Monthly Archives: April 2009

1st edition of Darwin’s landmark book sold

From the Associated Press: LONDON — A first edition of Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” book sold for about 40,000 pounds ($60,000) today, an auctioneer said. The work, still in its original embossed green binding, was bought by … Continue reading

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Amy Sedaris writing new book

Just in from the Associated Press: Amy Sedaris is preparing more literary laughter. The actress and comedian is working on a follow-up to her best seller, “I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence.” The new book, currently untitled, will come … Continue reading

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Dover man publishes poetry

Tedd Unger of Dover has self-published a volume of poetry, “Thinking of You: A Collection of Poetry about Women.” A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a women’s shelter. Priced at $11, the book is available at Borders … Continue reading

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“Odd Hours” in paperback

Dean Koontz’s fourth book in the Odd Thomas series, “Odd Hours,” is now in paperback. To learn more, click here. To read a review, click here.

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Harry, revisited

From reader Nancy Duncan: In preparation for the July release of the next Harry Potter movie, I decided to re-read “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” It was a good thing I did.

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“Read the Beatles: Classic and New Writings on The Beatles, Their Legacy and Why They Still Matter.”

This is a must-have for the Beatles fan, edited by June Skinner Sawyers; Penguin books paperback. Think of this book as an MP3 version of the Beatles story. It’s made up of bits and pieces, lots of them, from interviews … Continue reading

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“Special Education” by Dana Buchman

From reader Nicki Stiger, a review of “Special Education”: Since switching careers from being a writer to a special education teacher, I have been trying to devour as many memoirs and nonfiction books about the subject as possible. I came … Continue reading

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The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

Chick lit with yarn is a good way to describe this book, a novel about Georgia Walker, who owns Walker and Daughter, a knitting store in Manhattan. She is a single mother with a precocious 12-year-old daughter, Dakota, and lots … Continue reading

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Trade paperbacks thrive

In these tough economic times, publishers are finding readers are more willing to purchase paperback editions of works by new authors. To read more, click here.

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Elizabeth Strout wins Pulitzer Prize

Just in from the Associated Press: The 2009 Pulitzer Prize winners are: Fiction: “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout. Drama: “Ruined” by Lynn Nottage. History: “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family” by Annette Gordon-Reed. Biography: “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in … Continue reading

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