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Boulley's 'Warrior Girl Unearthed' to come out in May 2023

Aug. 05, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Children's author Angeline Boulley will soon return her many readers to the world of her prize-winning debut novel “Firekeeper's Daughter.” Henry Holt Books for Young Readers announced Friday that Boulley's “Warrior Girl Unearthed” will come out May 2023....

Stephen King testifies for government in books merger trial

Aug. 02, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen King didn't break any legal ground on the stand Tuesday as he testified against his own publisher's efforts to merge with Penguin Random House. But he did know how to please a crowd and even get the judge to thank him for his time. “It was a real...

Stuart Woods, author of Stone Barrington novels, dead at 84

Jul. 27, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Stuart Woods, an author of more than 90 novels, many featuring the character of lawyer-investigator Stone Barrington, has died. He was 84. Woods passed away in his sleep on Friday, July 22, at his home in Litchfield County, Connecticut, his publicist, Katie...

Elizabeth Strout, Leila Mottley up for Booker fiction prize

Jul. 27, 2022 05:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Best-selling American writers Karen Joy Fowler, Elizabeth Strout and Leila Mottley are among 13 authors in the running for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction. Fowler’s novel about Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, “Booth,” Strout’s symphony of everyday lives...

Review: 'Mermaid of Black Conch' melds history and magic

Jul. 11, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

“The Mermaid of Black Conch” by Monique Roffey (Knopf) David is a fisherman and Aycayia is a mermaid. It’s pretty obvious where the story goes from here: David falls for Aycayia. But author Monique Roffey isn’t giving us an endearing tale of love — this is a story of...

Review: Lee Goldberg scores again with vivid 'Movieland'

Jun. 21, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

“Movieland,” by Lee Goldberg (Thomas & Mercer) Eve Ronin, a young Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy, is passionate about finding justice for crime victims, but her inexperience, ambition and willingness to defy authority have gotten her in a world of trouble. ...

Review: 'The House on the Lake' is a wild, improbable ride

Jun. 21, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

“The House Across the Lake” by Riley Sager (Dutton) Casey Fletcher and her husband Len bought a cottage on a remote lake in Vermont as a getaway from their hectic life in New York City. But after he drowned there, Casey chose to anesthetize her pain with alcohol. ...

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,...

James Patterson sorry for saying white writers face racism

Jun. 15, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson is apologizing for saying that white male writers are being subjected to “just another of form of racism,” comments the best-selling author had made during an interview with The Sunday Times in London. Facing widespread criticism on social media,...

Lincoln birthplace to observe Juneteenth with presentations

Jun. 14, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is observing Juneteenth with two free presentations. Ranger Layton Carr will lead a discussion at 11 a.m. Saturday about Abraham Lincoln’s legacy in pushing for emancipation and how that led to the...