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Louisiana couple and authors talk grief and creativity

Jan. 23, 2022 00:03 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — When David Atwood, author, voice over actor and KRRV radio personality, read his wife Christee Gabour Atwood’s new book, Calling Home, he was overcome with emotion. “When I read it and brought it back to her with tears on my face, I said, ‘Here’s your...

Louie Anderson, comic, Emmy winner for 'Baskets,' dies at 68

Jan. 21, 2022 19:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louie Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series “Baskets,” died Friday. He was 68. Anderson died at a hospital in Las Vegas of complications from...

In kids' book, Sotomayor asks: Whom have you helped today?

Jan. 21, 2022 08:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Whom have I helped today?” That's the question Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells kids she asks herself every night before she goes to sleep. Her new children's book, “Just Help! How to Build a Better World,” challenges kids to ask how they will...

Whitehead, Jeffers among Book Critics Circle nominees

Jan. 20, 2022 21:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead's “Harlem Shuffle,” Honorée Fanonne Jeffers' “The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois” and a debut story collection by Anthony Veasna So, a promising writer who died before his book was published, are among this year's nominees for National Book Critics Circle...

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Jan. 20, 2022 17:45 PM EST

1. “The Great Reset, Glenn Beck with Justin Trask Haskins (Forefront Books) 2. “Atomic Habits, James Clear (Avery) 3. “It Ends With Us, Colleen Hoover (Atria Books) 4. “Something to Hide, Elizabeth George (Viking) 5. “The...

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Jan. 20, 2022 17:42 PM EST

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “To Paradise” by Hanya Yanagihara (Doubleday) 2. “The Horsewoman” by Patterson/Lupica (Little, Brown) 3. “The Maid” by Nita Prose (Ballantine) 4. “Something to Hide” by Elizabeth George (Viking) ...

Publisher of 'The Firm,' 'Fire and Fury' has deal for memoir

Jan. 20, 2022 11:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of such blockbusters as Dan Brown's “The Da Vinci Code” and John Grisham's “The Firm” has a memoir coming out next year. Stephen Rubin's “Words and Music: Confessions of an Optimist” will be published by Applause Books in January 2023. ...

Review: 'Yinka, Where is Your Huzband' funny and big-hearted

Jan. 20, 2022 09:24 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband” by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn (Pamela Dorman Books) Yinka Oladeji is a 30-year-old, Oxford educated, British Nigerian woman with a good job, living in London who happens to be single. Her accomplishments should carry weight within...

New Mo Willems 'Pigeon' book to be released in September

Jan. 20, 2022 08:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An imprint launched last week by Barnes & Noble Inc. has signed up one of the country's top children's author-illustrators, Mo Willems, best known for his “Pigeon” picture books. Willems has a five-book deal with Union Square Kids, including for “The...

Amazon's untitled 'Lord of the Rings' forges itself a name

Jan. 19, 2022 10:03 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon's “The Lord of the Rings” series has forged a name for itself. “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” was announced Wednesday as the full title of the drama set to debut Sept. 2, with episodes to be released weekly on the streaming service. ...