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Dec. 08, 2022 14:16 PM EST

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “A World of Curiosities” by Louise Penny (Minotaur) 2. “The Boys from Biloxi” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. “Fairy Tale” by Stephen King (Scribner) 4. “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus...

Dominique Lapierre, French author and journalist, dies at 91

Dec. 07, 2022 16:43 PM EST

NICE, France (AP) — French writer Dominique Lapierre, who was celebrated for his historical work on the World War II struggle to liberate Paris and a novel depicting a life of hardship in a Kolkata slum in India, has died. He was 91. Lapierre died Friday, a local newspaper in...

'Expressive times': Publishing industry an open book in 2022

Dec. 07, 2022 09:36 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In 2022, the story of book publishing was often the industry itself. Penguin Random House's attempt to purchase Simon & Schuster ended up in a Washington, D.C. courtroom, as the Department of Justice prevailed after a three week antitrust trial last summer that...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Dec. 06, 2022 15:41 PM EST

Nonfiction 1. The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 2. Atomic Habits by James Clear, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 3. I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy, narrated by the author (Simon &...

Apple-Books-Top-10

Dec. 06, 2022 12:05 PM EST

US Bestseller List - Paid Books 1. A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny - 9781250145314 - (St. Martin’s Publishing Group) 2. It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover - 9781668001233 - (Atria Books) 3. Desert Star by Michael Connelly - 9780316421461 -...

French Nobel Laureate says men must change attitudes now

Dec. 06, 2022 09:54 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — French author Annie Ernaux who won this year's Nobel Prize for literature, said Tuesday that men need to change their attitudes now, before women attain full equality with them. “Because if men do not become aware of their body, their way of life, their way of...

Lost Stephen Sondheim musical reveals insight into a giant

Dec. 05, 2022 17:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A copy of what's being called Stephen Sondheim's first original cast recording has been found on a misplaced CD, capturing the legendary composer's budding skills in a student-led musical while at Williams College in 1948. Sondheim was an 18-year-old sophomore when...

Review: The digital sleuths who demystified cryptocurrency

Dec. 05, 2022 13:19 PM EST

“Tracers In The Dark" by Andy Greenberg (Doubleday) The year was 2011. Cryptocurrency was a little-understood novelty, and Sen. Chuck Schumer called a news conference to vent outrage over a one-stop online shop for illegal drugs whose technology made sellers “virtually...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2022

Dec. 05, 2022 13:17 PM EST

One would have to go back hundreds of years to find a monarch who reigned longer than Queen Elizabeth II. In her 70 years on the throne, she helped modernize the monarchy across decades of enormous social change, royal marriages and births, and family scandals. For most Britons, she...

Review: Thief forced to steal a vital U.S. defense secret

Dec. 05, 2022 11:47 AM EST

“Three-Edged Sword,” by Jeff Lindsay (Dutton) After the Cold War, former Soviet spy Ivo Balodis built himself a fortress in an abandoned missile site on an island in the Baltic Sea. There, he has continued to deal in secrets — but for profit instead of for country. ...