The Book Blog is a new online feature of the Daily News and is written by Dyke Hendrickson. Hendrickson is a staff writer for The Daily News. He is the author of three books — and a manuscript-in-waiting.
This Week's Circulars
Amesbury, MA - Henry G. Totzke II, of Amesbury, passed away on Monday, Oct 28, after a lengthy illness. Hank was born in Detroit, MI, in 1934. He was the only child of Henry and Jane Totzke of Detroit. A stint in the service brought him to California, where he settled down and, with a couple…
Newburyport - Constance Ann (Hanewich) McGlew, 70 a resident of Newburyport, MA died Thursday evening November 7, 2019 at Mass General Hospital in Boston. She was born in Newburyport, MA on February 15, 1949. Constance is survived by her children, Nicholas, Melissa, Michael, Jennifer and Dav…
- Amesbury's mayor-elect gets ready to take office in Jan.
- The Chase is officially on: Patriots rookie has quietly been impact player on great defense
- Exotic dancer held on bail after drunken-driving arrest
- Pentucket High student charged with making threats against school
- Newburyport photographer takes on #FacesofNECC
- Business makes house calls to grow marijuana
- Groveland man released with GPS bracelet
- Holaday: City must move forward without retail marijuana revenue
- Amesbury's architect: McQueen learned from best, brings new culture to Indians
- Man charged with trying to strangle woman
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Author Mark Bowden starts his new book, "Hue 1968, A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam," by noting that for a journalist interested in history, the sweet spot is about 50 years.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017
NEWBURYPORT – A book about architecture in this community will be formally presented Tuesday in conjunction with the Newburyport Preservation Trust’s Preservation Week (May 16-21).
Friday, May 12, 2017
Award-winning author Elizabeth Lorayne will launch and sign her new children's picture book, "The Adventures of Piratess Tilly: Easter Island," at the Custom House Maritime Museum, 25 Water St., Newburyport on Saturday, May 13th, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
Monday, May 01, 2017
Organizers of the 12th annual Newburyport Literary Festival expressed satisfaction at the conclusion of the Friday-Saturday event, which drew an estimated 5,000 book lovers.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
William Quigley, a teacher at The Governor's Academy, will be speaking at the Newburyport Literary Festival at 3 p.m. Saturday (April 29) at City Hall on his new book, "Pure Heart: The Faith of a Father and Son in the War for a More Perfect Union."
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Many politically active Americans are concerned about bad things that might happen during the next four years but the "Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy" relates the scary events that actually occurred in the '60s.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Most biographies become popular as a result of a historian's dogged research but "Alexander Hamilton," the book, has acquired its remarkable fame after it was made into a hit play on Broadway.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
The story of the Bounty, the tall ship that visited Newburyport in the summer of 2012, is recounted in the book, "Rescue of the Bounty."
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Veteran journalist Bill Sargent has written a new book about Plum Island and it offers a contrarian point of view about the health of the beloved oceanside retreat.
Friday, August 12, 2016
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
There are many stats in collegiate sports but one of the most arresting is that about $13 billion is generated annually in Division I athletics.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Newburyport High School teacher and poet Deborah Szabo will be honored at the Newburyport Literary Festival Saturday, April 30, at 7 p.m.
Friday, April 01, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Journalism is in the public mind these days because of the recent Academy Award for the film "Spotlight," the riveting tale about the success of the Boston Globe in reporting on sexual abuse by priests.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout will appear at the Newburyport Literary Festival, and read from her latest work, "My Name is Lucy Barton."
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Novelists Tess Gerritsen, B.A. Shapiro and Steve Ulfelder will appear on a mystery/fiction panel at the Newburyport Literary Festival on Saturday, April 30.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
I am currently listening to a book that I can't put down,"Out of Orange," but not because it's well-written.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Many nonfiction books these days focus on military and/or government sagas: Navy seals, Army commandos, generals who want to set their record straight.
Sunday, December 06, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, author of "The Negotiator: Reflections on an American Life"), will be speaking at the Newburyport Literary Festival on April 29.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
It’s been almost a century since America entered World War I, and historians report that Newburyporters showed dedication to prosecuting the war.
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
Author Holly Robinson of Rowley will read from her new novel, "Chance Harbor," Friday (Oct. 16) at Jabberwocky book store in Newburyport at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
PORTSMOUTH, NH - The Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE) will hold its fifth annual conference at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel on September 25 and 26, organizers say.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Author Bette Lischke will read from her new novel,"In the Waters of Time" at the Emma Andrews Library, 77 Purchase St., Newburyport, on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
The Whittier Home Museum invites the public to its 17th annual collaborative readings from the poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier on Sunday, August 16 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Victorian garden of the Whittier Home Museum, 86 Friend St., Amesbury.
Friday, August 07, 2015
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
The New England Authors’ Expo and Book Sale will be held at the Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott Street (Rte. 62) in Danvers on Wednesday, July 29, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m,