by Mary Gordon

A master at articulating for the reader the heart and soul of her characters, the author once again delivers the magic. The story is told to her granddaughter as remembered. In 1930's New York, Marian is estranged from her wealthy Irish Catholic family. Looking to escape from their abhorrent values, she marries her dead gay brother's lover and sails off to volunteer in The Spanish Civil War. The story brims with emotion and thoughtfulness, while marching the characters forward relentlessly in the sweep of history until the circle closes. Magnificent! - Karen Frank

New Releases

Ms. Strout offers a series of vignettes to acquaint her readers with the inhabitants of the small town of Amgash, Illinois, a construct she utilized to equal success in  Olive Kitteridge. One of the people who escaped the soul-deadening pall of the area was  Lucy Barton , a renowned writer whose emotionally potent reunion with her estranged mother formed the backbone of the author's previous novel. Lucy returns to visit her reclusive brother, although her journey back to Amgash is like walking across a fallow field strewn with the land mines of failed relationships, deprivation, and disappointment.
- Alden Graves
There are so many benefits to learning how to communicate with animals. Love, trust, a spiritual connection that goes to the heart of the human-animal bond.
Thoughtful and intelligent, lively and heartwarming, this book will completely change the way you think about and interact with animals, building mutual trust and enduring connections.


A powerful and moving novel about several generations of a Palestinian family whose lives are repeatedly uprooted and disrupted by war. All the while they confront the common problems and rites of passage for families in any culture--conflict between parents and teenagers, the discovery or rejection of religion, caring for aging parents. A masterful debut from a major talent. - Stan Hynds

From the 
New York Times bestselling author of 
The Winter People: 

Ashford, Vermont, might look like your typical sleepy New England college town, but to the shadowy residents who live among the remains of its abandoned mills and factories, it's known as "Burntown." 

A story of a refugee family finding its true home--thousands of miles from its homeland.
Alice and Carl Zuckmayer lived at the center of Weimarera Berlin. She was a former actor turned medical student, and he was a successful playwright. But then the Nazis took over and Carl's most recent success, a play satirizing German militarism, impressed them in all the wrong ways.


Imagine keeping a record of every book you ever read. What would those titles say about you? With humor and warmth, the editor of The New York Times Book Review shares the stories that have shaped her life.

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

Each book will arrive beautifully wrapped with a gift card.


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For more information on any of the used and rare books in our store, send an email 
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May Newsletter
Chris Morrow 
Co-owner of Northshire Bookstore
"Our young century is awash with questions of meaning, of how we structure our common life, and who we are to each other. It seems we are more divided than ever before - unable to speak across the differences we must engage to create the world we want for ourselves and our children.
Yet you and I have it in us to be nourishers of discernment, fermenters of healing. We have the language, the tools, the virtues - and the calling, as human beings - to create hospitable spaces for taking up the hard questions of our time."

Thus begins the excellent introduction to  Better Conversations - A Starter Guide by Krista Tippett. A publication of the  Civil Conversations Project, led by  On Being host and author of  On Becoming WiseSpeaking of Faith and other books, Krista Tippett, this Guide and the rest of the web site are timely and desperately needed. Independent bookstores, being natural community centers and places of dialogue, have been searching for resources and models to help us cultivate conversations that transcend polemics, political and otherwise. This is not about Trump - as Tippett says, "Public life is bigger than political life. We have narrowly equated the two in recent years, and we've impoverished ourselves in the process."

I encourage you to take a look at this. And please let me know how the bookstore can help foster conversations.

Be well,
Chris Morrow
D on't Forget!!! 
Mother's Day is May 14th.
For the best recommendations from our award winning booksellers click here. 

Aside from our huge selection of books 
(which we feel are always the perfect present) we also have amazing gift items including clothing, jewelry, candy and much more. 
For ideas  click here.  

For an extra special gift for mom we highly recommend the work of local artist 
Vicki Bowden. 
Manchester, VT

Check out this amazing line-up of authors  presenting their new books at Booktopia!

Lauren Grodstein: 
Victor Lodato: 
Peter Heller:
Lisa Ko
Jason Rekolak: The Impossible Fortress 
Kathleen Rooney Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
Will Schwalbe:  Books for Living
Jessica Shattuck: The Women in the Castle
Jim Shepard:  The World to Come

Last chance to get a ticket for this retreat.  Dine, laugh, play games, talk books, and make new friends with authors and bookworms from all over the country.

Lau ren Wolk
Saratoga Springs, NY

Join us for an evening with Lauren Wolk, author of the Newbery Honor book Wolf Hollow - a Northshire bookseller & customer favorite - as she share's her new book Beyond the Bright Sea.

Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga Springs, NY

An evening with Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
, as she shares her riveting debut, which is one of 2017's most eagerly anticipated books - and was written partially at Yaddo. 

Manchester, VT 

Staff Review
Mr. Philbrick manages to remove a few layers of the varnish that history has applied to Washington's reputation as a general and, more significantly, provides a convincing foundation for Arnold's infamous betrayal. The author of In the Heart of the Sea also focuses upon the importance of the waterways that served as pathways to the bloody conflicts that ultimately gave birth to a new nation.- Alden Graves

Enjoy  a book presentation with author Bianca Bosker for her book  Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live
Also enjoy wine from   Wines by George, and cheese from   Consider Bardwell Farm.

Tickets now available. 

For more information  click here   .


Zeus has punished his son Apollo--god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more--by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark.

The hilarious sequel to the smokin' hot 
New York Times best seller.

News alert It has just been discovered that there are NO MORE TACOS left anywhere in the world. This is a huge problem because, as you know, dragons love tacos.

Goldfish Ghost was born on the surface of the water in the bowl on a dresser in a boy's room. The boy's room was pleasant and familiar, but Goldfish Ghost wanted company, so he set out to find a friend.

Independently Published 
at Northshire Bookstore  by ShiresPress. 
Call Dr. Treat
by Robert Treat, Sr., DVM

Call Dr. Treat  details the development of three generations of veterinary practice and medicine in Manchester Center, Vermont. The practice started with Edwin Treat, and then continued with his son Robert and now his grandson Robert, Jr. Starting with the details of the humble beginnings of veterinary medicine and chronicling the advancement throughout 80 years. Dr. Treat tells his story in laymen's terms and with a sense of humor all while showing his family's dedication to the betterment of all animals.

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. 


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

Truth and Tales Reading Group

Knit Wits Reading Group

Parent Child Reading Group