Monthly Archives: April 2011

From book to film: Favorite adaptations

With all the hype surrounding the movie version of “Water for Elephants” (Roger Ebert seemed to like it, anyhow), I’ve been trying to plug my ears until I can get my hands on a copy of the book. Luckily for … Continue reading

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York photographer captures Tucson

York author and photographer Scott Butcher has released “Tucson Perspectives.” Butcher captures the historic city of Tucson, Ariz., in 117 photos. The book sells for $9.99 and can be purchased from the publisher, www.schifferbooks.com, or other online retailers. Butcher is … Continue reading

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Best-sellers at Borders

Best-sellers at Borders Books & Music in Springettsbury Township for the week that ended April 17: 1. “Heaven is for Real” by Todd Burpo. 2. “Chasing Fire” by Nora Roberts. 3. “Civil War Voices” by James McClure and Scott L. … Continue reading

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“Night Train to Lisbon” by Pascal Mercier

There are two main characters in this book: Raimund Gregorius, a nerdy teacher of classical languages in a high school in Berne, Switzerland, and Amadeu de Prado, a doctor in Portugal. Gregorius is on his way to school one rainy … Continue reading

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Top 10 challenged books of 2010

Quick, cover the children’s eyes: The American Library Association just released its list of the 10 most frequently challenged books of 2010. The ALA defines a “challenge” as a “formal, written complaint filed with a library or school, requesting that … Continue reading

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‘Three Cups of Tea’ prompts inquiry

Montana’s attorney general launched an inquiry Tuesday into the charity run by “Three Cups of Tea” co-author Greg Mortenson.

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Memoirs: Fact, fiction and the in between

There was a column by Alexandra Petri on The Washington Post yesterday about an investigation into the accuracy of claims made by author Greg Mortenson in “Three Cups of Tea,” a widely read memoir about one man’s journey to build … Continue reading

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“Goon Squad” wins Pulitzer

Pulitzer prizes were awarded April 18 for fiction, drama, nonfiction and poetry. Jennifer Egan’s inventive novel about the passage of time, “A Visit from the Goon Squad,” won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, honored for its “big-hearted curiosity about cultural … Continue reading

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Read to a horse, see lots of trucks

DEBORAH SULLIVAN On the Shelves Recently, a friend told me that she was bored. Boredom is a concept I have trouble grasping as I am quite adept at filling my time, especially if it means doing something other than household … Continue reading

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Rachel Carson in ebooks

‘ To mark Earth Day 2011, Open Road Media will release Rachel Carson’s “Under the Sea Wind,” “The Sea Around Us,” and “The Sense of Wonder” as ebooks on April 19. They will be available in all popular ebook formats. … Continue reading

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