Authors to speak at Northshire

MANCHESTER — Northshire Bookstore's author presentations for 2018 begin with talks by James Crews, the author of the new book "Telling My Father," on Jan. 5 at 6 p.m., and Jessica Jean Weston, the author of "Healing Tonics, Juices, and Smoothies: 100+ Elixirs to Nurture Body and Soul," on Jan. 6 at 1 p.m.

In "Telling My Father," Crews explores familial bonds, memory, and grief through a beautifully written collection of poems. This Cowles Poetry Prize-winning manuscript is a risky, bold, and elegant exploration of coming of age against a backdrop of profound loss.

Crews' work has appeared in Ploughshares, Raleigh Review, Crab Orchard Review and The New Republic, among other journals, and he is a regular contributor to The (London) Times Literary Supplement. His first collection of poetry, "The Book of What Stays," won the 2010 Prairie Schooner Book Prize and received a Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award. "Telling My Father" won the Cowles Prize and has been published by Southeast Missouri State University Press.

Weston will talk about her book, "Healing Tonics, Juices, and Smoothies: 100+ Elixirs to Nurture Body and Soul," and provide samples of some of her favorite recipes. A holistic health coach and owner/executive chef of Superfresh Organic Cafe, Weston provides readers with simple recipes that debunk the fanciful mystery of adaptogens, herbs, superfoods, and fermentation for everyday enjoyment, while still dressing to impress all those who happen to grace your kitchen space.

With several staple drinks for day-to-day consumption, medicinal shots for prevention and seasonal wellness, and fermented concoctions for an extra special probiotic-rich kick, there's something for all forms of hydration. As an extra bonus, Weston has included three of her favorite cleanses for detoxing and hitting a reset button during seasonal and major life transitions.


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