CARS HOMES JOBS
 
CAPITAL REGION

Pulitzer-winning author Russo to visit pair of area colleges

Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
Gloversville native and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo will make two Capital Region stops this fall.
 
SCHENECTADY

Jay Street fest will feature local authors

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013
Local literary talent will be showcased on the Jay Street pedestrian mall Saturday during the Jay Street Book Festival.
 
Seeking Salinger: 10-year quest leads to new book, movie,  TV special

Seeking Salinger: 10-year quest leads to new book, movie, TV special

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013
Known until now as a screenwriter for “Armageddon” and “Savages,” working by day on a sequel to “Avatar,” Shane Salerno has taken on a surprising and newsmaking identity: the latest, and, apparently, greatest seeker of clues about J.D. Salinger.
 
Book review: Author takes readers on 2-week hike in woods

Book review: Author takes readers on 2-week hike in woods

Monday, Aug. 12, 2013
Let’s say Henry David Thoreau hiked the Northville-Placid Trail and decided to write about that experience, instead of life at Walden Pond. If he had, the result would be an awful lot like “The Allure of Deep Woods.”
 
RENSSELAERVILLE

Festival of Writers comes up smelling like a prose (and a poem)

Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013
An Amsterdam native who worked in Schenectady for years before recently retiring, Tom Corrado will read his poem at the fifth annual Rensselaerville Festival of Writers next Sunday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m. at Conkling Hall in Rensselaerville.
 
Writer’s work brings World War II figures, events to life

Writer’s work brings World War II figures, events to life

Sunday, July 14, 2013
Franklin D. Roosevelt died nearly 70 years ago. His generals and admirals, including George Patton, Fleet Adm. Ernest King, George Marshall, Douglas MacArthur and Dwight D. Eisenhower, have been gone for the past 40 to 70 or so years. Yet, in “Roosevelt’s Centurions,” Joseph Persico describes the president and his military team so vividly that they seem to come alive and rise from the pages.
 
For children’s author, stories are inspired by artwork
GREENFIELD CENTER

For children’s author, stories are inspired by artwork

Sunday, July 14, 2013
Jennifer Sattler spends as much time as she can with children. The 45-year-old Greenfield Center painter and writer also invests hours with her cartoon creations — the hero team of determined yellow chick Chick and good ol’ wonder dog Pug, the colorful flamingo Sylvie and surfing pigs Fergus and Dink from “Pig Kahuna.”
 
Review: Unlikely success of horse trainer makes for great story

Review: Unlikely success of horse trainer makes for great story

Sunday, June 30, 2013
After reading Joe Layden’s newest book, “The Ghost Horse,” I plan on going back to Saratoga Race Course this summer.
 
Burnt Hills writer puts novel on hold, enjoys short pieces
BURNT HILLS

Burnt Hills writer puts novel on hold, enjoys short pieces

Sunday, June 16, 2013
Wendy Hobday Haugh’s great American novel is coming, slowly but surely. Until it’s done, she’s been very happy producing magazine articles and getting her short stories and poetry published.
 

Review: ‘River’s Tale’ sets suspense story in Adirondacks

Sunday, June 9, 2013
“The River’s Tale” is a suspenseful, highly readable mystery set in the Adirondack High Peaks and the daunting whitewater of the upper Hudson River.
 
Christian Science Reading Room a place of rest, reflection for 70 years
SCHENECTADY

Christian Science Reading Room a place of rest, reflection for 70 years

Sunday, June 2, 2013
Jim Pennington can always offer conversation — for people interested in words. As one of four volunteers who staff the Christian Science Reading Room at 136 State St., Pennington welcomes all visitors. Some are people who want to read and relax for a little while. Others may be looking for a warm place on a cold day.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Book details city’s horse racing history over 150 years

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Accuracy makes for long titles.
That’s what historian Allan Carter and thoroughbred writer Mike Kane discovered when they struggled to name their book about the 150 years since the first thoroughbred racing meet was held in Saratoga Springs on an old trotting track off Union Avenue.
 

Battles of Saratoga engulf family in young adult novel

Sunday, May 26, 2013
Many of us have enjoyed walking, biking or skiing the roads and trails of the Saratoga National Historical Park, and now Saratoga Springs author Jack Reber has made that area come alive with the sights and sounds of the historic battles in his new young adult novel “Saratoga Captive.”
 
ALBANY

UAlbany professor awarded Man Booker Prize

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Author Lydia Davis wins prestigious international literary prize
 
Book examines science, history of crossing Hudson

Book examines science, history of crossing Hudson

Sunday, May 19, 2013
“Crossing the Hudson” is a well-researched, beautifully written history of the 21 bridges and tunnels that cross the Hudson between the Capital Region and New York City.
 
 

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