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The Collector

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ISBN: 9780316290234
Availability: Special Order
Published: Back Bay Books - August 4th, 1997

Yikes! A chilling tale of a stalker and his prey. Frederick, a strange but seemingly harmless butterfly collectors, decides he'd like to collect the beautiful Miranda as well. Could not put this book down! ~ Reviewed by Amelia Stymacks

Bell Weather

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ISBN: 9781627792677
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - July 7th, 2015

Set in a fantastical 18th century world where rain falls up and color storms wash the land with bright hues, Bell Weather is, at its core, the story of a spirited young woman fighting for the freedom to choose her own path. Although Molly tells the townsfolk of Root almost nothing of her past, readers learn about her childhood with an overbearing governess, a cold father, and a brilliant, cunning brother who will stop at nothing to ensure that he and Molly are together and unbridled. Mahoney has created a marvelous world that readers will want to visit again and again. ~ Reviewed by Amelia Stymacks

An Interview with Hanya Yanagihara

Readers: If you keep up with the Northshire Bookstore staff picks, you’ve undoubtedly heard us raving about “A Little Life.” What starts as the story of four friends in a standard post-college, New York City setting, becomes the tumultuous journey of Jude’s life. Abused and crippled as a child, Jude finds some measure of redemption through his friendship with Willem, JB and Malcolm. The after-effects of trauma are balanced against the power of love and kindness so that each page is wrought with emotion. It is exhausting, heart breaking, and utterly unforgettable.

Universally loved by the Northshire staff and indie booksellers around the country, I don’t hesitate to call “A Little Life” one of the greatest books I’ve ever read.

Author Hanya Yanagihara graciously agreed to discuss A Little Life with me. (READ MORE)

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ISBN: 9780385539258
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Doubleday - March 10th, 2015

Beneath the Bonfire

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ISBN: 9781250039835
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - May 5th, 2015

With the same warmth readers loved in Shotgun Lovesongs, Butler tells stories of deeply personal struggles and the role of nature in each character's life. The sense of place is breathtaking. Travelling the back roads cross country, visiting their fields and lakes, I might have met any of them. I adored this entire collection. ~ Reviewed by Amelia Stymacks

The Book of Strange New Things

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ISBN: 9780553418866
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Published: Hogarth - June 30th, 2015

As a missionary on another planet, his wife waiting on Earth, Peter has little trouble introducing Christianity to his alien congregation while the effort to maintain his marriage becomes arduous. This beautifully written novel unfolds slowly to leave a lasting impression. ~ Reviewed by Amelia Stymacks

The Fever

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ISBN: 9780316231046
Availability: Backordered
Published: Back Bay Books - May 12th, 2015

Deenie's friends are rapidly dropping - suffering from seizures, fainting, vomiting - and no one knows why. Is it the HPV vaccination? Something in the toxic lake? Something sexual? The girls insist they haven't done anything, and as far as Deenie knows, the only common denominator is being friends with her. Based on the true story - remember the girls from LeRoy, NY? Suspenseful and highly believable - Abbott's portrayal of the intricacies of high school friendships is beyond impressive. ~ Reviewed by Amelia Stymacks


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