Monthly Archives: November 2009

“Twilight” publisher announces green goals

Just in from the Associated Press: NEW YORK — Future sales of Stephenie Meyer’s novels should be green in more ways than one. The Hachette Book Group, where authors include Meyer and Malcolm Gladwell, is the latest publisher to announce … Continue reading

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Fragmentary Nabokov novel published in Russia

From the Associated Press: ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Vladimir Nabokov’s final, fragmentary novel has gone on sale in two versions in Russia, more than 30 years after he asked that it be burned upon his death.

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Mexican Pacheco wins Cervantes literary award

From the Associated Press: MADRID — The Mexican writer Jose Emilio Pacheco has won the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor — the Cervantes Prize, Spain’s Culture Ministry said Monday. Pacheco, 70, is a poet, novelist, journalist, essayist and literary critic. … Continue reading

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Best-sellers at Borders

Best-sellers at Borders Books & Music in Springettsbury Township for the week that ended Nov. 22. 1. “Going Rogue: An American Life” by Sarah Palin. 2. “Under the Dome” by Stephen King. 3. “Ford County” by John Grisham. 4. “Open” … Continue reading

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Shrewsbury man writes children’s book

By BETH VRABEL For the Daily Record/Sunday News Friends of David Miles are bursting with pride — but not necessarily surprise — that the 22-year-old’s first children’s book is ready for book shelves. Being a published author is just one … Continue reading

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Rare Charles Darwin book found on toilet bookshelf

From the Associated Press: LONDON — An auction house says it is selling a rare first edition of Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” found in a family’s guest lavatory in southern England. Christie’s auction house said Sunday the … Continue reading

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Used children’s books needed

Human Life Services, 742 S. George St., York, is accepting donations of new or used children’s books for their client needs. Human Life Services also accepts donations of diapers and unopened baby formula.[

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McCann novel wins national award for fiction

From the Associated Press: NEW YORK — The 60th annual National Book Awards was a night to celebrate literature and to wonder about its future. Lifetime achievement winner Gore Vidal envisioned only pulp and dust Wednesday as he contemplated the … Continue reading

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New Sistine Chapel books to come out in Italy

From the Associated Press: VATICAN CITY — A series of four books presented Tuesday at the Vatican seeks to explain how Michelangelo and other artists translated the Bible into images to produce in the Sistine Chapel some of the world’s … Continue reading

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Karl Rove memoir coming in March

From the Associated Press: NEW YORK — Karl Rove’s memoir has a title, “Courage and Consequence,” and a release date — March 9, 2010.

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