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For 'Joy of Cooking' revision, editors mixed marriage, food

Nov. 12, 2019 4:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine carefully testing several thousand recipes for a beloved cookbook. Then imagine coming up with 600 brand new ones. Now imagine doing all that in your home kitchen. Without a dishwasher. That was the monumental task John Becker and his wife, Megan Scott, took on almost a decade ago...

'Andromeda Evolution' is sequel to Michael Crichton book

Nov. 12, 2019 2:29 PM EST

"The Andromeda Evolution," Harper, by Daniel H. Wilson To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Michael Crichton's epic novel, "The Andromeda Strain," the author's estate commissioned Daniel H. Wilson to craft a sequel, "The Andromeda Evolution." After the events of 50 years earlier, protocols were...

Narrative turns to world of poaching in 'Tracking Game'

Nov. 12, 2019 2:26 PM EST

"Tracking Game: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery," Crooked Lane Books, by Margaret Mizushima An explosion turns a fun evening into a rescue and mystery in Margaret Mizushima's latest novel, "Tracking Game." Deputy Mattie Cobb is spending the evening at the town of Timber Creek's community event with the local vet, Cole...

Review: 'Life Isn't Everything' toasts director Mike Nichols

Nov. 12, 2019 1:54 PM EST

"Life isn't everything: Mike Nichols, as remembered by 103 of his closest friends," Henry Holt and Co., by Ash Carter and Sam Kashner The subtitle of "Life isn't everything," a captivating oral history of the late director Mike Nichols, is no joke. But just how did the man behind popular movies like "The...

The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Nov. 12, 2019 12:37 PM EST

Apple Book charts for week ending November 10, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. Blue Moon by Lee Child - 9780399593550 - (Random House Publishing Group) 2. Olive, Again (Oprah's Book Club) by Elizabeth Strout - 9780812996555 - (Random House Publishing Group) 3. Final Option by Boyd...

Winfrey, Coates to speak at upcoming Toni Morrison tribute

Nov. 12, 2019 11:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jesmyn Ward will be among the speakers at a tribute to the late Toni Morrison. The Nobel laureate's longtime publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, announced Tuesday that the event will take place November 21 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan....

Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii is writing memoir, due in 2021

Nov. 12, 2019 10:16 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, the Senate's first Asian American woman and only current immigrant, is working on a memoir. Viking announced Tuesday that the book, currently untitled, will come out in 2021. Hirono, 72, will write about emigrating at age 8 to the United States after her mother...

Count community theater among holiday traditions for many

Nov. 12, 2019 9:00 AM EST

The Railsback family in North Carolina enjoys lots of conventional holiday festivities — get-togethers, special meals, exchanging gifts. But for the last several years, they have added another tradition that illustrates the meaning of the season for them: performing in the High Point Community Theatre's "A...

Airborne Toxic Event leader Mikel Jollett writing memoir

Nov. 12, 2019 8:01 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Airborne Toxic Event frontman Mikel Jollett is writing a memoir. Celadon Books announced Tuesday that Jollett's "Hollywood Park," also the title of the band's next album, will come out May 5. According to the publisher, the 45-year-old Jollett will describe surviving the cult community...

The Latest: Author grateful inmate didn't face firing squad

Nov. 11, 2019 6:18 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a Utah death-row inmate who died in prison (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Author Jon Krakauer says he's grateful that a Utah death-row inmate who killed his brother's wife and her toddler has died of natural causes and won't be executed by firing squad in what would have...