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One book. One community. Five choices.

It’s time to select the book that will be read for the One Book One Community initiative. The program is in its 11th year and represents a collaboration between 80 libraries in six counties, according to a news release. One … Continue reading

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Stewartstown author Donald Reinsel helps job seekers with ‘The Career Puzzle’

Stewartstown author Donald Reinsel, 53, is a business instructor at Consolidated School of Business in York.  He interacts with students of all age levels and socioeconomic backgrounds regularly, he said via the Book Buzz local author web form. “While the … Continue reading

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Wrightsville fantasy author releases new book

Jessica Eppley has been writing books for several years now. Yet, the Wrightsville author who recently published her fourth book has not settled on a routine for writing. “Usually an idea will just hit me, and I will write down … Continue reading

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Gettysburg author Jessica James wins Southern Fiction award

Gettysburg author Jessica James is the first two-time winner of the coveted John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction, according to a news release. James first won the prestigious literary award in 2011 for her Civil War novel “Noble Cause,” … Continue reading

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Adams County author C. James Gilbert Jr. talks about creating characters for ‘A Darker Shade of Freedom’

By Sarah Chain For the Daily Record/Sunday News If you asked C. James Gilbert Jr. what he likes best about writing, he’d tell you about his characters. Specifically, he might tell you about James Langdon, the son of a cotton … Continue reading

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Collinsville Community Library’s book sale happening this weekend

The Friends of Collinsville Community Library’s Annual Spring Book Sale will be 1 to 8 p.m. March 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 21 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22. There will be a two-for-one sale and “two … Continue reading

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BAM best-sellers for the week of Feb. 16

Best-sellers as reported by Books-A-Million in Springettsbury Township for the week ended Feb. 9: 1.       “Fault In Our Stars” by John Green 2.       “Insurgent” by Veronica Roth 3.       “Sycamore Row” by … Continue reading

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What are you reading on this snowy day?

A snow day is the perfect day to stay in and read a good book. I want to know what you’re reading! Submit a photo of you reading a book to cshaffer@ydr.com or tweet your reading selfie to @ydrbooks. You … Continue reading

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Recently Released: ‘The Prayer’ by Jacqueline von Zwehl

This week I read “The Prayer: An Inspirational Journey to Miracles and Eternal Love” by Jacqueline von Zwehl. It was released a couple weeks ago by Johann Press. While the book was touted as an inspirational memoir, I was not … Continue reading

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Scott Mingus Sr. to speak on Confederate general at York County Civil War Roundtable

Manchester Township author and historian Scott Mingus Sr. will speak on Confederate Gen. William “Extra Billy” Smith at the October York County Civil War Roundtable Oct. 16, 2013.

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