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Jun. 4, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

HARD COVER FICTION 1. “Hideaway” by Nora Roberts (St. Martin’s) 2. “Fair Warning” by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) 3. “Camino Winds” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 4. “If It Bleeds” by Stephen King (Scribner) 5. “Wrath of Poseidon”...


Jun. 4, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

1. “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) 2. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 3. “Untamed” by Glennon Doyle (The Dial Press) 4. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss (Random House)...

'Splash,' 'Stern' writer Bruce Jay Friedman dead at 90

Jun. 3, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Jay Friedman, an Oscar-nominated screenplay writer and popular playwright and author known for the wry comedy and subtle pathos of such novels as “Stern” and “About Harry Towns” and for his scripts for “Splash” and “Stir Crazy," has...

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Review: Elisabeth Moss as Shirley Jackson in 'Shirley'

Jun. 3, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

Josephine Decker's prickly, unnerving “Shirley,” is set mostly in the Bennington, Vermont, home of the reclusive writer Shirley Jackson (Elisabeth Moss) and her husband, the literary critic Stanley Hyman (Michael Stuhlbarg). But it also takes place in the gothic, heightened realm of one of Jackson's...

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Review: New novel explores race, identity, belonging

Jun. 3, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

“The Vanishing Half,” by Brit Bennett (Riverhead) A new novel explores the construct of race in the diverging lives of light-skinned black twins, one of whom transitions into a life as a white woman. “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett is beautifully written, thought-provoking and...


Jun. 2, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher 1. Fair Warning by Michael Connelly - 9780316539432 - (Little, Brown and Company) 2. Hideaway by Nora Roberts - 9781250207128 - (St. Martin’s Publishing Group) 3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Enhanced Edition) by J.K. Rowling -...


Jun. 2, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

Apple TV app - Movies US charts: 1. The Invisible Man (2020) 2. SCOOB! 3. Knives Out 4. Sonic The Hedgehog 5. The Gentlemen 6. The High Note 7. Jumanji: The Next Level 8. The Way Back 9. Emma. 10. Bad Boys for Life Apple TV app - Movies US charts - Independent: 1. The High Note 2. Inheritance 3....

Books on race and criminal justice top bestseller lists

Jun. 2, 2020 8:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As nationwide protests against racism and police violence continue, readers are seeking out books old and new on race and criminal justice. Robin Diangelo's “White Fragility," Michelle Alexander's "The New Jim Crow" and Bryan Stevenson's “Just Mercy” were among the...

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Review: 'The Book of Rosy' is one woman's tale at the border

Jun. 1, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

“The Book of Rosy: A Mother’s Story of Separation at the Border,” by Rosayra Pablo Cruz and Julie Schwietert Collazo (HarperOne) It’s easy to see why people in Guatemala and other Central American nations are willing to leave what little they have for a long, difficult and dangerous...


May. 28, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Camino Winds” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. “If It Bleeds” by Stephen King (Scribner) 3. “The 20th Victim” by Patterson/Paetro (Little, Brown) 4 . “ Walk the Wire” by David Baldacci (Grand Central) 5. “The Boy, the Mole, the...