Events, features and things to do for families in New Hampshire
Manchester — The public is invited to join the UNH Manchester Library and Manchester Historic Association for the fall book group series, “Books in the Mill: A Year of Booker Reads.” The selected titles are all international Man-Booker award winning novels.
Call the UNH Manchester Library at 641-4173 for more information. Programs are held on Thursdays in the Library Mezzanine from 6:30-8 p.m. Go to manchester.unh.edu/events for more information about this series or other events on campus.
Last Orders by Graham Swift
Thursday, Sept. 20
Four men gather in a London pub. They have taken it upon themselves to carry out the last orders of Jack Dodds, master butcher, and deliver his ashes to the sea. As they drive towards the fulfillment of their mission, their errand becomes an extraordinary journey into their collective and individual pasts. Braiding these men's voices, and that of Jack's widow, into a choir of sorrow and resentment, passion and regret, Swift creates a testament to a changing England and to enduring mortality.
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Thursday, Oct. 18
England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?
The God of Small Things by Arundhati
Thursday, Nov. 29
Set mainly in Kerala, India, in 1969, the story of Rahel and her twin brother Estha, who learn that their whole world can change in a single day, that love and life can be lost in a moment. Armed only with the invincible innocence of children, they seek to craft a childhood for themselves amid the wreckage that constitutes their family.
“Books in the Mill” is coordinated by the UNH Manchester Library and Manchester Historic Association. The series is free and open to the public. Call 641-4173 at least three weeks prior to the event if you need special accommodations or interpretation. Free parking is available in the Arm’s Lot, located behind the college, after 5:30 p.m. Events will be cancelled if the college is closed due to inclement weather. Call 641-4100 to inquire about a possible closure.