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October 31, 2013

East Kingston Library News

EAST KINGSTON — We were excited to learn that Alice Monroe is the recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature. A Canadian author, Ms. Monroe’s short stories have been featured in many publications. A short story is a bit like a poem and Monroe’s work is to be savored. Some of her stories are inter-connected and read like a novel. All of her stories have a strong sense of place. Many of her stories are set in the small Canadian towns around Lake Huron. In some the characters venture into cities and twists of fate or actions not taken alter their lives. These are subtle pleasures to read and enjoy.

The short story writer must infuse her characters with life with just a few words. A sense of place must be built in paragraphs rather than pages. It is good to see the respect this art form is being given and readers may like to sample our Year’s Best Short Story Collections or sample authors like George Saunders, a MacArthur Fellow, who wrote the critically acclaimed, “Tenth of December” or take out “The Color Master” by Aimee Bender.

This fall new titles abound to suit every taste. I just put new books on the shelves by John Grisham, Jayne Anne Phillips, Robert B. Parker and Donna Tartt. I look forward to Amy Tan’s new novel that will be released in November.

So explore a new genre and enjoy some of the best new titles of the fall at the East Kingston Public Library.

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  • Elwood (Al) Shaw, 93

    Meredith, NH — Elwood (Al) Shaw, 93, of Center Harbor, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Forestview Manor in Meredith. He was the beloved husband of the late Greta L. (Sykes) Shaw, to whom he was married for 62 years.

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  • Jo Ann Hughes, 79

    Sandown, NH — Jo Ann (Phelps) Hughes of Sandown, New Hampshire passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by all of her children at home. She was born in Little Bend Kentucky, to Beatrice (Shepherd) Phelps and John (Cat) Phelps in 1934. Jo Ann was predeceased by brothers, Marcus Phelps, Johnny Phelps, Forrest Phelps and sisters, Juanita Phelps, and Jeanette (Phelps) Vincent. She is survived by brother, Donald Quiggins of Georgia; sisters, Geneva (Phelps) Stanley of Kentucky, and Frances (Phelps) Bratcher of Tennessee who had just visited Jo Ann in September of 2013.

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  • Sherry Lynn (Cookson) Scanzilo

    Raymond, NH — Sherry Lynn (Cookson) Scanzillo, 58, of Raymond, N.H., passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Elliot Hospital surrounded by her loving family after a sudden illness.

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  • Thomas Hugh Clinton, 73

    Atkinson, NH — Tom passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Elliot Hospital in Manchester. Tom was born on October, 30, 1940, at Clover Hill Hospital in Lawrence, Mass., as the only child to Hugh Clinton and Evelyn (Forcier) Clinton. Tom graduated from Methuen High School in 195

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  • Jo Ann Hughes, 79

    Sandown, NH — Jo Ann (Phelps) Hughes of Sandown, New Hampshire passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by all of her children at home. She was born in Little Bend Kentucky, to Beatrice (Shepherd) Phelps and John (Cat) Phelps in 1934. Jo Ann was predeceased by brothers, Marcus Phelps, Johnny Phelps, Forrest Phelps and sisters, Juanita Phelps, and Jeanette (Phelps) Vincent. She is survived by brother, Donald Quiggins of Georgia; sisters, Geneva (Phelps) Stanley of Kentucky, and Frances (Phelps) Bratcher of Tennessee who had just visited Jo Ann in September of 2013.

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