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After ticket flap, Springsteen's fan magazine shutting down

Feb. 07, 2023 20:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A magazine and website that has served Bruce Springsteen's fans for 43 years is shutting down, with its publisher writing that he's been disillusioned by the debate over ticket prices for their hero's current tour. Backstreets had been an unusually robust...

Yiyun Li's 'The Book of Goose' among PEN/Faulkner nominees

Feb. 07, 2023 15:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Yiyun Li's novel “The Book of Goose” and the debut work “Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm by Laura Warrell are among 10 nominees on the long list for one of the top literary prizes, the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. The list also includes ”Does My Body Offend You?", a...

Apple-Books-Top-10

Feb. 07, 2023 11:48 AM EST

US Bestseller List - Paid Books 1. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover - 9781501110375 - (Atria Books) 2. It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover - 9781668001233 - (Atria Books) 3. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus - 9780385547376 - (Knopf Doubleday...

Kal Penn to host PEN America literary awards ceremony

Feb. 07, 2023 11:20 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kal Penn will host this year’s PEN America Literary Awards. The actor, author and activist will preside over the March 2 ceremony at The Town Hall in Manhattan. Prizes include the $75,000 Jean Stein Award for the best and most innovative book of 2022, the $15,000...

At last: Streisand memoir 'My Name is Barbra' coming Nov. 7

Feb. 07, 2023 11:16 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand's very long and very long-awaited memoir, a project she has talked about for years, is coming out this fall. Viking, a Penguin Random House imprint, will release “My Name is Barbra” on Nov. 7. Her memoir, fitting for a superstar of the grandest...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Feb. 07, 2023 11:12 AM EST

Nonfiction 1. Spare by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 2. 8 Rules of Love by Jay Shetty, narrated by the author (Simon & Schuster Audio) 3. Becoming Free Indeed by Jinger Vuolo and Corey Williams,...

Review: 'Looking for Jane' is gripping, historical, relevant

Feb. 06, 2023 10:31 AM EST

“Looking for Jane” by Heather Marshall (Atria) Gripping from the moment it begins, Heather Marshall’s novel “Looking for Jane” is getting a well-deserved re-release to hit the post-Roe v. Wade United States market. The story kicks off with a striking...

'Tiger Mom' Amy Chua writes first novel, 'The Golden Gate'

Feb. 06, 2023 10:13 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amy Chua, the Yale Law School professor and author sometimes known as “Tiger Mom," has written her first novel. “The Golden Gate," a murder mystery centered around a wealthy family in Berkeley, California in 1944, will come out Sept. 19. Chua said in a statement...

Review: Detective work in bio leads to real Mickey Spillane

Feb. 06, 2023 09:23 AM EST

“Spillane: King of Pulp Fiction” by Max Allan Collins and James L. Traylor (Mysterious Press) In fiction an “unreliable narrator” can't be trusted as he or she spins the story at hand. In real life the term “fabulist” is used by those seeking a softer word than...

Viola Davis' Grammy win for audiobook makes her an EGOT

Feb. 05, 2023 17:06 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viola Davis has achieved EGOT status. The actor won a Grammy Award Sunday for best audio book, narration, and storytelling recording for her memoir “Finding Me.” “I just EGOT!” she shouted from the stage as she accepted the trophy, using...