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The irrevocable bond of family, even the ones that are tattered and torn, is at the heart of this moving story. Two children and their reclusive, difficult father eke out a hardscrabble living on an isolated farm in Yorkshire, England with nothing but their love for each other to sustain them. Told from the perspective of the young boy, the encroachment of his father's violent past moves the family inexorably towards tragedy. The author writes with a beautiful sense of place and remarkably conveys both the innocence and the chilling awareness coexisting in her two young characters. - Alden Graves


This is, in every way, an extraordinary book, and it is no light claim to say it will stand, along with Agee's and Evans' record of the dirt farmers of Alabama, and George Tice's record of the Amish of Pennsylvania, as one of the great odes to an America that has passed before our eyes almost without comment or notice.

The World Almanac(R) and Book of Facts 
is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been  the  authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 150th anniversary edition celebrates its illustrious history while keeping an eye on the future. 

From the physician behind the trusted and wildly popular website Nutritionfacts.org, and author of the New York Times bestselling book  How Not to Die, comes a beautifully-designed, comprehensive cookbook complete with more than 120 recipes for delicious, life-saving, plant-based meals, snacks, and beverages.

Millions of people have transformed their lives with Whole30, yet co-creator Melissa Hartwig wants to make it even easier to achieve Whole30 success--with delicious, compliant, fast, and easy recipes.

A remarkable young woman blazes her own trail, from the backwoods of Russia to the court of Moscow, 
in the exhilarating sequel to Katherine Arden's bestselling debut novel, 
The Bear and the Nightingale.

This is the story of two men, and the two decisions, that transformed world history in a single tumultuous year, 1917: Wilson's entry into World War One and Lenin's Bolshevik Revolution.

No one gets inside the head of the murderer--or makes it a more thrilling read--than the late, great P. D. James. Fast on the heels of her latest bestseller: a new, fiendishly entertaining gathering of previously uncollected stories, from the author of 
Death Comes to Pemberley and 
The Private Patient.

 Points North by Howard Frank Mosher 

If Vermont's Northeast Kingdom had a literary king,  

it  was
Howard Frank Mosher. His final book is a collection of linked short stories all taking place in that lovely landscape near the Canadian border. Spanning the centuries, these stories touch on universal themes like love, race, home and death but with exquisite attention to the details of his characters and their natural surroundings. We lost Howard nearly a year ago in January but his words are very much alive. Long live the king. - Stan Hynds


Each month Northshire Bookstore's award-winning booksellers will select the perfect book and send it to your friend, loved one or yourself!

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December Newsletter
Happy Holidays,

While there is no one book that is hot right now, there are many, many great titles to chose from this holiday season. Our booksellers have chosen a few that we think you will like - click here for adult titles and here for children's titles. The New York Times just chose their Top 10 Books of the Year - click here to see what they chose. While lists are fun, the best way to discover new books is to come browse the bookstores, serendipity awaits!

Our most popular gift this time of year is our customized book a month program called Northshire Selects. The recipient gets a new book each month chosen for them based on their interests and reading history. This is perfect of grandkids or granparents; it makes the holidays continue throughout the year. Click here for more information.

Of course, December would not be special for us without our Book Angel program that gets books into the hands of children who would not otherwise be receiving them. With your help we donate over 1,000 books to area kids each December. Please come in and pick an angel off the tree in the children's section or if you would like to donate and have us pick out the books, please click
here . Thank you for helping!

Wishing you a peaceful month,
Chris Morrow

Featured December Events Below
For a Complete Calendar Click Here

Home is a loaded word, a complex idea: it's a place that can be comforting, difficult, nourishing, war-torn, or political. In this breathtaking, thought-provoking collection, 30 women writers explore the theme in personal essays about neighbors, marriage, kids, sentimental objects, homelessness, domestic violence, solitude, immigration, gentrification, geography, and more. 

Author Kim Spensley and illustrator Heather Bellanca will be joined by musician Steve Spensley for a very special morning of songs, stories and treats in celebration of the charming picture book "A Hound's Holiday."

At 4:00 pm join Martin Philip, the head baker of King Arthur Flour for a presentation of his new book,
Breaking Bread. To read more about this 

At 5:00 pm enjoy  a wine and cheese reception and the sounds of "Gowan  Brae" a Celtic instrumental music ensemble at our annual
where there will be bidding for donated, book-themed cakes. All proceeds will be used to purchase books for children who benefit from the 

At 5:30 wander outside and watch the

Following the parade rejoin our cake auction wine and cheese reception and find out who takes the cakes!

Advance thanks to area businesses and residents for your generous cake donations and bids. Special thanks as well to Consider Bardwell Farm for donating their delicious hand crafted cheese.


Join our booksellers for an afternoon of Star Wars fun. Let the Force guide you on our fun activities and compete in a costume contest for great prizes! Sorry, no light sabers allowed.

Join us along with the
Manchester Historical Society as historian Mark Bushnell offers a glimpse of the Green Mountain State rarely seen.

All Aboard! The Children's Department invites all little ones to wear their jammies and join us for a cozy evening with a reading of 
The Polar Express! Hot cocoa and a treat will be provided to all Polar Express passengers.
Following our reading of   The Polar Express  Santa Claus himself will be flying in for a visit He will be here to chat with each and every child and for picture opportunities.
Since Mrs. Claus is too busy with her baking to attend children are encouraged to write her letters and bring them to Santa. He is happy to take them back to her at the North Pole...and some of them might even wind up on our website!


The Magic Misfits
by Neil Patrick Harris

From the award-winning actor comes the magical first book in a new series with plenty of tricks up its sleeve. 


Y oung Truman Capote thought life in New York City was going to be perfect, but things didn't work out as planned. In fact, Tru is downright miserable. So he decides to run away to Monroeville, Alabama, and the only friend he's ever had, Nelle Harper Lee. But things don't go well there, either. Bad things seem to happen wherever he goes. The only explanation: he must be cursed.

Meet adorable sheepdog Maisie in this follow-up to the picture book phenomenon The SheepOver.
When Maisie Grace the puppy arrives at Moonrise Farm, she's excited about her new home but overwhelmed by all the bustling activity around her. She learns about each animal's job: the chickens lay eggs, the pony pulls a cart for Farmer John, and the sheep make lots of soft wool for blankets and warm clothes. But what will Maisie's job be?

Independently Published 
at Northshire Bookstore  by ShiresPress. 

Some of the events in this book took place in the sixties and seventies. Some are humorous and some are gut wrenching and will stay with me until the day I die. They takes place in a time when the funeral was a cultural, family and community experience and the Funeral Director was looked up to as a profession and integral part of the community. 

Manchester Reading Groups 
this month at the Northshire, click here to see what we're reading, then join us!
Northshire Classic Mystery
Northshire History Reading Group
Northshire Mystery and Thriller
Northshire Women Read
Northshire Cookbook Reading Group
The Dark Side Reading Group
Northshire Poetry Reading 

Saratoga Reading Groups. 

To see what we are reading click here

Email ReadingGroupsNY@northshire.com 

if you're interested in any of the following groups: 

Truth and Tales Reading Group

Knit Wits Reading Group

Parent Child Reading Group