Monthly Archives: July 2008

“My Stroke of Insight”

This review is by staffer Teresa Cook: My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D. Jill Bolte Taylor was a brain scientist, when, at the age of 37, she suffered a massive stroke. But as part of her brain … Continue reading

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Meet the “Twilight” author

Stephenie Meyer is being called the “heir apparent to J.K. Rowling.” To find out why, click here.

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This thief will steal your heart

I fell in love with Markus Zusak’s “The Book Thief.” The minute I finished it, I started reading it again. It has bumped “Charms for The Easy Life” by Kaye Gibbons to No. 2 on my all-time favorite books list.

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What’s new

The following new books recently arrived at my desk: “Wide Awake” (Thomas Nelson, 240 pages, $19.99) by Erwin McManus: Feel like you are sleep walking your way through life? McManus wants you to wake up and live the life of … Continue reading

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Stephen King’s graphic novel: Watch it here

Watch all 25 episodes of Stephen King’s graphic novel, “N.” A new episode will appear each weekday through Aug. 29.

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The pros’ picks

By BETH VRABEL For the York Sunday News What do a literature professor, a bookstore owner and a former librarian have in common? In addition to knowing a thing or two about books, they are often asked for recommendations from … Continue reading

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Colson Whitehead’s fascinating stories

One author I highly recommend checking out is Colson Whitehead. Whitehead’s style is often in the same vein as postmodernists Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo. The three books of his I’ve read are “The Intuitionist,” “John Henry Days” and “The … Continue reading

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Book by Gettysburg author wins award

Patriot Press has announced that “Shades of Gray: A Novel of the Civil War in Virginia,” by Gettysburg author Jessica James, has won a gold medal for Best Regional Fiction in the Indie Book Awards contest and was a finalist … Continue reading

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Baseball in Hanover

Local author John Coulson will sign copies of his new book, “Hanover Raiders: Minor League Baseball in Hanover, Pennsylvania,” from 6 to 8 p.m. July 31 at Guthrie Memorial Library-Hanover’s Public Library, 2 Library Place. To read more about his … Continue reading

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True Life Thriller

Review by Joan McInnis “War Journal: My Five Years in Iraq” By Richard Engel. Simon & Schuster, New York. c. 2008. You know his face and voice from the NBC nightly news reports about the war in Iraq, and now … Continue reading

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