rperson@northshire.com's blog

Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
Cold-Hearted Rake Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062371812
Availability: Backordered
Published: Avon - October 27th, 2015

Kleypas's first venture back into historical romance in years - completely worth the wait! ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night: A Very Messy Adventure by Refe Tuma - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night: A Very Messy Adventure Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780316335621
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2015

This book made me laugh out loud on an otherwise gloomy morning. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

Staff Pick Badge
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781594631740
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Riverhead Books - October 20th, 2015

Once again, Vowell has created a rich blend of history, humor, and politics; and turned a well known story into a book that you won't want to put down. Vowell tells the story of the American Revolution through the lens of the Marquis de Lafayette's involvement - and weaves that story with the tale of his return journey in 1824, and contemporary politics (yes, really). Detailed, insightful and very funny - this is a book you will enjoy as you read it, and will remember long after you've turned the last page. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


School for Sidekicks

Staff Pick Badge
School for Sidekicks: The Academy of Metahuman Operatives Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250039262
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Feiwel & Friends - August 4th, 2015

Self-professed super hero geek Evan Quick has wanted to be hero all his life. But when he starts developing powers shortly after his thirteenth birthday, and is sent an elite training academy, he discovers that nothing about the world of heroes and villains is as it seems. He'll need to learn to rely on new friends to make sense of it all. This adventure story has a real heart, and a terrific cast of characters. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


No. 4 Imperial Lane

Staff Pick Badge
No. 4 Imperial Lane: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781455530458
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Twelve - August 4th, 2015

This assured debut shifts between punk scene of 1980s England and Africa in the 1970s, at the bloody end of Portuguese colonial rule. The author perfectly evokes two fascinating eras, while crafting an intricate and often funny tale of family, healing, and redemption. A young american adrift in Brighton after his sister's death finds himself as a caretaker for Hans Bromwell, quadriplegic bankrupt aristocrat - and grouch. Bromwell's sister Elizabeth is the household's Scheherazade, slowly spinning tales of her marriage to a Portuguese doctor and their time with the Portuguese army, at war in Africa. As Elizabeth's tale unfolds, each character begins to face his or her own past, and two families - on separate continents - fumble their way toward a better future. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


Suddenly One Summer by Julie James - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
Suddenly One Summer (An FBI/US Attorney Novel) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425273760
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - June 2nd, 2015

Another winner from Julie Jones - with smart banter and a lawyer heroine. But this one also searches new depths of the characters' emotions. This is a lovely and deeply felt exploration of emotional growth between two people who are afraid to love. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


Pages

Subscribe to RSS - rperson@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
Daily 10am-6pm
Directions to Manchester

Northshire Saratoga Store

Northshire Saratoga
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
ph. 518.682.4200
ph. (toll free) 855.339.5990
Daily 10am-6pm
Directions to Saratoga Springs