Monthly Archives: July 2010

“Little Stranger” didn’t keep this reader awake

A review of “The Little Stranger” by Sarah Waters from reader Loretta Martin: This novel — another supernatural novel — was also recommended by Wendy Webb. To me it wasn’t as scary as the prior one (“The Ghost Orchid”), but … Continue reading

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Ghost story with a romantic twist

A review of “The Ghost Orchid” by Carol Goodman from reader Loretta Martin: The Ghost Orchid” is a ghost story that ends with a romantic twist that I didn’t see coming but was delighted with the surprise. Each year talented … Continue reading

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Newlywed’s guide offers not just sentimentality

There are books for every stepping stone in life. If you’re pregnant, you can read a book about it. If you’re buying or selling a house, some author somewhere can give you advice. If you’re going off to college, you … Continue reading

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Authors in Pittsburgh

I am currently reading “Salt,” which is about the condiment, not the movie. May sound boring, but the author makes it fascinating. Mark Kurlansky, the author of “Salt” and “Cod” will be in Pittsburgh in October. Details from McClatchy-Tribune wire … Continue reading

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‘250 Chronicles,’ long-buried trove of books, discovered

In 1999, the York County 250th Anniversary Commission published a book set, plus CD, of historical publications linked to the celebration. A cache of these book sets has been found, and the York County Heritage Trust is offering them for … Continue reading

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“Pillars of the Earth” e-book an “amplified edition”

Ken Follett’s best-seller, “The Pillars of the Earth,” is now out in an “amplified edition” e-book. To learn more, click here.

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How to raise lifelong readers

Here are some tips for helping your children learn to love reading from Reading is Fundamental, Research shows that parental involvement in developing their children’s love of literature is critical to raising lifelong readers. As family schedules are reorganized … Continue reading

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Another day, another romance novel

A review by Daily Record staffer Caryn Shaffer: No matter how I’m feeling, I can always rely on a romance novel to make me happy. Whether it’s the unrealistically heroic male characters, or the impossibly beautiful heroines, there is no … Continue reading

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For men only: Book discussion group

The Men’s Book Discussion group talks about ‘Outliers’ by Malcolm Gladwell. From left: Ben Emenheiser, of Felton; Bill McIntire of Red Lion, Colin Harris of Red Lion and Brant Pawson of Dallastown. DEBORAH SULLIVAN On the Shelves Last month on … Continue reading

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Heritage Trust seeking manuscripts

The York County Heritage Trust is requesting never-before-published manuscripts that focus on the culture and history of York County. All submitted pieces have the chance of being featured in the 2011 edition of the Trust’s “Journal of York County Heritage.” … Continue reading

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