Monthly Archives: November 2013

Best books to give as gifts for the holidays

Area librarians suggest some of the hottest titles for the 2013 holiday season, for kids, teens and adults.

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From Page to Projector: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

Dan Rorabaugh returns to ‘The Hunger Games’ by comparing the new ‘Catching Fire’ movie to its source material.

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York author Julie Ann Mally chronicles her family’s life in the mob

York author Julie Ann Mally worked with her mother to write the biography “The Mobster’s Daughter,” released in October 2013.

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BAM best-sellers for the week of Nov. 23

The best-sellers at the Springettsbury Township Books-A-Million for the week ended Nov. 23, 2013.

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Poetry’s newest National Book Award winner is Pa. native Mary Szybist

Last week, the National Book Foundation announced the winners of its annual National Book Awards, and in the category of poetry, Williamsport native Mary Szybist took the honor. Five finalists in four categories — fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s … Continue reading

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Manchester Twp. author Buffy Andrews talks on inspiration

Manchester Township author Buffy Andrews shares the inspiration behind her upcoming novel, “The Christmas Violin.”

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Stewartstown author David Garland releases collection of short stories, ‘Bear Tales’

Stewartstown author David F. Garland published “Bear Tales: Adventures of An American Original” in September 2013.

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Gettysburg author Jessica James celebrates new release

Adams County author Jessica James released “The Gray Ghost of Civil War Virginia” in October 2013, about Confederate Colonel John Singleton Mosby.

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Review: Pamela Palmer shocks with Vamp City series

This week, I browsed two novels that have been hanging out in my book pile. Pamela Palmer’s “A Kiss of Blood” was released this past summer, and I’ve had the first book in the series, “A Blood Seduction,” for a … Continue reading

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West Manchester Twp. author Dan Beard releases ‘Santa’s Magic Bootprints’

West Manchester Township author Dan Beard recently released “Santa’s Magic Bootprints,” and will hold a book signing at Irvin’s Nov. 30, 2013.

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