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The Night Circus: A Worthwhile Last Minute Summer Read

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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Magic, Mystery and Romance in the 19th Century The Night Circus: Book Review Living in the northeast, it’s hard not to feel a bit weary as summer fades into fall and the daylight hours begin to diminish. The cool evenings are a subtle reminder that soon everything will be covered in snow again, and the [...]

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Reading Cleaning Nabokov’s House in Onkwedo (Ithaca Blog)

Leslie Daniels
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Reading Cleaning Nabokov’s House in Onkwedo Author Leslie Daniels to Appear in Ithaca We knew nothing of the history of my childhood home, or rather the land it was built on, until we began to dig for the brick patio in the backyard. The first license plate showed up just days into the project, to [...]

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Janelle Brown’s All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, Book Review

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything by Janelle Brown
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Janelle Brown’s All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, Book Review Gossip, Country Clubs and Scandals Janelle Brown’s novel All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, is a national best-seller and named one of the best books of 2008 by Library Journal. Brown’s debut novel also received accolades from New York Times Book Review, Publishers Weekly, People [...]

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A Trip Through Time: Stephen King’s 11/22/63, Book Review

11/22/63 by Stephen King
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Stephen King’s 11/22/63: A Novel, Book Review The Master of Horror Examines the Kennedy Assassination in 11/22/63 The quality of Stephen King’s work over the last several years has been somewhat varied, ranging from the tepidly received [amazonify]1416524517::text::::Cell (2006)[/amazonify] to the unfortunate [amazonify]B005MWIWYC::text::::Blockade Billy (2010)[/amazonify] to last year’s critically acclaimed best-seller [amazonify]143919260X::text::::Full Dark, No Stars[/amazonify], [...]

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Children’s Literature Goes Wild at the Hyde Collection

Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are
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Children’s Literature at the Hyde Collection Learn How to Write a Children’s Book at the Hyde When you think of children’s authors, you probably think of Edward Lear, Shel Silverstein, Maurice Sendak, Richard Scarry and, of course, Dr. Seuss. Nothing opens up the imagination in a child’s mind like a good book and classics like [...]

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Creativity: An Interview with Poet Michael Czarnecki

Michael Czarnecki
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An Interview with Poet Michael Czarnecki 20 Days on Route 20: Poetry and Life on the Road By Aubree Cutkomp It was Michael Czarnecki’s junior year high school English teacher, Mr. Kerr, who first encouraged him to start writing poetry. Not only has he not stopped writing poetry since, but sixteen years ago he decided to [...]

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Historic, Informative and Entertaining: Adirondack Roots by Sandra Weber (Book Review)

Adirondack Roots
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Adirondack Roots (Book Review) Stories of Hiking, History and Women: Adirondack Roots, a New Book by Sandra Weber The Adirondack mountains are known as an area of breathtaking beauty—a wilderness untouched by modern life. It is also a region rich in history, frequented by well-known figures such as Theodore Roosevelt and the Vanderbilt family. Sandra [...]

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A Look Back at the Life and Work of Jeanne Robert Foster: Adirondack Poet and Model

Jeanne Robert Foster
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Jeanne Robert Foster, Adirondack Poet & Model A Look Back at the Life and Work of Jeanne Robert Foster Ford Madox Ford, James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, and Ezra Pound are memorable names, to be sure. We see them as great, untouchable artists, far removed from the real world. Farther even, from our own small [...]

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It Comes Naturally: An Interview with Author Jean Craighead George

Jean Craighead George
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Author Jean Craighead George, Guest of Honor at the Rensselaerville Festival of Writers By Aubree Cutkomp Jean Craighead George is the author of over one hundred books for young adults, including the Bildungsromans My Side of the Mountain (Newbery Honor Book, 1960) and Julie of the Wolves (Newbery Award Winner, 1973). All of her books [...]

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Inside Yaddo: An Interview with Elaina Richardson and Lesley Leduc

Philip Roth at Yaddo
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Interview with Elaina Richardson and Lesley Leduc of Yaddo Since its inception at the turn of the century, the artist’s community Yaddo has hosted generations of America’s greatest writers, composers and artists of all forms. The names of these artists and the number of accolades they have received only further materialize Katrina Trask’s vision of [...]

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