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Winfrey, Letterman among moderators for Michelle Obama tour

Oct. 05, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey, David Letterman and Ellen DeGeneres are among the celebrity moderators joining former first lady Michelle Obama on tour for her upcoming book, “The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times.” Other guests include Conan O'Brien, Tracee Ellis...

Steinbeck's letter to son on love, 'the best thing,' on sale

Oct. 05, 2022 10:27 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A tender and touching letter that author John Steinbeck penned to his teenage son, offering fatherly advice after the young man confided that he was in love for the first time, is going up for auction. Boston-based RR Auction says the handwritten draft of a letter to...

Loretta Lynn, coal miner's daughter and country queen, dies

Oct. 04, 2022 20:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Loretta Lynn, the Kentucky coal miner’s daughter whose frank songs about life and love as a woman in Appalachia pulled her out of poverty and made her a pillar of country music, has died. She was 90. In a statement provided to The Associated Press, Lynn's...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Oct. 04, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

Nonfiction 1. I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy, narrated by the author (Simon & Schuster Audio) 2. Discipline Is Destiny by Ryan Holiday, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 3. Atomic Habits by James Clear, narrated by the author...

Gayl Jones, Tommie Smith among National Book Award finalists

Oct. 04, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gayl Jones' “The Birdcatcher,” a short, lyrical novel about a writer's trip to Ibiza and the gifted, unstable couple she stays with, is a National Book Award finalist for fiction. The nonprofit National Book Foundation announced Tuesday five finalists in each...

Review: America’s graveyards reveal surprises, segregation

Oct. 04, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

Over My Dead Body: Unearthing the Hidden History of America’s Cemeteries,” by Greg Melville (Abrams Press) It turns out that America’s graveyards are much more than keepers of our bodily remains until the organisms within the soil reclaim everything. Cemeteries tell us about...

Apple-Books-Top-10

Oct. 04, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

US Bestseller List - Paid Books Book Title by Author Name - ISBN - (Publisher) 1. Treasure State by C. J. Box - 9781250768032 - (St. Martin’s Publishing Group) 2. Verity by Colleen Hoover - 9781538724743 - (Grand Central Publishing) 3....

Naomi Osaka to publish picture book 'The Way Champs Play'

Oct. 04, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka has some life lessons she'd like to share. The tennis superstar has a deal with HarperCollins Publishers for a children's picture book, “The Way Champs Play," scheduled to come out Dec. 6. Illustrated by Kamala Nair, the book was arranged through...

Nobel win for Swede who unlocked secrets of Neanderthal DNA

Oct. 03, 2022 21:39 PM EDT

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Swedish scientist Svante Paabo won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discoveries in human evolution that unlocked secrets of Neanderthal DNA that helped us understand what makes humans unique and provided key insights into our immune system, including our...

Bookish Bono: U2 singer to promote memoir with 14-city tour

Oct. 03, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bono's next tour will be without U2 and without a new album to support. He will instead be promoting his memoir “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story,” which comes out Nov. 1. Live Nation and Penguin Random House announced Monday that the 62-year-old...