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Whitney Kaaz - Bookseller in Manchester

Whitney Kaaz"She liked anything orange: leaves; some moons; marigolds; chrysanthemums; cheese; pumpkin, both in pie and out; orange juice; marmalade. Orange is bright and demanding. You can't ignore orange things." from the novel The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale by Carmen Agra Deedy - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781561458103
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - September 1st, 2014

This is a fun read for animal lovers and Dickens fans alike! A cat and a mouse form an unusual friendship and the adventure begins! If you liked Ben and Me and The Cricket in Times Square you are sure to love this charming tale. ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

The Miniaturist

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ISBN: 9780062306814
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Ecco - August 26th, 2014

A wealthy merchant, an arranged marriage, and a mysterious wedding gift set the stage for this fast-paced, smart debut novel. Set in 17th century Amsterdam, "The Miniaturist" follows Petronella as she attempts to find her place in a house full of mystery and secrets. Polish off your summer with this great weekend read! ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

Night Film

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ISBN: 9780812979787
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 1st, 2014

To say that Night Film is a brilliant literary thriller is true, but it is more than that. Pessl has taken elements and themes of classic horror novels and films and ingeniously woven them together as if she were some master collector of artistic moments. A truly haunting story that is unmatched by anything. It will consume you for days. The more I thought about the book the more I wanted to read it again. I was very reluctant to let it out of my sight and had there not been five anxious readers waiting behind me I would have kept it. I can't believe we have to wait until August for the release. And it will be big. Get ready to fasten your seat belt , hold on tight, and be sucked into Marisha Pessl's new novel Night Film. ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz


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ISBN: 9780062268556
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harper Perennial - July 1st, 2014

In this amazing debut novel we are told a tale of violence and beauty through the voice of an 11 year old girl. Impressive and powerful new voice - for fans of Sandra Cisneros House on Mango Street. ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

Special Topics in Calamity Physics

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ISBN: 9780143112129
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Published: Penguin Books - April 24th, 2007

Marisha Pessl is a brilliant writer and I am truly amazed that this is her debut novel! This is a fast-paced literary thriller, complete with twists and turns and a surprise ending. If you liked "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt, you may also like this! ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

The Owl Killers

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ISBN: 9780440244431
Availability: Special Order
Published: Bantam - July 27th, 2010

England, 1321, a dark time indeed! A town torn between the Church and a barbaric group of men who call themselves the owl masters. Maitland spins a tale that is detailed and suspenseful and perfectly captures the somber atmosphere of medieval times. I couldn't put it down! ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz


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ISBN: 9780312576462
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Published: Picador - September 27th, 2011

Once again, Jonathan Franzen has written an important novel about the deterioration of the American family structure. If you liked The Corrections. You are sure to love his latest work. ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

Far Far Away by Tom McNeal - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780375843297
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Published: Ember - June 10th, 2014

A modern day fairy tale. The ghost of Willem Grimm has been sent to the town Never Better to look after Jeremy Johnson. When the Finder of Occasions is misidentified by Willem things go awry and the tale takes a drastic turn that may not end happily ever after. I loved it! ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

Great Things to Do Outside

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ISBN: 9781465416858
Availability: Special Order
Published: DK Children - February 17th, 2014

Time to shut off the electronics and get outside! You’ll love the projects for any weather in this book. Make your own pea shooter or design a treasure hunt, this book will open everyone’s eyes to nature’s playground. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell & Whitney Kaaz

The Scar Boys

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ISBN: 9781606844397
Availability: Special Order
Published: Carolrhoda Lab (R) - January 21st, 2014

A compelling and moving account of growing up in the '80s, forming a punk band and falling for your friend's girl- all the while sporting scars from a bad childhood prank gone wrong. ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz and Jessica Wood


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