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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Mar. 26, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

Best-Selling Books Week Ended March 21st. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Boy from the Woods” by Harlan Coben (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” by Rae Carson (Del Rey) 3. “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins (Flatiron Books) 4. “The Mirror...

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AP Exclusive: Allen has new publisher, memoir out Monday

Mar. 23, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Woody Allen's memoir, dropped by its original publisher after widespread criticism, has found a new home, The Associated Press has learned. The 400-page book, still called “Apropos of Nothing,” was released Monday by Arcade Publishing. "The book is a candid and comprehensive...

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Plague as art: Over the centuries, many kinds of stories

Mar. 22, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Beukes, a script and fiction writer, is drawn to narratives that allow her to probe themes of gender and power. For her upcoming novel, “Afterland," she imagined a plot twist in which a disease wipes out virtually the entire male population. “I wanted to explore what a...

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Mar. 19, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

Best-Selling Books Week Ended March 14th HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Mirror & the Light” by Hilary Mantel (Henry Holt & Co.) 2. “Journey of the Pharaohs” by Cussler/Brown (G.P. Putnam's Sons) 3. “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins (Flatiron Books) 4. “The...

In this Friday, March 13, 2020 photo, State historian Earle Shettleworth examines a First Maine Militia uniform, probably worn by a soldier from Buckfield, on display at the Maine State Museum in Augusta, Maine. The state marked the bicentennial of Maine's liberation from Massachusetts, on March 15, 1820, without a birthday party.The coronavirus forced the state's bicentennial committee to postpone the Sunday, March 15 celebration in Augusta. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Happy 200th birthday to Maine, but virus zaps the party

Mar. 15, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Mainers have a special bond with Massachusetts that’s friendly for the most part. What Mainer doesn't love the Boston Red Sox, after all? But it wasn't always so. Maine became a state by splitting from Massachusetts, gaining independence 200 years ago at a time when residents...

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Mar. 12, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

Best-Selling Books Week Ended March 7th HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “House of Earth and Blood” by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury) 2. “The Numbers Game” by Danielle Steel (Dell) 3. “Long Range” by C.J. Box (G.P. Putnam's Sons) 4. “Blindside” by James Patterson and James...

FILE  - In this Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 file photo, actor Max Von Sydow attends the Lumiere Award ceremony of the 7th Lumiere Festival in Lyon, central France. Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died. He was 90, it was reported on Monday, March 9, 2020. He was known to art house audiences through his work with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. But it was his role as the devil-evicting priest in William Friedkin's controversial 1973 film

'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90

Mar. 9, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor known to art house audiences through his work with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and later to moviegoers everywhere when he played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died. He...

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Mar. 5, 2020 2:38 PM EST

Best-Selling Books Week Ended February 29th HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Blindside” by James Patterson and James Born (Little, Brown) 2. “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins (Flatiron Books) 3. "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse'' by Charlie Mackesy (Harperone) 4. “The Warsaw...

FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, PEN literary service award recipient Stephen King poses with Simon & Schuster president Carolyn Reidy at the 2018 PEN Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on in New York.  ViacomCBS, fresh off a merger, is looking to sell its Simon & Schuster book publishing business as it tries to raise cash to pay down debt and please shareholders with dividends and stock buybacks. ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish said the book publisher is not a “core asset” of the company since it isn't video. But he said it's a “marquee asset” that is “highly valuable.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Publisher Simon & Schuster for sale, not 'core' to ViacomCBS

Mar. 4, 2020 2:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Simon & Schuster, the publisher of such authors as Stephen King and Bob Woodward, is up for sale. ViacomCBS, fresh off a merger, is looking to sell its book publishing business as it tries to raise cash to pay down debt and please shareholders with dividends and stock buybacks. Simon...

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Feb. 27, 2020 2:14 PM EST

Best-Selling Books Week Ended February 22nd HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins (Flatiron Books) 2. "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse'' by Charlie Mackesy (Harperone) 3. “Golden in Death” by J.D. Robb (St. Martin's Press) 4. “One Minute Out” by...