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Jacket covers from the five award-winning titles listed below

The International Thriller Writers recently announced the 2013 Thriller Award winners at their annual ThrillerFest ceremony in New York City.  Award winners are selected by judges from books published during the previous year.  This year's winners are:

 
Movie News Print Email

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It’s more than a year away, but expect to see the film version of Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken in December 2014, directed by Angelina Jolie.  Of Louie Zamperini, the 96-year old man who is the focus of the book, Jolie says, “I am deeply honored to be telling his extraordinary story, and I will do my absolute best to give him the film he deserves.”  In other recent movie news, director David Fincher (of The Social Network) is thought to have signed Ben Affleck to play the male lead in a screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.  In the story, journalist Nick Dunne is suspected of killing his wife Amy after she disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary.  Amy may or may not be played by Reese Witherspoon, whose production company bought film rights to the book.  Check out other books-to-be-movies (LIST#1 and LIST#2)!

 
Break New Ground - Read Out Loud Print Email

Jacket covers from six titles on this readaloud list -

This year's adult summer reading "Break New Ground" challenge list includes "read a story, poem or picture book out loud to someone."  You might read out loud to a (grownup) friend or significant other, but if you choose to read aloud to your kids or grandkids (or someone else's), here is a list of suggested titles for great readalouds to help you get started.  Thanks to BuzzFeed for the list of suggestions and annotations!

 
Christy Awards Print Email

Jacket covers of three of the 2013 Christy Award winners(from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)  "The Christy Awards are awarded each year to recognize novels of excellence written from a Christian worldview. Awards are given in several genres, including contemporary, historical, romance, suspense, and visionary. In addition, an award is given for first novel and young adult. The Christy Awards are named in honor of Catherine Marshall and her novel Christy. They were designed to nurture and encourage creativity and quality in the writing and publishing of fiction written from a Christian worldview and bring a new awareness of the breadth and depth of fiction choices available." Click "read more" for the 2013 winners!

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Strawberries, Cucumbers and Beans Print Email

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If you are a farmer's market fan or growing your own garden, it's easy to wind up with more fruits and vegetables than you know what to do with.  Kevin West decided to deal with this problem head on and the resulting blog (Savingtheseason.com) is now a cookbook.  In Saving the Season: A Cook's Guide to Home Canning, Pickling, and Preserving, West provides a simple and complete guide to saving the fruits of your labor.  The cookbook is divided by season, making it easier to deal with each season's produce.  West also uses his East Tennessee storytelling background to accompany his recipes with lively stories and essays.  Mmm ... homemade strawberry jam and green tomato chutney!  See the Canning and Preserving subject heading for other materials on this topic.

 
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