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RESCHEDULED - Launch party for David Elliott, BULL

Friday, March 31st, 2017, 6 p.m.

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ISBN: 9780544610606
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 28th, 2017


Minos thought he could
Pull a fast one
On me,
God of the Sea
But I'm the last one
On whom you
Should try such a thing.
The nerve of that guy.
The balls. The audacity.
I got capacity

Ann Hood shares Morningstar: Growing up with Books

Thursday, September 14th, 2017, 7 p.m.

Morningstar cover artGibson's Bookstore is pleased to host Ann Hood, with Morningstar: Growing Up with Books, a memoir about the magic and inspiration of books from the beloved and best-selling author.

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ISBN: 9780393254815
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 1st, 2017

In her admired works of fiction, including the recent The Book that Matters Most, Ann Hood explores the transformative power of literature. Now, with warmth and honesty, Hood reveals the personal story behind these works of fiction.

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ISBN: 9780393241655
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 9th, 2016

Ava's twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group's goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them.

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ISBN: 9780393351231
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 3rd, 2015

An Italian Wife is the extraordinary story of Josephine Rimaldi her joys, sorrows, and passions, spanning more than seven decades. The novel begins in turn-of-the-century Italy, when fourteen-year-old Josephine, sheltered and naive, is forced into an arranged marriage to a man she doesn't know or love who is about to depart for America, where she later joins him.

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ISBN: 9780393349870
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 2nd, 2014

The impressive collection of writers here have contributed essays that celebrate knitting and knitters. They share their knitting triumphs and disasters as well as their life triumphs and disasters. . . . These essays will break your heart. They will have you laughing out loud. Ann Hood, from the introduction

Why does knitting occupy a place in the hearts of so many writers?

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ISBN: 9780393330441
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 17th, 2008

After the sudden loss of her only child, Mary Baxter joins a knitting circle in Providence, Rhode Island, as a way to fill the empty hours and lonely days. The women welcome her, each teaching Mary a new knitting technique and, as they do, revealing their own personal stories of loss, love, and hope.

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ISBN: 9780393336597
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 2009

A moving and remarkable memoir about the sudden death of a daughter, surviving grief, and learning to love again.

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ISBN: 9780393339765
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 2nd, 2011

In China there is a belief that people who are destined to be together are connected by an invisible red thread. Who is at the end of your red thread? After losing her infant daughter in a freak accident, Maya Lange opens The Red Thread, an adoption agency that specializes in placing baby girls from China with American families.

Good Naked: A Reading and "Prompt" Workshop with Joni B Cole

Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 2 p.m.

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ISBN: 9781611689112
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Published: University Press of New England - April 4th, 2017

In Good Naked, acclaimed author Joni B. Cole shows readers how to make the writing process not only more productive, but less maddening, more inviting, and even joyful, at least a good part of the time. She explains how sharing early drafts is -good naked---you're exposing your creative process in all its glory.

A historical presentation on Portsmouth Naval Prison, with Katy Kramer

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

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ISBN: 9781467116671
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - July 11th, 2016

The Portsmouth Naval Prison, now vacant, sits at the far end of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Seavey Island on the Maine and New Hampshire border. For over a century, the Castle or the Rock, with its deceptively appealing exterior, has kept both visitors and New Hampshire residents in its thrall.