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Library restores Pride Month displays in children's rooms

Jun. 23, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

SMITHTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A library board on Long Island reversed a decision made earlier this week to remove Pride Month displays from the system's children’s sections shortly after Gov. Kathy Hochul ordered a state human rights investigation. The Smithtown Library board of...

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Jun. 23, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Hotel Nantucket” by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown) 2. “Sparring Partners” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. “Horse” by Geraldine Brooks (Viking) 4. “Tom Clancy: Zero Hour” by Don Bentley (Putnam) ...

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Jun. 23, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

1. “The Hotel Nantucket” by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown) 2. “Battle for the American Mind” by Pete Hegseth with David Goodwin (Broadside Books) 3. “It Ends With Us” by Colleen Hoover (Atria Books) 4. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by...

Chelsea Manning memoir to be published in October

Jun. 23, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir by Chelsea Manning will come out this fall. The book is titled “README.txt,” and it's scheduled for release on Oct. 18. Manning's book was first announced in 2019 but did not have a title or release date. The former intelligence analyst served seven...

'Nomadland' author Jessica Bruder works on abortion book

Jun. 23, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of “Nomadland,” the basis for the Oscar-winning movie of the same name, is working on a book about abortion. Jessica Bruder will expand upon the reporting for her May cover story in The Atlantic, “The Abortion Underground: Inside the Covert Network...

Director James Burrows looks back on his career in new book

Jun. 23, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Burrows loves sitcoms, and he should. The 81-year-old has directed more than 1,000 episodes of TV sitcoms, including fan favorites such as “Friends,” “Cheers,” and Will & Grace." He's also directed the pilot episodes for “Frasier,” “Two and a Half Men,”...

New Jersey to offer sales tax break on school supplies

Jun. 22, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Back-to-school shoppers will get a break on New Jersey's sales tax later this summer, Gov. Phil Murphy and fellow Democrats in the Legislature said Wednesday. Murphy and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Senate President Nicholas Scutari said they reached an...

Diary of 12-year-old Ukrainian refugee to be released

Jun. 22, 2022 08:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The reflections of a 12-year-old refugee from the Russian invasion of Ukraine will be published this fall. Yeva Skalietska's book is called “You Don’t Know What War Is: The Diary of a Young Girl from Ukraine.” Union Square & Co. will release her account...

George Chauncey wins $500,000 Library of Congress award

Jun. 22, 2022 05:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Historian George Chauncey has received a $500,000 lifetime achievement award from the Library of Congress, the John W. Kluge Prize, the first time the honor has gone to a scholar in LGBTQ studies. The prize is given for achievement in the study of humanity....

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Jun. 21, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

Nonfiction 1. I’d Like to Play Alone, Please by Tom Segura, narrated by the author (Grand Central Publishing) 2. Atomic Habits by James Clear, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 3. The End of the World Is Just the Beginning by Peter Zeihan,...