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Book Review: 'Swole' explores what masculinity could be in a hyperconnected, TikTok-imaged world

Jun. 12, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

Author Michael Brodeur takes the gym too seriously, and not seriously at all at the same time, in his book “Swole: The Making of Men and the Meaning of Muscles” in an effort to show the readers that the overly online world of hypermasculinity is an illusion and what a man can be is what you...

Bestselling author V.E. Schwab agrees to 7-figure book deal. Her next novel comes out in 2025

Jun. 12, 2024 10:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bestselling author V.E. Schwab has a 7-figure book deal. Tor Books, a Macmillan imprint, announced Wednesday that it has agreed to terms on a $2 million contract for a new work from the science fiction/fantasy novelist. “Bury Our Bones in the Midnight Soil” is...

Jennifer Aniston launches children's book series with best 'friend' Clydeo the dog

Jun. 11, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Inspired by her beloved dog, Jennifer Aniston will soon become a children's author. The “Friends” star has a four-book deal with HarperCollins Publishers and animation studio Invisible Studio for a series of works featuring the animated dog Clydeo, based on the...

Science fiction author Ted Chiang wins PEN/Malamud Award for short story writing

Jun. 11, 2024 14:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Author Ted Chiang has won a lifetime achievement prize for short stories, the PEN/Malamud Award, marking only the second time a science fiction writer has been honored since the award was established in 1988. Chiang, who has received numerous Nebula, Hugo and other...

US-Audiobooks-Top-10

Jun. 11, 2024 14:13 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: 'Margo’s Got Money Troubles’ tells a tale of modern love and success

Jun. 11, 2024 12:36 PM EDT

The cover art and title of “Margo’s Got Money Troubles” don’t quite convey the wild ride readers who crack open this new fiction from Rufi Thorpe will take. There’s a reason Apple TV optioned it as a series starring Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning before it was even published. This is a...

Book Review: Yume Kitasei explores space in a heist-driven action adventure novel

Jun. 11, 2024 11:38 AM EDT

Grad student Maya Hoshimoto is having a hard time settling down on Earth after a thrilling career as an art thief, stealing looted objects and returning them to their people. So when her best friend Auncle — an octopus-like being from another solar system — offers one last job, of course she...

Winfrey picks David Wroblewski's 'Familairis' for her book club

Jun. 11, 2024 08:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Author David Wroblewski has reached special status among contemporary authors: a two-time selection for Oprah Winfrey's book club. Winfrey announced Tuesday that she had chosen “Familiaris,” a prequel to Wroblewski's Oprah-endorsed debut novel from 2008, the...

Book Review: Katie Ledecky dishes on what makes an Olympic legend in ‘Just Add Water'

Jun. 10, 2024 14:13 PM EDT

Katie Ledecky didn’t dream of becoming an Olympian as a kid. It was just something she and her brother, Michael, did at a pool in Maryland that she describes as “maximum chill.” The lack of pressure was part of what drove her deep enjoyment of the sport from an early age, and, consequently,...

Book Review: Carol LaHines' chilling novel chronicles a jilted woman’s descent into madness

Jun. 10, 2024 13:35 PM EDT

It’s no accident that the narrator of Carol LaHines’s second novel, “The Vixen Amber Halloway,” is a literature professor named Ophelia. That was also the name of a woman who had her heart broken and was driven to madness by the title character in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” ...