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Copy of upcoming 'Fifty Shades' novel stolen

Copy of upcoming 'Fifty Shades' novel stolen

Publisher Penguin Random House says a copy of the upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” sequel has been stolen, just over a week before publication day.

NY summer reading program says 'Every Hero Has A Story'

NY summer reading program says 'Every Hero Has A Story'

The New York State Library announced its summer reading program on Monday to motivate students to continue their education during the summer.

New 'Fifty Shades' book quickly tops best-seller lists

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New 'Fifty Shades' book quickly tops best-seller lists

A day after announcing that E L James had written a "Fifty Shades" novel from billionaire Christian Grey's point of view, "Grey" was No. 1 on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com as of midday Tuesday.

David McCullough calls writing his true calling

David McCullough calls writing his true calling

David McCullough, a best-selling historian and biographer and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has a new book on the Wright Brothers. He'll be at the Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs on Tuesday.

Author to discuss 6 Revolutionary War veterans' photographs

An author of several books on the Revolutionary War is giving a talk at an upstate New York battlefield about veterans of the American Revolution who lived long enough into the 19th century to have their photographs taken.

Biographer of '12 Years A Slave' author to give talk

Biographer of '12 Years A Slave' author to give talk

The co-author of a book on the man whose story was told in the Oscar-winning movie "12 Years A Slave" is giving a talk this weekend as part of a local group's history event.

Schenectady library book sale set for Saturday

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Schenectady library book sale set for Saturday

More than 40,000 books will be available for perusing Saturday at the Friends of the Schenectady County Public Library's annual Spring Used Book Sale.

Author Dearstyne tells tales of NY's rich history

Author Dearstyne tells tales of NY's rich history

New York state history is rich with wonderful tales of risk takers, innovators and people who understood that the common good was every bit as important as their personal circumstances. Bruce Dearstyne is trying to make sure people don’t forget that.

Reese Witherspoon to narrate audio of new Harper Lee book

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Reese Witherspoon to narrate audio of new Harper Lee book

Harper Lee's upcoming novel, the year's most talked about literary release, will have some added star power for the audio edition: Reese Witherspoon.

Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in arts

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Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in arts

Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See," a World War II novel that has been one of the top-selling literary works of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

Women to share poems about family

Women to share poems about family

Niskayuna native Michele Battiste has had a passion for writing poetry since she was 10 but says she wasn’t always so good at it.

German Nobel laureate Guenter Grass dies at age 87

German Nobel laureate Guenter Grass dies at age 87

Guenter Grass, the Nobel-winning German writer who gave voice to the generation that came of age during the horrors of the Nazi era but later ran into controversy over his own World War II past and stance toward Israel, has died. He was 87.

Vonnegut’s work influenced by time in Capital Region

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Vonnegut’s work influenced by time in Capital Region

Kurt Vonnegut’s elevation of firefighters, a recurring theme in his work and speeches, comes from personal, and local, experience: Vonnegut volunteered with the Alplaus Fire Department when he lived across the street in an apartment above a grocery store and worked in public relations for General Electric in Schenectady.

Copy editor puts her work on words into words

It never occurred to Mary Norris that anyone would be interested in reading a book by a copy editor about commas.

Author to talk about book on less-known Revolutionary battle

Author to talk about book on less-known Revolutionary battle

For those with only a casual interest in the American Revolution, Brandywine may not pack the same historical punch as, say, Saratoga or Yorktown. Michael Harris says there’s a very good reason.

Professor to share stories of Schenectady’s immigrants

Professor to share stories of Schenectady’s immigrants

For local historians and anyone looking into family genealogy, Robert Pascucci is a bit of a rock star.

Book tells story of children protected during Holocaust

Book tells story of children protected during Holocaust

Those who study the Holocaust are very familiar with the story of Oskar Schindler. Irena Sendler? Not so much.

‘Calvin’ cartoonist pleased his work is still popular

‘Calvin’ cartoonist pleased his work is still popular

In his first extended print interview since he retired, “Calvin and Hobbes” creator Bill Watterson spoke with Jenny Robb, the curator and associate professor at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at The Ohio State University.

Power plant fight sparked ecology movement

Power plant fight sparked ecology movement

In “Power on the Hudson,” Robert Lifset eloquently retells the story of the 1960s dispute over construction of a pumped storage hydropower plant at Storm King Mountain in the Hudson Highlands.

‘Schenectady’ author says sci-fi has staying power

‘Schenectady’ author says sci-fi has staying power

Author Longyear will be honored at Proctors in Schenectady on Friday during a sci-fi movie night, and will talk about science fiction on Saturday at the Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction.

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