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Review: How George Floyd became an icon for Americans

May. 16, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

“His Name is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice,” by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa (Viking) Two Americas collided in the few minutes that Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into the neck of George Floyd on May 25,...

Review: 'Office BFFs' a pleasant return to Dunder Mifflin

May. 16, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

Nearly a decade after its finale aired, the American version of “The Office" is a ubiquitous part of popular culture. So much so that the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of fictional paper company Dunder Mifflin became a surrogate workplace of sorts for millions working from home during the...

Polish Nobel author says Russia threat to 'free world'

May. 16, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Polish Nobel Prize-winning author on Sunday called Russia a threat to the “free world,” saying its attack on neighboring Ukraine had echoes of the Second World War. Olga Tokarczuk, known for her humanist themes and playful, subversive streak, spoke at the...

Virginia high school senior pens and publishes novel

May. 14, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Some people used downtime in the pandemic to master the baking of banana bread or learn TikTok dances. Samson McCune wrote a novel. The Albemarle High School senior self-published “Annihilated” in September 2021. He started working on...

Historian releases 2 new books in Black history series

May. 14, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Jeremy Houston, the founder of Miss-Lou Heritage Group and Tours, has recently released volumes four and five of his ongoing Black history series about people from Natchez. In 2016, Houston first set out writing true stories about Black people from Natchez who...

Mississippi's Poet Laureate wants to share joy of writing

May. 14, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Catherine Pierce tries to begin each of her classes with a question. Something like, but not specifically: “Would you rather be a shepherd spy — a shepherd who is also a spy, not to be confused with shepherd’s pie — or a super agent who is a dog...

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May. 12, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “22 Seconds” by Patterson/Paetro (Little, Brown) 2. “Run, Rose, Run” by Parton/Patterson (Little, Brown) 3. “Book of Night” by Holly Black (Tor) 4. “Dream Town” by David Baldacci (Grand Central) ...

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May. 12, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

1 ."Book Lovers" by Emily Henry (Berkley) , $17.00 2."22 Seconds " by James Patterson/ Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) , $29.00 3 ."Killing the Killers" by Bill O’Reilly/ Martin Dugard (St. Martin’s Press) , $30.00 4 ."23 The Mothers and Daughters of...

Other Chris Paul making his own name on, off football field

May. 11, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Chris Paul the football player knows he shares a name with a much more famous athlete. “There might be another named Chris Paul,” he said with a grin. “I think he plays basketball — I’m not sure.” While the veteran NBA guard guides the...

Anthony Veasna So wins posthumous award for LGBTQ fiction

May. 11, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Jones Jr.'s historical novel “The Prophets” and Anthony Veasna So's posthumous debut story collection “Afterparties” are among the winners of the 34th annual Triangle Awards, given for outstanding LGBTQ literature. So, who died suddenly in 2020 at...