MANCHESTER - Off the Shelf: Authors in Conversation, the Northshire Bookstore author series with partner WAMC/ Northeast Public Radio, has announced a new author coming to the series in March 2013.

On Thursday, March 21, Jodi Picoult, the New York Times bestselling author of "Sing You Home," "House Rules," "Handle With Care," "Change of Heart," "Nineteen Minutes," and "My Sister's Keeper," will take the stage at Maple Street School for an interview with Joe Donahue, host of Northeast Public Radio's The Book Show, to discuss her searingly honest new novel, "The Storyteller."

A powerful and riveting, sometimes gut-wrenching, read, the always compelling Picoult brings a fresh perspective to an oft-explored topic; gracefully exploring the lengths we will go in order to protect our families and to keep the past from dictating the future.The event is scheduled on Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m.

For tickets, call the Northshire at 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com.