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N. Scott Momaday remembers 1969 Pulitzer, promises memoir

Nov. 15, 2019 12:30 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Kiowa writer N. Scott Momaday, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for his groundbreaking novel “House Made of Dawn,” said he’s not done writing and vows to finish his long-anticipated memoir. In a rare interview at his Santa Fe home, the 85-year-old author told The...

Trump Jr.’s book is a No. 1 bestseller, but with an edge

Nov. 14, 2019 3:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump Jr.’s “Triggered” is a No. 1 New York Times bestseller, although not without an edge. “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us” came out last week and tops the hardcover nonfiction list that will appear in the Nov. 24...

Catalan poet Joan Margarit wins Spain’s Cervantes Prize

Nov. 14, 2019 12:02 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s government announced Thursday that Catalan poet Joan Margarit won the 2019 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor. Margarit, who is also an architect, has published more than 20 volumes of poetry — mainly in Catalan but also in Spanish. The...

Set the table early, and other tips for Thanksgiving hosts

Nov. 13, 2019 11:33 AM EST

Hosting Thanksgiving isn’t for the faint of heart. There are more dishes than you might usually serve. More timing concerns because of that. More pots and plates to wash. And perhaps more family dynamics, buried deep below the surface for the other 364 days a year, that threaten to bubble up through the...

For 'Joy of Cooking' revision, editors mixed marriage, food

Nov. 12, 2019 4:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine carefully testing several thousand recipes for a beloved cookbook. Then imagine coming up with 600 brand new ones. Now imagine doing all that in your home kitchen. Without a dishwasher. That was the monumental task John Becker and his wife, Megan Scott, took on almost a decade ago...

'Andromeda Evolution' is sequel to Michael Crichton book

Nov. 12, 2019 2:29 PM EST

"The Andromeda Evolution," Harper, by Daniel H. Wilson To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Michael Crichton's epic novel, "The Andromeda Strain," the author's estate commissioned Daniel H. Wilson to craft a sequel, "The Andromeda Evolution." After the events of 50 years earlier, protocols were...

Narrative turns to world of poaching in 'Tracking Game'

Nov. 12, 2019 2:26 PM EST

"Tracking Game: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery," Crooked Lane Books, by Margaret Mizushima An explosion turns a fun evening into a rescue and mystery in Margaret Mizushima's latest novel, "Tracking Game." Deputy Mattie Cobb is spending the evening at the town of Timber Creek's community event with the local vet, Cole...

Review: 'Life Isn't Everything' toasts director Mike Nichols

Nov. 12, 2019 1:54 PM EST

"Life isn't everything: Mike Nichols, as remembered by 103 of his closest friends," Henry Holt and Co., by Ash Carter and Sam Kashner The subtitle of "Life isn't everything," a captivating oral history of the late director Mike Nichols, is no joke. But just how did the man behind popular movies like "The...

The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Nov. 12, 2019 12:37 PM EST

Apple Book charts for week ending November 10, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. Blue Moon by Lee Child - 9780399593550 - (Random House Publishing Group) 2. Olive, Again (Oprah's Book Club) by Elizabeth Strout - 9780812996555 - (Random House Publishing Group) 3. Final Option by Boyd...

Winfrey, Coates to speak at upcoming Toni Morrison tribute

Nov. 12, 2019 11:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jesmyn Ward will be among the speakers at a tribute to the late Toni Morrison. The Nobel laureate's longtime publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, announced Tuesday that the event will take place November 21 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan....