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  • Buster: The Little Garbage Truck
    'Buster: The Little Garbage Truck': Picture book about overcoming fears
    In "Buster: The Little Garbage Truck," author Marcia Berneger creates a picture book about overcoming fears. Little Buster can hardly wait to work with the big trucks, but he's afraid of loud noises. Even loud noises from his toys...
  • Dreamcatcher
    Dreamcatcher
    I had heard mostly negative reviews on it. We decided to check it out anyway. Truth is, the movie's ok. It's not great, but it's definitely worth checking out at least once. A lot was cut from the book, but this is understandable given...
  • Matrimony Meltdown by Kathi Daley
    Interview with mystery writer Kathi Daley
    All writers approach their craft with some purpose in mind. For some, it’s simply to see their name in print. Others want the brass ring—a Pulitzer, an Edgar, and more. In this interview with Kathi Daley, we’ll get a close look...
  • 'Rye Hill'
    Companion Piece: Robin Cannon on 'Rye Hill' (Q&A)
    Today, Hartford Books Examiner welcomes Robin Cannon.Ms. Cannon is the author ofRye Hill(Goose River Press, $14.95)—the follow-up to her debut novel, Tilly Fig (2014). She received her BA and MS degrees from Fordham University in New York...
  • Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris
    'Midnight Crossroad' by Charlaine Harris: A Novel of Midnight Texas
    It's the start of a new series by Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse bestselling series. She creates a new series with the first book, "Midnight Crossroad." The series will be called "Midnight, Texas," which...
  • All The Light We Cannot See
    Fiction Pulitzer earned by ‘All The Light We Cannot See’
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)When the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction went to Anthony Doerr for “All The Light We Cannot See" (Scribner) your Examiner cringed. He’d had the book on his review list last December but...
  • From the Bonaventure Cemetery Near Savannah, Georgia
    'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil': 4 Murder Trials, Portrait of Savannah
    This character study of the city of Savannah, Georgia in the 1980s is non-fiction, according to author John Berendt—or at least the people portrayed are real. Some of the names have been changed to protect the privacy of the people involved...
  • My Own Creation
    Make Your Own Altered Art
    I came upon this book called Altered Art by Madeline Arendt while browsing things hoping I'd find a cheap flexible tape measure to help aid measurements for my fitness goals (which turns out Dollar Tree didn't have any). I started...
  • The Best Advice I Ever Got
    The Best Advice I Ever Got
    The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives by Katie Couric (Random House, 2011), overflows with inspiration. Accomplished individuals in the areas of business, politics, entertainment, journalism and philanthropy share the life...
  • Shelley Gillespie
    Writing coach Shelley Gillespie shared tips with Phoenix Writers Club
    Writing coach Shelley Gillespie spoke to the Phoenix Writers Club Saturday, April 18, at the Bluewater Grill in Phoenix. While Gillespie has held the titles of journalist, marketing consultant, ghostwriter, training director and author, among...
  • Sibling rivalry solved with a frog, butterflies, and yoga
    Sibling rivalry solved with a frog, butterflies, and yoga
    Parents with more than one child are very aware of sibling rivalry, and are always looking for ways to help brothers and sisters get along. Books make a great tool to use in starting discussions about sibling rivalry and ways to solve problems in...
  • The Intriguing Life of Ximena Godoy (Café Con Leche Books, April 2015)
    Book review: 'The Intriguing Life of Ximena Godoy' by Graciela Limón
    Dear Readers,I recently had the pleasure of reading Graciela Limón's latest novel, The Intriguing Life of Ximena Godoy (Café Con Leche Books, April 2015). It was a fantastic read! Below you'll find a brief description followed by my...
  • 10 questions with historical fiction author: Kate Breslin
    10 questions with historical fiction author: Kate Breslin
    Kate Breslin, author of "For Such a Time" and "Not by Sight" (available August 2015) answers 10 questions about her favorite time period in history, her favorite figures from history, and the age old question of coffee or tea.1...
  • Bass Clef Bliss film
    BASS CLEF BLISS a touching Autism documentary opens Friday
    In Bass Clef Bliss (http://bassclefbliss.com/), the powerful new feature documentary, we see Therese come to terms with this heartwrenching diagnosis - like so many other parents today -- and then find the courage to persevere, to find a way to...
  • 'The Light of the World'
    A Poet's Prose: Elizabeth Alexander on 'The Light of the World' (Local event)
    Elizabeth Alexander will appear at the Yale Art Gallery on Wednesday, April 22nd, at 5:30 p.m. The author will read from The Light of the World; a reception and book signing will follow. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be...
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