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Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, May 14, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2022 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2022, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "22 Seconds" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) Last ...

Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, May 14, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2022 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2022, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. 22 Seconds. Patterson/Paetro. Little, Brown 2. The Summer Place. ...

Colin Kaepernick is planning to share more of his life story, this time with a certain audience in mind. The former NFL quarterback and civil rights activist is scheduled to release a young adult graphic novel, “Colin Kaepernick: Change the Game,” next spring. “Change the Game’ is the true story of my high school years—a period punctuated by the trials and triumphs of adolescence,” Kaepernick ...

It is an awful, uncomfortable yet indisputable truth that we, as societies and individuals, often treat differently those who look or love or sound or worship differently than we do. We don't always become suspicious, but too often we do. We don't always feel threatened, but too often we do. We don't always respond with violence, but too often we do. Sometimes these contrasts come purely from ...

In 1991, Doug Bower and Dave Chorley came clean: They — not aliens, or whatever the going theory was at the time — had taken planks of wood and lengths of rope and made crop circles in the south of England, starting in the late 1970s. What began as a lark turned into a 13-year-long hoax. Author Benjamin Myers uses the efforts of the real-life Bower and Chorley as the jumping-off point for his ...

Ricardo Flores Magón might not be a household name in much of the U.S., but nearly a century after the Mexican activist died in a Kansas penitentiary, his legacy lives on. That's the argument that Kelly Lytle Hernández makes in her new book, "Bad Mexicans" — and it's a convincing one. Lytle Hernández's book covers the decade leading up the Mexican Revolution of 1910, focusing on Flores Magón ...

As night falls during the hot turbulent summer of 1989, two men slip into the darkened fields of England to manufacture strangely inspired artworks that transfix and baffle the nation. The two conspirators, one a former soldier of the Falklands War and the other an eccentric wanderer, devise vast elaborate crop circles in the wheat and the barley, leaving no trace but their designs and ...

As an American, I find the idea of bowing (or curtseying) to someone abhorrent. And yet, after reading Tina Brown's revealing book about the House of Windsor, I bow to her. "The Palace Papers" is entertaining and illuminating, but not tawdry, even as she deals with all kinds of tawdry actions. Its theme could be "so many unfulfilled people." A monarch must produce an heir and a spare, but the ...

In 2014, Audrey Magee announced her arrival on the literary scene with "The Undertaking," a powerful and perceptive debut that illuminated some of the calamities of World War II through the separate ordeals of a German husband and wife — hers domestic on the home front, his militaristic on the Eastern Front. Eight years on from that debut, the Irish author returns with a follow-up. "The ...

Chicago's famed alt-weekly is expected to become a nonprofit this month after the sale was nearly derailed over a co-owner’s column opposing COVID-19 vaccine requirements for children. The Chicago Reader's sale was on track to be sold to the new nonprofit last year until the November printing of defense attorney Leonard Goodman’s column headlined “Vaxxing our kids” prompted allegations of misinformation and censorship. Goodman agreed to step aside in late April, allowing the sale to go through. Still, the standoff among the alt-weekly’s managers left staff members in limbo for months, wondering if the Reader would be shut down.

Though born and raised in Jamaica, Staceyann Chin has lived in the United States for many years, long enough to have become naturalized to the…

Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, May 7, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2022 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2022, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. 22 Seconds. Patterson/Paetro. Little, Brown 2. Run, Rose, Run. ...

Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, May 7, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2022 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2022, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "22 Seconds" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) Last ...

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is calling on social media companies to better police their platforms for people recruiting drivers to smuggle immigrants across the border. The Republican governor made the request Wednesday in a letter to the chief executives of the companies that run Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. He says smugglers are using the platforms to glamorize human trafficking in order to recruit young people who are paid to sneak migrants across the border. Drug and human smuggling cartels often recruit people with clean records who are less likely to rouse the suspicions of border agents. Social media companies have mechanisms for users to report criminal activity and other violations of their policies.

Google says it struck licensing deals with 300 news publishers in Europe in its latest effort to comply with a recently introduced European Union copyright law. The tech giant signed the agreements with national, local and specialist news publications in Germany, Hungary, France, Austria, the Netherlands and Ireland. It said Wednesday that discussions with many others are ongoing. It didn’t disclose how much it’s paying or give names of the news outlets. European Union countries have been adopting into local law a 2019 EU directive granting publishers additional rights over their content. 

Don't miss "The Barrens" by Kurt Johnson and Ellie Johnson; Arcade (288 pages, $26.99) ——— The otherworldly landscape of Canada's far north holds a pull for many adventurers — a vast terrain where wildlife outnumbers humans and where isolation and blackflies can drive people mad. Minnesota father and daughter duo Kurt Johnson and Ellie Johnson are the latest writers to set a novel against this ...

FICTION: An ambitious inventor leaves behind a troubling legacy. "The Immortal King Rao" by Vauhini Vara; Norton (384 pages, $27.95) ——— King Rao in Vauhini Vara's thrilling debut novel, "The Immortal King Rao," is not exactly royalty. But on a coconut plantation in his Indian village of Kothapalli, his prosperous Dalit family raises the auspicious firstborn son of a firstborn son to believe ...

FICTION: The eighth novel in Mick Herron's entertaining Slough House series involves sleuths, Russians, lost souls and tyrants. "Bad Actors" by: Mick Herron; Soho (360 pages, $27.95) ——— "Bad Actors" is Mick Herron's eighth novel chronicling the exploits of the "slow horses," a motley unit of disgraced British secret-service agents condemned to live out their days in pointless, make-work tasks ...

FICTION: Set in the swamps of Louisiana in the early 1980s, this novel is rich with myth and mystery. "The Crocodile Bride" by Ashleigh Bell Pedersen; Hub City Press (308 pages, $26) ——— Ashleigh Bell Pedersen's debut novel, "The Crocodile Bride," takes place over the summer that Sunshine Turner turns 12. She and Billy, her father, live in Fingertip, Louisiana, in the Atchafalaya Swamp. A New ...

FICTION: Colin Barrett's radiant collection showcases a dazzling talent from the Emerald Isle. "Homesickness: Stories" by Colin Barrett; Grove (224 pages, $27) ——— Many a writer claims mastery of technique, but few deliver at the auspicious level of Colin Barrett, whose roving perspectives, lopped-off endings and Kevin Barry-esque dialogue dazzle in his second collection, "Homesickness." ...

Books in brief "One Night on the Island" by Josie Silver; Ballantine Books (358 pages, $17) ——— Josie Silver's third novel walks a romantic line between fantasy and reality, and that turns out to be a very satisfying place to dwell for 350 pages. In Silver's hands, it's a place with mountains and rain, crashing ocean and tide pools, friendly strangers and a whiff of love. Most of "One Night on ...

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Oscar winner Geena Davis has a memoir coming out this fall, titled “Dying of Politeness.” HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Tuesday that the book will be published Oct. 11. The publisher says Davis will share “laugh-out tales” about her modeling career and provide candid accounts of such films as “Tootsie,” “The Accidental Tourist” and “Beetlejuice” and co-stars such as Susan Sarandon of “Thelma & Louise,” Madonna from “A League of Their Own” and ex-husband Jeff Goldblum from “The Fly.” Davis says in a statement that the book will reveal how acting helped transform her into a person in charge of her own life.

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