James Patterson holds the Guinness World Record for the most number-one best-sellers (67 at last count) and was the first to top The New York Times’ best-seller lists in both the adults’ and kids’ categories simultaneously. His novels account for roughly six percent of all hardcover novels sold in the US – more copies than those of Stephen King, John Grisham and Dan Brown combined.
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If the image of a long-haired woman turning her back on the world and running toward the ocean is not already on a Tarot card, it probably should be.
Friday, December 7: Book signing/discussion at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck: I’d “left fashion out of my own quest for a sustainable lifestyle. I’d been thinking a lot about food and housing, but not so much about clothing.” Katrina Rodabaugh went on a “fashion fast,” pledging not to purchase any new clothing for a year, focusing instead on making simple garments, buying secondhand and mending what she already owned.
Wednesday, Dec. 5: The unsolved case of this most catastrophic library fire in American history became an obsession for this longtime New Yorker staff writer and best-selling author of The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin. ”
Saturday, November 10: Michael Brownstein has written a handbook for change.
We asked an expert. New Paltz fear aficionado John Langan followed Joseph Campbell’s bliss all the way to a career as a significant and internationally recognized writer of serious horror fiction.
October 2-28: The book Cummins will be working on has to do with the unearthing and exposing of family secrets; hence, her tenure in the window, in which she herself is exposed, “sort of parallels the book — it’s a simulacrum of the book,” she says.
Saturday, Sept. 29: A quarter-century has passed since Mary Anne and Richard Erickson opened the original Blue Mountain Bistro in Woodstock, and now they’ve got a cookbook out, drawing on all this experience: Feel Good Food: Recipes from the Hudson Valley’s Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go.
Tuesday, July 24: Multi-prizewinning novelist Joyce Carol Oates has just published a new short-story collection that’s generating plenty of buzz in literary circles: Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense. The title story is her homage to the eldritch horror tales of H.P. Lovecraft; the volume of six new works also includes Eleven A.M., 1926, Oates’ contribution to a writing challenge to imagine the backstories behind iconic paintings by Edward Hopper.
Tuesday, July 10: Dave Eggers declared the Tivoli writer “one of the most distinctive and unforgettable voices I have read in years.” Hunt’s recently reissued novel is about a young woman who believes herself to be a mermaid. She falls in a love with a damaged veteran of the first Iraq war, a fisherman named Jude.