valley. Twelve-year-old Caleb must tend to his mother until she recovers enough for them to take to the frozen wilderness in search of the men responsible.

 

A scorching portrait of a merciless world—of guilt and lost innocence, atonement and retribution, resilience and sacrifice, pregnant obsession and primal adolescence—The Kept introduces an old-beyond-his-years protagonist as indelible and heartbreaking as Mattie Ross of True Grit or Jimmy Blevins of All the Pretty Horses, as well as a shape-shifting mother as enigmatic and mysterious as a character drawn by Russell Banks or Marilynne Robinson.

About the author: James Scott earned his bachelor's degree from Middlebury College and his MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. He has received awards from the Sewanee Writers' Conference, the New York State Summer Writers Institute, the Millay Colony, the Saint Botolph Club, the Tin House Summer Writer’s Conference, Yaddo, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

His work has been short listed for the Pushcart Prize and nominated for the Best New American Voices.

James currently lives in western Massachusetts.

Saturday February 21, 2015
Saturday February 28, 2015

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