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Review: Little's 'Pretty as a Picture' is captivating novel

Feb. 25, 2020 2:56 PM EST

“Pretty as a Picture,” Viking, by Elizabeth Little A film set located on a small remote island off the coast of Delaware evolves into an exciting locked-room mystery that touches on domineering personalities, art and the #MeToo movement, helmed by an unconventional heroine, in “Pretty as a...

Ben Lerner, Zadie Smith on list for Rathbones Folio Prize

Feb. 25, 2020 2:51 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Works of fiction by Ben Lerner and Zadie Smith and an exploration of why women join the Islamic State group are among eight books contending for Britain’s Rathbones Folio Prize for literature. Lerner’s 1990s-set novel “The Topeka School” and Smith’s eclectic...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Feb. 25, 2020 12:03 PM EST

Fiction: 1. Cut and Run: A Light-Hearted Dark Comedy by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, narrated by Meg Ryan, D’Arcy Carden, Sam Richardson, Rachel Bloom, Ed Begley, Jr., Thomas Lennon, Eugene Cordero and full cast (Audible Original) 2. Alone with the Stars by David R. Gillham, narrated by Hillary Huber and...

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Review: A poet is revealed through 10 key days of her life

Feb. 25, 2020 8:40 AM EST

“These Fevered Days,” W.W. Norton & Company, by Martha Ackmann Once again, Emily Dickinson is having a moment. The reclusive 19th-century poet was the central figure in last fall’s “Dickinson” on Apple TV Plus, portrayed as a gender-fluid proto-feminist, or, as the tag line...

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Feb. 20, 2020 12:16 PM EST

Audible best-sellers for week ending February 14th Fiction: 1. Cut and Run: A Light-Hearted Dark Comedy by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, narrated by Meg Ryan, D’Arcy Carden, Sam Richardson, Rachel Bloom, Ed Begley, Jr., Thomas Lennon, Eugene Cordero and full cast (Audible Original) 2. Alone with the Stars by...

Store yanks souvenir Washington dentures over slavery link

Feb. 19, 2020 5:20 PM EST

MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — George Washington's Mount Vernon estate says it will no longer sell a souvenir depicting the founding father's false teeth amid criticism that Washington's dentures were made with teeth pulled from the mouths of his slaves. Critics said selling a souvenir magnet depicting...

FILE - In this June 17, 2010, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant react as in the final second of Game 7 of the NBA basketball finals against the Boston Celtics in Los Angeles. Bryant was one of eight finalists announced Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, as candidates for enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year, a decision that came as absolutely no surprise in his first year of eligibility. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Pillar of Red Sox, long a Lakers fan, names daughter 'Kobie'

Feb. 15, 2020 9:59 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — New Boston Red Sox outfielder Kevin Pillar grew up in the Los Angeles area as a Lakers fan and named his daughter “Kobie,” after Kobe Bryant. He said he was most impressed with what Bryant has done after he retired from the NBA. Pillar said he hopes to write a...

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 12, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, left, listens as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget. Crenshaw has a book out in April 2020. The former Navy SEAL's book is called “Fortitude,” and will combine personal memories and “no-nonsense” advice as Crenshaw addresses today’s growing political and cultural divisions. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Rep. Dan Crenshaw to combine memoir, advice in upcoming book

Feb. 14, 2020 8:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Dan Crenshaw , the Texas Republican, has a book out in April. The former Navy SEAL's book is called “Fortitude” and will combine personal memories and “no-nonsense” advice as Crenshaw addresses today’s growing political and cultural divisions,...

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, former NFL football quarterback Colin Kaepernick smiles on stage during W.E.B. Du Bois Medal ceremonies at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. Colin Kaepernick can add author and publisher to his resume.  The former NFL quarterback who knelt during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality announced Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, he's writing a memoir through his own publishing company.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Kaepernick to release memoir through his publishing company

Feb. 13, 2020 2:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Colin Kaepernick can add author and publisher to his resume. The former NFL quarterback who knelt during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality announced Thursday he's writing a memoir through his own publishing company. It's called Kaepernick Publishing, and...

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Feb. 11, 2020 1:22 PM EST

Audible best-sellers for week ending February 7th Fiction: 1. Cut and Run: A Light-Hearted Dark Comedy by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, narrated by Meg Ryan, D’Arcy Carden, Sam Richardson, Rachel Bloom, Ed Begley, Jr., Thomas Lennon, Eugene Cordero and full cast (Audible Original) 2. Alone with the Stars by...