Monthly Archives: July 2009

Amazon sued over Kindle deletion of Orwell books

This just in from the Associated Press: SEATTLE — A high school student is suing Amazon.com Inc. for deleting an e-book he purchased for the Kindle reader, saying his electronic notes were bollixed, too. Amazon CEO Jeffrey P. Bezos has … Continue reading

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Chimp’s memoir among contenders for Booker Prize

From the Associated Press: LONDON — The purported autobiography of a movie-star chimpanzee is among the contenders for Britain’s most prestigious literary award. “Me Cheeta” is one of 13 novels on the Booker Prize longlist. Originally published anonymously, James Lever’s … Continue reading

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‘Moonwalk’ to be reissued

From the Associated Press On the morning after Michael Jackson died, literary agent Joy Harris began getting the e-mails: When, publishers wanted to know, would Jackson’s memoir “Moonwalk” be returned to print? “It did seem abrupt to me,” Harris said. … Continue reading

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Serving up the soup

Two York area women have stories published in “Chicken Soup for the Soul” collections. Joyce Seabolt of Red Lion has written two stories, “Sister/Survivor” and “Tough Task,” which appear in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People.” “A … Continue reading

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“The Snakehead” by Patrick Keefe

Patrick Radden Keefe will speak and sign copies of his new book, “The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the York County Heritage Trust Historical Society Museum, … Continue reading

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“The Third Angel” by Alice Hoffman

A review of “The Third Angel” by our staff librarian, Joan McInnis. What a magical spell Alice Hoffman has created in “The Third Angel.” The reader, is quickly caught up in the lives of two sisters reuniting for the London … Continue reading

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Best-sellers at Borders

Best-sellers at Borders Books & Music in Springettsbury Township for the week that ended July 19. 1. “Glenn Beck’s Common Sense” by Glenn Beck. 2. “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson. 3. “Swimsuit” by James Patterson. 4. … Continue reading

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Summer reading fun for adults, too

By BETH VRABEL For the Daily Record/Sunday News Karen Hostetter knows how to pick a great read, and not just because she is in charge of library relations for all of York County libraries. She listens to patrons as they … Continue reading

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Author E. Lynn Harris dies at age 54

From the Associated Press: A publicist for E. Lynn Harris says the author has died at age 54. Publicist Laura Gilmore says Harris died Thursday night after being stricken while at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills. Gilmore says a … Continue reading

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‘The Secret’ to be revealed for teens this fall

From the Associated Press: It’s teen time for “The Secret.” Rhonda Byrne’s self-help multimedia phenomenon, which has sold millions of copies, will come out this fall in an edition for young people. “The Secret to Teen Power” will be written … Continue reading

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