CARS HOMES JOBS
 
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.
 
Self-publishing book online thrusts writer onto best-seller lists

Self-publishing book online thrusts writer onto best-seller lists

Sunday, April 28, 2013
With family and friends asking to read the emotional tale of first love, Colleen Hoover, the married mother of three young boys living in rural East Texas and working 11-hour days as a social worker, decided to digitally self-publish on Amazon, where they could download it free for a week.
 
Baseball stars’ return from WWII revived game

Baseball stars’ return from WWII revived game

Sunday, April 21, 2013
Imagine what big-league baseball would be like if hundreds of the game’s best players up and disappeared at the same time. Then picture a nation’s insatiable hunger for the game once all the greats suddenly returned.
 
Pollak turns retirement into career in novel-writing

Pollak turns retirement into career in novel-writing

Sunday, April 21, 2013
Peter G. Pollak always realized he had an affinity for writing fiction. What he didn’t have was the time.
 
Actress, dancer Rita Moreno celebrates survival

Actress, dancer Rita Moreno celebrates survival

Sunday, April 21, 2013
The award-winning actress Rita Moreno opens up — way, way up — in a memoir driven less by recollections from her career than by her effort to overcome crippling self-doubts. Moreno wasn’t shaped by the roles she played. She focuses her story on a journey of self-discovery, and it’s that introspection that gives her memoir its punch.
 
Garth Stein and "The Art of Racing in the Rain"
SCHENECTADY

Garth Stein and "The Art of Racing in the Rain"

Saturday, April 20, 2013
Garth Stein’s book is narrated by a dog. It’s a smart and enjoyable book, but it’s narrated by a dog.
 

Stein pleased with success, plans no more dog tales

Sunday, April 14, 2013
Author Garth Stein’s visit to Schenectady on Saturday will be his last One County One Book promotion of his bestselling book “The Art of Racing in the Rain.” “I like doing this. I love talking to people and fans of the book, but this will be my swan song. It’s time for me to devote more time to my new book,” he said.
 

Lecture to focus on Native groups, relations with Dutch settlers

Thursday, April 11, 2013
If you’re tired of getting your Mohawks mixed up with your Mahicans, then William A. Starna is just the guy to see. Starna, a retired anthropology professor at SUNY-Oneonta, will present a lecture, “Of Different Worlds: American Indian and Dutch Experiences in the Mohawk and Hudson Valleys,” at the Schenectady County Historical Society.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Author Gaiman to speak at Saratoga Springs City Center

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Northshire Bookstore is bringing English author Neil Gaiman to the Saratoga Springs City Center on Thursday, June 20, at 6 p.m.
 
Book on eating right has barbs for those who don’t

Book on eating right has barbs for those who don’t

Sunday, March 31, 2013
Eric Ball’s new book, “Sustained by Eating, Consumed by Eating Right,” has an ingenious premise and covers important topics. Yet in a noticeable number of places, the writing undermines the potential of the book.
 
Middle school butterfly project transforms into book on Karner blue
GUILDERLAND

Middle school butterfly project transforms into book on Karner blue

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The children’s book, “Mister Karner Blue,” originated as a scrapbook Natasha Permaul did as a final project in seventh grade.
 
 

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