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Author provides fresh look at Vietnam experience

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014
If James D. Redwood had not gotten such a high draft number in 1970, his view of the Vietnamese people would most likely be very different today, and his award-winning short story collection “Love Beneath the Napalm” (University of Notre Dame Press, $24, 183 pages) might have never been written.
 
NEW YORK

DiCamillo wins Newbery Medal for "Flora & Ulysses"

Monday, Jan. 27, 2014
Kate DiCamillo’s “Flora & Ulysses” has won the John Newbery Medal for the year’s best work of children’s literature.
 
Editor writes memoir of fleeing Nazis, managing star reporters

Editor writes memoir of fleeing Nazis, managing star reporters

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014
Some people live lives that seem to have been written by a Hollywood screenwriter. Harry Rosenfeld, the editor-at-large of the Times Union, is one of them.
 
ALBANY

‘Sugarmaker’s Companion’ good for syrup makers, eaters

Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
Albany native Michael Ferrell's new book shows the joys and challenges of making maple syrup
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga author tells story of pivotal Navy trial

Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
Steve Sheinkin's book, “The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny and the Fight for Civil Rights,” tells the story of an explosion that rocked a California Navy base in 1944, killing more than 300 sailors and bringing about the largest mutiny trial in the U.S. Navy.
 
Authors worked to keep bias out of book on presidential trios

Authors worked to keep bias out of book on presidential trios

Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014
“U.S. Presidents: From Awesome to Awful,” his latest book from Three Lakes Publishing, co-authored by Siena College colleague Tom Kelly, is another indication of how Doug Lonnstrom looks at much of the world through the prism of history.
 
Gazette reviewers choose their favorite books of 2013

Gazette reviewers choose their favorite books of 2013

Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014
Despite the continuing popularity of Kindle and Nook, many book lovers still enjoy the atmosphere of finding books in an actual bookstore, and we are lucky to have so many excellent ones in our area.
 
Former Gazette writer Conner tells story of unsung Civil War general

Former Gazette writer Conner tells story of unsung Civil War general

Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013
Former Gazette writer Robert C. Conner has written the first full-length biography of Civil War Gen. Gordon Granger, a West Point graduate and Mexican War veteran who, despite a somewhat cantankerous personality, distinguished himself as a fine soldier and leader during the Civil War.
 
For noted cabin architect and author, less really is more

For noted cabin architect and author, less really is more

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013
Architect Dale Mulfinger's books illustrate not just cabin design but also the allure of the simple life.
 

Oprah Winfrey announces new book club pick

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013
Here's something to pre-order for the holidays: Oprah Winfrey's new book club pick.
 
National Book winner McBride found solace in fictional character
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National Book winner McBride found solace in fictional character

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013
James McBride’s The Good Lord Bird,” the comic and terrifying adventures of a disguised black child caught up in John Brown’s abolitionist crusade, was the winner Wednesday night of the National Book Award for fiction.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Author Hosseini to visit Saratoga Springs

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013
Best- selling author Khaled Hosseini will visit Saratoga Springs as a guest of Saratoga Reads, in celebration of the community reading program’s 10th year.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Novelist Khaled Hosseini to visit Saratoga in February

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013
Saratoga Reads bringing best-selling author to Skidmore College
 
Book review: Amsterdam native sets first mystery in 1960s New York

Book review: Amsterdam native sets first mystery in 1960s New York

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013
James Ziskin’s first novel is a capable addition to a type of mystery writing that is partly noir and partly atmospheric.
 
Trio rushes to add chapter to Solomon Northup story

Trio rushes to add chapter to Solomon Northup story

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013
Solomon Northup’s story has been told before. Why, he even wrote his own autobiography. But for lovers of 19th century history who want to read the whole story, Cliff Brown, David Fiske and Rachel Seligman have written a book called “Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave.”
 
 

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