Books

Barana Group books in to Readers Digest Building

Greg Shand’s Barana Group has bought the landmark Reader’s Digest Building in Sydney’s Surry Hills for $52.673 million. On a prominent island site, the building at 26-32 Waterloo Road will soon be fully occupied by Woolworths’ subsidiary Endeavour Drinks Group on an eight-year lease. Barana bought the property from Argus Property Partners which had acquired it in 2014 for $30 million. The sale price ...

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Northern California charter schools OK transgender books

A Northern California school board voted unanimously to keep its literature policies following months of controversy over a book about a transgender child that a teacher read to a kindergarten class. The Rocklin Academy Family of Schools also adopted a provision to give parents advance notice if a controversial topic will be discussed in class. The vote late Monday came ...

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Support library’s Banned Books Week

Email your item to alamedanews@bayareanewsgroup.com or mail to Alameda Journal, 1516 Oak St., Ste. 105, Alameda CA 94501. Please submit your item two weeks before its event date. Alameda Rotary Golf Open: Alameda Rotary’s annual day of golf features breakfast and check-in, a shotgun start and lunch. Price includes breakfast, golf, cart and lunch. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit charities. 8 ...

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Capla Temptress books spot at Breeders’ Cup | Horse Racing | Sports

Barry Irwin bought Capla Temptress with the Breeders’ Cup in mind. Now he will see her in racing’s biggest show. The Irish-bred filly shipped overseas from her home in England and captured the $250,000 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday, a qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar in November. Ridden by Joel Rosario, Capla Temptress ...

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Book fair from December 22

The Puducherry Writers’ Book Society, a registered society publishing books and promoting literary and educational awareness among public, is organising its second International Book Fair 2017 at Vel. Sokkanathan Thirumana Nilayam from December 22 to 31. According to organisers, more than 100 book publishers, distributors and sellers from across the country and abroad, especially from Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and ...

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Bundoora books ticket to NFL Division 1 grand final with come-from-behind preliminary final win over Northcote Park

BUNDOORA willed its way into the Northern Football League Division 1 grand final with a lion-hearted preliminary final win over Northcote Park on Sunday. The Bulls trailed by nine points with 10 minutes to play at Preston City Oval before goals from Danny Younan, Gary Moorcroft and Isaac Muller stamped their ticket to the big dance. Well held throughout an ...

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Novelist Marcel Theroux on his new novel The Secret Books, and the business of being frequently compared with his famous father an

THE poet Czeslaw Milosz once said: “When a writer is born into a family, the family is finished.” But what if that family already contains a writer? In such cases, one can imagine youth as a long and fruitful apprenticeship. This haphazard training programme has produced some quality material. One wonders how some writers might have turned out under different ...

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Mary Kubica, Wendy Walker talk suspense books in Lake Forest

• Catherynne M. Valente signs copies of her new middle-grade title, “The Glass Town Game,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. For a place in the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson’s in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com. • Authors Joan Colby, Linda Heuring, Ed Piotrowski, Christine Swanberg and Susan Van ...

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Branson Beat ‘Big Names’ this week; Quaid books Branson date – Branson Tri-Lakes News Entertainment

Greetings loyal reader(s) and welcome to the latest edition of the Branson Beat, your home for all the news on the Branson entertainment scene.As always, feel free to drop me a line at jclark@bransontrilakesnews.com or friend me on Facebook at facebook.com/joshua.clark.961556. Now, let’s get to it. ‘Big Names’ in Branson this week Over the next few weeks, Branson will find itself ...

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