Barry Buchowski, of St. Augustine Prep is The Press of Atlantic City's Baseball Player of the Year.Video by Michael Ein
Sometimes you read a book at the wrong time. That was the case for me with Charles Portis' 1968 novel "True Grit," which I first picked up in the early 1970s, after seeing the film with John Wayne. Back then, I had no idea what Portis was doing; I read the book as if it were in the vein of, say, Sid Fleischman's "By the Great Horn Spoon!," a novel for young readers about the Gold Rush. Both take place in the Old West, and both involve adolescent protagonists, but there the resemblance ends.
NEW YORK - Gold medal-winning Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard wants to set an example outside the water, as well as in it.
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More than 30 years after penning the now-classic "Interview With a Vampire," best-selling author Anne Rice retains her knack for spinning an intoxicating yarn.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - In writer Steve Berry's home - just as in his historical thrillers - everything has meaning.
PHILADELPHIA - Sarah Glidden's first graphic novel - "How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less" - is not just her debut, but a travelogue with a decidedly personal bent that invokes a deft blend of history, skepticism and, ultimately, acceptance.
It is hard to overstate the lightheartedness and love with which Salman Rushdie conveys this brief tale of a boy on a quest.
NEW YORK - Nora Ephron is thinking about algorithms.
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