2017-06-14 / Londonderry

Northshire Bookstore to present three authors

MANCHESTER ― Northshire Bookstore will host three authors this week for book discussions and a happy hour.

James Howard KunstlerJames Howard KunstlerJames Howard Kunstler is the author of 19 books, including "The Geography of Nowhere,” "The Long Emergency," "Too Much Magic," and the four-volume novel series "World Made By Hand."

Kunstler will discuss his new novel “A Safe and Happy Place,” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 15. “A Safe and Happy Place” is the story of a hippie Vermont commune called Sunrise Village. It is told from the point of view of a young woman, whom Kunstler wanted to show as a plausible heroine and not a designated victim, but a fully imagined capable person without an ideological agenda.

Kunstler was an editor at Rolling Stone Magazine in the 1970s. His journalism has appeared in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, and many other publications.

Linda Greenlaw Linda Greenlaw

On Friday, June 16, author Linda Greenlaw will be at the bookstore at 7 p.m. for a discussion of her new book, “Shiver Hitch,” about an ex-detective turned insurance investigator who discovers the charred body of a universally-disliked businesswoman in the remains of her home on a remote island off the coast of Maine.

Greenlaw, America’s only female swordfishing captain, is author of five bestselling nonfiction books about life as a commercial fisherman: ”The Hungry Ocean,” “The Lobster Chronicles,” “All Fishermen Are Liars,” “Seaworthy,” and ”Lifesaving Lessons,” as well as the Jane Bunker mysteries: ”Slipknot,” “Fisherman’s Bend,” and ”Shiver Hitch.” She has also authored two cookbooks with her mother, Martha Greenlaw. She is the winner of the U.S. Maritime Literature Award in 2003, and the New England Book Award for nonfiction in 2004.

She is also featured in the hit Discovery Channel series, Swords: Life on the Line. She first came to the public’s attention in Sebastian Junger’s “The Perfect Storm,” where Junger called her “one of the best captains … on the entire east coast.”

Greenlaw has also been featured on Good Morning America, Today, CBS Sunday Morning, The Martha Stewart Show, and National Public Radio.


Jonathan Goldsmith.Jonathan Goldsmith.

On Saturday, June 17, the bookstore will host a bookstore happy hour and presentation with author Jonathan Goldsmith.

Beginning at 6 p.m., sample beers will be provided by The Crooked Ram. At 7 p.m., visitors can meet Goldsmith as he tells stories from — and signs — his new book ”Stay Interesting: I Don't Always Tell Stories about My Life, But When I Do They're True and Amazing.”

A memoir told through a series of adventures and the lessons he's learned and wants to pass on, ”Stay Interesting” is a daring and bold tale, and a manifesto about taking chances, not giving up, making courageous choices, and living a truly adventurous and always interesting life.

Goldsmith grew up in the Bronx, trained in theater in New York City, then moved to Los Angeles. After decades in Hollywood and many adventures, he moved to a farm in Vermont, where he now lives with his wife and two dogs.

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