Maame, by Jessica George (St. Martin’s Press, 320 pages)
There’s a lot to like about 25-year-old Maddie Wright, the main character in Jessica George’s debut novel. Born in Ghana and living in London, Maddie is navigating her unique brand of young adulthood struggles, from low-key workplace racism to familial Continue reading “Maame, by Jessica George”
Ms. Demeanor, by Elinor Lipman (Harper, 304 pages)
I’ve never before finished a book and thought, “That was delightful,” but that’s the phrase that kept running through my mind as I transitioned from the fictional world of Ms. Demeanor to the bleak reality of New Hampshire in winter. It Continue reading “Ms. Demeanor, by Elinor Lipman”
Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine, 384 pages)
You know when a book’s protagonist is really hard to like but, for reasons that you can’t quite understand, you root for her anyway? That is Carrie Soto.
When we meet Carrie, she’s 37 and has been retired from Continue reading “Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid”
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin (Knopf, 416 pages)
If a great writer is someone who can take a subject like video games — loved by some, maligned by others, inconsequential to the rest — and use it to weave together a story that even the latter two Continue reading “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin”
Nashua art advocate’s work on exhibit at the library
When she wasn’t busy running Positive Street Art in Nashua, or working as the constituent services and cultural affairs coordinator in the city’s Office of the Mayor, Cecilia Ulibarri carved out some time in the past few years to work on Continue reading “Getting back into the creative flow”
Visit artists at work at Nashua International Sculpture Symposium
Three artists have spent the past two weeks carving merriment out of metal and stone as they work toward their final creations for the 15th annual Nashua International Sculpture Symposium.
The theme this year is merriment — in part to honor Continue reading “Sculpted merriment”
Get two weekends of swords, ladies and lords, music and more at the NH Renaissance Faire
Knights, archers, jousters, pirates — you’ll find them all at the New Hampshire Renaissance Faire, back in person and happening over the course of two weekends, May 14 and 15 and May 21 and Continue reading “Huzzah!”
Free Comic Book Day returns
After two years of schedule changes, Free Comic Book Day returns to its first Saturday in May spot on the calendar this year with several local shops participating in the May 7 event.
The event, which began in 2002, has handed out millions of copies Continue reading “Comic books for all”
How the Currier used the pandemic pause to revamp its galleries and make art more accessible
With a new focus on global art and a stronger emphasis on immersive experiences and community outreach, the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester has spent the past couple years revamping its galleries, enhancing Continue reading “Reimagining art”
Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day
If you love your local bookstore, this Saturday, April 30, is your chance to support it — and get some good deals, exclusive merchandise and prizes — during national Independent Bookstore Day.
“Independent bookstores are the hearts of the communities they serve,” Michael Herrmann of Gibson’s Continue reading “Book it”