Monthly Archives: March 2011

No ‘Book of Joel’

Billy Joel decides to cancel his memoir, according to an Associated Press article.

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Friends reflect on their very different lives

Miriam Flaud is a member of the Old Order Amish. She lives with her husband and six children on their farm in Franklin County. Her Englisher (non-Amish) friend Cindy Woodsmall, a best-selling novelist, lives in Georgia. The women inhabit very … Continue reading

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“The Darkness Did Not” by William L. Biersach

A review from reader Paula Luther: These days it seems vampires have lost the fear-mongering status they once proudly held. In most novels, they are no longer terrifying creatures that stalk the night seeking the blood of the living. However, … Continue reading

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Candid look at Amish

Bruce Waters, a Lancaster County graphic designer and photographer, has published “Faces of Lancaster County.” The book of art photography contains 145 never-before seen candid views of Amish families at work, play and socializing in their society. This is his … Continue reading

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9/11 children sought for new book

Christine Pisera Naman, author of “Faces of Hope: Babies Born on 9/11,” which features photographs of children born on September 11, 2001, is working on a new book to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of that tragic day. The new … Continue reading

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Mind-reading made easy

A review of McSweeney’s Issue 36 from reader Lia Morisson: There has always been a little yearning within me to have the ability to read minds. If, for one day I could rifle my hands through the filing cabinet in … Continue reading

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New book of poetry and prose

D.B. Frank of Mount Holly Springs, Cumberland County, has drawn on life in rural Pennsylvania as inspiration for his first book of poetry and prose, “Night Whispers.” The book is available at, and barnes&

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Read an excerpt of “Live Wire”

To read an excerpt of Harlan Coben’s latest novel, “Live Wire,” click here.

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“Between the Covers: The Book Babes’ Guide to a Woman’s Reading Pleasures” by Margo Hammond and Ellen Heltzel

I have a laundry list of books I want to read, most of which came from great reviews in the newspaper, in magazines or online. Never did I have any from a book — until now. “Between the Covers: The … Continue reading

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“The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz

It is a testament to Junot Diaz’ writing that I was able to read this book. With subject matter that can best be described as challenging, the beautiful writing carries this story. Oscar Wao is a young Dominican-American growing up … Continue reading

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