CARS HOMES JOBS
 
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.
 
Albany native shares love, loss as identical twin in new memoir
ALBANY

Albany native shares love, loss as identical twin in new memoir

Saturday, March 2, 2013
Parravani tells her story in her new memoir, “Her,” which goes on sale Tuesday and was named Amazon’s “Featured Debut” for March.
 
Keynoter details Seward’s role as Lincoln confidant
SCHENECTADY

Keynoter details Seward’s role as Lincoln confidant

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
With the Oscar-nominated movie “Lincoln” in theaters, Union College officials felt it was appropriate to pay tribute to alumnus William Henry Seward, one of the 16th president’s confidants.
 
NEW YORK

Rachael Ray announces book releases, will host music festival

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
Rachael Ray is multitasking.
 
Story of writer Saunders' career is worth telling

Story of writer Saunders' career is worth telling

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013
Author George Saunders seems to be all over the place right now, including a visit this week to the New York State Writers Institute.
 
Author offers witty account of Lake Champlain monster

Author offers witty account of Lake Champlain monster

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013
Robert E. Bartholomew’s “Untold Story of Champ” is a thorough, witty account of the sea serpent alleged to live in Lake Champlain.
 
 

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