Northshire Bookstore Events
Northshire Bookstore presents Nick Sargen at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 27. Sargen is an international economist turned global money manager. He has been involved in international financial markets since the early 1970s. His new book, ‘Global Shocks’ is written from a practitioner’s perspective, and provides the reader with a toolkit for managing money when markets are in turmoil, so investors will be better prepared for future shocks.
On Friday, October 28, at 6:30 p.m., join Northshire Bookstore for a launch celebration of Jane Klonsky’s ‘Unconditional: Older Dogs, Deeper Love.’ Enjoy some wine and cheese, followed by a presentation of some of the amazing stories and images that inspired this beautiful book. Jane has traveled the United States with one mission since 2012: to capture images and stories that focus on the powerful relationship between dogs in the twilight of their lives and the people they share their lives with. This book is for any dog lover who appreciates the connection, unconditional love and bond that can only be provided by a canine companion.
There will be a Writing Workshop with James Crews on Saturday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ‘Writing Into Nature: Let Your World Come Alive’ will explore how the natural world can enliven our writing beyond mere description.
And at 7 p.m. the same day, Ruth Franklin will present ‘Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life.’
Still known to millions primarily as the author of the ’The Lottery,’ Jackson (1916 to 1965) has been curiously absent from the mainstream American literary canon. A genius of literary suspense and psychological horror, she plumbed the cultural anxiety of postwar America more deeply than anyone. Now, Franklin reveals the tumultuous life and inner darkness of the author of such classics as ’The Haunting of Hill House,’ placing Jackson within an American Gothic tradition that stretches back to Hawthorne and Poe.
Almost two decades before ‘The Feminine Mystique’ ignited the women’s movement, Jackson’s stories and nonfiction chronicles were already exploring the exploitation and the desperate isolation of women, particularly married women, in American society. Franklin’s portrait shows an increasingly prescient Jackson, a ferociously talented, determined and prodigiously creative writer in a time when it was unusual for a woman to have both a family and a profession. Much like her stories, which channeled the occult while exploring the claustrophobia of marriage and motherhood, Jackson’s creative ascent was haunted by a darker side. Franklin insightfully examines Jackson’s damaging childhood, turbulent marriage and ensuing addictions.
Ruth Franklin is a book critic and former editor at The New Republic. She has written for many publications, including The New Yorker, Harper’s, The New York Times Book Review and Salmagundi, to which she contributes a regular film column. Northshire Bookstore is located at 4869 Main Street, Manchester Center. Visit northshire.com or call 802-362-2200 to learn more.