Northshire Bookstore Events
Join Northshire Bookstore at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, for a special evening with renowned poet Michael Dumanis, who will be in the area for a production of ‘Dear Elizabeth’ at The Dorset Theatre Festival. The play chronicles the 30-year friendship between two of the most celebrated American poets of the 20th century, Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, who Dumanis will be speaking about. On Friday, May 27, at 7 p.m., author Jo Page will discuss and sign her new book, ‘Preaching in My Yes Dress.’ After a series of childhood misfortunes – her father’s death, her mother’s ill-advised love affair, her disabled sister wrecking the family car – self-avowed church-geek Jo Page decided it was her job to figure out how to stay on God’s good side and maybe spare the family any more tragedy. But she was a girl. And a Lutheran. Though women were ordained in the larger branch of the Lutheran church, when Page’s own pastor handed her a brochure enumerating all the ways in which she, a female, was to be silent and submissive, she gave up on the church and went off in search of sex and drugs and rock-and-roll like any rejected adolescent Lutheran girl would. Eventually Page found her way back into the church and ultimately into ordained ministry, spending 20 years in the ecclesiastical trenches, presiding over life’s rituals and preaching compulsory weekly words of hope she wasn’t sure she even believed.
Saturday, May 28, visit the Bookstore at the Orvis Flagship Store during their Orvis Days event. We will be there from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. with Peter Zheutlin, author of ‘Rescue Road,’ the extraordinary story of one man who has driven more than a million miles to rescue thousands of dogs from hunger, abuse and neglect to give them a second chance at life and love. For information, call 802-362-2200 or visit northshire.com. Northshire Bookstore is located at 4869 Main Street, Manchester Center.