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

Jan. 21, 2022 15:00 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...

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 17:42 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) ...

Review: An imperialist repents in 'Gangsters of Capitalism'

Jan. 18, 2022 13:01 PM EST

“Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America's Empire” by Jonathan M. Katz (St. Martin's Press) Plenty of U.S. veterans of the country’s 21-century “forever wars” — men and women who lost buddies and limbs to roadside bombs...

Free e-book previews new Bissinger, Hamid and other works

Jan. 18, 2022 08:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A free e-book compilation includes excerpts from upcoming novels by Geraldine Brooks, Karen Jay Fowler and Mohsin Hamid among others. Buzz Books 2022: Spring/Summer was released Tuesday by the industry newsletter Publishers Marketplace and includes dozens of...

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Jan. 13, 2022 15:13 PM EST

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Invisible” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 2. “The Judge’s List” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. “The Last Thing He Told Me” by Laura Dave (Simon & Schuster) 4. “The Wish” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand...

Review: New memoir about losing a father and finding a wife

Jan. 10, 2022 11:59 AM EST

“Lost & Found,” by Kathryn Schulz (Random House) Kathryn Schulz isn’t afraid to stake out a contrarian position. In 2015, she denounced Henry David Thoreau as a narrow-minded narcissist in the pages of the New Yorker, where she is a staff writer. A couple years before...

Sidney Poitier: A trailblazing life in his own words

Jan. 07, 2022 23:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As a trailblazing actor to generations of Black performers in Hollywood, Sidney Poitier often spoke about his larger off-screen role. Poitier, who died Thursday at the age of 94, entered the film industry at a time when portrayals of African Americans were...

Rare Toni Morrison short story to be published as a book

Jan. 07, 2022 03:24 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — To much of the world the late Toni Morrison was a novelist, celebrated for such classics as “Beloved,” “Song of Solomon” and “The Bluest Eye.” But the Nobel laureate did not confine herself to one kind of writing. Morrison also completed...

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Jan. 06, 2022 16:56 PM EST

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Judge’s List” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. “The Stranger in the Lifeboat” by Mitch Albom (Harper) 3. “Wish You Were Here’ by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine) 4. “The Wish” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand...