Northshire Live brings authors, readers together, virtually

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MANCHESTER — Northshire Bookstore continues to host a series of virtual community gatherings for book lovers anchored around a standing Thursday 5 p.m. Northshire Live virtual event with weekly authors and guests via Zoom. Full event information is available at

All events are password protected. Information on how to access each event is available at Beginning in June, all Northshire Live events will be ticketed, most on a pay-what-you-can basis.

May 21 - 12-12:30pm - John Grisham - "Camino Winds" - Ticket required

John Grisham, bestselling author and master of the legal thriller, will discuss his new novel, "Camino Winds," with Northshire Bookstore's event managers, Rachel Person and Dafydd Wood. The event ticket will include a shipped copy of "Camino Winds."

May 21 - 5 p.m. - Stephen Kiernan - "Universe of Two"

Vermont's own Stephen Kiernan will present "Universe of Two," a novel of conscience, love, and redemption—a fascinating fictionalized account of the life of Charlie Fisk, a gifted mathematician who was drafted into the Manhattan Project and ordered against his morals to build the detonator for the atomic bomb. With his musician wife, he spends his postwar life seeking redemption—and they find it together.

May 26 - 5 p.m. - Frances Mayes in conversation with Ondine Cohane - "Always Italy" - Tickets required

Frances Mayes, the author of the runaway bestseller "Under the Tuscan Sun" will celebrate her new book, "Always Italy" with her co-author Ondine Cohane. The event ticket includes a shipped copy of "Always Italy."

May 27 - 5 p.m. - Saratoga Book Festival Online: Pandemic Memories with Roger Rosenblatt and Erica Freudenberger

This event is presented in partnership with the Saratoga Book Festival and the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Bestselling memoirist, essayist, and playwright Roger Rosenblatt, whose latest book is "The Story I Am: Mad About the Writing Life," will join in a conversation about the importance of journaling and documenting everyday life during this pandemic with Erica Freudenberger, of the Southern Adirondack Library System, who is overseeing Leaving Our Fingerprints: Documenting COVID-19 in the Southern Adirondacks, a regional history project inviting residents to share their experiences. Register at:

May 28 - 5 p.m. - Jessica Anthony - "Enter the Aardvark"

Jessica Anthony will present her latest novel and a Northshire staff favorite, "Enter the Aardvark," in which a young congressman discovers a mysterious stuffed aardvark on his doorstep and sets out on a journey to find out what it means. This this "weird, wonderful" novel is about the secrets we keep from ourselves and their history-shaping consequences.

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June 2 - 7 p.m. - Chris Bohjalian presenting "The Red Lotus," in conversation with Rebecca Makkai

Vermont author Chris Bohjalian will discuss his latest, "The Red Lotus," a global thriller set amid the adrenaline-fueled world of the emergency room. In this special ticketed virtual event, Bohjalian will be joined by Rebecca Makkai, the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed novel "The Great Believers."

June 6 - 5 p.m. - Amy Meyerson, author of "The Imperfects," and Alli Frank and Asha Youmans, coauthors of "Tiny Imperfections"

Amy Meyerson, the author of the Northshire staff favorites "The Bookshop of Yesterdays" and "The Imperfects," and Alli Frank and Asha Youmans, co-authors of a delightful debut comedy, "Tiny Imperfections." This event is ticketed on a pay-what-you-can basis.

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June 9 - 5 p.m. - Wendy Williams, author of "The Language of Butterflies," in conversation with Ted Williams, author of "Earth Almanac"

Acclaimed science journalist and New York Times bestselling author Wendy Williams will present her new book, "'The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect." She will appear in conversation with noted nature writer and longtime Audubon contributor Ted Williams, author of the forthcoming "Earth Almanac: A Year of Witnessing the Wild, from the Call of the Loon to the Journey of the Gray Whale." "The Language of Butterflies" reveals the critical role butterflies play in our world and illuminates the rich history and connection we have to them.

June 11 - 5 p.m. - Rebecca Dinerstein Knight, "Hex," in conversation with Marie-Helene Bertino, "Parakeet"

A breathtaking and hypnotic novel about poison, antidotes, and obsessive love, Rebecca Dinerstein Knight's "Hex" follows an expelled Ph.D. candidate who studies poisonous plants and finds herself obsessed with her elegant, successful mentor. Marie-Helene Bertino's "Parakeet" is a darkly funny and warm-hearted novel about a young woman whose dead grandmother (in the form of a parakeet) warns her not to marry and sends her out to find an estranged loved one.

June 16 - 5 p.m. - Northshire Live: Bloomsday

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Bloomsday marks the day that the events of James Joyce's landmark novel "Ulysses" take place. Northshire will be celebrating with a virtual community read-aloud and discussion. Unite with other Joyce fans in appreciation of this remarkable work of literature.

June 18th - 5 p.m. - Rosalie Knecht, "Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery," in conversation with Tracy O'Neill, "Quotients"

Rosalie Knecht, author of the "splendid genre-pushing" (People) Vera Kelly series, and Tracy O'Neill, author of "Quotients," present two of the most highly anticipated novels of the year.

June 23 - 5 p.m. - Kristin Kimball - "Good Husbandry"

Kristin Kimball joins in from Essex Farm for an in conversation event about her recent memoir and Northshire staff favorite "Good Husbandry." "[H]eroic.. a vivid and inspiring account of alternative agriculture, filled with a visceral feeling for the earth and a love of seasonal, organic food." (The Guardian).

June 25 - 5 p.m. - Stephanie Storey - "Rafael: Painter in Rome"

Stephanie Storey will discuss her latest book with fellow author Crystal King. Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling is one of the most iconic masterpieces of the Renaissance. In her new book, Storey tells of its creation as never before: through the eyes of Michelangelo's fiercest rival—the young, beautiful, brilliant painter of perfection, Raphael.

June 30 - 5:30-7 p.m. GMALL event: Julia Alvarez in conversation with Barbara Morrow

The internationally-acclaimed Dominican American writer joins Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) for a conversation with Northshire co-founder Barbara Morrow about "Afterlife," one of the most universally anticipated novels of the year.

For more information on these or other events, e-mail, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at


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