Monthly Archives: October 2007

Local author

By Gloria Jean Fogal The book: “Are You Ineffective? Discovering and Resolving the 202 Sure Signs of Ineffectiveness” (Authorhouse, $23) The author: Jay Young, 46, lives in Spring Garden Township. An executive manager, attorney and adviser, he has worked with … Continue reading

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When a crocodile eats the sun

“When A Crocodile Eats the Sun,” Peter Godwin’s brilliant memoir of his family’s experience in present day Zimbabwe, refers to a native belief that whenever a solar eclipse occurs, the crocodile snuffs out the life-giving light of the sun. And … Continue reading

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‘Angels Fall’ gets top Quill award

Nora Roberts’ “Angels Fall” was named the Quill Book of the Year during a an awards show held at Lincoln Center in New York. According to the Los Angeles Times: Roberts’ romance novel was chosen in online voting by the … Continue reading

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Boys lost by war

Remember what it feels like to be a child and to be lost? Multiply that abandoned feeling a few thousand times to understand the protagonists in two excellent books — “Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” and “What … Continue reading

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Quilt tells folk tale

While growing up in wartime Germany, Sieglinde Schoen-Smith found comfort in the words and watercolors in a German folk tale, “Mother Earth and Her Children.” Many years later, when she lost her son, Schoen-Smith again turned for comfort to the … Continue reading

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Story of troubled family wins Booker Prize

“The Gathering,” an uncompromising portrait of a troubled family, won the Man Booker fiction prize for its Irish author, Anne Enright. According to the Associated Press: She is the second Irish writer to win the prize in the past three … Continue reading

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Sending shivers down your spine

Looking for something spooky to read as Halloween approaches? Delve into the literary past and grab a collection of tales by Algernon Blackwood. You won’t be disappointed. There have been numerous collections of his short stories over the years. Some … Continue reading

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Local author

The book: “Hands Upon My Heart: My Journey Through Heart Disease and Into Life” (Discovery Publishing Co., $15.95) <img alt="foster" src="http://extras.inyork.com/yorkblog/books/img/foster" width="100" The author: Perry Foster, 67, lives in York Township. Now retired, he taught English at York Suburban Senior … Continue reading

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Comic books are good for you

Devotees of line-drawn literature will share their enthusiasm for the genre during Dillsburg Area Public Library’s “Comics From the Classics to the Graphics” program. All sessions are scheduled for 7 p.m. at the library, 17 S. Baltimore St.

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Doris Lessing wins 2007 Nobel Literature Prize

English writer Doris Lessing has won the 2007 Nobel Prize in literature. According to the Associated Press: Lessing, who turns 88 in just over a week, was born to British parents who were living in what is now Iran. The … Continue reading

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