A family haunted

“The Fate of Mercy Alban” is available from the library in paperback, ebook, and downloadable audio versions.

The Fate of Mercy Alban by Wendy Webb is a terrific haunted house novel rife with family secrets and unexplained events.

Set on the shores of Lake Superior, the story unfolds in the mansion built by the […]

About Jen McCormack

Jen McCormack is the director of the Nashua Public Library. Previously she was director of the Tewksbury (Mass.) Public Library and assistant director and reference librarian at the Amesbury (Mass.) Public Library. She studied history at UNH and earned her master's in library and information science from Simmons College.

Sherlock on horseback

Holmes on the Range is available at the library in hardcover

“Holmes on the Range” by Steve Hockensmith is available at the library in hardcover.

Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith is the first of a series of mysteries set in the Old West featuring the Amlingmeyer brothers Old Red and Big Red (aka Gustav and Otto).

The brothers aren’t big drinkers or card […]

About Jen McCormack

Jen McCormack is the director of the Nashua Public Library. Previously she was director of the Tewksbury (Mass.) Public Library and assistant director and reference librarian at the Amesbury (Mass.) Public Library. She studied history at UNH and earned her master's in library and information science from Simmons College.

A man named Money

“Home” by Toni Morrison is available from the library in hardcover, large print, audio, and e-book.

In her slim but powerful novel, Home, Toni Morrison explores not only racism but the trauma suffered by those who served in the Korean War, the suffocating nature of small town life in 1950s Georgia, and the […]

About Jen McCormack

Jen McCormack is the director of the Nashua Public Library. Previously she was director of the Tewksbury (Mass.) Public Library and assistant director and reference librarian at the Amesbury (Mass.) Public Library. She studied history at UNH and earned her master's in library and information science from Simmons College.

Minnesota twins, separated at birth

I don’t think I’ve ever read a Civil War-era novel set in Minnesota before; generally those books take place in the South and feature bloody battles and the suffering of slaves and young soldiers.

Instead, Nicole Heglet has set her novel, Stillwater, in a Minnesota town that serves as a stop on the Underground Railroad […]

About Jen McCormack

Jen McCormack is the director of the Nashua Public Library. Previously she was director of the Tewksbury (Mass.) Public Library and assistant director and reference librarian at the Amesbury (Mass.) Public Library. She studied history at UNH and earned her master's in library and information science from Simmons College.

A man named Dolly

The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti is an adventure story (with a hint of mystery) featuring lucky orphan Ren as he is finally claimed by his long-lost father Benjamin Nab and leaves for a new life roaming about colonial New England safe and secure in a family at last.

“The Good Thief” by Hannah […]

About Jen McCormack

Jen McCormack is the director of the Nashua Public Library. Previously she was director of the Tewksbury (Mass.) Public Library and assistant director and reference librarian at the Amesbury (Mass.) Public Library. She studied history at UNH and earned her master's in library and information science from Simmons College.

In search of Cambodia’s holy grail

“Map of Lost Memories” is available from the library in hardcover and downloadable audio.

I like a book that makes me feel like I’m being followed.

Set in 1925, Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay is packed with intrigue. Irene Blum sets off on an expedition into the jungles of Cambodia in search […]

About Jen McCormack

Jen McCormack is the director of the Nashua Public Library. Previously she was director of the Tewksbury (Mass.) Public Library and assistant director and reference librarian at the Amesbury (Mass.) Public Library. She studied history at UNH and earned her master's in library and information science from Simmons College.

Murder most morbid

Black Country is available at the library in hardcover

My assumptions about The Black Country by Alex Grecian were quickly proved wrong when little Hilde Rose peeked into a bird’s nest and grasped what she thought was an egg but turned out to be a human eyeball.

I picked this book off our new-fiction shelf expecting it to be an ordinary “police procedural” […]

About Jen McCormack

Jen McCormack is the director of the Nashua Public Library. Previously she was director of the Tewksbury (Mass.) Public Library and assistant director and reference librarian at the Amesbury (Mass.) Public Library. She studied history at UNH and earned her master's in library and information science from Simmons College.

Do cowboys go to the dentist?

“Doc” is available from the library in hardcover.

In Doc, Mary Doria Russell takes iconic historical figures (Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson) and tells a fantastic story that gives them life and personality, making them seem like someone you’ve met.

Doc is a favorite for me because it combines history of the […]

About Jen McCormack

Jen McCormack is the director of the Nashua Public Library. Previously she was director of the Tewksbury (Mass.) Public Library and assistant director and reference librarian at the Amesbury (Mass.) Public Library. She studied history at UNH and earned her master's in library and information science from Simmons College.

Whiskey, petticoats, and surgery by candlelight

“I cannot help you become a physician. What you are asking is impossible.”

“My Name Is Mary Sutter” is available from the library in hardcover and audio download

These are some of the first words Mary Sutter hears from Dr. James Blevens.

Mary has heard this many times but she refuses to give up […]

About Jen McCormack

Jen McCormack is the director of the Nashua Public Library. Previously she was director of the Tewksbury (Mass.) Public Library and assistant director and reference librarian at the Amesbury (Mass.) Public Library. She studied history at UNH and earned her master's in library and information science from Simmons College.

Intrigue Infects the Iditarod

“The Boy in the Snow” is available from the library in hardcover and downloadable audio.

Edie and Bonehead make a great couple.

They both love dogsled racing and eat a diet of mostly meat and fish, the rarer the better.

In M.J. McGrath’s novel The Boy in the Snow these two have flown south […]

About Jen McCormack

Jen McCormack is the director of the Nashua Public Library. Previously she was director of the Tewksbury (Mass.) Public Library and assistant director and reference librarian at the Amesbury (Mass.) Public Library. She studied history at UNH and earned her master's in library and information science from Simmons College.