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PEN America honors activists, artists and dissidents

May. 24, 2022 00:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — From an imprisoned Ukranian journalist to a high school activist in Florida, PEN America paid tribute Monday night to democracy and free expression and warned about the dangers faced in the U.S. and abroad. "Instead of being able focus on menial responsibilities...

Burn-proof edition of 'The Handmaid's Tale' up for auction

May. 24, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Margaret Atwood has imagined apocalyptic disaster, Dystopian government and an author faking her own death. But until recently she had spared herself the nightmare of trying to burn one of her own books. With a flamethrower, no less. She failed, and...

Review: 'Either/Or' is Elif Batuman’s sequel to 'The Idiot'

May. 23, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

“Either/Or,” by Elif Batuman (Penguin Press) Do you remember what it felt like to be a college sophomore? The Jell-O shots, cookie dough and moments of abject humiliation and terror as you tried, oh so self-importantly, to figure out how to live? Elif Batuman...

Review: 'Swing and a Hit’ for diehard Yankees fans only

May. 23, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

“Swing and a Hit” by Paul O’Neill with Jack Curry (Grand Central Publishing) By now, nearly ever starter on the New York Yankees dynasty that won four World Series titles in six years (1996, 1998-2000) has written a memoir. Paul O’Neill, the sweet-single leftie who over the...

Review: 'My Moment' is best consumed in bite-sized bits

May. 23, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

“My Moment: 106 Women on Fighting for Themselves,” edited by Lauren Blitzer, Kristin Chenoweth, Kathy Najimy, Chely Wright and Linda Perry (Gallery Books) Havana Chapman-Edwards was the only kid at her school to participate in the 2018 walk out. Celia Bell chose life after her...

Virginia surgeon off to the races with new children’s book

May. 22, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Ray Chung can’t stop creating. He used some of his creative skills to modify a handful of commonly used surgical instruments, but his love for his rescue dog Mukha and the peaceful life his family and the dog once enjoyed at their country home in...

Louisiana TikTok star Britt Kham releases first cookbook

May. 22, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Brittany Khamille is known all over TikTok as the girl with the thick Louisiana accent who teaches the recipes from her childhood and state staples. Now you can own her first cookbook. Born and raised in South Louisiana, Khamille moved to the Northwest area...

Surviving a day of doom at a Florida prepper convention

May. 21, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

ELKTON, Fla. (AP) — Someday, when your commute or supermarket run gets interrupted by the collapse of society, there will be certain considerations to make. Jeff Smith seemed to know them all. Pacing under the sweeping metal roof of an open-air rodeo pavilion on the woodsy St....

Longtime New Yorker writer, editor Roger Angell dies

May. 20, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Angell, the celebrated baseball writer and reigning man of letters who during an unfaltering 70-plus years helped define The New Yorker’s urbane wit and style through his essays, humor pieces and editing, has died. He was 101. Angell died Friday of heart...

US-Best-Sellers-Books-PW

May. 19, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “22 Seconds” by Patterson/Paetro (Little, Brown) 2. “The Summer Place” by Jennifer Weiner (Atria) 3. “Dream Town” by David Baldacci (Grand Central) 4. “Run, Rose, Run" by Parton/Patterson (Little, Brown)...