Monthly Archives: October 2009

10 writers win Whiting prizes

The Associated Press reports: Ten emerging writers, their home countries ranging from Vietnam to the United States, each have received a $50,000 prize. The Whiting Writers’ Awards, given annually for “exceptional talent and promise in early career,” were announced Oct. … Continue reading

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Best-sellers at Borders

Best-sellers at Borders Books & Music in Springettsbury Township for the week that ended Oct. 18. 1. “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown. 2. “In a Perfect World” by Laura Kasischke. 3. “Have a Little Faith” by Mitch Albom. 4. … Continue reading

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The Secret World of Johnny Depp by Nigel Goodall

Johnny Depp, son of an engineer father and a homemaker mother, was born in Owensboro, Ky. As a young boy, he spent most of his time with his beloved grandfather, who died shortly after Johnny’s seventh birthday. That same year, … Continue reading

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New Stephen King e-book to cost $35

From the Associated Press: NEW YORK — The latest weapon in the publishing price wars: Stephen King. Scribner announced Wednesday that the digital edition of King’s “Under the Dome,” a 1,000-plus page novel, would have a list price of $35, … Continue reading

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Target joins book price war

From the Associated Press NEW YORK – Target is throwing itself into a heated price war on books expected to be top sellers. The retailer says it will offer some of this season’s most anticipated book titles at $8.99, in … Continue reading

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Best-sellers at Borders

Best-sellers at Borders Books & Music in Springettsbury Township for the week that ended Oct. 11. 1. “The Last Symbol” by Dan Brown. 2. “Have a Little Faith” by Mitch Albom. 3. “Arguing with Idiots” by Glenn Beck. 4. “Say … Continue reading

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The history, value of libraries

DEBORAH SULLIVAN On the Shelves In times of war, when an army wanted to dominate another town, it would destroy the town’s library, erasing its history. The conquerors would then write a new town history explains author Stuart A.P. Murray, … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart and Amazon.com trade price cuts on books

From the Associated Press: NEW YORK — An online book special offered by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is turning into a full-fledged price war with Amazon.com. Wal-Mart got things started Thursday, offering $10 prices on such upcoming hardcover releases as Sarah … Continue reading

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Spain: novel on immigrant women wins major prize

From the Associated Press: MADRID — Spanish writer and journalist Angeles Caso has won the country’s most lucrative literary award for a novel about the ordeals of women from poor countries who emigrate in search of a better life.

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South Africa’s Mandela to publish new memoir

From the Associated Press: FRANKFURT — Nelson Mandela will release a new memoir focusing on the best of his personal archives and letters from his time as anti-apartheid activist and former South African president, the publisher Macmillan said Wednesday.

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