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Writer-environmentalist Peter Matthiessen dies

Writer-environmentalist Peter Matthiessen dies

Sunday, April 6, 2014
Peter Matthiessen, a rich man's son who spurned a life of leisure and embarked on extraordinary physical and spiritual quests while producing such acclaimed books as "The Snow Leopard" and "At Play in the Fields of the Lord," died Saturday. He was 86.

 
Professor: Region an ideal place to interest young people in history

Professor: Region an ideal place to interest young people in history

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Trying to spark a young person’s interest in history is a noble endeavor, according to Thomas Chambers, and in upstate New York it shouldn’t be much of a challenge.
 
Beah goes on writing -- now fiction

Beah goes on writing -- now fiction

Sunday, March 23, 2014
As a 13-year-old boy caught up in the Sierra Leone Civil War, Ishmael Beah lost his village and his family. For a time, he also lost his humanity.
 

Author Kirn to discuss 'interesting character' who had a dark secret

Sunday, March 23, 2014
For author Walter Kirn, it started out as an adventure: a 1998 car trip from Montana to New York City to bring a crippled dog to a rich young man named Clark Rockefeller, a distant relative of the famous Rockefeller family.
 

Local author Shartle’s main character finds solace in Adirondacks

Saturday, March 15, 2014
Getting a book published is a lot like trout fishing, according to Mary Sanders Shartle. You keep moving until you get a few nibbles.
 

Author provides fresh look at Vietnam experience

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014
If James D. Redwood had not gotten such a high draft number in 1970, his view of the Vietnamese people would most likely be very different today, and his award-winning short story collection “Love Beneath the Napalm” (University of Notre Dame Press, $24, 183 pages) might have never been written.
 
NEW YORK

DiCamillo wins Newbery Medal for "Flora & Ulysses"

Monday, Jan. 27, 2014
Kate DiCamillo’s “Flora & Ulysses” has won the John Newbery Medal for the year’s best work of children’s literature.
 
Editor writes memoir of fleeing Nazis, managing star reporters

Editor writes memoir of fleeing Nazis, managing star reporters

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014
Some people live lives that seem to have been written by a Hollywood screenwriter. Harry Rosenfeld, the editor-at-large of the Times Union, is one of them.
 
ALBANY

‘Sugarmaker’s Companion’ good for syrup makers, eaters

Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
Albany native Michael Ferrell's new book shows the joys and challenges of making maple syrup
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga author tells story of pivotal Navy trial

Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
Steve Sheinkin's book, “The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny and the Fight for Civil Rights,” tells the story of an explosion that rocked a California Navy base in 1944, killing more than 300 sailors and bringing about the largest mutiny trial in the U.S. Navy.
 
Authors worked to keep bias out of book on presidential trios

Authors worked to keep bias out of book on presidential trios

Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014
“U.S. Presidents: From Awesome to Awful,” his latest book from Three Lakes Publishing, co-authored by Siena College colleague Tom Kelly, is another indication of how Doug Lonnstrom looks at much of the world through the prism of history.
 
Gazette reviewers choose their favorite books of 2013

Gazette reviewers choose their favorite books of 2013

Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014
Despite the continuing popularity of Kindle and Nook, many book lovers still enjoy the atmosphere of finding books in an actual bookstore, and we are lucky to have so many excellent ones in our area.
 
Former Gazette writer Conner tells story of unsung Civil War general

Former Gazette writer Conner tells story of unsung Civil War general

Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013
Former Gazette writer Robert C. Conner has written the first full-length biography of Civil War Gen. Gordon Granger, a West Point graduate and Mexican War veteran who, despite a somewhat cantankerous personality, distinguished himself as a fine soldier and leader during the Civil War.
 
For noted cabin architect and author, less really is more

For noted cabin architect and author, less really is more

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013
Architect Dale Mulfinger's books illustrate not just cabin design but also the allure of the simple life.
 

Oprah Winfrey announces new book club pick

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013
Here's something to pre-order for the holidays: Oprah Winfrey's new book club pick.
 
 

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