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Second Harper Lee novel to be published in July

NEW YORK

Second Harper Lee novel to be published in July

To Kill a Mockingbird" will not be Harper Lee's only published book after all.

Mount Rushmore's long hidden love story

WILTON

Mount Rushmore's long hidden love story

When Richard Cerasani looks at the majestic stone heads carved on Mount Rushmore, he sees his parents. His father, Arthur, was one of the sculptors who helped create the national memorial, while his mother, Mary, encouraged him from afar.

Best-seller about boy's journey to heaven is pulled

NEW YORK

Best-seller about boy's journey to heaven is pulled

A best-selling account of a 6-year-old boy's journey to heaven and back has been pulled after the boy retracted his story.

Romantic betrayal becomes basis of successful novel

NISKAYUNA

Romantic betrayal becomes basis of successful novel

When Shari Quinn discovered her best friend of 20 years had been secretly romancing her boyfriend, she was inspired to write “Disloyalty,” a self-published saga that has repeatedly sold out at Capital Region bookstores.

Best of 2014/Books: Work of novellas, Lincoln stories among year’s best

The publishing industry continues to redefine itself. Electronic books continue to be popular, but their growth slowed a bit this year.

Expert on Dutch settlements to speak

Russell Shorto, uthor of 2004’s “The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America,” will be at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library Monday night at 7 p.m. to speak before the annual meeting of the Albany branch of the Holland Society of New York.

New comic artists push limits under strict Egyptian rule

A new feminist comic book, the Jewelry Box, has emerged in Egypt, the latest addition in a blossoming scene of alternative comics, as artists seek freer outlets of expression in a country where independent voices are finding it harder to speak.

Queen of crime writing PD James dies aged 94

Queen of crime writing PD James dies aged 94

P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature.

Holzer to discuss book, role of New York in Civil War

Holzer to discuss book, role of New York in Civil War

Most Civil War buffs are familiar with the Civil War correspondence of Abe Lincoln and Horace Greeley, but what about the somewhat contentious exchanges between Erastus Corning I and the nation’s 16th president?

Schenectady native to speak, sign her book on Steinmetz

Schenectady native to speak, sign her book on Steinmetz

When Elizabeth Rosner decided to set her third novel in her hometown of Schenectady, she had no idea what a fascinating personality she was going to be working with.

New book offers 'Game of Thrones' back story

NEW YORK

New book offers 'Game of Thrones' back story

Martin's new book, released this week, is "The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones," 300 pages of back story and original artwork by the some of the world's top fantasy illustrators.

Author: GE skillfully combined staff’s technical, business expertise

Author: GE skillfully combined staff’s technical, business expertise

If Julia Kirk Blackwelder learned anything in her 10 years of research for her new book, “Electric City: General Electric in Schenectady,” it’s that great scientists don’t necessarily make great businessmen.

Patrick Modiano of France wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature

Patrick Modiano of France wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature

Patrick Modiano of France wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Reads picks ‘Round House’

“The Round House” by Louise Erdrich has been selected by public vote as this year’s book of choice for Saratoga Reads, a community-wide reading program.

Gillibrand memoir highlights career challenges for women

ALBANY

Gillibrand memoir highlights career challenges for women

When women’s magazines recently previewed her new book “Off the Sidelines,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was not surprised the focus was on inappropriate remarks made by male congressional colleagues regarding her weight around the time she gave birth to her second child in 2008.

Gloversville native Persico’s work, friendship recalled

GUILDERLAND

Gloversville native Persico’s work, friendship recalled

A Gloversville native who split time between homes in Guilderland and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, author Joseph Persico died Saturday at the age of 84.

PR exec Ed Lewi details his 'wild ride'

CLIFTON PARK

PR exec Ed Lewi details his 'wild ride'

“A Wild Ride — Bears, Babes, and Marketing to the Max” chronicles some of the stories Ed Lewi has been telling for years.

Filmmaker Kennedy to discuss upstate NY’s Anti-Rent War

Filmmaker Kennedy to discuss upstate NY’s Anti-Rent War

When James Fenimore Cooper and Herman Melville wrote about upstate New York’s Anti-Rent War of the 1840s, they both failed to produce a success. Bruce Kennedy is hoping he has better luck.

Hillary Clinton brings book tour to Saratoga Springs

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Hillary Clinton brings book tour to Saratoga Springs

Hillary Clinton signed copies of her memoir, “Hard Choices,” on the second floor of the Northshire Bookstore on Tuesday.

Archie's death latest comic book to inject reality

Archie's death latest comic book to inject reality

For most of Archie Andrew's life, the red-headed comic book icon's biggest quandary was whether he liked Veronica or Betty.

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