Monthly Archives: September 2009

Last week’s best-sellers at Borders

Best-sellers at Borders Books & Music in Springettsbury Township for the week that ended Sept. 20. 1. “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown. 2. “True Compass” by Edward Kennedy. 3. “The Last Song” by Nicholas Sparks. 4. “Say You’re One … Continue reading

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Students chosen for poetry book

Over the summer two Christian School of York students submitted poetry and were chosen to be published in “A Celebration of Poets — Summer 2009.” Justine Keener submitted a poem entitled “Wake Me When January Ends” and Nick Lay submitted … Continue reading

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Counselor writes book on adoption

The guidance counselor for Wellsville and South Mountain Elementary schools has written and published a book chronicling his experience adopting a little boy. Troy Strausbaugh and wife Tara adopted 7-year-old Noah from Catholic services a few years ago. Their experience … Continue reading

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Fredericks is father to 118 books

By BETH VRABEL For the Daily Record/Sunday News If a writer’s book is his baby, well, then Anthony Fredericks has a lot of babies. As in 118 of them, not counting the half-dozen or so manuscripts currently in gestation. “I … Continue reading

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Fidel Castro’s sister to release book on her brothers

From the Associated Press: MIAMI — Juanita Castro, the exiled sister of Cuban leaders Fidel and Raul Castro, is set to release a first-person memoir in which she talks at length about her brothers. The more than 400-page book entitled: … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Series

I just read the Harry Potter book series for the second time. The first time around, I enjoyed it for pure entertainment. Second time around, important life qualities stood out: Read and study hard – the importance of a good … Continue reading

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New book delves into so-called Craigslist killing

From the Associated Press: BOSTON — A new book about a man accused of killing a masseuse he met through Craigslist includes an account by a Las Vegas woman allegedly robbed at gunpoint by him. “Seven Days of Rage: The … Continue reading

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‘Symbol’ tops 2 million mark; New Google deal coming

Book news from the Associated Press Dan Brown’s new novel has passed the 2 million mark and bested Bill Clinton’s “My Life” in the record books. Doubleday announced Tuesday that hardcover, audio and e-book sales for “The Lost Symbol” topped … Continue reading

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“Unmasked, The Final Years of Michael Jackson” by Ian Halperin

A review from reader Loretta Martin: When a news alert flashed on CNN on June 13, 2005, announcing that a jury had reached a verdict in Jackson’s molestation trial, Halperin thought American legal history was about to be made. He … Continue reading

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Oprah Winfrey chooses short story collection

From the Associated Press: CHICAGO — Oprah Winfrey says her latest book club selection is an exception in more ways than one. The latest pick from publishing’s surest hitmaker is Uwem Akpan’s debut short story collection “Say You’re One Of … Continue reading

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