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Reading about New Hampshire

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1Morphidae
joulukuu 9, 2006, 11:40am

Here are some recommendations:

Fortune's Rocks by Anita Shreve

Sea Glass by Anita Shreve

2avaland
joulukuu 9, 2006, 9:18pm

In the Fall by Jeffrey Lent (Vermont author and book is set in both NH & VT).

Interestly, the real Fortunes Rock is in Maine, it's part of Biddeford, (my mother was born and grew up there). Why Anita Shreve had to change it's location is beyond me).

3BoPeep
joulukuu 10, 2006, 9:46am

Presumably because she wanted to link it all in with her other NH writing? She gave Olympia the surname Biddeford so she's clearly not unaware of the Maine connection! :)

4Bookmarque
Muokkaaja: joulukuu 10, 2006, 10:59am

My hometown is featured in The Dark House and there is even a big, pastel-colored Victorian house there that is eerily similar to the one in the book.

I know I've found NH references in other books as well, just can't think of them off the top of my head. Since John Irving lives here, I think he often uses NH as a locale...Hotel New Hampshire...or was that just a name?

I think parts of The Dead Zone take place in NH.

5avaland
Muokkaaja: joulukuu 11, 2006, 9:01pm

New Hampshire can indeed claim J. D. Salinger, John Irving, John Griesemer, Dan Brown, Brendan Dubois, Jodi Picoult, Janet Evanovich, William G. Tapply, Robert Begiebing, Katherine Towler, P. J. O'Rourke and the current US poet laureate Donald Hall to name a few...

And Irving's Hotel New Hampshire does offer a bit of New Hampshire flavor.

Thanks Bo Peep for filling me in; I didn't read it. When I was given an advanced reader's copy I gave it to my mom to read (She was probably 82 at the time); she thought it was okay. She gave her copy to my Aunt who lives just off the beach still. I believe Ms. Shreve's publicist told me she summered there.

6aemilys
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 10, 2007, 10:09am

Grace Metalious lived in Gilmanton NH while she was writing Peyton Place. Apparently she was inspired by actual happenings in the surrounding towns and villages.

7amancine
maaliskuu 9, 2007, 2:36pm

I don't think Our Town: a play in three acts by Thornton Wildercould have taken place anywhere else.

8Irisheyz77
maaliskuu 20, 2007, 11:40am

Many of the books by Jodi Picoult take place in New Hamsphire.

9Bookmarque
maaliskuu 20, 2007, 11:42am

That's true. Now that Brad Delp is dead, she is one of our surviving 'celebrites'.

10legallypuzzled
maaliskuu 20, 2007, 7:56pm

There's an incredible list of fiction books here (from the state library).

Wasn't there a murder mystery set on the MS Mount Washington? I've been looking for some time for it but can't seem to find it.

11avaland
huhtikuu 5, 2007, 6:56am

Tom Eslick has written several mysteries set in the White Mountains.

12littlegreycloud
joulukuu 17, 2011, 5:42pm

Also Body Surfing by Anita Shreve. It's the same beach house all the time: "A strange couple approach the house (...) Sydney knows what they are saying. 'Remember the Vision crash? The one in Ireland?' Sydney wonders if Mr. and Mrs. Edwards mind the mild celebrity of having bought the house from the culpable pilot's widow. She wonders if they got it for a song."