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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.

The Book of Broadway: The Definitive Plays and Musicals by Eric Grode - Book Review

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$50.00
ISBN: 9780760357347
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Published: Voyageur Press (MN) - June 1st, 2017

Among the other attributes of this lavishly illustrated history of the Great White Way is the fact that it features many plays and musicals that do not often appear in more conventional books about Broadway. Some of the entries date back into the 19th century, but the book also includes modern classics such as “Hamilton” and “Wicked.” This is the perfect gift for the discerning theater enthusiast. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta - Book Review

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781501144028
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Published: Scribner Book Company - August 1st, 2017

An attractive single mother tries to reignite her sex life after her son goes off to college, but desire and loneliness can prove to be a dangerous combination, especially in an "anything goes" world that provides easy access to internet chat rooms and pornography. A frank and involving examination of sexual mores in the 21st century, as cautionary as it is enlightening. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


It by Stephen King - Book Review

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781501175466
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Published: Scribner Book Company - September 5th, 2017

Not all the fears that spring from impressionable young minds dissipate with age. Seven people gather in the small town of Derry, Maine to confront the evil that terrorized them as teenagers and haunted their adulthood. This is Mr. King's most sublimely creepy novel and no small credit goes to the fact that Pennywise the Clown is one of the author's most darkly memorable villains. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


Mrs. Osmond by John Banville - Book Review

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$27.95
ISBN: 9780451493422
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - November 7th, 2017

This is a continuation of the increasingly unhappy life of Isabel Archer, the lady about whom Henry James wrote his classic portrait. Fleeing a terrible revelation that further jeopardizes her ill-advised marriage to Gilbert Osmond in Rome, Isabel is determined to turn her life around without causing scandalous reverberations in the strictly regimented society that she inhabits. Reading the author's elegant prose, one can't help but think that Mr. James would approve of this resurrection of one of his most memorable heroines. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash - Book Review

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780062088239
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Published: William Morrow & Company - January 22nd, 2013

The influence of a morally corrupt, self-styled preacher on a rural community in North Carolina has tragic consequences in this beautifully written and emotionally powerful novel. The author displays a remarkable gift for creating memorable, flesh and blood characters whose striving, failings, and small triumphs are universal in their resonance. I loved this novel and will not soon forget the members of the Hall family. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


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