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Vampire novelist Anne Rice's doll collection heads to Pa.

Sep. 21, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

WINDBER, Pa. (AP) — The unique doll collection of best-selling author Anne Rice has found a new home in Windber. Until 2004, Rice's collection of one-of-a-kind dolls filled a three-story former orphanage in New Orleans. She had about 1,000 rare and unique dolls, some made of porcelain and some over 5 feet...

Novels by Colson Whitehead, Marlon James on awards longlist

Sep. 20, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead's brutal narrative of a boys' reform school, "The Nickel Boys," and Marlon James' fantasy epic "Black Leopard, Red Wolf" are among the works chosen by judges for the fiction longlist of the National Book Awards. Others on the list of 10 include Taffy Brodesser-Akner's...

Auction: Bonnie Parker's poetry book, Clyde Barrow's watch

Sep. 20, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A book of poetry handwritten by Bonnie Parker and a watch belonging to Clyde Barrow are among items from the outlaw Texas couple being offered at auction. RR Auction will offer the items Saturday in Boston. Parker and Barrow were shot to death by lawmen in Louisiana in 1934 following a...

Court: Jail's 3-book limit doesn't violate rights of inmates

Sep. 20, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago has ruled the confiscation by Cook County Jail guards of over 30 books from an inmate didn't violate his free-speech rights. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports that Magistrate Judge Maria Valdez agreed the First Amendment protected the right to read, not only...

2 Greta Thunberg books coming out in the United States

Sep. 19, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg has two books coming out in the United States, including an English-language edition of her memoir. Penguin Press announced Thursday that it will release Thunberg's memoir "Our House Is On Fire" and a collection of her speeches, "No One Is Too...

Book of letters by Che Guevara coming out in English in 2021

Sep. 19, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A book of letters by Ernesto Che Guevara is coming out in English in fall 2021. "Letters 1947-67" will be released in the United States by Seven Stories, the publisher announced Thursday, and includes an introduction by daughter Aleida Guevara. The Spanish edition was recently published in...

Books on border wall, Tribe Called Quest on awards longlist

Sep. 19, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir by chef Iliana Regan and Hanif Abdurraqib's best-selling chronicle of A Tribe Called Quest are among the works on the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards. The 10 books announced Thursday by the National Book Foundation feature authors mostly new to the National Book...

Author Graeme Gibson, longtime partner of Atwood, dead at 85

Sep. 18, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Graeme Gibson, a Canadian novelist and conservationist and the longtime partner of Margaret Atwood, died Wednesday at age 85. Gibson's death was announced Wednesday by Doubleday, which has published both Gibson and Atwood. He had been suffering from dementia. "We are devastated by the loss...

Strategist for Sen. Warren on longlist for poetry award

Sep. 18, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren's reach has extended into the world of literary prizes. A communications strategist for the Democratic presidential contender's campaign is on the poetry longlist of the National Book Awards. Camonghne Felix was cited for the collection "Build Yourself a Boat," one of...

The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Sep. 17, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

Apple Book charts for week ending September 15, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood - 9780385543798 - (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 2. The Institute by Stephen King - 9781982110598 - (Scribner) 3. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell -...