Monthly Archives: June 2009

Local man writes of war experiences

Thomas (Wally) Clarke of Spring Garden Township has written “General George S. Patton’s Typical Soldier.” Clarke’s account of his experiences as a World War II combat infantryman includes maps, photos and battle descriptions. Letters to his parents and siblings are … Continue reading

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Best-sellers at Borders

Best-sellers at Borders Books & Music in Springettsbury Township for the week that ended June 21: 1. “Horse Soldiers” by Doug Stanton. 2. “The Angel’s Game” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. 3. “My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult. 4. “The Guernsey … Continue reading

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New book for kids by local author

A new children’s picture book by Laurie Lears of Shrewsbury Township is now available. “Stay Away from Rat Boy” is illustrated by Red Hansen. It is the story of a class bully befriending the classroom’s pet rat. The book is … Continue reading

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Civil War soldiers seem real in “Glory”

By BETH VRABEL For the Daily Record/Sunday News If the Civil War conjures images of debonair soldiers in dashing uniforms and with unbreakable principles, “Seen the Glory” (Simon & Schuster, $25) might just dash those dreams. The soldiers in former … Continue reading

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Dolly Parton writes her first children’s book

From the Associated Press: PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Dolly Parton created a charity 13 years ago to provide books to children and encourage literacy. Now her first children’s book, “I Am a Rainbow,” will be featured in the philanthropy.

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Cheney memoir planned for 2011

From the Associated Press: NEW YORK — Former Vice President Dick Cheney has a book deal with a conservative imprint at Simon & Schuster. The memoir by Cheney, widely considered the most powerful vice president in history, is expected to … Continue reading

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Domestic humor with a twist

Celia Rivenbark does not cover new territory in “Belle Weather, Mostly Sunny with a Chance of Scattered Hissy Fits,” but when you read it you won’t care. Her tales of domestic life in North Carolina are like Erma Bombeck’s but … Continue reading

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Journalist jailed in Iran has book deal

From the Associated Press: NEW YORK — A journalist jailed for four months in Iran on charges of espionage has a book deal. Iranian-American Roxana Saberi, 32, is working on a memoir that HarperCollins will publish in March 2010. Saberi’s … Continue reading

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Books by Martin Luther King Jr. to be republished

From the Associated Press: ATLANTA — Four books that have been long out of print by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will be published again under a new deal with Beacon Press brokered by King’s youngest son.

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Best-sellers at Borders

Best-sellers at Borders Books & Music in Springettsbury Township for the week that ended June 14: 1. “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer. 2. “Horse Soldiers” by Doug Stanton. 3. “The Shack” by Wm. … Continue reading

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