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She Was Told There Would Be a Pool: Literature and Love in the Upper Valley

There are plenty of examples of literary and artistic couples: F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald, George O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera... but some of these partnerships were famously fraught. A relationship that functions on many levels, both creative and romantic, brings the particular challenge of balancing family and art. 

In Lebanon, Keiselim Montás and Kianny Antigua are living that balancing act. They are both published, acclaimed writers... and they're married. How do they balance their family life with their literary practice?

  • A visit to Lebanon on a Sunday afternoon with Keiselim Montás, Kianny Antigua, and their daughter Mía. 
  • You Asked, We Answered: What's the Smallest Hamlet in New Hampshire?
  • In recognition of Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, we revisit our conversation with Bodo Schrader and his daughter Margot Schrader. Their journey is a personal detective piece together a childhood and family shattered by Nazi persecution, and attempt to reconcile Bodo's traumatic memories with a paper trail that doesn't always quite line up. Margot Schrader will be speaking at Temple Beth Abraham in Nashua on April 11. The event is free and open to the public. 
  • If it weren't for the activism of three women in the 1970's, New Hampshire might have had an oil refinery on the Seacoast. David Moore tells the story in Small Town, Big Oil: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the Richest Man in the World – And Won. He will be appearing at Water Street Books in Exeter on April 24.


Justine Paradis is a producer and reporter for NHPR's Creative Production Unit, most oftenOutside/In. Before NHPR, she produced Millennial podcast from Radiotopia, contributed to podcasts including Love + Radio, and reported for WCAI & WGBH from her hometown of Nantucket island.
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