Father's Day fun at Orvis, bookstore


MANCHESTER >> Northshire Bookstore is partnering with Orvis and will welcome authors David Van Wie and Robert Chamberlin to the Orvis Flagship Store for their Father's Day Weekend Event. Van Wie and Chamberlin along with Northshire Bookstore will be there on Saturday, June 18, from 11–2 p.m. These authors are two of seven who are celebrating the release of their new book "The Confluence; Fly-fishing & Friendship in the Dartmouth College Grant." The book recounts 20-plus years of friendship among seven lifelong friends, all of whom are graduates of Dartmouth College's Class of 1979.

At 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at Northshire Bookstore, join author Adriana Brown in conversation with John Hyde, Professor. Emeritus of History at Williams College. They will be discussing her new book, "An Unlikely Hero."

"This book is the gripping and inspiring story of the towering courage and indefatigable resolve of Adrianus Millenaar, a diplomat who stayed behind at the Dutch embassy in Berlin after Hitler's Nazi Germany invaded and occupied the Netherlands during World War II. Millenaar's daughter, Adriana Millenaar Brown, then a young child, remained with her parents throughout the war. Her book, which combines careful and detailed scholarship with eyewitness accounts, relates how her father worked to improve and spare the lives of many of the thousands of Dutch citizens whom the German police and military captured and sent to a variety of destinations and fates - forced labor battalions, prisons, concentration camps, forced conscription into the German military. Adriana Brown's book shines revealing light on both the depths of depravity to which humans sometimes sink and the heights of nobility to which they are capable of climbing." - John W. Chandler, President Emeritus, Williams College


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