Notes From the Shire

Bookseller Bookchat Recommendations

Last night on June 10th, Northshire Live hosted the second--and wildly popular--bookseller book chat as a virtual event.  Joe Michon-Huneau from the Manchester, VT store and Mike Hare and Rachel Person both from the Saratoga Springs, NY store all shared some book recommendations--old favorites as relevant today as ever, recent releases, and a few forthcoming books!  If you missed the virtual event, you can peruse the list here.

Invisible Man (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679732761
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Published: Vintage - March 14th, 1995

Pizza Girl: A Novel Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780385545723
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Published: Doubleday - June 9th, 2020

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Little Eyes: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525541363
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 5th, 2020

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Lot: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525533689
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 17th, 2020

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Sharks in the Time of Saviors: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374272081
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Published: MCD - March 3rd, 2020

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The Last Taxi Driver Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781947793392
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Published: Tin House Books - March 3rd, 2020

Crossings: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250259042
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Published: St. Martin's Press - July 28th, 2020

Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America's Most Dangerous Amusement Park Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143134510
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Published: Penguin Books - June 30th, 2020

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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780679763888
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

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Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982: A Novel Cover Image
By Cho Nam-Joo, Jamie Chang (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781631496707
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Published: Liveright - April 14th, 2020

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Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780385543767
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Published: Doubleday - April 7th, 2020

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Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780316409148
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 12th, 2020

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The Travelling Cat Chronicles Cover Image
By Hiro Arikawa, Philip Gabriel (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780451491336
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Published: Berkley - October 23rd, 2018

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Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir Cover Image
By Robin Ha, Robin Ha (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062685094
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 28th, 2020

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With the Fire on High Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062662835
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 7th, 2019

I Wish You All the Best Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338608359
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Published: Push - May 5th, 2020

It's a Whole Spiel: Love, Latkes, and Other Jewish Stories Cover Image
By Katherine Locke (Editor), Laura Silverman (Editor), Mayim Bialik (Foreword by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525646167
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2019

Troop 6000: The Girl Scout Troop That Began in a Shelter and Inspired the World Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984820754
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 19th, 2020

A Study In Scarlet Women (The Lady Sherlock Series #1) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780425281406
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Published: Berkley - October 18th, 2016

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Dragon Hoops Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781626720794
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Published: First Second - March 17th, 2020

Real Men Knit Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806505
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Published: Berkley - May 19th, 2020

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
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Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

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New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

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Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525434030
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Published: Anchor - January 28th, 2020

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The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525646549
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - February 11th, 2020

The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781501182204
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - September 10th, 2019

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Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9781607748878
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Published: Ten Speed Press - July 5th, 2016

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Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780374285937
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 15th, 2020

Such a Fun Age Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525541905
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 31st, 2019

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Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062248572
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Published: Ecco - July 28th, 2020

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Monument: Poems New and Selected Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358118237
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Published: Mariner Books - November 5th, 2019

Seeing the Body: Poems Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324005667
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 9th, 2020

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The All-Night Sun: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984854162
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Published: Random House - July 14th, 2020

Bookseller Happy Hour at Home

Thanks to everyone that joined last night's special edition of Northshire Live which we dubbed Bookseller Happy Hour at Home.  Mike Hare and Kirstin Swartz of the Saratoga Springs store shared some of their recent favorites, and Dafydd Wood of the Manchester store shared a few of his.

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Untamed Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984801258
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Published: The Dial Press - March 10th, 2020

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Take Me Apart: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374272616
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Published: MCD - April 28th, 2020

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Ghosts of Harvard: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525510369
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Published: Random House - May 5th, 2020

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The Plague (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679720218
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 1991

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Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780802148742
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - March 3rd, 2020

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Three Things I Know Are True Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062908025
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Published: HarperTeen - January 7th, 2020

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Deacon King Kong: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735216723
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2020

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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375725609
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Published: Vintage - February 10th, 2004

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Enter the Aardvark Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316536158
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 24th, 2020

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The Illness Lesson: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385544665
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Published: Doubleday - February 11th, 2020

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Finding Dora Maar: An Artist, an Address Book, a Life Cover Image
By Brigitte Benkemoun, Jody Gladding (Translated by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781606066591
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Published: Getty Publications - May 19th, 2020

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The Lost Book of Adana Moreau Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781335010124
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Published: Hanover Square Press - February 4th, 2020

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The Ballad of Big Feeling Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781612197678
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Published: Melville House - July 7th, 2020

Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes from a Disappearing Bayou Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781579658472
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Published: Artisan - April 21st, 2020

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Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781524761738
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Published: Clarkson Potter - November 5th, 2019

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Heirloom Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and Family Stories from the Tables of Immigrant Women Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062844224
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Published: Harper Design - April 23rd, 2019

Stray: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781101875964
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Published: Knopf - May 19th, 2020

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The Ancestor: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062912756
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Published: William Morrow - April 7th, 2020

The Street Cover Image
By Ann Petry, Tayari Jones (Introduction by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358187547
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Published: Mariner Books - January 7th, 2020

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780385348713
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Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

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Healthyish: A Cookbook with Seriously Satisfying, Truly Simple, Good-For-You (but not too Good-For-You) Recipes for Real Life Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781419726569
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Published: Abrams - January 9th, 2018

The Border: A Novel (Power of the Dog #3) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062664495
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 4th, 2020

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The Paris Hours: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250307187
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 5th, 2020

Code Name Hélène: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385544689
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Published: Doubleday - March 31st, 2020

Still Here: The Madcap, Nervy, Singular Life of Elaine Stritch Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374268091
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 22nd, 2019

The Book of Lost Friends: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984819888
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 7th, 2020

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Actress: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324005629
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 3rd, 2020

The Gathering Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802170392
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - September 10th, 2007

Universe of Two: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062878441
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Published: William Morrow - August 4th, 2020

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Redhead by the Side of the Road: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525658412
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Published: Knopf - April 7th, 2020

Afterlife Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781643750255
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 7th, 2020

The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984821218
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 27th, 2019

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Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780385543767
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Published: Doubleday - April 7th, 2020

Notes from the Shire: The Plague, Then and Now

 

A seminal work of 20th Century literature is as timely, and urgent, as ever. 

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The Plague (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679720218
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 1991

Notes From the Shire: Edward Hopper and Us

 

 

He was America's painter of social distancing. Edward Hopper brought poetry to people removed from each other. He gave them dignity, value, and, in their isolation, awareness that while seemingly apart, we are never alone.

Edward Hopper 1000 Piece Puzzle Cover Image
By Galison, Edward Hopper (By (artist))
$16.99
ISBN: 9780735353534
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Published: Galison - January 16th, 2018

Edward Hopper: A Fresh Look on Landscape Cover Image
By Edward Hopper (Artist), Ulf Küster (Editor), Ulf Küster (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$68.00
ISBN: 9783775746540
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Published: Hatje Cantz - April 7th, 2020

Notes From the Shire: Using Supernatural Elements to Tell Human Stories

 

Some of the best stories are ones that find unique ways to emphasize their character’s narratives and personal experiences to strengthen the plot. There are a lot of new books that have come out in the past year that have used supernatural, fantasy or science fiction devices to build their storylines. Here are a few new releases that Saratoga booksellers Cassidy and Kirstin have felt used supernatural elements to enhance their main character’s experiences. 

Notes From the Shire: Northshire Staff Favorites of 2019

As the new year approaches, the staff of the Northshire Bookstore look back at some of their favorite books of 2019. It was a wonderful year for all kinds of readers. Cassidy has compiled some of the Northshire staff's top picks from throughout 2019. What were some of your favorites released in the last year? What books are you looking forward to in 2020?

 

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