A Time Before New Hampshire: The Story of a Land and Native Peoples is an important and unusual book. It’s important because it brings together many stories of our region and connects them in ways that will, I think, touch readers profoundly-especially those who love the land. It is unusual because the connections ring so true, root so deep, and because the author, Michael J. Caduto, lets intuition and imagination lead him, and readers in turn, to places that fact and legend can only suggest.