gcosgriff@northshire.com's blog

Share this

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger - Book Review

Staff Pick Logo
Ordinary Grace Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781451645859
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Atria Books - March 4th, 2014

Beautifully developed characters mix with violent loss and heartbreak. I absolutely love Krueger's writing style and his gorgeous, poetic details. ~ Reviewed by Gail Cosgriff


What Elephants Know by Eric Dinerstein - Book Review

Staff Pick Logo
What Elephants Know Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781484728543
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 17th, 2016

A gorgeous, coming of age tale set in Nepal. Twelve-year-old Nandu lives and works side-by-side his adoptive father training the elephants in the King's stable. When corruption and greed forces the stables to close, Nandu pours his hearth and energy into saving the only life he's ever known. This will make a great read-aloud with countless opportunities to introduce or expand upon geography, culture, and the social behavior of elephants. ~ Reviewed by Gail Cosgriff


Salt Houses by Hala Alyan - Book Review

Staff Pick Logo
Salt Houses Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780544912588
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 2nd, 2017

Alyan instantly had my attention and often my breath with her story of the Palestinian wars and the displacement of families over the past 60 years. Told from the perspective of each family member, spanning three generations. Spot on mother-daughter struggles that were frighteningly easy to relate to. Loved every word. A new favorite! ~ Reviewed by Gail Cosgriff


Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life by Mark Goulston - Book Review

Staff Pick Logo
Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780814436363
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Amacom - October 15th, 2015

"Lean in to crazy" with an understanding of your own crazy and what triggers your response to angry, irrational people. How to recognize mental illness and truly abusive personality disorders and how you can help individuals seek treatment. ~ Reviewed by Gail Cosgriff


Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape by Peggy Orenstein - Book Review

Staff Pick Logo
Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062209740
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 7th, 2017

Read this and then hand it to your favorite teenager, male or female. Clear insight to the generation gap of social norms between adolescent girls and the adults raising them. Honest, detailed accounts. Not always comfortable to read, but wholly necessary. ~ Reviewed by Gail Cosgriff


Pages

Subscribe to RSS - gcosgriff@northshire.com's blog
Northshire Manchester Store

Northshire Manchester
4869 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255
ph. 802.362.2200
ph. (toll free) 800.437.3700
Sun-Thu 10am-7pm Fri-Sat 10am-9pm
Directions to Manchester

Northshire Saratoga Store

Northshire Saratoga
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
ph. 518.682.4200
ph. (toll free) 855.339.5990
Sun-Thu 10am-9pm Fri-Sat 10am-10pm
Directions to Saratoga Springs