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There are some terrific things to do around town, we'll share some of them here and remember you can add events to our calendar.

Books By Local Authors

Whenever I walk into a bookstore, time is suspended. I pick up the books, fascinated by the titles and covers. I select a volume that looks particularly appealing and browse through the words and sentences. Does the story capture my interest? Should I buy this book to take home and enjoy? My hours for pleasure reading are few, but the next best thing is to buy a book as a gift for a friend. So when the holiday season arrives, I look forward to purchasing stacks of books to give as gifts.

The Defector

by Daniel Silva, 2009 Don't take this book to the beach. You'll never make it out of your chair. It's quite long-462 pages- but it is the quintessential page-turner.  I read it over a weekend (OK, I need to get a life, but it was a gripping story)

Remembering Kent Island

By Brent Lewis Perhaps it was the opening of the Bay Bridge in 1952, the addition of a second bridge span in 1973, or a new sewer system in the 1980s that introduced a wave of building construction—but whatever the impetus, Kent Island is undergoing many changes as the second decade of the 2lst century approaches.  

A History of Waterman, Sails, & Midshipman

“MARITIME ANNAPOLIS: Maritime Annapolis: A History of Waterman, Sails, & Midshipman” written by journalist and Annapolis resident Rosemary F. Williams sets out to provide an overview of the city’s love affair with the Bay and the Severn River.

Five New Books Recently Released By Local Authors

Five brand-new books have recently been published by local authors. Diverse in terms of genres and storyline, four of the five are works of fiction. All of the books, like their authors, have a connection with the Chesapeake Bay Region.

Abraham’s Bay & Other Stories

By Jack Greer Published by Dryad Press, Washington D.C. 2009 Hardback 236 pages What happens when you sail out to sea on a journey and you encounter something unexpected? In this collection of delightful and suspenseful short stories, local author Jack Greer spins some enthralling tales.

Annapolis Authors Emphasize the Simple Pleasures

Two local authors, one writing for children and one for people of all ages, both emphasize life’s simple pleasures. In this unstable economy, one theme prevails; get back to basics. Adventures with Lucas and Thomas: The Crazy Creek Adventure is a 26-page children’s book written entirely in rhyme. The story tells about the day-long adventures of two little boys, and their fun exploring a nearby creek.

The Nanticoke; Portrait of a Chesapeake River

The Nanticoke; Portrait of a Chesapeake River by David W. Harp and Tom Horton combines masterful text written by one of the regions foremost environmental writers – Tom Horton and handsome photographs by highly admired photo journalist— David W. Harp. In 144 pages, life and nature along the Nanticoke River, spanning from Maryland’s Eastern Shore into Delaware is documented. There are tales of fishing, bird watching combined with a history of the river and the land that runs along it.

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