Mr. Newvine worked part-time at Boonville station WBRV from 1976 to 1979. ”Sign On At Sunrise” follows a few years in the life of a young man who gets hired at a local radio station. He meets a number of people who shape his life in profound ways. Mixed into the story is the death of Elvis Presley in 1977. The author details how radio and television stations across the country reacted to the story as well as how it affected the central character.
“People who know me will see some of the similarities in the narrative,” Mr. Newvine said in a news release. “But I hope anyone fascinated by the decade of the seventies will find something to like from this story.”
Mr. Newvine, who has written several nonfiction books, lives in Merced, Calif. He was a television journalist for more than 10 years, a chamber of commerce executive for more than 10 years and was an adjunct college lecturer teaching writing and public speaking at SUNY Geneseo.
“Sign On at Sunrise” is available at online bookstores and sells for $10.99.
Mr. Watson describes how anger in America over the harassment of its merchant ships by the British Royal Navy turned into an all-out effort to fend off a British invasion. The author shares stories of battles, leaders and “the most important blunders and victories of the war.”
Mr. Watson is a professor of American studies at Lynn University, Boca Raton, Fla.
“America’s First Crisis” sells for $24.95 and is available at the publisher’s website, www.sunypress.edu, and at online bookstores.
The book contains color pictures of some of Ogdensburg’s most notable businesses, bridges, stately residences, churches and public buildings. Each picture is accompanied with a picture of what the subject and sites look like today.
The book sells for $20 and is available at the Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce, 1 Bridge Plaza. It is also available at online bookstores.
Mr. Martin, a retired registered nurse, has written other books on Ogdensburg’s history that have been published by Arcadia Publishing.
Top titles by checkout at Flower Memorial Library:
1) Gone by James Patterson
2) Never Go Back by Lee Child
3) Doctor Sleep: a novel by Stephen King
4) Second Honeymoon by James Patterson
5) Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
Top 5 eBooks at Flower:
1) Never Go Back by Lee Child
2) The Christmas Visitor : An Amish Romance by Linda Byler
3) 12th of Never by James Patterson
4) 11th Hour by James Patterson
5) Kentucky Home by Sara Title
NNY Living magazine is launching a book club. For our inaugural edition, to be published in our December/January issue, we are soliciting input on the memoir Wild by Cheryl Strayed. If you would like to participate, please email email@example.com with a two to three sentence review of the book for possible publication. We’re looking to publish brief reviews in your words, either positive or negative. Please call Leah, 661-2381, for more information or with any questions.
Wild tells Cheryl Strayed’s story as she embarks on a journey of healing her body and soul following the death of her mother by hiking more than 1,000 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail from California to Washington state.
Lost Pond Press, Saranac Lake, has released the suspense novel “The River’s Tale,” by Michael Virtanen, a political reporter in Albany for the Associated Press.
The book is a prequel to Mr. Virtanen’s first novel, “Within a Forest Dark,” which in 2007 won the Adirondack Center for Writing award for best fiction.
“The River’s Tale” centers on a woman who flees New York City and abandons an academic career to live with an aunt in a cabin on a remote stretch of the Hudson River in the Adirondacks. She lands a job as a whitewater-rafting guide and falls into a summer romance with her charismatic boss. Life is good until she discovers that the Adirondacks are not the safe haven she thought they were.
A new book club open to anyone with Internet access recently debuted. “Unbound: A Book Club” allows readers to participate from anywhere in the world. Club members read and discuss books together online and learn how to moderate and participate in a live book clubs.
Moderators Betsy Cherepko, an Army wife who is moving from Spain to Texas, Maureen Cean, a grant writer, and Katie Stokes, a freelance writer and creator of the blog www.nnylife.com, are avid readers and writers. [Read more...]
The top five titles by checkout at Watertown’s Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library are:
1) “Dead, White and Blue” by Carolyn Hart
2) “Notorious Nineteen” by Janet Evanovich
3) “The Hit” by David Baldacci
4) “Gotcha” by Fern Michaels
5) “Guilt: An Alex Delaware Novel” by Jonathan Kellerman
The top five e-books at Flower Memorial Library:
1) “Starting Now” by Debbie Macomber
2) “The House on Burra Burra” by Jennie Jones
3) “12th of Never” by James Patterson
4) “Joe Doe” by Tess Gerritsen
5) “Blind Alley” by Iris Johansen
The current top five book titles by checkout at Watertown’s Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library are:
- “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn
- “Guilt: An Alex Delaware Novel” by Jonathan Kellerman
- “The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling
- “A Question of Identity” by Susan Hill
- “Deadly Stakes” by Judith A. Jance
Top five eBooks at Flower Memorial Library:
- “14” by Peter Clines
- “The 13th Juror” by John T. Lescroart
- “27 Ingredient Chili Con Carne Murders” by Nancy Pickard
- “Agnes Among the Gargoyles” by Patrick Flynn
- “61 Hours” by Lee Child