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Author Tracy Kidder to visit Schenectady High School

SCHENECTADY

Author Tracy Kidder to visit Schenectady High School

Tracy Kidder, a Pulitzer Prize-winning non-fiction author, will be at Schenectady High School on Thursday night for a public event as part of the Schenectady County Public Library’s 50th Anniversary.

 Natalie Babbitt, author of YA classic 'Tuck Everlasting,' dies at 84

Natalie Babbitt, author of YA classic 'Tuck Everlasting,' dies at 84

Natalie Babbitt, a celebrated author of children's literature whose 1975 novel "Tuck Everlasting" led millions of young readers on an exploration, both fantastical and philosophical, of what it might mean to live forever, died Oct. 31 at her home in Hamden, Conn. She was 84

Bob Dylan finally acknowledges Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan finally acknowledges Nobel Prize

After weeks of silence regarding whether he will accept the Nobel Prize for literature, Bob Dylan has returned the Swedish Academy's phone calls. As it turns out, he accepts.

Janeites unite to find a gentler time

Janeites unite to find a gentler time

In a cavernous conference room one block from the White House, next door to the National Press Club, more than 200 people gathered together in the final minutes before the third presidential debate.

Hattie's legacy lives on in her recipes

Hattie's legacy lives on in her recipes

If Hattie walked through the door of her namesake Saratoga Springs restaurant, Chef Jasper Alexander knows exactly what he would do. “I would cook for her.”

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in literature

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in literature

Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature Thursday for work that the Swedish Academy described as “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

Author to discuss book about Raid on Ballston

Author to discuss book about Raid on Ballston

Jim Richmond will talk about his book "War on the Middleline" tonight at 7 p.m. in the first of a series of presentations to be held at the Fort Plain Museum.

Author returns to battlefield for new Saratoga book

Author returns to battlefield for new Saratoga book

When Dean Snow first ventured onto the Saratoga Battlefield back during the winter of 1970, the fact that the tour road was closed didn’t stop him for a second.

Historian tortured, killed for first edition of 'Wind in the Willows,' prosecutor tells British jury

Historian tortured, killed for first edition of 'Wind in the Willows,' prosecutor tells British jury

"The Wind in the Willows," first published in 1908, is a lovely tale by Kenneth Grahame of camaraderie, friendship and overcoming greed and excess.

Schenectady native pens book on early years of the Mets

Schenectady native pens book on early years of the Mets

With the New York Mets in the midst of a struggle to reach the postseason, what better time to read about the team’s glory days of the early 1960s?

Retired Malta town supervisor publishes island guidebook

MALTA

Retired Malta town supervisor publishes island guidebook

Since retiring as Malta town supervisor at the end of last year, Paul Sausville has had time for something entirely different - he just published a guidebook for potential visitors to one of the smaller, more remote tourist islands of the French West Indies, Marie-Galante.

'Hamilton' bio author Chernow to receive award in Albany

ALBANY

'Hamilton' bio author Chernow to receive award in Albany

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow, who wrote the 2004 biography "Alexander Hamilton" upon which Lin-Manuel Miranda based the Broadway sensation "Hamilton," will receive the 2016 Empire State Archives and History Award in Albany this November.

For avid reader, breaking up with books is so very hard to do

For avid reader, breaking up with books is so very hard to do

What does a book lover do when she runs out of space for more books?

The best reason for reading? Book lovers live longer, scientists say.

The best reason for reading? Book lovers live longer, scientists say.

Book readers survived almost two years longer than those who didn't crack open a book.

Does reading fiction make you a better person?

Does reading fiction make you a better person?

In 2006, Oatley helped conduct a study that linked reading fiction to better performance on empathy and social acumen tests.

Elderly Batman and Superman?  'Kingdom Come' imagined it 20 years ago

Elderly Batman and Superman? 'Kingdom Come' imagined it 20 years ago

Twenty years ago, DC Comics looked 10 years ahead into the future and found a dark dystopia that would turn into an instant superhero classic.

Historian says Benedict Arnold was a complicated individual

Historian says Benedict Arnold was a complicated individual

Back in elementary school in Ohio, at least the way James Kirby Martin remembers it, history was always neatly divvied up into the good guys and the bad guys.

This season of 'Game of Thrones' was always going to let readers down

This season of 'Game of Thrones' was always going to let readers down

Over the previous five years, I've been writing about "Game of Thrones" from the perspective of someone who has read -- and reread -- George R.R. Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire" novels.

In Spain, catching up with Cervantes

But while Britain has gone all out to fete Shakespeare, with a yearlong slate of high-profile events, readings, concerts and stagings of his plays, Spanish officials have been accused of not doing enough to promote Cervantes, whose “Don Quixote” is considered to be a foundational text of modern fiction.

Pastor to discuss book of reminiscences at Open Door today

Pastor to discuss book of reminiscences at Open Door today

In her new book, “Preaching in My Yes Dress: Confessions of a Reluctant Pastor,” Jo Page tells us stories that always seemed a little too revealing for the typical Sunday sermon.

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