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Off The Shelf with Erik Larson presenting Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania. Saturday, March 14, 7 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Venue: Maple Street School, Manchester Center, VT, 05255.

Northshire is excited to launch our first annual Winter Reads in both of our stores!

We are challenging our customers to read 4 books selected by Northshire Bookstore over 4 months (February, 2015 - May, 2015). Upon completion, our customers will receive 3 rewards. (Details)

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H Is for HawkH Is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald - This is a superbly crafted memoir, incredibly original in its depth and visceral impact. The author swings back and forth between her own desire to train a goshawk and her research of that same need documented by T. H. White. Self deprecating humor vies with wonder... ~ Reviewed by Karen Frank Leaving Before the Rains ComeLeaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller - This poignant memoir by Alexandra Fuller details the unraveling of her marriage through the lens of a childhood lived during the violence of the Rhodesian wars. Having suffered heartbreaking loss, having faced down armed rebels, scorpions, and baboon spiders... ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy TaleHoly Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale by David Duchovny - A cow, a pig, and a turkey walk out of the barnyard and into the world. No, really. Elsie Bovary, Jerry - sorry, that's now Shalom (he's recently converted to Judaism) - the Pig, and Tom the Turkey make a mad dash for freedom after Elsie learns about industrial meat farming. This is an oddly satisfying... ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon
The RoomThe Room by Jonas Karlsson - Bjorn, a paragon of efficiency, works for a nameless Authority, a position he has earned by virtue of his self-proclaimed potential. Hostility arises among his colleagues when he claims access to an invisible room, a sanctuary of sorts, which he visits throughout the day. This spare often humorous novel is by turns an Orwellian fantasy, an ironic nod to modern bureaucracy and a study in sanity. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer Beyond Willpower: The Secret Principle to Achieving Success in Life, Love, and HappinessBeyond Willpower: The Secret Principle to Achieving Success in Life, Love, and Happiness by Alexander Loyd - Did you know that most self-help programs that follow the standard success blueprint have a 97% failure rate? The truth is that the typical personal improvement mantra of tapping into your willpower and activating the power of positive thinking is actually a recipe for failure. In Beyond Willpower, bestselling author and psychological counselor... A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's RiseA Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise by Paul Fischer - Before becoming the world’s most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea’s Ministry for Propaganda and its film studios. Conceiving every movie made, ...took drastic steps, ordering the kidnapping of Choi Eun-Hee (Madam Choi)—South Korea’s most famous actress—and her ex-husband Shin Sang-Ok, the country’s most famous filmmaker...
Listen, SlowlyListen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai - Mai is CA girl, looking forward to a summer on the beach, and when her parents surprise her with a ticket to Vietnam, she is less then thrilled. Its not even a vacation! She is escorting her grandmother to the tiny village where her dad was born, to solve a family mystery - what happened to her grandfather. Full of new friendships and amazing culture, this book is a fun read and a great look at Vietnam, past and present. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore Wolfie the BunnyWolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman & Zachariah OHora - Families of all kinds will delight in this sweet tale of new babies, sibling rivalry, bravery, unconditional love...and veggies! The Bunny family has adopted a wolf son, and daughter Dot is the only one who realizes Wolfie can--and might--eat them all up!... Dove ArisingDove Arising by Karen Bao - Phaet Theta has lived her whole life in a colony on the Moon. She’s barely spoken since her father died in an accident nine years ago. She cultivates the plants in Greenhouse 22, lets her best friend talk for her, and stays off the government’s radar. Then her mother is arrested....
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