Northshire Bookstore Events to Include ‘Off the Shelf’ on Wildlife
Author Thomas Flynn will join Northshire Bookstore at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, for a special event commemorating the 15th anniversary of the horrific events that occured on September 11, 2001. His book, ‘Bikeman: A Fifteenth Anniversary Reflection on September 11th,’ delivers a personal account of his experiences as a survivor, beginning with the first strike on the World Trade Center when he decided to follow his journalist’s instinct and point his bike’s handlebars in the direction of the north tower. Modeled on Dante’s ‘Inferno,’ the book chronicles that morning like no other published work. Flynn’ story continues as he transitions from reporter to participant hoping to survive the fall of the south tower, coming to terms with the harrowing ordeal and somehow finding peace.
On Friday, September 30, at 7 p.m., Northshire hosts a Launch Party for Archer Mayor’s 26th Joe Gunther novel, ‘Presumption of Guilt.’ A 40-year-old skeleton is found encased in concrete at a recently decommissioned nuclear energy site, becoming a case for the Vermont Bureau of Investigation and its leader Joe Gunther, to investigate an old, very cold, missing persons’ case, now reclassified as murder. After all these many years, the truth behind the murder still has to the power to kill, and it’s up to Gunther and his team to capture the living and finally put the dead to rest.
The Bookstore’s next ‘Off the Shelf’ event will be held at Manchester’s Maple Street School on Saturday, October 1. Join this special evening celebrating the wildlife of our planet and the work being done across the globe to preserve it. At 6 p.m., the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum will explore the wonders and challenges of Vermont wildlife in a live animal and artifact presentation. Learn about the adaptations and abilities of Vermont’s back yard animals and see them live for yourself; they will be bringing local birds, reptiles, mammals and more. At 7 p.m., Tony and Emmy award-winning actress Jane Alexander participates in a live stage interview with WAMC’s Joe Donahue as they discuss her new book, ‘Wild Things, Wild Places,’ a moving, inspiring, personal look at the vastly changing world of wildlife on planet earth as a result of human incursion, and crucial preservation work from across the globe being done by scientists, field biologists, zoologists, environmentalists and conservationists. Alexander writes movingly, with a clear eye and a keen grasp of the issues and what is being done to help the planet’s most endangered species thrive. ’Wild Things, Wild Places’ recounts her steady and fervent immersion into the worlds of wildlife conservation and the scientists steeped in this work and her travels with them and on her own to the most remote and forbidding areas of the world. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Space is limited. Tickets to both events are $36, and include a hardcover copy of ‘Wild Things, Wild Places.’ For information, call 802-362-2200 or visit northshire.com. Northshire Bookstore is located at 4869 Main Street in Manchester Center.