Beyond the Book

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In 2009, the Friends introduced a program to enhance the city’s Nashua Reads program with Beyond the Book, a presentation by the author of each year’s book. In 2020, the Nashua Reads book was Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. He held a virtual event for the Nashua Public Library on October 11, 2020.  You can watch a recording of the event here. 

We will announce the 2021 book in the spring. Stay tuned!

Past authors are:

  • 2020: Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
  • 2019: Martha Hall Kelly, Lilac Girls
  • 2018: David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon
  • 2017: Jennifer Haigh, Heat and Light
  • 2016: Jenny Nordberg, The Underground Girls of Kabul
  • 2015: Lily King, Euphoria
  • 2014: B.A. Shapiro, The Art Forger
  • 2013: Julia Glass, The Widower’s Tale
  • 2012: Jane Hamilton, When Madeline Was Young
  • 2011: James McBride, Song Yet Sung
  • 2010: Elizabeth Berg, We Are All Welcome Here
  • 2009: Chris Bohjalian, Skeletons at the Feast

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