November 2023

Dear Friends –

One of the many delights I’ve experienced over the course of the decade I’ve spent as a bookseller is the experience of watching my colleagues fall head-over-heels in love with a particular book.

It has happened time and again – one or two or more of us will encounter an advance readers copy and become utterly smitten. That book becomes a passion project in the store as we joyously spread the word about the amazing new thing that everyone everywhere absolutely has to read right now.

I watched Amelia enthuse about A Little Life back in 2015. And then Chris couldn’t stop talking about The Stranger in the Woods in 2017. Maeve shouted to the rooftops about Still Life in 2021. More recently practically everyone on staff wants to tell you (and me!) that we absolutely must drop everything and read North Woods.

I’ve found some amazing books that I never would have picked up that way – my colleagues’ genuine enthusiasm is absolutely contagious.

As for me, if you talked to me in the fall of 2021, there’s a good chance that I told you in elaborate detail about Freya Marske’s stunning debut A Marvellous Light – a deeply original, wildly delightful historical queer fantasy romance that grabbed my attention then and still hasn’t let go.

The final book in the trilogy that started with A Marvellous Light is coming out soon, and on November 11th Northshire will welcome Marske to our Saratoga Springs store for a stop on her first North American tour. There may have been some celebratory dancing and a fist pump or two in my office the day I confirmed the event - and the fact that I get to interview her.

I hope that you’ll join me on the 11th – and whenever you see me in either of our stores, I hope you’ll tell me about your latest book obsession. I promise I want to know!

Best wishes,

Rachel Person, Director of Events

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From our video archives: a virtual event with Joseph J. Ellis, in conversation about his book The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents in 2022.

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by Michael Cunningham

A “quietly stunning” (Ocean Vuong) exploration of love and loss, the struggles and limitations of family life—and how we all must learn to live together and apart—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Hours

"Dan and Isabel have been married for a long time but, like a rusting ship caught up on a reef, their marriage is beginning to break apart. Both partners are unhappy with their lives and the painful introspection as they drift apart makes them wonder if they ever were really suited for each other. Isabel's brother, Robbie, provided what cohesiveness remained between the couple and, when he moves from the apartment upstairs to a cabin in Iceland, it sparks a catalyst for the final dissolution. Mr. Cunningham has brilliantly and brutally turned a spotlight on a contemporary marriage, illuminating all the dark corners and exposing the self-imposed deceptions people too often use to sustain it. I think that it is fairly safe to say that the author does not wholeheartedly subscribe to the old axiom that "life is just a bowl of cherries." His new novel makes a compelling case for his marital misgivings." —reviewed by Alden Graves

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The Mystery Guest

by Nita Prose

A new mess. A new mystery. It’s up to Molly the maid to uncover the truth, no matter how dirty, in this standalone novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Maid, Good Morning America Book Club pick.

“Polished to perfection!”—Shari Lapena, author of Everyone Here Is Lying


“A page-turning delight from start to finish . . . Once I checked into the Regency Grand, I never wanted to leave.”—Jenny Jackson, author of Pineapple Street

Out 11/28/2023

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