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Feb. 22, 2024 13:02 PM EST

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Women” by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s) 2. “Fourth Wing” by Rebecca Yarros (Red Tower) 3. “Iron Flame” by Rebecca Yarros (Red Tower) 4. “House of Flame and Shadow” by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury) ...

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Feb. 15, 2024 14:08 PM EST

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Women” by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s) 2. “House of Flame and Shadow” by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury) 3. “Bride” by Ali Hazelwood (Berkley) 4. “Iron Flame” by Rebecca Yarros (Red Tower) ...

Nonfiction book publishing is dominated by men. A new prize hopes to help change that

Feb. 15, 2024 13:11 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Go into many bookstores, and the nonfiction shelves will be dominated by men. The Women’s Prize for Nonfiction hopes to change that. “Nonfiction is still perceived to some extent as a man’s game,” said British historian Suzannah Lipscomb, who...

Book Review: New collaborative novel ‘Fourteen Days’ proves the pandemic couldn’t curb creativity

Feb. 06, 2024 15:05 PM EST

Almost four years since COVID-19 became a household term, a new work of fiction proves that even a global pandemic can’t curb creativity. “Fourteen Days” is billed as a “collaborative novel.” Edited by Margaret Atwood and Douglas Preston, the book was written by 36 American...

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Feb. 01, 2024 15:13 PM EST

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Fourth Wing” by Rebecca Yarros (Red Tower) 2. “Iron Flame” by Rebecca Yarros (Red Tower) 3. “Random in Death” by J.D. Robb (St. Martin's Press) 4. “Gothikana” by RuNyx (Bramble) 5....

Pedro Almodóvar has a book out this fall, a 'fragmentary autobiography' called 'The Last Dream'

Jan. 29, 2024 08:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Pedro Almodóvar has finally gotten around to that memoir admirers have wanted him to write. Sort of. The Oscar-winning filmmaker has a book out Sept. 24, “The Last Dream,” that publisher HarperVia is calling a “debut collection of short...

Lorrie Moore and Naomi Klein among nominees for National Book Critics Circle awards

Jan. 25, 2024 14:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lorrie Moore, Naomi Klein and the Egyptian writer Ahmed Naji are among the finalists for National Book Critics Circle awards. Honorary prizes are going to Judy Blume and to a longtime ally of Blume's in the fight against book bans, the American Library Association. ...

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Jan. 25, 2024 11:26 AM EST

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Iron Flame” by Rebecca Yarros (Red Tower) 2. “Fourth Wing” by Rebecca Yarros (Red Tower) 3. “The Fury” by Alex Michaelides (Celadon) 4. “The Heavan & Earth Grocery Store” by James McBride...

Works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction receive $10,000 "Science + Literature" awards

Jan. 24, 2024 10:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A poetry collection, a coming-of-age novel and a history of deep sea exploration are unlikely to be found in the same section of your favorite bookstore. But they all have enough in common to be this year's winners of Science + Literature awards, $10,000 prizes administered by the...

Roxanna Asgarian's 'We Were Once a Family' and Amanda Peters' 'The Berry Pickers' win library medals

Jan. 20, 2024 11:12 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the childhood home of author Roxanna Asgarian, there were restrictions on how often the television could be on and which programs could be watched. Books were placed under a much looser set of rules. “Mom would take us to the library and gave us...