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Ernest Hemingway fans celebrate the author's 125th birthday in his beloved Key West

Jul. 21, 2024 16:53 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Ernest Hemingway spent the 1930s in Key West, Florida, and more than six decades after his death, fans, scholars and relatives continue to congregate on the island city to celebrate the author's award-winning novels and adventure-filled life. Hemingway Days...

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Jul. 18, 2024 13:32 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “A Death in Cornwall" by Daniel Silva (Harper) 2. “The Women” by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s) 3. “The Summer Pact" by Emily Giffin (Ballantine) 4. “Swan Song” by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown) ...

Educators wonder how to teach the writings of Alice Munro in wake of daughter's revelations

Jul. 16, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, Robert Lecker has read, taught and written about Alice Munro, the Nobel laureate from Canada renowned for her short stories. A professor of English at McGill University in Montreal, and author of numerous critical studies of Canadian fiction, he has thought of Munro...

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Jul. 16, 2024 16:05 PM EDT

Nonfiction 1. Atomic Habits by James Clear, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 2. 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene, narrated by Richard Poe (HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books) 3. The Anxious Generation by Jonathan Haidt, narrated by Sean...

Book Review: The Knights of Camelot search for a new king in Lev Grossman’s 'The Bright Sword'

Jul. 15, 2024 11:27 AM EDT

A rudderless nation, lost in uncertainty, searches for its next commander in chief. There’s an uneasy sense that the country’s glory days have passed, and that a monumental turn in history is coming — for good or for ill. How do you find a leader to unite such a fractured, polarized land? ...

Book Review: East Texas P.I. turns vigilante in funny and savage 'Sugar on the Bones'

Jul. 15, 2024 10:50 AM EDT

Minnie Polson was in some sort of trouble, so a friend recommended the private eye firm of Hap Collins, his wife Brett, and their pal Leonard Pine. But when they meet, Minnie doesn’t like their attitude, and they don’t like hers. Hours after they agree to part company, Minnie’s...

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Jul. 11, 2024 13:18 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Women” by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s) 2. “Swan Song” by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown) 3. “Eruption” by Crichton/Patterson (Little, Brown) 4. “Camino Ghosts” by John Grisham (Doubleday) ...

Young adult novel by Brian Selznick, 'Run Away With Me,' to be published next April

Jul. 11, 2024 12:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Author-illustrator Brian Selznick's next book is for teens and up. Selznick's coming-of-age love story, “Run Away With Me,” will be published next April, Scholastic announced Thursday. Set in Rome and centering on an Italian teen named Angelo and an American...

Former Knopf executive Reagan Arthur returns to her previous publisher, Hachette Book Group

Jul. 11, 2024 11:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Weeks after being let go as the publisher of Alfred A. Knopf, Reagan Arthur is returning to her former employer, Hachette Book Group, as a senior executive who will edit authors from across the company and head her own imprint. Arthur, who will have the title of...

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Jul. 09, 2024 11:52 AM EDT

Nonfiction 1. Atomic Habits by James Clear, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 2. 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene, narrated by Richard Poe (HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books) 3. The Anxious Generation by Jonathan Haidt, narrated by Sean...