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Warner Bros. cracks down on Potter festivals

Warner Bros. cracks down on Potter festivalsWarner Bros. says cracking down on Harry Potter fan festivals is necessary to halt unauthorized commercial activity.
  • Nation
  • 6 days, 4 hours ago
Flint Water Crisis

Doctor pens book on her role in Flint water crisis

Doctor pens book on her role in revealing Flint water crisisThe book offers a tick-tock of the crisis and what got Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha looking more deeply
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 week ago
Nation

Rep Scalise planning to release memoir

Congressman wounded during baseball game to release memoirLouisiana Republican who was nearly killed during a Congressional baseball practice has a memoir coming this fall
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Books

Bourdain’s Ecco to end after contracted books come out

Bourdain’s imprint Ecco to end after contracted books come outBooks include “We Fed An Island” by chef Jose Andres, widely praised for feeding Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria
  • Books
  • 2 weeks ago
Books

Stories in ‘Sweet & Low’ reach far past Southern region

Stories in ‘Sweet & Low’ reach far past Southern regionBook of short stories includes tale of conjoined twins, series of stories about one character
  • Books
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Books

Books: Memoir a poignant voice for incarcerated women

Books: Memoir a poignant voice for incarcerated womenBook follows an activist woman’s life riddled with disasters and abuse
  • Books
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
World

Original map of Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood up for auction

Original map of Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood up for auctionE.H. Shepard’s 1926 sketch features beloved characters including Pooh and Christopher Robin
  • World
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Business

Barnes & Noble, indies ally against Amazon

Barnes & Noble, indies ally against AmazonWhile Barnes & Noble has struggled in recent years, American Booksellers Association has continued its rebound
  • Business
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Books

Michelle Obama unveils cover for upcoming memoir

Michelle Obama unveils cover for upcoming memoirThe former first lady unveiled the cover for her upcoming memoir, “Becoming”
  • Books
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Obituary

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85Roth’s literary agent said the author died in a New York City hospital of congestive heart failure
  • Obituary
  • 1 month ago
Nation

Tom Wolfe, pioneering ‘New Journalist,’ dead at 88

Tom Wolfe, pioneering ‘New Journalist,’ dead at 88Author Tom Wolfe, journalist and author of “The Right Stuff” and “Bonfire of the Vanities” has died.
  • Nation
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Books

Fall of author Junot Diaz disappoints, confounds fans

Fall of author Junot Diaz disappoints, confounds followersLong before sexual misconduct allegations, author Junot Diaz was a pioneering and polarizing figure
  • Books
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Books

Author kept the Golden State Killer case alive

Author Michelle McNamara kept the Golden State Killer case aliveThe late writer Michelle McNamara relentlessly pursued a rapist murderer who was caught after her death
  • Books
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Books

Book review: Romance transforms to regret

Book review: In new Julian Barnes novel, romance transforms to regretA May-December relationship is brought down by alcoholism and guilt in ‘The Only Story’
  • Books
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Books

Pearls of parenting wisdom from the real Bow Johnson

Pearls of parenting wisdom from the real Bow JohnsonNew book ‘Keeping Up with the Johnsons: Bow’s Guide to Black-ish Parenting’ by wife of ‘blackish’ creator Kenya Barris
  • Books
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Entertainment

New book by Detroit News reporter details grisly murder

Jane Bashara’s murder is subject for new book by Detroit News reporter George HunterDetroit News crime reporter George Hunter co-authored a new book with his wife on the 2012 murder of Jane Bashara.
  • Entertainment
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Books

Literati Bookstore typewriter yields its own book

Literati Bookstore typewriter yields its own bookTypewriter in Ann Arbor’s Literati Bookstore invites shoppers to share and those notes have been collected into new book
  • Books
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Books

New George RR Martin book planned - but not THAT book

New George RR Martin book planned - but not THAT bookNew York – As the world awaits his next “A Song of Ice and Fire,” George RR Martin has begun a new project.
  • Books
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Books

Writer tells of life, work of architect Albert Kahn

News writer Michael Hodges chronicles life, work of Albert KahnKahn’s buildings pepper Detroit and the world — and even helped to win WWII
  • Books
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Books

Comey book sells more than 600K copies in first week

Comey book sells more than 600K copies in first weekJames Comey’s “A Higher Loyalty” had a very big opening week
  • Books
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Books

Rubin: For real books, ‘The End’ is not yet near

Rubin: For real books, ‘The End’ is not yet nearBookstock, Michigan’s largest used book sale, proves they’re still valued — as do Book Beat and Jeff Bezos
  • Books
  • 2 months ago
Books

Harper Lee letters offer takes on religion, family

Harper Lee letters offer takes on religion, familyCandid opinions on race, religion and Southern life surface in correspondence
  • Books
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Books

Book review: Lynching center of ‘Death in Live Oak’

Book review: Fraternity lynching at center of ‘A Death in Live Oak’A real lynching from 1944 figures into this modern mystery
  • Books
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Books

Book charts how black icons set fashion’s trends

‘How to Slay’ charts how black icons set fashion’s trends“How to Slay” holds more than 150 photos, ranging from Josephine Baker to Cab Calloway to Halle Berry
  • Books
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Michigan

Laingsburg teen launches book subscription service

Laingsburg teen launches book subscription serviceBeacon Book Box, sends subscribers a newly released young adult hardcover novel every month
  • Michigan
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Books

Review: ‘Bishop’s Pawn’: Cotton Malone’s first mission

Review: ‘Bishop’s Pawn’: Cotton Malone’s first missionA case that is supposed to hold a rare coin turns out to have secret files instead
  • Books
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Books

TV’s Chrissy Metz opens up about her life in a new book

TV’s Chrissy Metz opens up about her life in a new book‘This is Us’ star hopes her confidence can help others feel confident
  • Books
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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