Monthly Archives: March 2010

Geraldine Brooks in Lebanon

Geraldine Brooks, author of “People of the Book,” the 2009 One Book, One Community selection, will speak at 7:30 p.m. April 27 at Congregation Beth Israel, 411 S. Eighth St., Lebanon. For tickets, call 717-273-2669.

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“1 Zany Zoo” in packages of Cheerios

“1 Zany Zoo” by Lori Degman, the winner of the second Cheerios New Author Contest, is now available free inside Cheeerios boxes through May. A hardcover edition of the book will be released by Simon & Schuster Books for Young … Continue reading

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Hans Christian Andersen Award winners named

The Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), has announced that David Almond, from the United Kingdom is the winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Author Award and that Jutta Bauer, … Continue reading

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“Shiver” by Maggie Stiefvater is no “Twilight”

As a team Jacob fan, I was immediately interested in the young adult book “Shiver” by Maggie Stiefvater the minute I read the summary on the jacket. I was excited by the prospect of a fantasy novel that had a … Continue reading

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A philosopher at the movies

William Smith, chair of the philosophy department at Millersville University, has written “Socrates and Subtitles: A Philosopher’s Guide to 95 Thought-Provoking Movies from Around the World.” The book is a sequel to the author’s earlier work, “Plato and Popcorn: A … Continue reading

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Best-sellers at Borders

Best-sellers at Borders Books & Music in Springettsbury Township for the week that ended March 21. 1. “The Last Child” by John Hart. 2. “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang” by Chelsea Handler. 3. “Courage and Consequence” by Karl Rove. 4. “Little … Continue reading

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“Veronica” by Mary Gaitskill

By Peter Cook The Digital Scene It’s been a long time since I remember wanting to give a book a standing ovation. This is one of those books. I won’t waste time talking about how beautiful it is, because … Continue reading

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Sherman Alexie wins Pen/Faulkner award for fiction

From The Seattle Times Seattle author Sherman Alexie has added another award to his groaning shelf of literary trophies — the 2010 Pen/Faulkner award for fiction for his book of short stories, essays and poems, “War Dances” (Grove Press). The … Continue reading

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Communities thriving at the library

DEBORAH SULLIVAN On the Shelves It is amazing to me that more than 5,000 people walk through the doors of our 13 York County libraries every day. Because of our information-based nature, people turn to us for many different reasons. … Continue reading

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Nancy Springer nominated for Edgar Award

Nancy Springer relaxes at her Lake Meade home in this 2006 photo. Nancy Springer, author of the Enola Holmes Mystery series, has been nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for a 2010 Edgar Award in Best Juvenile for her … Continue reading

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