Monthly Archives: February 2009

Head of book trade association is stepping down

From the Associated Press: The longtime head of the book publishers’ trade association is stepping down. Former Rep. Pat Schroeder of Colorado, who has served for 12 years as president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers, says it’s … Continue reading

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Two more Roth novels coming

From the Associated Press: Fifty years after debuting with “Goodbye, Columbus,” Philip Roth is as prolific as ever. Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Wednesday that the Pulitzer Prize-winning author will have a novel out this fall, titled “The Humbling,” about … Continue reading

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Post 9-11 novel wins PEN/Faulkner prize

This just in from the Associated Press: Joseph O’Neill’s “Netherland,” an acclaimed post-Sept. 11 novel bypassed for the National Book Awards and the National Book Critics Circle prize, has finally received a literary honor: the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction.

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Bookseller tells his side of the story

An Afghan bookstore owner, displeased with his portrayal in the best-selling novel “The Bookseller of Kabul,” has written his own book telling his angry, bewildered side of the story. To read more, click here.

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Druck family history published

York County native Judy Druck Routson has written “The George Druck Family Chronicle, 1741-2008.” Her family history links her ancestors’ life stories with the history of York County. In addition to the Drucks, who settled in the area named for … Continue reading

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New Freedom resident writes mystery-romance

Heather Mosko of New Freedom has written “Lake Meade,” a mystery-romance. The novel was published as the winner of the Timeless Love contest by Oak Tree Press. The paperback is $12.95 and is available at and barnesand Mosko, … Continue reading

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Lost pages of Buck’s ‘Good Earth’ return to Pa.

From the Associated Press: PERKASIE, Pa — The long-lost handwritten manuscript of Pearl S. Buck’s classic novel “The Good Earth” is set to go on display next month at the late author’s home outside Philadelphia.

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“The Five People You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom

A review from reader Loretta Martin: Being an avid fan of what to expect after death, I read a lot of what people have to say when they’ve supposedly returned from heaven and/or hell. Usually I opt for the so-called … Continue reading

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“Wishful Drinking” by Carrie Fisher

A review from reader Loretta Martin: Sometimes you read a book review that makes you say to yourself, “Hey, sounds like a good read — hearing about growing up the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, not to mention … Continue reading

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“The Thirteenth Tale”

Here is a review from reader Nancy Duncan: Just like “Rebecca.” I mean that in the best sense. In “The Thirteenth Tale” by Diane Setterfield, we get a classic gothic novel, full of ghosts, haunted mansions and dark secrets. Setterfield … Continue reading

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