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Amazon's untitled 'Lord of the Rings' forges itself a name

Jan. 19, 2022 10:03 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon's “The Lord of the Rings” series has forged a name for itself. “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” was announced Wednesday as the full title of the drama set to debut Sept. 2, with episodes to be released weekly on the streaming service. ...

Review: Bride saved from a brutal husband in 'The Runaway'

Jan. 19, 2022 08:01 AM EST

“The Runaway” by Nick Petrie (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) Long haul trucker Roy Wiley is handsome and charming, so when he stops at a gas station in dreary Coldwater, Montana, the lonely 19-year-old girl working behind the counter begs him to take her with him. But Wiley...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Jan. 18, 2022 13:44 PM EST

Nonfiction 1. Atomic Habits by James Clear, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 2. Will by Will Smith and Mark Manson, narrated by Will Smith (Penguin Audio) 3. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) ...

Review: An imperialist repents in 'Gangsters of Capitalism'

Jan. 18, 2022 13:01 PM EST

“Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America's Empire” by Jonathan M. Katz (St. Martin's Press) Plenty of U.S. veterans of the country’s 21-century “forever wars” — men and women who lost buddies and limbs to roadside bombs...

US-Apple-Books-Top-10

Jan. 18, 2022 12:39 PM EST

Apple Books US Bestseller List - Paid Books Book Title by Author Name - ISBN - (Publisher) 1. End of Days by Brad Taylor - 9780062886125 - (William Morrow) 2. The Summer Proposal by Vi Keeland - 9781951045623 - (C. Scott Publishing Corp) ...

Former AG William Barr's memoir to be published March 8

Jan. 18, 2022 12:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Attorney General William P. Barr has a memoir coming out March 8 titled “One Damn Thing After Another,” and billed by his publisher as a “vivid and forthright book” of his time serving two “drastically different” presidents, Donald Trump and George H.W. Bush. ...

Review: TV star Bertinelli pens compelling 'Enough Already'

Jan. 18, 2022 10:26 AM EST

“Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today” by Valerie Bertinelli (Mariner Books) Valerie Bertinelli has been in the public eye for going on a half-century. She exploded onto the scene in 1975, delighting television audiences as the bubbly and precocious...

Sen. Tim Scott memoir 'America' coming out in August

Jan. 18, 2022 08:39 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Tim Scott has a memoir out this summer that he says will explain the two words that have shaped his life: hope and redemption. “No matter how great the darkness, these truths always light the way home,” the South Carolina Republican said in a statement...

Free e-book previews new Bissinger, Hamid and other works

Jan. 18, 2022 08:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A free e-book compilation includes excerpts from upcoming novels by Geraldine Brooks, Karen Jay Fowler and Mohsin Hamid among others. Buzz Books 2022: Spring/Summer was released Tuesday by the industry newsletter Publishers Marketplace and includes dozens of...

Drive to give books to Maine first graders seeks new schools

Jan. 18, 2022 07:08 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A program that has a goal of giving a book to every first grade student in Maine is hoping to increase the number of participating schools. The program is called Dirigo Reads and it wants to accomplish its goal by 2025. Program founders Dan and Karen Cashman,...