The World as We Know It

Plans sometimes go awry.



"Years ago, on a cold New Hampshire day, my brother and I tried to skate to Canada" - so begins the tale of the fateful day when Allard and Ed and Sarah would be brought together.

How their lives would be intertwined by love and tragedy is beautifully told - in one elegant sentence after the other - by acclaimed author Joseph Monninger in his latest book, "The World as We Know It" [Simon & Schuster, $15].

It brims with the light and dark of life - love and loss, courage and cowardice, the beauty and cruelty of nature.

As they skate that day, brothers Allard and Ed rescue Sarah from the icy river and a powerful bond between the three is forged.

But it is Allard and Sarah who fall in love ("It was our first great love and it was tender and eager and everywhere"). It grows stronger through their teen years and, finally, a wedding is in the offing. But a celebratory bachelor outing by the brothers goes terribly wrong and everything changes. A wonderful read anytime, but especially for a cold winter's night.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags

Calendar

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Popular Articles

  1. Winter Fun on the Lakes
    Our iconic summer destinations — the Lakes Region and Lake Winnipesaukee in particular —...
  2. Where to Find Poutine in NH
    We're not just talking about traditional poutine. Our intrepid Cuisine Editor went on the hunt...
  3. More and more seniors are going mobile
    You can take it with you after all, just as long as your recreational vehicle is your house
  4. The Man Who Mapped NH's White Mountains
    Bradford Washburn — renowned explorer, pioneering cartographer and mountain photographer —...
  5. How To Organize and Get Rid of Clutter
    The new year is a great time to tackle the clutter in your home. Here are some easy (and thrifty)...
  6. Zach Harvey the Man Behind the Bitcoin ATM
    Manchester, NH's Zach Harvey, along with his brother Josh, created the company Lamassu, which...
  7. Skiing, Cooking and Winter Fun in the White Mountains
    Good food and good skiing — what better combination for a wintry weekend in the White Mountains?
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags