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"THE NIX" by Nathan Hill
Recommended by Lynn M. Piotrowicz
9/27/2016
GENIUS. (You should read that as GENIUS PERIOD).  Nathan Hill engages the reader early on when he introduces us to Samuel Andresen Anderson.  He spins a yarn with complete with a gaggle of great characters reminiscent of the best of Irving, Russo, or Toole. He weaves their stories together in an outstanding narrative; all thrown in with more golden nuggets than in a deep fryer at McDonalds. By definition, The NIX is… “Anything you love that one day disappears, taking with it a piece of your heart.” And let me tell you, when you finish this book you will feel that it has changed you in some fundamental way.  “Why do the best things in life leave such deep scars?” Be it the Tarantino creative juices that flow after you read this, circuitous in one breath and blunt in the next or the darkness of a great Coen brothers’ script it WILL CHANGE YOU.   “How easily a simple façade can become your life, can become the truth of your life.” Reminiscent of Peter Dinklage and Leslie Jones in their SNL skit “Naked and Afraid,” Samuel and his mother Faye, orbit around each other like an anemic venn diagram from our elementary school mathematics class;  READ MORE...

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DENISE GETTS: Telling Your Tale: apps for sharing your adventures
Have an adventure you want to share easily? Do you want to experience what your loved ones are doing using simple apps? Denise Getts, Librarian at the Tucker Free and avid hiker, will get you going on your smart phone or tablet.  You will be posting your best adventures within minutes while Denise shows how she shared her adventures climbing
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TED Talks -- ANAND GIRIDHARADAS: A Tale of Two Americas. And the mini-mart where they collided. @ NH Room | Henniker | New Hampshire | United States
Ten days after 9/11, a shocking attack at a Texas mini-mart shattered the lives of two men: the victim and the attacker. In this stunning talk, Anand Giridharadas, author of “The True American,” tells the story of what happened next. It’s a parable about the two paths an American life can take, and a powerful call for reconciliation.    
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PRESTON HELLER: The Mentalist - Well Guarded Secrets
Enhanced psychic abilities, predictions, telekinesis, sixth sense, telepathy and even the occasional inexplicable  physical illusion – this is what is on display at the Tucker Free Library! Please remember – not even your most “Well Guarded Secrets” are safe.  While the show is spiced with a lot of sophisticated humor, it is 100% family friendly (recommended for ages 12 and up). READ
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DAN SZCZESNY: Mosquito Rain, A Story of Discovery in Alaska
NH author Dan Szczesny presents his new book Mosquito Rain, A Story of Discovery in Alaska. Dan’s newest book is an illustrated travelogue of his and his wife’s journey to discover the true meaning of the Last Frontier. READ MORE  
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