Monthly Archives: February 2011

“Bitter Melon” by Cara Chow

Frances (her Chinese name is Fei Ting) has a Tiger Mother. She wants Frances to excel in high school so she can go to UC Berkley and become a doctor. Frances endures her mother’s emotional, and occasionally physical, abuse and … Continue reading

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Local author writes about one-room schools

By ALISON MILLER For the Daily Record/Sunday News After retiring 10 years ago from working at a tool and die business, F. Donald Miller set out to document local history in York County. “It’s something that I thought that should … Continue reading

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Publishers find new venues

Everywhere I look there are books (nice)! Now I know why. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/business/media/28bookstores.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha25

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Two local women have written books

Michelle Williams of Dallastown has written “Bloodlines” under the pseudonym Angel Graves. She says the book is about “a 300-year-old murder and the spirit it left behind wreaks havoc on a present-day family on Cape Cod. Sheriff Kip Shepard and … Continue reading

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“The Murder Room” uses real life mystery, but lacks organization

I’ve got a bookshelf full of classics I’ve collected over the years. I managed to plow through most of them during college, but as an English graduate, the appeal of a slow, hard-to-read classic novel has diminished. I live across … Continue reading

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Check out a presidential story

DEBORAH SULLIVAN On the shelves When I was on a flight to Chicago not too long ago, the passenger beside me shared his Kindle so I could read George W. Bush’s memoir “Decision Points.” I found Bush’s commentary fascinating. Currently … Continue reading

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Borders bankruptcy (sort of) explained

While driving by Borders in Springettsbury Township recently, I expressed my disbelief about the company filing for bankruptcy. “It’s always busy!” I said to my husband, Mark. “Yeah, busy with people treating it like a library,” he replied. And, he’s … Continue reading

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“My Life in France” by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme.

Julia Child reminisces back to the day she arrived in France in 1948 with her new husband, Paul, and had a wonderful lunch of sole meuniere. “The flesh of the sole was delicate, with a light but distinct taste of … Continue reading

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New Civil War book from Scott Mingus

West Manchester Township author Scott Mingus will talk about the updated and revised edition of his 2009 book, “Flames Beyond Gettysburg,” at a launch party at 2 p.m. Feb. 27 at The York Emporium used book and curiosity shop, 343 … Continue reading

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Best-sellers at Borders

Best-sellers at Borders Books & Music in Springettsbury Township for the week that ended Feb. 6. 1. “Tick Tock” by James Patterson. 2. “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen. 3. “Beyond the Goal Posts” by Andy Russell. 4. “The Three … Continue reading

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