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Each year the Board of Directors and staff of New Hampshire Humanities have a special tradition of telling us about a book they’ve read recently and would recommend. We’re sharing this with our readers in time for holiday gift giving and/or for your 2020 reading list. (We also encourage you to support your local independent bookstore when purchasing!)

Steve Genest
KooKooLand, by Gloria Norris

Dr. Tricia Peone
How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi

Mary Nolin
Girls on the Line, by Jennie Liu

Susan Hatem
The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country, by Helen Russell

Marcia Kelly
Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World, by Cal Newport

Evan Czyzowski
The Shanghai Free Taxi, by Frank Langfitt

Erika Janik
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman

Jada Hebra
Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudices That Shape What We See, Think, and Do, by Jennifer Eberhart
Where’d You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Sempl

Lynn Douillette          
The Burden of Sympathy: How Families Cope with Mental Illness, by David A. Karp

Kathy Eneguess          
101 Tails of Bedford, Dachowskiphotography.com

Dr. Jamie Hoff                  
The Secrets We Kept, by Lara Prescott
Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottleib and the CIA Search for Mind Control, by Stephen Kinzer

Linda Patchett
Photo book from Nepal and India

Corey Leclair
Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover

Becky Kinhan
Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over, by Nell Painter

Steve Christy              
Cog Days: A Boy’s Life and One Tragic Summer on Mt. Washington, by Joseph W. McQuaid     

Becky Boisvert
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See

Dan Moran
In the Kingdom of Autumn, by Dan Moran
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, by David W. Blight
The Collected Stories of Benedict Kiely, by Benedict Kiely          

Morgan Wilson
Milkman, by Anna Burns
The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
The Woman Upstairs, by Claire Messud

Sue Butman
Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds, by David Goggins

Dr. Dennis Britton
Scattered Rhymes (Rime Sparse), by Francesco Petrarch

Anthony Poore            
Unfamiliar Fishes, by Sarah Vowell
Fail Up, by Tavis Smiley

Bill Glahn                    
The Friend, by Sigrid Nunez
This America: The Case for the Nation, by Jill Lepore
These Truths: A History of the U.S., by Jill Lepore 

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