A Time to Dance: American Country Dancing from Hornpipes to Hot Hash
Richard Nevell (Peterborough, N.H. : Bauhan Publishing, 2017).
Richard Nevell, local photographer, visual artist, author, filmmaker, and songwriter delves into the rich history of American Country dancing in his new book, "A Time to Dance".
"A Time to Dance: American Country Dancing from Hornpipes to Hot Hash" presents a well-documented history of American country dancing. Richard Nevell records American country dances as historical artifacts, as social expressions of rural and urban communities, as manifestations of democracy, and as an evolving traditional art that changes to meet the needs of a changing American society. The breezy, relaxed style lends itself to easy reading, and is accompanied by excellent illustrations. --Toadstool Bookshop website.
Richard Nevell opens the doors to dance, inviting us in to fully experience what has stirred the mind, heart, and feet for generations. A Time to Dance explores the evolution of American country dance from Colonial times to the present, taking the reader across the USA in search of the reasons why so many millions of Americans love to share the country dance floor with friends, neighbors, even total strangers, in a celebration of community. Like dancing itself, A Time To Dance entertains, instructs, and leaves us enthused. --Publisher's blurb.
Join Richard at the Toadstool Bookshop
in Peterborough, NH on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm
for a book signing and discussion of "A Time to Dance"!
A Colored Man in Exeter
Michael Cameron Ward (U.S.? : Creative Plutonium, 2017).
Local author Michael Cameron Ward's memoir tells the stories and experiences of his father, and family in Lee, New Hampshire at a racially tumultuous time in history.
In the summer of 1957 the Ward family moved from Brooklyn, New York to Lee, New Hampshire to escape gang violence. It was an era when racial tensions were high and they were the first “colored family” in the area. Needless to say, over the years they encountered many interesting experiences and created a storied life. They also became respected members of the community, led by parents, Harold and Virginia Ward, a couple with strong convictions and compassion.
Harold, Michael Cameron Ward’s 94-year-old father, was hospitalized in the beginning of May 2015 with only weeks to live. On the 20th he made a request of his son: “Michael, I want you to write the stories of our existence. I want my great grandchildren to know where they came from.” Then, as Michael sat beside his father’s bed on the 4th floor at Exeter Hospital, his father recounted stories of his life that had never been told before. If not captured, they would be lost forever. On June 9th, 2015 Harold died, and Michael has been fulfilling his father’s request ever since. --RiverRun website
Join Michael Cameron Ward at River Run Bookstore
on November 14th at 6:30 pm in Portsmouth, NH!
There are 150 titles
nominated by libraries worldwide (including the NH State Library
) for the €100,000 International DUBLIN Literary Award
, the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English. Nominations include
48 novels in translation with works by authors from 40 countries
in Africa, Europe, Asia, North America & Canada, South America and Australia & New Zealand.
The book that received most nominations this year is Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad
, chosen by 15 libraries in Belgium, Estonia, Greece, Sweden and the USA. The 2018 shortlist will be published in April 2018 and the Lord Mayor of Dublin will announce the winner on 13th June.
The Contrarian Voice: And Other Poems
by Ernest Hebert (Peterborough, NH: Bauhan Pub
In this new collection of poetry, award-winning author Ernest Hebert writes of the trials, tribulations, and worsening plight of the working man, memorializing the “dirty-face people” who “put down the asphalt for the highways, stoked the foundry fires, built the rockets, and packed the computer chips. . . .”
NH Author Ernest Hebert will be visiting Gibson's Bookstore
on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 5:30pm.
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