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Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

Apr. 9, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

1. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng (Penguin) 2. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G. P. Putnam’s Sons) 3. “Little Blue Truck’s Springtime” by Alice Schertle (HMH Books for Young Readers) 4. “The Splendid and the Vile” by Erik...

In this March 25, 2020 provided by the Department of Defense, Pentagon Press Secretary Alyssa Farah briefs the press on the department's COVID-19 response efforts, at the Pentagon in Washington. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is leaving her post nine months into the job after never holding a single press briefing.  She will be replaced by two women who are familiar names in Trump world. Trump campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany will be joining the administration as press secretary, while Pentagon spokeswoman Alyssa Farah will be moving to the White House in a strategic communications role. (Lisa Ferdinando/Department of Defense via AP)

5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

Apr. 7, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that are being talked about today: 1. GRISHAM OUT AS PRESS SECRETARY: White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is leaving her post after never holding a single formal press briefing. She’ll take over as first lady Melania...

This cover image released by Doubeday shows Robert Kolker's “Hidden Valley Road.

Winfrey chooses "Hidden Valley Road" for book club

Apr. 7, 2020 8:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's new book club pick is Robert Kolker's “Hidden Valley Road,” an in-depth account of a 1950s family in which six of 12 children were diagnosed with schizophrenia. Winfrey says she will continue picking books during the coronavirus outbreak, and will seek new ways...

Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

Apr. 2, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

1. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng (Penguin) 2. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G. P. Putnam’s Sons) 3. “The Sinner” by J.R. Ward (Gallery Books) 4. “The Splendid and the Vile” by Erik Larson (Crown) 5. “Little Blue...

Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

Mar. 26, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

1. “The Boy from the Woods” by Harlan Coben (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng (Penguin) 3. “Smoke Bitten” by Patricia Briggs (Ace) 4. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G. P. Putnam's Sons) 5. “Hit...

Residents of Brookfield Road in Montclair, N.J., get together for a street happy hour toast Friday, March 20, 2020. With bars shuttered and stressed-out workers stuck at home, companies and friend groups across the U.S. are holding happy hours over video chat to commiserate and keep spirits high amid the new coronavirus pandemic. In one community, neighbors are toasting to one another every night from the ends of their driveways to unwind — while keeping a safe distance, of course. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Quarantinis anyone? Happy hours go virtual amid virus crisis

Mar. 20, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The hottest new bar's dress code? Your sweatpants. And you don't even have to leave your couch. With bars shuttered and stressed-out workers stuck at home, companies and friend groups across the U.S. are holding happy hours over video chat to commiserate and keep spirits high amid the new...

WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

Mar. 20, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

Best-Selling Books Week Ended March 14th. FICTION 1. “The Mirror & the Light” by Hilary Mantel (Henry Holt & Co.) 2. “Journey of the Pharaohs” by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown (G.P. Putnam's Sons) 3. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam's Sons)...

Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

Mar. 19, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

1. “Untamed” by Glennon doyle (Dial) 2. “The Mirror & the Light” by Hilary Mantel (Henry Holt & Co.) 3. “Journey of the Pharaohs” by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown (G.P. Putnam's Sons) 4. “The Splendid and the Vile” by Erik Larson (Crown) 5....

This image provided by JIMMY Patterson Books and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt shows the cover of

One-Two Punch: Patterson and Alexander team up on Ali book

Mar. 16, 2020 8:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authors James Patterson and Kwame Alexander are teaming up on a book for young people about Muhammad Ali. “Becoming Muhammad Ali” is being called a “biographical novel” by the rival imprints JIMMY Paterson Books and HMH Books for Young Readers, which will...

WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

Mar. 13, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

Best-Selling Books Week Ended March 7th. FICTION 1. “House of Earth and Blood” by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury) 2. “Chain of Gold” by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry) 3. “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Suess (Random House Books for Young Readers) 4....