Literary North Recommends

Literary North champions the literary arts in Vermont and New Hampshire. Rebecca and Shari, two bookish friends, started Literary North in June 2016 as a carefully selected, online calendar of literary events happening in our rectangle of Northern New England.

Since then, they have expanded their original mission by partnering with the local literary community to promote literary-related events, and by hosting their own events, including the Mud Season Salon, Poetry & Pie, the Lady Sings the Blues Book Group, and the Slow Club Book Club. Rebecca and Shari are also just avid readers - and they've been kind enough to share some of their favorites with us! So for your reading pleasure, we present: Literary North Recommends!

We also invite you to check out their website. These women know books, and they are always up to something good.

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Pew: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374230920
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - July 21st, 2020

Short but thought provoking- What happens when a person of indeterminate race and gender shows up on a church pew in a southern town? Lacey tells this story through the voices of the townspeople. Beautifully done. -Shari


Luster: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374194321
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

The buzziest debut of summer - for good reason. Smart, funny and impossible to put down once you start - A writer to watch! - Shari


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The Shame Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781571311368
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Published: Milkweed Editions - August 11th, 2020

The Shame is a brilliant look at what it means to be a woman in the world right now. In captivating, witty prose, Makenna Goodman writes of the beauty and challenges of rural living, how motherhood and art sometimes collide, and of the insidious ways that technology can infiltrate a life. I adored this fierce, impresssive debut. - Shari


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Bluebird: Poems Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781950584550
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Published: Green Writers Press - April 7th, 2020

In these uncertain times, I can't imagine a more wonderful companion than James Crews' Bluebird. I read this book with a flutter in my chest, needing to pause every so often to let the beauty of his words sink in. These uplifting poems comfort us as they remind us of the joys of close attention, the rewrds of a slower pace, and the inherent wisdom found in silence and kindness. - Shari


The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802125088
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Published: Grove Press - August 13th, 2019

The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538715284
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 5th, 2019

Horizon Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375708473
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Published: Vintage - January 7th, 2020

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The Topeka School: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374277789
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 1st, 2019

The Gimmicks: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062908568
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Published: Harper - January 7th, 2020

Deaf Republic: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978310
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 5th, 2019

Big Cabin Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895491
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Published: Coffee House Press - July 2nd, 2019