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Review: 'Swing and a Hit’ for diehard Yankees fans only

May. 23, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

“Swing and a Hit” by Paul O’Neill with Jack Curry (Grand Central Publishing) By now, nearly ever starter on the New York Yankees dynasty that won four World Series titles in six years (1996, 1998-2000) has written a memoir. Paul O’Neill, the sweet-single leftie who over the...

Review: 'My Moment' is best consumed in bite-sized bits

May. 23, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

“My Moment: 106 Women on Fighting for Themselves,” edited by Lauren Blitzer, Kristin Chenoweth, Kathy Najimy, Chely Wright and Linda Perry (Gallery Books) Havana Chapman-Edwards was the only kid at her school to participate in the 2018 walk out. Celia Bell chose life after her...

Louisiana TikTok star Britt Kham releases first cookbook

May. 22, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Brittany Khamille is known all over TikTok as the girl with the thick Louisiana accent who teaches the recipes from her childhood and state staples. Now you can own her first cookbook. Born and raised in South Louisiana, Khamille moved to the Northwest area...

Longtime New Yorker writer, editor Roger Angell dies

May. 20, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Angell, the celebrated baseball writer and reigning man of letters who during an unfaltering 70-plus years helped define The New Yorker’s urbane wit and style through his essays, humor pieces and editing, has died. He was 101. Angell died Friday of heart...

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May. 19, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “22 Seconds” by Patterson/Paetro (Little, Brown) 2. “The Summer Place” by Jennifer Weiner (Atria) 3. “Dream Town” by David Baldacci (Grand Central) 4. “Run, Rose, Run" by Parton/Patterson (Little, Brown)...

Yiyun Li wins PEN/Malamud Award for short stories

May. 16, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Author Yiyun Li has received one of the top honors for short story writers, the PEN/Malamud Award for “exceptional achievement.” Li, 49, has published the collections “Gold Boy” and “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers,” along with five novels and two...

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May. 12, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “22 Seconds” by Patterson/Paetro (Little, Brown) 2. “Run, Rose, Run” by Parton/Patterson (Little, Brown) 3. “Book of Night” by Holly Black (Tor) 4. “Dream Town” by David Baldacci (Grand Central) ...

Henry Winkler gets book deal, memoir to come out in 2024

May. 11, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Henry Winkler is busy as ever these days, but the actor is still making time to write a memoir. Celadon Books announced Wednesday that it has a deal with Winkler to tell his life story. The memoir, currently untitled, is scheduled for 2024. Winkler, 76, became...

Nobel laureate and physicist Wilczek wins Templeton Prize

May. 11, 2022 08:09 AM EDT

Frank Wilczek, the Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist and author renowned for his boundary-pushing investigations into the fundamental laws of nature, was honored Wednesday with this year’s prestigious Templeton Prize, awarded to individuals whose life’s work embodies a fusion of science...

Prize-winning 'Netanyahus' author says it's also about Trump

May. 10, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — "The Netanyahus," which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction this week, recounts a very funny anecdote about Israel's famous family that unfolds more than a half-century before one of them became it's longest-serving prime minister. But Joshua Cohen, the book's...