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Our book club is a Facebook book club. We chat on our Facebook page throughout the year and meet three times a year for the grand finale at one of our homes. We started with 45 people who resolved to read "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy and finish it...
It was a quiet night for a revolution. People at the bar in Joe Squared Station North sat huddled over drinks and conversations. Folks occasionally strolled in to pick up pizza orders or headed to dining tables in the back. Few even glanced at the...
City Lit, the long-standing company that specializies in literary adaptations, has announced its 2012-13 season. The company's 33rd season consists of “Frankenstein” by Bo List, adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley (opening in October);...
Otterbein United Methodist Church, on the corner of Franklin and Locust streets in Hagerstown, will hold a Dickens Village Christmas Fair Saturday, Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Victorian Village, based on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas...
-------------------- The St. Zita Society A Novel Ruth Rendell Scribner: 272 pp., $26 -------------------- If you're unfamiliar with Ruth Rendell, if you've somehow managed to miss her 60 or so books, if you've never experienced the frisson...
As Lucy Kobbs turned the final page of the seventh and last book in the "Harry Potter" series, she took a pencil to the wall beside her bed and memorialized the end of an era: 7/22/07, 3:20 a.m. "It's one of those books that will stick with me for life,"...
-------------------- The Peculiar A Novel Stefan Bachmann Greenwillow Books: 384 pp., $16.99, ages 9 and up -------------------- The average 16-year-old who writes usually does so for school, bringing the same level of rigor and enthusiasm to the...
Several writers have told their story by the use of contrast in two cities to get their message across. St. Augustine set the City of God against the City of Satan to illustrate the eternal conflict between good and evil. Charles Dickens compared London...
Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai Los estrictos códigos de honor que sustentaron la cultura japonesa durante varios siglos, pueden verse reflejados en Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, película que recrea la valentía de los guerreros nipones para vencer a...
The witch had been weeping in the boxwoods for more than half a century before Laura Amy Schlitz picked up her pen and set her free. The 57-year-old Schlitz is the librarian at Park School and a Newbery Medal-winning author whose newest novel, "Splendors...
Editing duties in back-to-back tragedies -- a deadly train derailment and a school shooting -- have kept me from regular postings, but I did want to note a promising new book by local author Laura Amy Schlitz. Today, Candlewick Press releases "Splendors...
Tags: Awards and Prizes
The notion that one of Lake County's displays of splendor was going to ruin needled those who have sampled its delights. And no wonder. The mansion built by citrus grower and developer William J. Howey is a gem like no other in these parts. Designed by a...
Tags: Religion and Belief, Philosophy
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