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Tales of Accidental Genius

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780062408976
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 10th, 2015

A favorite author of the Northshire Bookstore staff. Simon Van Booy's latest short story collection, Tales of Accidental Genius, shows how compassion and helpfulness to others add to our humanity.Van Booy's stories feature a diverse group of characters -a divorced amateur magician, a nutty film maker, an aging British bodyguard are just a few of the people who lives are improved by their or others acts of kindness. Beautifully written and comforting to read. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


Expatriates

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780525429470
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Published: Viking - January 12th, 2016

The lives of three American expat women living in Hong Kong are woven together. A young Korean American desperately searches for a life for herself, a rich housewife tries to have a child, and the third woman has suffered a traumatic loss. How these women's lives collide and the consequences each must face makes for a compelling and satisfying read. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


Blood on Snow

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By Jo Nesbo, Neil Smith (Translated by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780804172554
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - January 5th, 2016

Nesbo's latest book is a departure from his usual hard boiled detective novels. It's told in the first person by Olav a hit man who works for an Oslo crime boss. Most of Olav's hits are on criminals but his latest contract is for the crime boss's wife. As the novel unfolds Olav embarks on a philosophical discourse on death and love as he decides how he's going to handle the situation.. An interesting more literary read from a favorite author. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


The Company She Kept

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ISBN: 9781250064677
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Minotaur Books - September 29th, 2015

Mayor's 26th police procedural featuring Joe Gunther and his quirky staff. The body of a woman is found hanging from a retaining wall on the interstate highway. Joe and his staff investigate what seems like a hate crime and uncover something more sinister. Mayor knows how to tell an entertaining story with interesting characters and he has a faultless sense of the spirit of Vermont. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


The Vermont Country Store Cookbook

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The Vermont Country Store Cookbook: Recipes, History, and Lore from the Classic American General Store Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781455558179
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 22nd, 2015

Vermont is not only a state, but also a lifestyle. The authors wonderfully capture this in their telling of the family history of the Country Store owners, their updated recipes, sidebars, and old photos. This book is a terrific holiday gift for friends, family and oneself. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


Slade House

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780812998689
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Published: Random House - October 27th, 2015

A wonderfully imaginative take on the haunted house story that is set in a universe similar to the one in Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks. Every nine years a peculiar brother and sister invite a different guest to their home. The guest begins a macabre journey from which there is no return. I was so entranced I read it in one sitting! ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


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