sknight@northshire.com's blog

Bomber's Moon: A Joe Gunther Novel (Joe Gunther Series #30) by Archer Mayor - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
Bomber's Moon: A Joe Gunther Novel (Joe Gunther Series #30) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250113306
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: Minotaur Books - September 24th, 2019

Archer Mayor's 30th Joe Gunther mystery surprises the reader by introducing a reporter for the local newspaper and a private detective. Both are spunky women who aid the investigation. Not being police, the two can investigate in ways police can't. How do the murders of a small time drug dealer and a thief fit in with mysterious goings on at a prep school? The interactions between the women investigators and police in solving the crimes make for an enjoyable read. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


The Memory Police: A Novel by Yoko Ogawa - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
The Memory Police: A Novel Cover Image
By Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder (Translated by)
$25.95
ISBN: 9781101870600
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: Pantheon - August 13th, 2019

A woman novelist living on an unnamed island off an unnamed country notices things are gradually disappearing. Not just small items like hair clips or ribbon, but birds and butterflies. Most people have no memory of them. The Memory Police keep track of those who remember the existence of the things that have disappeared. The woman worries that her novels and her editor will be gone, so she builds a room under her floor for him. She continues with small rebellions and even has a birthday party for a neighbor. Ogawa's beautiful sparse prose enhances the chilling terror of this dark tale of life in a total police state. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


The Book of Mini: Inside the Big World of Tiny Things by Kate Esme Unver - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
The Book of Mini: Inside the Big World of Tiny Things Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780762466689
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - April 16th, 2019

A fascinating book about tiny things such as an ice cream sundae, Chanel handbags, a tiny Windsor chair and, best of all, tiny cell phones. Almost any object you can think of may be rendered as a tiny object in this book. The book is organized into sections which include Itty-Bitty Flora, Diminutive Wildlife, and Wee Objects. Wonderful photographs, interviews with other collectors and even a tiny book also contribute to giant-sized pleasure. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna: A Novel by Juliet Grames - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062862822
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: Ecco - May 7th, 2019

Stella Fortuna's brushes with death began in a poor mountain town in Calabria where she was born in 1920. She was named for a sister who had died in childhood. Her father had left for America to make his fortune and returned home only occasionally. A sibling arrived nine months after one of his visits. Stella was a smart, beautiful, standoffish girl who fiercely protected her younger, slower sister. She never wanted to marry after witnessing her father's brutality. When Stella was nineteen, her father decided to take the family to America where he expected her to fulfill the traditional role of women at that time. Her brushes with death continued. Grames writes beautifully and her descriptions of life and her portrayals of people in a large extended Italian family in America at that period are fascinating. A wonderful story told with gusto and love that doesn't sugarcoat the lives of either women or men. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


Sara Berman's Closet by Maira Kalman - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
Sara Berman's Closet Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062846402
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: Harper Design - October 30th, 2018

A wonderful tribute to the Maira Kalman's mother whose closet is now a traveling art exhibit. Poignant, funny, delightful with Maira's wonderful drawings and Alex's photos. If you liked Nick Bantock's Griffin & Sabine this is a book for you. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


Pages

Subscribe to RSS - sknight@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-7pm Fri-Sat 10am-9pm
Directions to Saratoga Springs