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Written by Jane Molloy Porter   

From lost painting of White Lighthouse by Child Hassem


Jane Porter offers the final word on Piscataqua lighthouses – over 500 pages worth. This definitive volume, the last in the Portsmouth Marine Society collection, is everything you need to know about the early history of navigation aids along America’s Smallest Seacoast (sm) and South Coast Maine.


Taken is Thriller for Women Print Email
Written by Chris Jordan   

Taken, a thriller by Rodman Philbrick

Kate Bickford's 11-year-old son Tomas was with her one moment. Then suddenly he was gone. The kidnapper, however, has no intention of returning Tomas. Kate strikes back by hiring an expert in child abduction. Then the action begins in what Publisher’s Weekly calls an "emotionally rewarding thriller" by a local Seacoast author.


Daniel Webster Farm Print Email
Written by Gail Rousseau   


Daniel Webster Farm in Franklin, NH (c) Gail Rousseau on
NH Gallery

Stateman Daniel Webster called his Franklin, NH farm the sweetest spot on earth.  Judging by these images by Gail Rousseau, we are inclined to agree. This gallery was collected through the seasons as environmentalists, farmers and preservations battled to preserve this unique land along the Merrimack River from condo development.



Unlikely Teachers Print Email
Written by Judy Ringer   

Unlikely Teachers

The workplace can be a battleground. Your work mates are out to lunch, the customer isn’t always right and your boss doesn’t have a clue. You can fight back, or you can – breathe – and direct all that energy in more positive directions. Judy Ringer’s new book applies the principals of the ancient martial art of Aikido to conflict management. You should read this one, Grasshoppper.


Kittery Gateway to Maine Guide Print Email
Written by Friends of the Rice Public Library   

Congregational Church, Kittery Point, ME /


Back Channel Press just keeps on trucking with six new books its first six months. Now comes the most useful guide to Kittery ever published. We already own the 1925 and 1947 guides, but this is the one we’ve been waiting for. Bygone days, things to do, shopping and dining index too.


Watch Da Vinci Code Parody Online Print Email
Written by Seacoast Film   

Mike Walsh as Langford Fife in The Norman Rockwell Code. (Photo Bernard F. Stukenborg)SEAOCOAST NH FILM

It seems only fair. Seacoast filmmaker Alfred Thomas Catalfo has created a spoof of Seacoast author Dan Brown’s novel "The Da Vinci Code". The movie version of the best selling novel in history hit a few critical speedbumps upon release. But "The Norman Rockwell Code" is everything it was cracked up to be. We hear that the Catholic Church prefers this Portsmouth-based version, although lobster fishermen are up in arms.


Mainely Kids Print Email
Written by Crystal Ward Kent   

Mainely Kids cover


The Maine coast is more than a giant beach. Each year more and more kid-friendly venues are created. Some are educational, some healthy, and some just fun. Local author offers a comprehensive guide to fun for the whole family in Southern Maine, for tourists and locals alike



Building Portsmouth Again Print Email
Written by Richard Candee   

Building Portsmouth by Richard Candee/ SeacoastNH.comSEACOAST BOOKS

Portsmouth has always been about its buildings. Thanks to a few twists of Fate the Old Town by the Sea managed not to grow too big and to preserve many of its early homes. We have possibly more public house museums per capita than any city in the nation. This handy guide by BU emeritus professor Candee covers it all. An ideal reference for builders, buyers, restorers, owners, tourists and historians.


The Good Beer Guide to New England Print Email
Written by Andy Crouch   

100 New England breweries

Full time lawyer, part time beer writer, Andy Crouch takes on the top 100 craft beer makers in the six New England states. It’s a tough job, but someone had to do it. Now you can see how NH and South Coast Maine beers stack up against the rest.



Sarah Parker Rice Goodwin Print Email
Written by Margaret Whyte Kelly   

sarah Parker Rice Goodwin / SeacoastNH.comSEACOAST BOOKS

A new book looks deeply into the life of the wife of New Hampshire’s Civil War governor. It is written, in a sense, by Sarah Goodwin herself because it includes much of her 19th century journals. Also the author has portrayed Mrs. Goodwin (1805-1896) for years as a re-enactor at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH. This rare look into the mind of 19th century woman is available in paperback from Back Channel Press.



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  • Book of the Week

    Our focus here largely is on books about our Piscataqua Seacoast region or written by Seacoast authors.  With our active literary community, that means a lot of volumes. Where possible we offer links for you to buy books. Our goal here is not to review, but to keep you posted on the latest, and sometimes little known publications.

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  • Poetry


    So much about the Seacoast inspires great poetry -- from sea charities to shipwreck ballads to modern verse. This section features the work of local writers young and old, famous and obscure.


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  • Film

    FilmNew Hampshire ain’t Hollywood. It’s better. But we inspire more movies than are made here. Even films written about NH are often shot in Canada or elsewhere. All the same, there are stories to tell, tales of UFOs, black history, murder, sea adventures and quiet simple folk. We span the gap from Peyton Place to On Golden Pond. This web area is dedicated to films about us, by us, or loosely connected to NH and the nearby coast. It is a work in progress. Click for local movies NOW PLAYING or get info from our MOVIE DATA page.

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  • Gallery

    GallerySeacoastNH is always looking for evocative images of our region and beyond. This is where we put them. Each gallery showcases the work of a single artist or project. Each has a theme. Each draws us in for some reason and captures a little of the diversity that makes our region unique. Come on in. Learn about the artists and, if you need creative work, contact them. Tell them we sent you.

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