Monthly Archives: February 2008

Oprah’s latest sensation

Oprah can indeed work wonders when it comes to selling books. And Eckhart Tolle’s “A New Earth” is her hottest book pick yet.

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

I laughed, I cried, I was horrified by this look into reservation life — but it was a great book. Fourteen year-old Arnold Spirit, a goofy-looking dork with a pretty good jumpshot, spends his time complaining about life on the … Continue reading

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A most unusual mystery

“The Yiddish Policemen’s Union” by Michael Chabon. Michael Chabon’s writing grabs the reader from the start of this unusual whodunit, set in a fictional Jewish settlement in Alaska. “In the street the wind shakes rain from the flaps of its … Continue reading

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Boy’s wild fantasy ends up in a book

By MEGAN ERICKSON For the Daily Record/Sunday News Alex Martin is an Eagle Scout and is interested in astronomy and physics. The 15-year-old sophomore at Susquehannock High School is currently working on a 30-square-foot hand-drawn maze, and hopes to attend … Continue reading

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A life with rock stars

“Wonderful Tonight — George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me” by Pattie Boyd with Penny Junor. Pattie Boyd was married to two of the biggest rock stars and was the subject of the hit songs, “Something,” “Layla” and “Wonderful Tonight,” but … Continue reading

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“The Blue Zone” by Andrew Gross

Here is a review from one of our readers, Pamela Sowers: I would like to share a book that I read and could not put it down until who done it in the end. The book is “The Blue Zone” … Continue reading

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‘My Father’s Heart’ effectively covers multiple themes

Steve McKee is a York Catholic grad and an editor for the Wall Street Journal. His “My Father’s Heart, A Son’s Story” covers a lot of ground. It’s a story about heart disease, the relationship between father and son, the … Continue reading

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Philadelphia museum honors children’s books

Funky alphabet rhymes and a new take on The Golden Rule are the themes in the two imaginative children’s books chosen to receive the 23rd Annual Please Touch Museum Book Award, the only award of its kind to honor the … Continue reading

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“The Emperor’s Children”

“The Emperor’s Children” by Claire Messud is a novel set during the months preceeding and immediately after 9/11. The “emperor” is Murray Thwaite,a prestigious journalist living the Manhattan lifestyle: fame, money and parties. He has cultivated an image based on … Continue reading

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Novelist Phyllis A. Whitney dies at 104

Phyllis A. Whitney, whose romantic suspense tales sold millions of copies, has died. She was 104.

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