Reading New Hampshire

Haunted Hikes of New Hampshire, 2nd Edition By Marianne O'Connor Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942155294
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Published: Peter E. Randall Marianne O'Connor - September 15th, 2019

Five new hikes added to the second edition to celebrate ten years of spooky trekking Explore the haunts of hikers gone by and see for yourself whether these ghost tales are fact or fiction. Haunted Hikes provides storied history and fanciful legend within the trails of New Hampshire's White Mountains and beyond.

The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood By Sy Montgomery Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345496096
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 17th, 2007

"In loving yet unsentimental prose, Sy Montgomery captures the richness that animals bring to the human experience. Sometimes it takes a too-smart-for-his-own-good pig to open our eyes to what most matters in life.”
—John Grogan, author of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog

A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel By John Irving Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062204097
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Published: Mariner Books Classics - April 3rd, 2012

“A remarkable novel. . . . A Prayer for Owen Meany is a rare creation. ... An amazingly brave piece of work ... so extraordinary, so original, and so enriching. . . . Readers will come to the end feeling sorry to leave [this] richly textured and carefully wrought world.” —STEPHEN KING, Washington Post

Robert Frost: Collected Poems, Prose, & Plays (LOA #81) By Robert Frost, Richard Poirier (Editor), Mark Richardson (Editor) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781883011062
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Published: Library of America - October 1st, 1995

Justly celebrated at home and abroad, Robert Frost is perhaps America’s greatest twentieth-century poet and a towering figure in American letters.

Where I Live: New & Selected Poems 1990-2010 By Maxine Kumin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393339680
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 5th, 2011

"The power that Kumin draws from and brings to literature is potent and seemingly inexhaustible."—Booklist

A landmark collection celebrating the remarkable range of Maxine Kumin, one of America’s greatest living poets. Where I Live gathers poems from five previous books, together with twenty-three new poems that pay homage to Kumin’s farm life and to poets of the past.

Cruising New Hampshire History: A Guide to New Hampshire's Roadside Historical Markers By Michael a. Bruno Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692107287
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Published: Lloyds Hill Publishing - May 15th, 2018

New Hampshire history is uniquely on display along the highways of the Granite State. The New Hampshire roadside historical markers commemorate significant events and individuals from the first settlers arriving in 1623 to notable individuals who helped define what New Hampshire is today. New Hampshire played a major role in the birth of our nation.

Where You'll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova By Ty Gagne, T. B. R. Walsh (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ty Gagne, T. B. R. Walsh (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780996218153
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Published: Tmc Books LLC - August 25th, 2017

On Feb. 15, 2015, Kate Matrosova, an avid mountaineer, set off before sunrise for a traverse of the Northern Presidential Range in New Hampshire's White Mountains. Late the following day, rescuers carried her frozen body out of the mountains amid some of the worst weather ever recorded on these deceptively rugged slopes.

The Last Traverse; Tragedy and Resilience in the Winter Whites By Ty Gagne Cover Image
ISBN: 9781734930832
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Published: Tmc Books LLC - November 11th, 2020

On a mountain somewhere above treeline, in some of the coldest and worst winter conditions imaginable, two men lie unconscious in the snow as explosive winds batter the nearby summits.

That Reminds Me of a Funny Story;  A Memoir, How-To, and Compendium of Yankee Humor By Rebecca Rule Cover Image
ISBN: 9781939449214
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Published: Hobblebush Books - September 8th, 2019

In her career as a yankee storyteller, Rebecca Rule has traveled throughout New England telling stories and gathering them. One story leads to another. At town halls, historical societies, churches, and senior centers, people have shared stories that connect them to this rocky old place we call home.

The Habit of Turning the World Upside Down: Our Belief in Property and the Cost of That Belief By Howard Mansfield Cover Image
ISBN: 9780872332706
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Published: Bauhan Pub - October 2nd, 2018

While reporting on citizens fighting natural gas pipelines and transmission lines planned to cut right across their homes, Howard Mansfield saw the emotional toll of these projects. "They got under the skin," writes Mansfield. "This was about more than kilowatts, powerlines, and pipelines. Something in this upheaval felt familiar.

String Too Short to Be Saved: Recollections of Summers on a New England Farm By Donald Hall Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781567925548
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - August 25th, 2015

"These vivid New Hampshire farm sketches from Hall's well-spent youth--all written when he was full-grown--are as much attuned to the supple and enticing utilities of language as they are grounded in a vanished time which may, at a glimpse, seem simple, but were complex and rich and not simple at all."--Richard Ford

New Hampshire: A Living Landscape By Peter E. Randall Cover Image
ISBN: 9780914339564
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Published: Peter E. Randall Publisher - October 15th, 1996

New Hampshire: A Living Landscape is a spectacular, large format, 96-page hardcover book featuring 46 color panoramic images by one of New Hampshire's leading photographers. Most of the photographs span two pages and measure 21" x 7".

Different Roots, Common Dreams: New Hampshire's Cultural Diversity By Becky Field Cover Image
ISBN: 9781937721244
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Published: Peter E. Randall Publisher - September 15th, 2015

New Hampshire is known for low cultural diversity, yet over its history, immigrants have contributed to the state's economic growth and character. Since 2012, photographer Becky Field has documented the lives of immigrants and refugees in New Hampshire.

Colorful Journey By Sue Anne Bottomley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781939739544
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Published: Piscataqua Press - November 5th, 2014

New Hampshire is a small state, but it has seven distinct and engaging regions. Colorful Journey includes an illustration and some history about every town from each region by artist Sue Anne Bottomley. From the smallest settlement to the major cities of Concord, Nashua, Manchester, and Portsmouth, follow along on one artist's endeavor to draw New Hampshire.

The Archeology of New Hampshire: Exploring 10,000 Years in the Granite State (UNH Non-Series Title) By David Starbuck Cover Image
ISBN: 9781584655626
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Published: University of New Hampshire Press - May 31st, 2006

Several states already boast volumes showcasing their archeological history, but not New Hampshire--until now. David R. Starbuck's volume fills that void. Going beyond standard state guides that focus primarily on prehistoric sites, Starbuck also devotes equal time to historic, industrial, and nautical sites.

Finding Home: Portraits and Memories of Immigrants By Becky Field Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942155348
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Published: Peter E. Randall Publisher - September 1st, 2020

Finding Home is a celebration of people from other countries who have resettled in New Hampshire, a state known for low cultural diversity. Photographer Becky Field has been documenting cultural diversity in the state since 2012.