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Oct. 28, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

1. “The Judge's List” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Super Easy!” by Ree Drummond (William Morrow Cookbooks) 3. “Dune” by Frank Herbert (Ace) 4. “A Shadow in the Ember” by Jennifer L....

Gordon Ramsay's social media project culminates in cookbook

Oct. 28, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — How did Gordon Ramsay spend his pandemic lockdown? Getting frenetic in a kitchen, of course. The chef with a dizzying number of books, restaurants and TV shows was home in Cornwall, England, with mouths to feed last year when he did a series of lives on...

Former NatGeo photographer gets 1 year for tax evasion

Oct. 27, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A former National Geographic photographer has been sentenced to one year in federal prison for tax evasion and ordered to pay more than $200,000 to the IRS, the Office of the U.S. Attorney for Delaware announced. When Bruce Kevin Fleming, 67, of...

A new book on faith from popular author who died in 2019

Oct. 27, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Christian author Rachel Held Evans left behind a legion of loyal readers when she died in May 2019, at the age of 37. Last June, a children’s book she’d been working on was published posthumously and soon topped the picture-book bestseller lists. ...

In 'The Souvenir Part II,' a human-scaled epic concludes

Oct. 27, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joanna Hogg first had the instinct to make a film about her then-unfolding relationship to her heroin-addicted first love — a traumatic and formative time that coincided with her coming-of-age as a filmmaker — in 1979. Back then, she didn’t feel...

Review: Horror movie ‘Antlers’ is too dull and dreary

Oct. 27, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

There’s nothing quite like a decaying industrial town in the middle of a chilly, grey-skied fall to set an immediately gloomy mood in a film. Not that Scott Cooper’s “ Antlers ” needs any help in that department as it already deals with child abuse (sexual and psychological), poverty,...

Louisiana Book Festival, separate Festival of Words upcoming

Oct. 26, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana poet laureate Mona Lisa Saloy and jazz-pop singer and songwriter Rickie Lee Jones are among scores of authors being featured over the next three weekends in the statewide Louisiana Book Festival. The separate Acadiana-based Festival of Words will take place...

Review: Obama, Springsteen’s 'Renegades' is smart, beautiful

Oct. 26, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

“Renegades: Born in the USA” by Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen (Crown) “Renegades: Born in the USA” is human, vulnerable, smart and passionate. This curated transcript of former President Barack Obama’s and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bruce Springsteen’s...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Oct. 26, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

Nonfiction 1. The Storyteller by Dave Grohl, narrated by the author (HarperAudio) 2. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 3. The High 5 Habit by Mel Robbins, narrated by the author (Mel...

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Oct. 26, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

Book Title by Author Name - ISBN - (Publisher) 1. The Judge’s List by John Grisham - 9780385546034 - (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 2. Dune by Frank Herbert - 9781101658055 - (Penguin Publishing Group) 3. Not All Diamonds...