Northshire Bookstore to Host Three Authors This Weekend
Northshire Bookstore is hosting three author events, beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 11, when David Payne introduces his book, ‘Barefoot to Avalon.’ In 2000, while moving from Vermont to North Carolina, David Payne watched from his rearview mirror as his younger brother driving behind him in a two-man convoy of rental trucks, lost control of his vehicle, fishtailed and flipped over in the road, and died instantly. Soon thereafter, David’s career came to a standstill, his marriage disintegrated, and his drinking went from a cocktail hour indulgence to a full-blown addiction. He found himself haunted not only by his brother’s death, but also his bi-polar depression, a hereditary illness that overlaid a dark and violent family history whose roots now gripped David. The only way out, he determined, was to write about his brother.
Payne is the author of five novels, including ‘Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street,’ winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award; ‘Ruin Creek,’ a New York Times Notable Book; and ‘Back to Wando Passo.’ He has taught at Bennington, Duke and Hollins and is a founding faculty member in the Queens University MFA program.
At 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, Alex Kershaw discusses and signs his newest book, ‘Avenue of Spies,’ which brings to life the incredible true story of an American doctor in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War II. Kershaw has been a feature writer for The Weekend Guardian and the Sunday Times,’ and is a contributing editor at GQ. He has authored several books, including the New York Times bestselling “The Bedford Boys” and “The Longest Winter,” and biographies on Jack London and Robert Capa.
On Sunday, September 13, at 2 p.m., Jessica Leahy discusses and signs her newest book, ‘The Gift of Failure,’ offering a powerful manifesto and action plan for parents, educators and others to avoid the pitfalls of overprotecting our children. Lahey writes about parenting and education for the New York Times and the Atlantic, and is a commentator on Vermont Public Radio.
Northshire Bookstore is located at 4869 Main Street, Manchester Center. Call 802-362-2200 or visit northshire.com to learn more.