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2012 Indies Choice and E.B. White Book Award finalists announced

Tarrytown, NY.- The 2012 Indies Choice and E.B. White Book Awards finalists were announced the American Booksellers Association. The nominations for the Indies Choice awards are drawn from titles on the 2011 Indie Next Lists...
ABA announces finalists for Indie Choice awards

...Association announced on March 1 the finalists for the 2011 Indies Choice Book Awards, including the E.B. White Read-Aloud...member stores in balloting throughout the month of March. The Indies Choice Book Awards finalists in six categories - adult fiction...
Juneau celebrates Filipino American History Month

Most Americans know that in 1492, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus landed in the so-called West Indies, marking the official European "discovery" of the Americas.More obscure is the fact that less than 100 years later, a group...
Jamaican students find warmth in Sitka

...warmth in Sitka. "People are so friendly," said Mardio Grandston, a 22-year-old student from the University of the West Indies. "You guys are very warm and welcoming," agreed Shawn Hutchinson, 23, a culinary arts major at the University of Technology...
The forgotten battle for Alaska

...British, Dutch and Australian naval assets from the Dutch East Indies and Philippines, using a series of amphibious landings and...which the Empire never recovered. By occupying the Dutch East Indies and the Philippines the Japanese had secured an oil and rubber-rich...
Jane Austen and her groupies

...Longbourn."In "Longbourn" there is war and desertion and whippings, there's mulatto footmen and fortunes made in the West Indies. In "Longbourn" there's the kind of love that makes decent girls abandon their comfortable positions and brave the road...
Five Good Reads for Earth Day

...Like most authors in this genre, Cotlow rattles off the death tolls from first contact with Europeans: 6 million in the West Indies, 10 million in the Amazon Basin, 10 million in the Congo and so on, but any armchair anthropologist could do that. His is...
On the Trails: The scourge of scurvy

...the successful treatment and prevention of scurvy. Well before Steller's day, an English captain on the way to the East Indies in 1601 successfully treated scurvy on board his ship, while the sailors on other ships of the squadron died in droves. An...
A billion reasons why Tendulkar lives on

...astounding: that the 40-year-old was still thumping West Indies bowlers for four in his last match or that a man so reserved...calm as he walked to the crease, shyly acknowledging the West Indies players who formed two lines in a guard of honor. He warmed...
'Snow Child' author Eowyn Ivey to visit Juneau this week

...enjoyed enormous success, both in the US and in Europe. In addition to being a finalist for the Pulitzer, it won the 2013 Indies Choice Award for debut fiction, and the 2013 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award. Ivey was also named the...


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