Northshire Bookstore presents Frances Mayes and Diane Les Becquets

MANCHESTER, Vt. – On Friday, March 15 at 6 p.m. Northshire Bookstore is proud to host author Frances Mayes in conversation with Joe Donahue at Burr and Burton’s Riley Center for the Arts. On Saturday, March 16, at 6 p.m. New Hampshire author Diane Les Becquets presents her new novel, “The Last Woman in the Forest” at Northshire Bookstore.

Frances Mayes, “See You in the Piazza”

Frances Mayes. Photo by Will Garin, Banner Media Group

On Friday, March 15 at 6 p.m., Northshire is thrilled to welcome Frances Mayes, the beloved author of “Under the Tuscan Sun,” to Manchester where she will present her enticing new book “See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy,” a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses the country from the Dolomites to the tip of Sicily.

This will be an “Off the Shelf” in conversation event moderated by WAMC/Northeast Public Radio’s Joe Donahue of Roundtable and The Book Show. It will be recorded live for later airing on The Book Show.

This event will take place at the Riley Center for the Arts on the campus of Burr and Burton Academy. We are offering two tiers of tickets through Eventbrite. Your ticket and receipt will be emailed to you; please bring it with you to the event to gain admission.

Cultural emissary of Italy, Frances Mayes has spent 30 years splitting her time between her native United States and adopted home in Tuscany and writing seven bestselling books about the region. In “See You In the Piazza,” she and her husband hit the road in their white Alfa Romeo to explore the country afresh from north to south – eating and drinking their way from Friuli to Sicily. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler to Italy or uninitiated, you’ll want to try the recipes from some of Mayes’s favorite chefs, relayed with mouth-watering detail along with practical advice for home cooks.

The Riley Center for the Arts is located at 143 Seminary Ave in Manchester. Tickets are available through our website and at Eventbrite. Should you have any difficulties ordering or questions, please contact Dafydd Wood at

  Diane Les Becquets, “The Last Woman in the Forest”

Diane Les Becquets. Photo by Nathaniel Boesch

Join us at Northshire Saturday, March 16 at 6 p.m. for a free event with New Hampshire author Diane Les Becquets as she presents her new novel, “The Last Woman in the Forest.”

Marian Engström has found her true calling: working with rescue dogs to help track and protect endangered wildlife. Her first assignment takes her to northern Alberta, where she falls in love with her mentor, the daring and brilliant Tate. But after a tragic accident leaves him dead, Marian discovers growing and disturbing inconsistencies about Tate’s life. She begins to wonder if the man she loved could have been responsible for the unsolved murders of at least four women. Desperately hoping to clear Tate’s name as a serial killer, she reaches out to a retired forensic profiler who is still haunted by the open cases. As she circles ever closer to the truth with his help, she cannot shake the feeling that she is being watched and that danger lurks around every corner of the forest.

Diane Les Becquets, a former professor of English and MFA director, is an avid outdoorswoman, enjoying backpacking off the grid, snowshoeing, archery, and swimming. A native of Nashville, she spent almost 14years living in a small Colorado ranching town before moving to New Hampshire. “Breaking Wild,” her debut novel, was an Indie Next pick.

Northshire Bookstore is located at 4869 Main St. in Manchester. For more information on these or other events, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at

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