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Jun. 23, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Hotel Nantucket” by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown) 2. “Sparring Partners” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. “Horse” by Geraldine Brooks (Viking) 4. “Tom Clancy: Zero Hour” by Don Bentley (Putnam) ...

New Jersey to offer sales tax break on school supplies

Jun. 22, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Back-to-school shoppers will get a break on New Jersey's sales tax later this summer, Gov. Phil Murphy and fellow Democrats in the Legislature said Wednesday. Murphy and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Senate President Nicholas Scutari said they reached an...

Review: 'Cabin Fever’ captures the horror of COVID cruise

Jun. 21, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

“Cabin Fever: The Harrowing Journey of a Cruise Ship at the Dawn of a Pandemic” by Michael Smith and Jonathan Franklin (Doubleday) Imagine stepping off a dock in Buenos Aires in early March 2020 to board a ship with 1,242 fellow passengers and 586 crew members for a cruise around...

Dan Rinaldi's Rhode Island-Style Fried Calamari

Jun. 21, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

Dan Rinaldi, a firefighter in Providence, Rhode Island, leaned on his state's fresh seafood for this dish. He says battered squid tossed with hot cherry peppers is a great representation of where he lives and of his Italian roots. He says his family has been making this recipe for generations. ...

George Lamming, a giant of modern Caribbean writing, dies

Jun. 19, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — George Lamming, a giant of post-colonial literature whose novels, essays and speeches influenced readers and peers in his native Barbados and around the world, has died at age 94. His death this month was confirmed by Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who said,...

Female champion at The Country Club wrote the book on golf

Jun. 17, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — The winner of the first major held at the history-steeped golf course hosting this week's U.S. Open served up plenty of solid lessons that still hold true today. Her name: Genevieve Hecker. Hecker's victory in the U.S. Women's Amateur in...

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Jun. 16, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Sparring Partners” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. “Tom Clancy: Zero Hour” by Don Bentley (Putnam) 3. “Nightwork” by Nora Roberts (St. Martin’s) 4. “Meant to Be” by Emily Giffin (Ballantine) ...

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Jun. 16, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Sparring Partners” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. “Tom Clancy: Zero Hour" by Don Bentley (Putnam) 3. “Nightwork” by Nora Roberts (St. Martin’s) 4. “Meant to Be” by Emily Giffin (Ballantine) ...

Review: Whips and quips in comedian Tom Segura's new book

Jun. 14, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

Tom Segura is an edgelord. He is constantly on the verge of going too far, straddling the line for the lulz. It’s effective, but it keeps the casual fan of his comedy at arm's length. That is, until he wrote a series of autobiographical essays titled “I’d Like to Play Alone,...

Life for 'How to Murder Your Husband' author in spouse death

Jun. 13, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A self-published romance novelist who once wrote an online essay called “How to Murder Your Husband” was sentenced Monday to life in prison with the possibility of parole for murdering her husband at his workplace in Portland four years ago. Nancy Crampton...