On March 14 at 6:00 p.m. the Gordon Nash Library in New Hampton, NH will welcome author Maxwell MacPherson, Jr. to introduce his latest book 'As Simple Things Go By'
As 'Simple Things Go By' is the title of the third book in a trilogy which continues the story of three related generations in rural New England as they mature in their interactions with family and friends. The story describes various encounters with wildlife through fishing, hunting and animal husbandry as the characters learn and love in a simpler sort of way.
The first book, 'On Love & Animals', is about a young man's experiences with various forms of wildlife and other animals. Another theme that runs along with the animal story is the love affair of Alex Samuels with his girlfriend Bess Walton and, for a short time, his love of Bess' sister, Abigail. Fishing, hunting, animal husbandry, and just plain animal observation are a constant thread throughout the book. Comedy and then, when least expected, tragedy, follow the lives of the various characters. On Love and Animals is a family oriented story that is written for all ages to read.
Its sequel, 'Forever Yours', is a novel about the relationship between Alex and Bess Samuels as they become involved with various forms of wildlife in central New Hampshire. This book explores the different animals of New England and some foreign countries. Bess and Alex travel to the Arctic Circle in Northwest Territories to fish for lake trout. Alex and his friends go to Maine for the elusive Atlantic salmon. The basic themes of the Samuels's love affair with each other and their concerns with wildlife in their natural habitat run through the novel.
According to the Tate Publishing website "The principal people in all three novels are excellent role models for young readers and engage older folks as well. In general, the books reflect the lifestyles of typical New Englanders as well as offering much anticipation as the storylines unfold. These connected novels are clean and ethical, with little violence, employing educational narration and dialogue that vividly grabs hold of the reader!"
This event was announced on the Gordon Nash Library's Facebook page on March 1. Books will be available at the event for purchase and signing. The Gordon Nash Library is a private non-profit library in New Hampton, New Hampshire that is open to all residents, students and sojourners.