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1.30.13 Saturday Night Widows

‘Saturday Night Widows’ Depicts Story Of Local Women Bonding Over Personal Tragedy

There are many support groups out there — but one group of local women started their own, nontraditional support group after losing their husbands at a young age.

01/30/2013

Little Free Library

New Jersey Couple Spreads Love Of Reading With ‘Little Free Library’

A New Jersey couple has decided to spread their love of reading through what is known as a “little free library” in their very own front yard.

CBS 2–10/17/2012

"The Bone Bed" by Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell Talks New Thriller ‘The Bone Bed’

Best-selling author Patricia Cornwell has a new thriller out and WCBS 880′s Pat Farnack talked to her about it.

10/16/2012

Deepak Chopra with Carolina Bermudez and John Elliott (credit: WLNY)

A Spiritual Lesson From Deepak Chopra

Chopra’s latest book brings God to life in a unique blend of story telling and teaching.

09/19/2012

"The Inn at Rose Harbor" Cover

WCBS 880 Special Series: Beach Reads – ‘The Inn At Rose Harbor’

Debbie Macomber’s latest book is called “The Inn at Rose Harbor” and it’s set in the Pacific northwest town of Cedar Cove that many of her readers have grown to love.

08/23/2012

"Imperfect Bliss" Cover

WCBS 880 Special Series: Beach Reads – ‘Imperfect Bliss’

In this week’s summer Beach Reads segment, we’re featuring the latest novel from former television writer Susan Fales-Hill. She describes it as “50 Shades of Gray” meets the “Smithsonian Magazine.”

08/16/2012

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WCBS 880 Special Series: Beach Reads – ‘Gone’

Family, love, success… and the lack of it. That’s the premise of the new novel by New York Times bestselling author Cathi Hanauer.

08/09/2012

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WCBS 880 Special Series: Beach Reads – ‘Black List’

For this week’s summer Beach Reads segment, we’ve got another thriller.

08/02/2012

Little Free Library - Sloatsburg, NY (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Little Free Library Opens On Sloatsburg Lawn

Not everyone is grabbing an e-book this summer. Some bibliophiles are opening their own little front lawn libraries, WCBS 880′s Sean Adams reported.

07/23/2012

Beach Reading

Top 5 Summer Beach Reads

For a look at some of the hottest summer reads, The Couch turned to People magazine. Books editor Kim Hubbard has compiled a lit of the books to throw in your beach bag or download onto your e-reader.

07/17/2012

"The Time In Between"

WCBS 880 Special Series: Beach Reads – ‘The Time In Between’

Every Thursday from now until the end of the summer, we’ll highlight a book that’ll make for a good read this summer.

07/12/2012

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5 Best Venues For Spoken Word And Poetry Readings In New York

Poetry has always been a more intimate affair than prose, and the best way to experience it is to see it performed in person. Spoken word venues abound in New York City. Here are some of the best the Big Apple has to offer.

03/26/2012

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Irish Arts Center Giving Away Free Books In Five Boroughs

In the early and mid-1800s, the Irish and Chinese lived side-by-side in the rough and tumble Five Points. Today, there is a coming together for two cultures that might still seem foreign to one another.

03/16/2012

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Gotham Gossipist: Courtney Love Tell-All Book Pitched To NYC Literary Elite

Jessica Labrie worked as Courtney Love’s personal assistant from 2010-2011, and that was just enough time to whip up a book proposal.

03/12/2012

F. Scott Fitzgerald (file / photo via Wikipedia)

Timothy Smith Sentenced For Theft Of Rare Books

A judge didn’t throw the book at Timothy Smith, but he did sentence him to some time in prison.

02/17/2012

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