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Gibson's Book Club reads Love, Anthony, by Lisa Genova
Monday, March 2, at 7 PM
Olivia's dream of a "normal" life shattered when her son was diagnosed with autism at age three. But just as Olivia was starting to realize that happiness and autism could coexist, he died. Now she's alone in a cottage on Nantucket, separated from her husband, desperate to understand the meaning of her son's short life.
To deepen our understanding of the issues underlying this novel, we're encouraging everyone also to read Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and What Color is Monday in preparation for this meeting.
Our book club is open to all. We've chosen an eclectic, ambitious list of books for the coming year: join us for every meeting, or deal yourself in as the spirit moves you.
Most of these titles are in paperback, or should be by the time we'll read them, and they will all be discounted 25% from the publisher's price for the following year, whether you join us for meetings or not.
All meetings unless otherwise noted are on the first Monday of the month, and begin at 7:00, to give you time to have dinner and relax a bit first. Parking is free in the Capitol Commons garage and on the street, after 5 p.m...
The pinnacle of the yearly Concord Reads program, this year to be held in the Concord Public Library auditorium, join the Concord Public Library as they welcome Ben H Winters, author of The Last Policeman! He'll be taking questions and signing books, and of course Gibson's will be on hand with all of his books at our table.
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at SNHU from 8 am - 4:30 pm.
Writers' Day is the region's most exciting writing conference, attracting bestselling authors, award winners, laureates, and more. In 2015, we welcome as our keynote speaker Anita Diamant, best-selling author of twelve books including The Red Tent. We have a ton of workshops and seminars led by an incredible line-up of professional writers, editors, agents, and publishers. The conference includes the option of face-to-face manuscript critiques and agent/publisher one-on-one pitch sessions. The day will be followed by the inaugural induction ceremony for the New Hampshire Literary Hall of Fame. Hosted at Southern NH University in Manchester.
Writers' Day is brought to you in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts, Delta Dental, and Southern NH University. Thank you to Gibson's Bookstore. Thank you also to the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, who provides a major grant for NHWP's programming throughout the year.
Writers' Day 2015 Presenters and Books:
Keynote: Anita Diamant The Red Tent, The Boston Girl, Good Harbor, The Last Days of Dogtown, Day After Night, etc.
Lisa Borders, The Fifty-First State
Jessie Crockett, Maple Mayhem (Sugar Grove Mystery Series)
Mark DeCarteret, — poet
Brendan Dubois, Fatal Harbor (Lewis Cole Mystery Series)
Kristin Duisberg, After
James Patrick Kelly, The Wreck Of The Godspeed
Rebecca Lavoie, Notes On A Killing: Love, Lies, And Murder In A Small New Hampshire Town
Mike Morin, Fifty Shades of Radio – True Stories of a Morning Radio Guy Being Wired, Tired, and Fired
Eugene McCarthy, Sound Ideas: Hearing and Speaking Poetry
Benjamin Nugent, Good Kids
Amy Ray, Dangerous Denial
Adi Rule, Strange Sweet Song
Rebecca Rule, Live Free and Eat Pie: A Storyteller’s Guide to New Hampshire; The Iciest Diciest Scariest Sled Ride Ever!
J.E. Seymour, Stress Fractures
Dan Szczney, The Nepal Chronicles
Bunker Hill Publishing—Voyage by Billy Collins, etc.
Hobblebush Books—Granite State Poetry Series