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Thursday Night Book Group

This long-standing book club has been at the store about as long as I have! We meet the fourth Thursday of every month except November and December, when we have a combined month holiday party. We read great books and have a lot of fun.



WHERE YOU’LL FIND ME by New Hampshire author, Ty GagneThis is the 13th Annual One Book One Valley program and this year’s book will be WHERE YOU’LL FIND ME by New Hampshire author, Ty Gagne.
The mission of this program is to strengthen community ties and promote literacy through reading and discussing a book with a theme that resonates locally. The vision: Imagine if folks throughout Mount Washington Valley read the same book. Then talked about it. And THEN got to come together to meet the author at a special valley-wide event. One Book One Valley is successful because of you, the individual reader, and YOU, our community of readers, coming together.

On February 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.
At 32, she was ultra-fit and healthy and had already summited much larger mountains on several continents. Her gear included a rescue beacon and a satellite phone. Yet, despite their best efforts, forty-two expert search and rescue personnel, a New Hampshire Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter, and a Civil Air Patrol Cessna airplane could not reach her in time to save her.
What went wrong? Where You'll Find Me offers possible answers to that question, demonstrating why Matrosova's story - what we know and what we will never know - represents such an intriguing and informative case study in risk analysis and decision-making.

Ty Gagne is chief executive officer of New Hampshire Public Risk Management Exchange (Primex3), a public entity risk pool serving local governments in New Hampshire. He is a certified wilderness first responder, and serves on the Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue Team and Board of Directors. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife.

We will be reading and discussing this book for our October Mystery Book Group and encourage anyone to join us at the bookstore on October 11 at 7pm for our discussion. Or be sure to connect with another book group in town at one of your local libraries!
Then meet us all at Kennett High School on Thursday, October 25 at 7pm to hear author Ty Gagne!


Thursday, November 29 at 6 pm

HOPE NEVER DIESAnother year has passed and our annual gathering is upon us - please join us for the Annual Thursday Night Book Club Holiday Party, Book Swap and general all-around fun night! Again this year, we will be voting on our favorite book group book of the year!

Pizza, potluck, discussion, book swap AND your Holiday shopping done!

Come early and shop - the store will be open solely for your shopping pleasure! We'll provide delicious Elvios Pizza and bring your own beverages. Bring a potluck dish, if you'd like. We will also have our annual Favorite Book Swap. Bring a book you love (no faking!), wrapped, and we will do a Yankee Swap. Everyone goes home with a book, you get your shopping done, and we have a great time together!

We'll be discussing HOPE NEVER DIES by Andrew Shaffer. This mystery thriller reunites Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama for a political mashup full of suspense, intrigue, and laugh out loud bromance.

RSVP if you can to 356-3200 or [email protected]


Thursday, JANUARY 24, 2019, 7 PM

PACHINKO BY Min Jin LeeIn a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married yakuza, the family face ruin. But then Isak, a Christian minister, offers her a chance of salvation: a new life in Japan as his wife.

Following a man she barely knows to a hostile country in which she has no friends, no home, and whose language she cannot speak, Sunja’s salvation is just the beginning of her story.

Through eight decades and four generations, Pachinko is an epic tale of family, identity, love, death and survival.

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