Category Archives: Nonfiction

Dillsburg Area Public Library to host discussion on Cheryl Strayed memoir April 29

“Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” a memoir by Cambria County, Pa., native Cheryl Strayed, is the topic of a book talk to be held 7 p.m. April 29 at the Dillsburg Area Public Library, 17 … Continue reading

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“Mama Gena’s Marriage Manual” by Regena Thomashauer

If you want to save your marriage, do not pick up “Mama Gena’s Marriage Manual” by Regena Thomashauer.

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‘Everything but the Kitchen Sink’ by Francesca Beauman

If you want a good giggle fit, but don’t have much time to read, pick up “Everything but the Kitchen Sink” by Francesca Beauman, though the subtitle can be misleading.

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Cartoonist, illustrator Mimi Pond to lecture at York College March 31

York College will host professional cartoonist and illustrator Mimi Pond for a lecture 3 p.m. Monday, March 31, in the Cora Miller Gallery of Wolf Hall at York College of PA, 441 Country Club Rd., York. The author and illustrator of … Continue reading

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Farming more than vegetables in central Pa.: Review of Arlo Crawford’s ‘A Farm Dies Once a Year’

I picked up the publisher’s advance copy of Arlo Crawford’s “A Farm Dies Once a Year” from the review pile here at the YDR because I adore two things: vegetables and a good memoir. The book jacket said this was … Continue reading

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Local authors funnel Oz fascination into new book for film’s 75th anniversary

Meet Jay Scarfone and William Stillman, the wonderful writers of Oz. Both of the Hershey area, Scarfone and Stillman have published a book called “The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion” that is chock-full of behind-the-scenes images and … Continue reading

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Art Association of Harrisburg to host local authors of new ‘Wizard of Oz’ book

The beloved and iconic film “The Wizard of Oz” is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Enjoy local festivities as the Art Association of Harrisburg hosts two area authors – Jay Scarfone and William Stillman, who recently published “The Wizard of Oz: The … Continue reading

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Duggar family to promote daughters’ book at Harrisburg Barnes and Noble March 12

The Duggar family of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” will be in the area Wednesday to promote the release of their daughters’ book and the upcoming eighth season of their show. The four eldest Duggar daughters have co-written a book … Continue reading

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‘The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates’ by Wes Moore

Wes Moore had just been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship when he read about a robbery and murder in Baltimore. One of the men caught and accused in the crime was named Wes Moore. The two men were the same age … Continue reading

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NYT bestselling author to speak at Harrisburg’s PawsAbilities March 9

The author of the New York Times bestselling book “Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him,” Luis Montalván, will speak 11 a.m. March 9 at the PawsAbilities event in the Keystone Conference Center at the PA Farm … Continue reading

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