New releases by N.H. writers

  • North to Nara

  • The Grifter, The Poet, and The Runaway Train

  • The Liturgy of Saint Gregory the Theologian

Published: 4/12/2019 2:20:37 PM
Modified: 4/12/2019 2:20:27 PM
North to Nara

Amanda Marin’s book, North to Nara, is the first in a planned series set in a dystopian future where Suffers bear troubles of others for the good of the Nation. It was released by Inkspell Publishing on March 20.

When the leading character, Neve Hall is assigned a new Sufferer, Micah Ward, she begins to uncover secrets and will have to choose between love or loyalty to the Nation.

Marin includes tributes to her home of New Hampshire in the novel.

“I always love coming across nods to New Hampshire in books or movies – even after living here for more than 30 years,” Marin said in a statement.

There is a scene set in the state with references to the White Mountains and local granite. The characters come across an old sign with the current state motto and ponder what it means to truly “live free or die.”

The Grifter,The Poet, and The Runaway Train

Geoffrey Douglas’s recently released fifth book, The Grifter, The Poet, and The Runaway Train, collects his writings from 20 years of writing for Yankee magazine.

The 17 stories are all set in New England, but otherwise, vary in topic and location. The characters, all real-life people include a small-time jockey and a police chief, a Vermont reporter and a Massachusetts poet. Douglas says the most recent is from July 2018 of a young New Hampshire man’s troubled path toward suicide.

Douglas has a planned speaking engagement at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord on May 23 at 6 p.m.

The Liturgy of Saint Gregory

Nicholas Newman, a teacher of Latin, Greek and humanities in Warner, has released a second title with Saint Dominic’s Media, a dissertation of translation and commentary on the Greek liturgy of St. Gregory the Theologian. The book looks at the turbulent theological world of the fourth century, according to a release. The work is important to the conversation between the liturgies of the Catholic and Orthodox churches. 

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