Books

Summer reading isn't just for students. Whether you're at the pool or down the Shore, these books by New Jersey writers will make the perfect companion....
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Terence A. Harkin, the author of "The Big Buddha Bicycle Race" splits his time between the Jersey Shore and Chiang Mai, Thailand....
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What went on between the ears of the legendary Princeton genius? More than 60 years after his death, we’re still pondering that mystery....
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When Cape May Had a Navy

April 24, 2018

A new book documents the Revolutionary exploits of Cape May privateers against British ships....
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In Eye Level, Middlesex County poet Jenny Xie's first book of poetry, questions the bonds of seeing and perspective and confronts issues of travel and observing others as an outsider. ...
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Worthy Wordsmiths

March 12, 2018

March 15-18 Authors, including Tom Perrotta, Christina Baker Kline, Meg Wolitzer, Dara Horn and 2017 National Book Award finalist Min… Read the rest

Laurie Wallmark’s latest book, "Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code"—a Parents’ Choice Gold Medal awardee—follows the life of a trailblazing software tester and inventor who taught computers how to speak English....
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Author and South Jersey native Morgan Jerkins examines pop culture, misogyny, black history and racism in her book "This Will Be My Undoing."...
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Writer Hopes Mob Book is a Hit

December 18, 2017

Scott Deitche's book "Garden State Gangland: The Rise of The Mob in New Jersey" details the state's sordid history of mafioso....
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Growing Up Jersey: Writers

December 6, 2017

Judy Blume, Junot Diaz, Akhil Sharma and more tell tales about how New Jersey shaped them as writers, and as people. ...
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Patrick Rosal, an Edison native, recently won the 2017 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for his latest book, "Brooklyn Antediluvian."...
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A Quest to Save the Greyhound

November 13, 2017

Montclair writer Laura Schenone's latest book chronicles the life of Marion Fitzgibbon, who ran the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals....
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"There are small, glowing moments of satisfaction that come from being a reader."...
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Fitness motivator Shaun T's new self-help book, T is For Transformation, goes beyond calorie-burning moves and weight loss pep talks....
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The creator of the HBO series "The Leftovers" talks about the true, down-to-earth Jersey attitude, and how the state influenced his work....
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A new book about the 1947 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers profiles important members of each team....
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A Princeton professor's book, Face Value, explores the importance and power of a first impression....
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His intimate memoir, "Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies," manages to be simultaneously heartbreaking, cheeky and comical....
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Airlie Anderson, award-winning author/illustrator of children’s picture books, finds inspiration for her work in her son. ...
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A new book explains how the Shore was an economic and social laboratory for civil rights after slavery ended....
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