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Bookish Bono: U2 singer to promote memoir with 14-city tour

Oct. 03, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bono's next tour will be without U2 and without a new album to support. He will instead be promoting his memoir “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story,” which comes out Nov. 1. Live Nation and Penguin Random House announced Monday that the 62-year-old...

Nobel win for Swede who unlocked secrets of Neanderthal DNA

Oct. 03, 2022 14:51 PM EDT

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Swedish scientist Svante Paabo won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discoveries in human evolution that unlocked secrets of Neanderthal DNA that helped us understand what makes humans unique and provided key insights into our immune system, including our...

Review: 'Our Missing Hearts' conjures up dystopian future

Oct. 03, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

“Our Missing Hearts,” by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press) Celeste Ng takes us into a dystopian future where people are judged on their embrace of American "customs and traditions" and people of Asian descent are viewed with suspicion, sometimes even hate. Noah Gardner is...

Review: Elizabeth McCracken honors her mom in a sly way

Oct. 03, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

“The Hero of This Book” by Elizabeth McCracken (Ecco) Don’t be fooled by the fact that this slim new volume from Elizabeth McCracken has the words “a novel” on the cover. It’s a memoir. The reason it’s not referred to as such is clear from the dedication page — a...

Review: A novel becomes a metaphor for race and class hatred

Oct. 03, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

“Jackal” by Erin E. Adams (Bantam) Something sinister lurks in the woods enveloping the fading industrial town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. If you sense its presence, parents warn their children, “Don’t look.” If you do, the myth will become real. Liz Rocher...

Nobel season is here: 5 things to know about the prizes

Oct. 02, 2022 02:35 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The beginning of October means Nobel Prize season. Six days, six prizes, new faces from around the globe added to the world's most elite roster of scientists, writers, economists and human rights leaders. This year’s Nobel season kicks off Monday with...

Nobel Prize season arrives amid war, nuclear fears, hunger

Sep. 30, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

This year's Nobel Prize season approaches as Russia's invasion of Ukraine has shattered decades of almost uninterrupted peace in Europe and raised the risks of a nuclear disaster. The secretive Nobel committees never hint who will win the prizes in medicine, physics, chemistry,...

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Sep. 29, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Dreamland” by Nicholas Sparks (Random House) 2. “Fairy Tale” by Stephen King (Scribner) 3. “The Bullett That Missed” by Richard Osman (Viking/Dorman) 4. “Blowback” by Patterson/DuBois (Little, Brown)...

Author Dangarembga found guilty in Zimbabwe rights protest

Sep. 29, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — World-renowned author Tsitsi Dangarembga was found guilty Thursday of promoting public violence in her home country of Zimbabwe for participating in a largely peaceful antigovernment protest in 2020 that called for reforms. She was fined around $120 and...

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Sep. 29, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

1. “Dreamland” by Nicholas Sparks (Random House) 2. “It Ends With Us” by Colleen Hoover (Atria Books) 3. “Verity” by Colleen Hoover (Grand Central Publishing) 4. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) ...