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Book Review: ‘Siblings Without Rivalry: How to help your children live together so you can live too’

I’ve been doing it wrong. I didn’t know how wrong, until I read “Siblings Without Rivalry: How to help your children live together so you can live too” by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. Most mornings go like this in … Continue reading

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YDR’s Mike Argento writes about York Emporium’s Jim Lewin’s resilience after health scares

Mike Argento’s column for Monday’s paper is about York Emporium’s Jim Lewin and his January heart attack — the third for the nearly 60-year-old shop owner. Read Mike’s column about the resilience and community support given to a beloved local … Continue reading

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Hallam author Stephanie Giese comes full circle through writing, blogging

As a new mom, Hallam writer Stephanie Giese turned to blogging to make connections with other women, mothers and writers. Just four years later, female writers are now looking to her to get connected. Giese has founded BlogU, a conference … 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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BAM best-sellers for week ending March 23

Best-sellers as reported by Books-A-Million in Springettsbury Township for the week ending March 23. 1. “Divergent,” by Veronica Roth 2. “Allegiant,” by Veronica Roth 3. “Insurgent,” by Veronica Roth 4. “Rush Revere & the First Patriots,” by Rush Limbaugh 5. … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Until I Say Good-bye: My Year of Living With Joy’

I cried several times reading ‘Until I Say Good-bye: My Year of Living with Joy’ by Susan Spencer-Wendel.  Her memoir chronicles her battle with ALS and her resolution to live one of the last years of her life with joy, … Continue reading

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Yorktowne Hotel to host “Meet the Author” tea with Buffy Andrews

Manchester Township author Buffy Andrews will be the guest of honor at a Meet the Author Tea hosted in the Commonwealth Room of the Yorktowne Hotel, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 27. Andrews will discuss her Amazon best-selling novel, “The … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Quiet:The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking’

Power is not a word usually associated with introversion. I’ve lived most of my life as an extrovert even though I am an introvert, and although I feel powerful and confident, my introverted side often makes me feel less than … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood’ by Jennifer Senior

Do you know how badly lit dressing rooms can make you feel horrible about yourself? You see the dark circles under your eyes, your skin takes on a sickly green pallor because of the fluorescent lighting, and your thighs are … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed’ by Glennon Doyle Melton

Sometimes in life we find exactly what we need, exactly when we need it.  That’s what happened to me when I found ‘Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed’ by Glennon Doyle Melton. I’ve never read Glennon’s wildly popular blog … Continue reading

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