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Alden Graves - Bookseller, Movie & Music Buyer in Manchester

A native Vermonter, Alden works in the music department at the Northshire. He is also in charge of the DVDs and tries very hard to have titles that customers might not readily find elsewhere. He loves film, especially ones that have either trains or Elizabeth Taylor in them. Alden contributes a weekly column on the movies to the Bennington Banner. His other interests include shipwrecks, Jack the Ripper, Peggy Lee, and real country music. Other staff members at the Northshire are very tolerant as he rambles on about the Andrea Doria and they probably know a lot more about the Ripper than they ever thought they would.

Only Killers and Thieves by Paul Howarth - Book Review

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780062690968
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Published: Harper - February 6th, 2018

After their parents are murdered, two brothers join in the search for the killer with a fanatical inspector in the Native Police, whose authority-sanctioned mission is to exterminate a tribe of Aborigines in Australia in the 1880s. What begins as a quest for revenge soon degenerates into a coming-of-age nightmare for the two teenagers as they are drawn into a miasma of death and depravity. Written in prose as brutal and unsparing as the landscape in which it is set. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


Elmet by Fiona Mozley - Book Review

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781616208424
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 5th, 2017

The irrevocable bond of family, even the ones that are tattered and torn, is at the heart of this moving story. Two children and their reclusive, difficult father eke out a hardscrabble living on an isolated farm in Yorkshire, England with nothing but their love for each other to sustain them. Told from the perspective of the young boy, the encroachment of his father's violent past moves the family inexorably towards tragedy. The author writes with a beautiful sense of place and remarkably conveys both the innocence and the chilling awareness coexisting in her two young characters. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


Trenton Makes by Tadzio Koelb - Book Review

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$25.00
ISBN: 9780385543385
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Published: Doubleday Books - March 20th, 2018

Fiercely original novel about a woman who kills her husband and then assumes his identity. Masquerading as a man maimed by injuries suffered during the Second World War, she finds herself on a higher social plateau in a male dominated society and doors are opened to her that she dared not even approach before. She begins a relationship with a boozy taxi dancer with hopes of eventually acquiring a family. Tough, gritty, and compact, with passages of startling introspection, this is a story that will linger in your mind like an unsettling dream. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism by John U. Bacon - Book Review

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$29.99
ISBN: 9780062666536
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Published: William Morrow & Company - November 7th, 2017

Although the people in Halifax, Nova Scotia who had gathered along the harbor to watch the fire didn't know it, the burning French cargo ship Mont Blanc was carrying 6 million pounds of TNT and volatile picric acid. When the ship exploded about fifteen minutes later, the blast turned the surrounding area into a hellish, body strewn wasteland, killing 2,000 people. This is the harrowing story of one of the worst man-made disasters in history and the courageous determination of people from both Canada and Boston to build a new city from the rubble. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Ultimate Visual History by Michael Klastorin - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062692993
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Published: Harper Design - October 24th, 2017

Everything you ever wanted to know about Steven Spielberg’s landmark movie about a visit to Earth from an alien spaceship that doesn’t wreak havoc on the planet. Lavishly illustrated, the book features detailed conversations with the actors and the brilliant technicians who made Close Encounters one of the most breathtaking visual experiences ever committed to film. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


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