News Roundup, September, 4, 2009

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Here’s the news!!

A judge does not appreciate a spin-off of Catcher In The Rye by a Swedish author. He says the book, which has already been published in England, is a “…rather dismal piece of work if I may say so.” J.D. Salinger’s lawyer argues that if this book is published it will make it impossible for Salinger to publish a sequel himself. (Yahoo)

Things are heating up in the opposition against the Google book deal. (USA Today).

Stephenie Meyer’s site is now selling “The Host” apparel and skateboards. Profits will go to benefit the homeless.

Would you like to meet Charlaine Harris (author of the Sookie Stackhouse books)? Check out this list of public appearances (CharlaineHarris.com)

The current Top 5 Hardcover Fiction Books (NYC Times)

1. SOUTH OF BROAD, by Pat Conroy
2. THE WHITE QUEEN, by Philippa Gregory
3. DREAMFEVER, by Karen Marie Moning
4. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett
5. THAT OLD CAPE MAGIC, by Richard Russo

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