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Outbreak at LI elderly housing complex has relatives fearful

Mar. 28, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

In less than two weeks, the coronavirus has claimed seven lives at one Long Island retirement community, with the latest death coming Saturday. The heavy toll at Peconic Landing, near the seaside village of Greenport, has been accompanied by a sense of dread and isolation, as loved ones have been barred from...

Bob Denver's widow to read her new children's book online

Mar. 27, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — Dreama Denver couldn't tout her new children's book at a pair of canceled events, so she's going online to read it. The widow of actor Bob Denver is set to read “Four Bears in a Box” on Friday afternoon on Facebook Live. The book's launch in Houston and at a...


Mar. 26, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

1. “The Boy from the Woods” by Harlan Coben (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng (Penguin) 3. “Smoke Bitten” by Patricia Briggs (Ace) 4. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G. P. Putnam's Sons) 5. “Hit...


Mar. 20, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

Best-Selling Books Week Ended March 14th. FICTION 1. “The Mirror & the Light” by Hilary Mantel (Henry Holt & Co.) 2. “Journey of the Pharaohs” by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown (G.P. Putnam's Sons) 3. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam's Sons)...


Mar. 19, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

1. “Untamed” by Glennon doyle (Dial) 2. “The Mirror & the Light” by Hilary Mantel (Henry Holt & Co.) 3. “Journey of the Pharaohs” by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown (G.P. Putnam's Sons) 4. “The Splendid and the Vile” by Erik Larson (Crown) 5....

Book sales fall as impact of coronavirus increases

Mar. 18, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of physical books sold dropped 10 percent from the previous week, the latest sign of the effect of the coronavirus on the publishing industry. NPD BookScan , which tracks around 85 percent of physical sales, reported big drops in children's fiction and adult nonfiction books....

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Hudgens reassures fans, Cyrus spreads hope amid coronavirus

Mar. 17, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with...

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Yusef Salaam working on novel about wrongful imprisonment

Mar. 17, 2020 8:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the former “Central Park Five” is teaming with an acclaimed children's author on a young adult novel with a personal theme — being wrongfully sentenced to prison. Yusef Salaam and author Ibi Zoboi are working together on “Punching the Air,”...

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One-Two Punch: Patterson and Alexander team up on Ali book

Mar. 16, 2020 8:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authors James Patterson and Kwame Alexander are teaming up on a book for young people about Muhammad Ali. “Becoming Muhammad Ali” is being called a “biographical novel” by the rival imprints JIMMY Paterson Books and HMH Books for Young Readers, which will...


Mar. 13, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

Best-Selling Books Week Ended March 7th. FICTION 1. “House of Earth and Blood” by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury) 2. “Chain of Gold” by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry) 3. “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Suess (Random House Books for Young Readers) 4....