Category Archives: Historical fiction

Lancaster County Joel Moore author pens Civil War series, ‘Journey Into Darkness’

Lancaster County Joel Arthur Moore penned the Journey Into Darkness series about a teen boy who follows his father into the Civil War.

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From Page to Projector: ‘The Book Thief’

Dan Rorabaugh reviews the movie adaptation of Markus Zusak’s ‘The Book Thief.’

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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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Penn State York to host writer Sujata Massey

Author Sujata Massey will speak at Penn State York in York, Pa., Nov. 13, 2013, about her novel “The Sleeping Dictionary.”

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Adams County Arts Council to host talk by Gettysburg author Kajsa C. Cook

Gettysburg author Kajsa C. Cook will speak at Adams County Arts Council’s 3rdthursdaynoon series Oct. 17, 2013.

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One Book, One Community announces 2013 events at York County Libraries

One Book, One Community unveiled planned programs for its 2013 read, “The Cellist of Sarajevo” by Steven Galloway. Programs kick off Sept. 26, 2013.

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From Page to Projector: ‘Pride & Prejudice’

Dan Rorabaugh shares his views on Jane Austen’s ‘Pride & Prejudice’ and how the 2005 movie adaptation compares.

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Librarian offers best Civil War books for kids

Karen Hostetter of Dover Area Community Library offers her picks for the best Civil War books for children in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Romance review: ‘And Then She Fell’ by Stephanie Laurens

This week I read “And Then She Fell” by Stephanie Laurens. I enjoy historical romance novels above any other romance sub-genre, so Laurens’ book whipped by in just a few hours. Most of the narrative revolves around almost-30-year-old “spinster,” Henrietta. … Continue reading

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Civil War author Jeff Shaara to speak in Gettysburg, York

Best-selling Civil War author Jeff Shaara will speak at the Gettysburg Festival June 15 and as part of the York County Heritage Trust’s Distinguished Speaker Series June 27, 2013.

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