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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in "Beloved," ''Song of Solomon" and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit...

Review: Laura Lippman’s new stand-alone novel is superb

"Lady in the Lake" (William Morrow), by Laura Lippman Everyone wants to feel that he or she has an impact on the world or to have just one other person believe — no, know —...

‘This Side of Night’ is suspenseful, thought-provoking Texas-based crime novel

"This Side of Night" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by J. Todd Scott In Texas' Big Bend country, Sheriff Chris Cherry, the protagonist of J. Todd Scott's previous two novels, may finally have run into more than...

Review: A vile conspiracy is taken down in novel ‘Big Sky’

"Big Sky," by Kate Atkinson (Little Brown) Former soldier and policeman Jackson Brodie, who last appeared nine years ago in "Started Early, Took My Dog," makes his long-anticipated return in Kate Atkinson's new novel, "Big...

Steamy romance novelist Judith Krantz dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer Judith Krantz, whose million-selling novels such as "Scruples" and "Princess Daisy" engrossed readers worldwide with their steamy tales of the rich and beautiful, died Saturday at her Bel-Air home....

‘Smokelore’ is a tasty history of barbecue, food and culture

"Smokelore: A Short History of Barbecue in America" (University of Georgia Press), by Jim Auchmutey A great deal could be written about barbecue, and much of it already has been. An online search for books about...

Review: Book ‘Wild and Crazy Guys’; stars ’80s film funnymen

"Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever" (Crown Archetype), by Nick de Semlyen Our favorite funnymen of the 1980s reached glorious heights and managed to endure the decade...

‘Chasing the Moon’ takes a look at the history of rocketry

"Chasing the Moon: The People, the Politics, and the Promise That Launched America into the Space Age" (Ballantine Books), by Robert Stone and Alan Andres This companion book to the upcoming PBS film showcases well-known...

Barnes & Noble, with sales falling, is sold to hedge fund

Barnes & Noble is being acquired by a hedge fund for $476 million and will be taken private. The national chain that many blamed for the demise of independent bookstores has been ravaged by Amazon.com...

In new book, Howard Stern talks regret and how therapy changed him

NEW YORK (AP) — Howard Stern has never been shy about pushing boundaries or offending anyone. Yet the self-proclaimed "King of All Media" wrestled with the idea of including his interview with Harvey Weinstein...