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Smithsonian's traveling Green Book exhibit opens in Jackson

Jul. 02, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A look at how African Americans traveled during the Jim Crow era in the U.S. is on display at the Two Mississippi Museums in downtown Jackson. The Negro Motorist Green Book, a Smithsonian traveling exhibition, opened Saturday at the venue, which is part of the...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 01, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Connecticut Post. June 29, 2022. Editorial: CT was first state to ban abortion. Now it’s a leader in defending right to choose The most surprising part of the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of federal protection of abortion rights is that the news caught anyone by...

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Jun. 30, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Hotel Nantucket” by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown) 2. “Sparring Partners” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. “Escape” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 4. “The House Across the Lake” by Riley Sager...

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Jun. 30, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

1. “The Summer I Turned Pretty” by Jenny Han (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers) 2. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam's Sons) 3. “It’s Not Summer Without You” by Jenny Han (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers) ...

Author Jesmyn Ward wins Library of Congress fiction prize

Jun. 30, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

The 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction has gone to Jesmyn Ward, who at 45, is the youngest person to receive the library’s fiction award and is being honored for her lifetime of work examining racism and social injustice. Ward's “Salvage the Bones” earned the...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Jun. 28, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

Nonfiction 1. Atomic Habits by James Clear, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 2. Scars and Stripes by Tim Kennedy and Nick Palmisciano, narrated by Tim Kennedy (Simon & Schuster Audio) 3. I’d Like to Play Alone, Please by Tom Segura, narrated...

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Jun. 28, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

US Bestseller List - Paid Books Book Title by Author Name - ISBN - (Publisher) 1. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han - 9781416999171 - (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers) 2. It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han - 9781442413856 -...

Review: A slice-of-life novel both meaningless and profound

Jun. 27, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

“The Most Precious Substance on Earth” by Shashi Bhat (Grand Central) As a freshman, Nina has a crush on her English teacher. That's how “The Most Precious Substance on Earth” begins. Author Shashi Bhat wastes no time with introductions or context because...

Review: A hunting trip turns deadly when a blizzard strikes

Jun. 27, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

“Outside” by Ragnar Jonasson (Minotaur) It’s reunion week in Iceland for Daniel, Armann, Gunnlaugur, and Helena, who were tight in college and like to get together every year or so to drink heavily and catch up. They all have issues. Daniel has been lying about...

Review: 'Elsewhere’ ponders the meaning of motherhood

Jun. 27, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

“Elsewhere” by Alexis Schaitkin (Celadon Books) Sometimes it’s fun to read something that doesn’t fit in any particular category. “Elsewhere,” the new novel from Alexis Schaitkin (“Saint X,” 2020), is best described as a dark fairy tale, with elements of the...