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Wesley Morgan wins Colby award for 'The Hardest Place'

May. 17, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Author and journalist Wesley Morgan is this year's winner of the William E. Colby Award for military and intelligence writing. He was cited for his book “The Hardest Place: The American Military Adrift in Afghanistan’s Pech Valley." The Colby award, a $5,000...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

May. 17, 2022 15:18 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....

USA Today's Epstein wins award as emerging NFL writer

May. 17, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

Jori Epstein, who covers the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL for USA Today, has been selected as the 2022 Terez A. Paylor Emerging Writer Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America. Epstein, the second Paylor Award winner, has covered the league and the Cowboys for USA...

Apple-Books-Top-10

May. 17, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

US Bestseller List - Paid Books Book Title by Author Name - ISBN - (Publisher) 1. The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner - 9781501133596 - (Atria Books) 2. Book Lovers by Emily Henry - 9780593334843 - (Penguin Publishing Group) 3. It Ends...

Besties and former 'The Office' co-stars write on friendship

May. 17, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Spoiler alert: Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey obviously knew how “The Office” ended its nine-year run on NBC, because, after all, they filmed it — but revisiting that time for their new book, “Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There,” was...

Review: Actress Selma Blair bares soul in captivating memoir

May. 17, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

"Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up,” by Selma Blair (Alfred A. Knopf) Most people probably know Selma Blair from her memorable roles in late ‘90s/early '00’s hit films such as “Cruel Intentions," “Legally Blonde” and “Hellboy.” Perhaps others are...

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...

'Wagatha Christie' offers her side in whodunnit libel case

May. 16, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The woman known to British tabloid readers as Wagatha Christie testified Monday about the sleuthing techniques that led to her nickname, saying she posted fake news about herself on social media as a ruse to discover who was leaking stories about her family to the press. ...

Review: 'Team America' plumbs enduring impact of 4 generals

May. 16, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

“Team America: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, Eisenhower, and the World They Forged” by Robert L. O’Connell (Harper) Insightful and informative, military historian Robert L. O’Connell’s latest book carries a title that might evoke in today’s readers a group of superheroes...

Review: How George Floyd became an icon for Americans

May. 16, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

“His Name is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice,” by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa (Viking) Two Americas collided in the few minutes that Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into the neck of George Floyd on May 25,...