Major events in December!

Tickets are going fast for our events with Donald Hall (Dec. 4, 6 PM) and Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter Paul and Mary (December 12, 6 PM). Follow the links for more info and ticket details.  These are offsite events.

But wait, it's still November! Join us on Sat., Nov. 29, as we welcome some of our favorite authors throughout the day and turn them into booksellers! Details here

Poet Wesley McNair, "The Words I Chose"

01/24/2013 7:00 pm

7 p.m., Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at Gibson's Bookstore

Granite State Native and Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair publishes "superb memoir" about how he became a poet. Join us for an evening author talk and reading with this New Hampshire favorite.
Beginning in poverty and a broken home, Wesley McNair went on, through family hardships and setbacks, to become what poet Philip Levine has called “one of the great storytellers of contemporary poetry.” This memoir tells how he developed into a poet against the odds, incorporating his struggles into his art.
 Can't make the event? Call us (603-224-0562) or email us (gibsons@totalnetnh.net) to have us put a copy aside to be signed for you.

“Readers...will root for the author as a young persona... [The book’s] denoument is stunning...”
– Kirkus Reviews

“Recommended to memoir connoisseurs and lovers of contemporary poetry alike; the unflinching candor sets this one apart.” – Library Journal

“The Words I Chose...is a standout.” – The Concord (NH) Monitor

A “superb memoir.. This is a story about hope, how when it is necessary to survive...truth and beauty can not only survive, but thrive. With nobility and grace, Powerfully.” – Philip Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Failure Wesley McNair is the Poet Laureate of Maine. He is the author of nineteen books, including poetry, nonfiction, and edited anthologies. His most recent books are The Words I Chose: A Memoir of Family and Poetry (CMU, 2012) and Lovers of the Lost: New & Selected Poems (Godine, 2010).  

Wesley McNair, poet 
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$19.95
ISBN-13: 9780887485572
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 8/2012

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Busiest week of the year! Bill Littlefield, Ernie Hebert, Tomie dePaola, all at Gibson's. November 17th, 2014

What a week at Gibson's!
This may be our busiest week of the year for events. Read on...
 
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7 PM  Bill Littlefield! If you're up early enough on Saturday, you may (as we do) reward yourselves with the fantastic sports show Only a Game, hosted by Bill Littlefield, heard on WBUR and on our own NHPR. Bill has written and collected some whimsical light verse, all on the subject of sports. Join us as he shares his poems with a Concord audience! He'll be here on Nov. 18. Come early to get a good seat! His signed book will be a wonderful Christmas present for the sports nuts on your list.
Friday, Nov. 21, 7 PM   Ernie Hebert now concludes the Darby Chronicles, which he began 35 years ago with The Dogs of March.
"Ernie Hebert's novels don't just capture New England; they've become a part of it...and his latest is a spectacular addition to an already impressive canon."—Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper and Vanishing Acts
Part Falstaff, part King Lear, but all American, Howard Elman was a fifty-something workingman when he burst onto the literary scene in The Dogs of March. Now in this, the seventh and last installment in the series, the Darby constable is an eighty-something widower who wants to do "a great thing" before he motors off into the sunset. You can bet he does ... in strange, wonderful, and dangerous ways.
Saturday, Nov. 22, 10 AM   Meet Tomie dePaola at Gibson's!
After a brief presentation about his new book, Jack, Tomie will sign copies of all his books, new and old, and will also sign copies of the latest issue of New Hampshire Home, which has a fascinating and sumptuous spread featuring his art studio.  
Jack is Tomie's take on traditional “Jack tales”—in which a young hero ventures out to seek his fortune and gains it through luck or pluck. This book is perfect for preschoolers and kids in the early grades!. His hero’s reward is a wealth of animal friends who increase in number—and volume—as the story progresses. What a treat! Don't forget--Christmas is coming. A new Tomie is a great gift.
(Note: a bad date for this event sneaked into an ad in the Hippo. It's Saturday. For real.)
Watch for our email tomorrow about two ticketed December events, both offsite. See below!

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