Monthly Archives: May 2009

“The Prince of Frogtown” by Rick Bragg

Some people just seem to string words together better than most of us. Rick Bragg is one of those people. This beautifully written book tells the story of Bragg’s father, a poor hillbilly of Alabama, who was an alcoholic and … Continue reading

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Murakami’s novel a hit in Japan before it arrives

From the Associated Press: TOKYO — Everything has been kept secret, except the author and title. But the first novel in five years by Japan’s Haruki Murakami has become a hit even before its official release Friday. “It is amazing. … Continue reading

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Streisand writing about house, pondering memoir

From the Associated Press: Barbra Streisand has finished building her dream house and started to think about her life. The singer, director and actress has reached an agreement with Viking for “A Passion for Design,” an illustrated book scheduled for … Continue reading

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New thriller from Koontz; send us a review

Dean Koontz’s latest suspense novel, “Relentless,” hits bookstore shelves June 9. Let us know what you think, good or bad. Send a short review to The first reviewer receives … well, you get to see your review right here. … Continue reading

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President, Mrs. Obama to hold Book Festival

Just in from the Associated Press: WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will preside over the ninth National Book Festival, a daylong celebration of the joys of reading and literacy, scheduled for Sept. 26, on the … Continue reading

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Mingus tells stories of Battle of Gettysburg

York resident Scott Mingus Sr. has written “Gettysburg Glimpses: True Stories from the Battlefield.” He also is the author of six other books on the Civil War. “Gettysburg Glimpses” is available at and for $19.99.

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A review of “The Middle Place”

A review from reader Nancy Duncan: The middle place is not a great place to be I’m referring to the book “The Middle Place” by Kelly Corrigan. She describes this as the time in life where you are an adult … Continue reading

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Sprenkle adds to her children’s collection

Connie Sprenkle of West Manchester Township has added another book to her Nonnie collection for children. “Ocodile Dreams” was written and illustrated by Sprenkle to help children deal with frightening dreams. Her other children’s books are “The Pokey Pumpkin,” “Enjenny,” … Continue reading

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Yorker captures Delaware coast in photos

Local writer and photographer Scott D. Butcher has authored “Delaware Reflections.” The 128-page book features 242 color photos by Butcher. Publisher is Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. of Atglen, Pa. and the price is $29.99. For more about Butcher and his books, … Continue reading

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Meg Whitman writing book on values, tenure at eBay

From the Associated Press: Former eBay chief executive Meg Whitman, a presumed candidate for governor of California, is working on a book about the “core values” that helped her build the online commerce giant. The book, currently untitled, is scheduled … Continue reading

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