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May. 26, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “In the Blood" by Jack Carr (Atria/Bestler) 2. “22 Seconds” by Patterson/Paetro (Little, Brown) 3. “This Time Tomorrow" by Emma Straub (Riverhead) 4. “Dream Town” by David Baldacci (Grand Central) ...

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May. 26, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

1 . “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss (Random House) , $17.00 2. “In the Blood" by Jack Carr (Atria/Emily Bestler Books) , $14.99 3 . “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (Putnam) , $18.00 4 . “It Ends With Us" by Colleen...

Literary 'superagent' Mort Janklow dies at 91

May. 25, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mort Janklow, a colorful former corporate attorney who raised high the power of the literary agent as he brokered big advances for publishing, political and entertainment leaders, from Ronald Reagan and Al Gore to David McCullough and Barbara Walters, has died. ...

'How to Murder Your Husband' writer found guilty of murder

May. 25, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury in Portland has convicted a self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled “How to Murder Your Husband” — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago. The jury of seven women and five men found Nancy Crampton Brophy, 71,...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

May. 24, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

Nonfiction 1. Finding Me by Viola Davis, narrated by the author (HarperAudio) 2. Atomic Habits by James Clear, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 3. Atlas of the Heart by Brené Brown, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 4....

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May. 24, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

US Bestseller List - Paid Books Book Title by Author Name - ISBN - (Publisher) 1. In the Blood by Jack Carr - 9781982181680 - (AtriaEmily Bestler Books) 2. Phil by Alan Shipnuck - 9781476797113 - (Avid Reader Press Simon & Schuster) 3....

PEN America honors activists, artists and dissidents

May. 24, 2022 00:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — From an imprisoned Ukranian journalist to a high school activist in Florida, PEN America paid tribute Monday night to democracy and free expression and warned about the dangers faced in the U.S. and abroad. "Instead of being able focus on menial responsibilities...

Burn-proof edition of 'The Handmaid's Tale' up for auction

May. 24, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Margaret Atwood has imagined apocalyptic disaster, Dystopian government and an author faking her own death. But until recently she had spared herself the nightmare of trying to burn one of her own books. With a flamethrower, no less. She failed, and...

Review: 'Either/Or' is Elif Batuman’s sequel to 'The Idiot'

May. 23, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

“Either/Or,” by Elif Batuman (Penguin Press) Do you remember what it felt like to be a college sophomore? The Jell-O shots, cookie dough and moments of abject humiliation and terror as you tried, oh so self-importantly, to figure out how to live? Elif Batuman...

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...