Today's Book Picks list comes from Gail King of The Northshire Bookstore.
List: Paperboy by Vince Vawter Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper P. S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadahota Will in Scarlet by Matthew Cody (other books by Matthew Cody: Powerless, Super, and Villainous [Fall 2014]) The Water Castle by Megan Frazer Blakemore The Real Boy by Anne Ursu The Center of Everything by Linda Urban Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage
Today's Book Picks list comes from Amelia Stymacks of The Northshire Bookstore.
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Bone Season by Samantha Shannon S. by JJ Abrams & Doug Dorst River of No Return by Bee Ridgway Secret History and Goldfinch by Donna Tartt The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
Mitch Albom has carved out a special place among contemporary authors with New York Times best sellers such as Tuesday with Morrie, and Five People You Meet in Heaven.
The humanism and the gift of story telling is on full display in his new novel called, The First Phone Call From Heaven. It is the story of a small Midwestern town whose residents begin to get phone calls from the departed. It is a compelling novel with equal parts mystery, love story, and an allegory about the power of hope and belief.
Mitch Albom will be joining Joe Donahue on stage in Saratoga Springs this Friday night in a Northshire book store event at 7pm. For more information visit Northshire’s website.
From the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the Earth comes Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City; an endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of Amsterdam and the ideas that make it unique.
Weaving in his own experiences in his adopted home, Russell Shorto provides an ever-surprising, intellectually engaging story of Amsterdam from the building of its first canals in the 1300s, through its brutal struggle for independence, its golden age as a vast empire, to its complex present in which its cherished ideals of liberalism are under siege.
Russell Shorto is the bestselling author of Descartes' Bones and The Island at the Center of the World and will be at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga on Saturday at 7PM.
Today's Book Picks have been selected by Marika McCoola from Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, VT and Saratoga Springs, NY.
List: Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf Odd Duck by by Cecil Castellucci, illustrated by Sara Varon The Lost Boy by Greg Ruth Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis Jane, the Fox, and Me by Fanny Britt, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, translated by Christine Morelli and Susan Ouriou Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, illustrated by Julian Crouch You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack by Tom Gauld The Property by Rutu Modan Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac