Author of ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ has new novel coming
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Author of ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ has new novel coming

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of “Thirteen Reasons Why,” the million-selling young adult novel being developed as a Netflix series, has finished his first solo work of fiction in nearly a decade. Penguin Young Readers told The Associated Press on Wednesday it would be publishing Jay Asher’s “What Light,” billed as a “contemporary romance” … Continue reading

Norfolk State University celebrates Black History Month
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Norfolk State University celebrates Black History Month

As part of Black History Month, Norfolk State University will pay tribute to the contributions African-Americans have made throughout the United States and in the Commonwealth of Virginia by hosting panel discussions, several art exhibits, special lectures and performing arts events. The university will host several “signature events,” that will explore topics such as the … Continue reading

Obama honoring Streisand, Spielberg, Yogi Berra and more
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Obama honoring Streisand, Spielberg, Yogi Berra and more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation’s highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catchers in baseball history and a “Funny Girl.” “Today we celebrate some extraordinary people: innovators, artists and leaders who contribute to America’s strength as a nation,” … Continue reading

Review: Preston & Child return with ‘Crimson Shore
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Review: Preston & Child return with ‘Crimson Shore

  “Crimson Shore” (Grand Central Publishing), by Preston & Child FBI Special Agent Pendergast returns in a simple theft case that takes a turn and soon becomes more elaborate and terrifying in “Crimson Shore” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Pendergast doesn’t usually take private consultations, and he’s initially reluctant to investigate a missing wine … Continue reading

Parker grants peek into her personal life in ‘Dear Mr. You’
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Parker grants peek into her personal life in ‘Dear Mr. You’

“Dear Mr. You” (Scribner), by Mary-Louise Parker Mary-Louise Parker may be best known for her roles in “Weeds” and “Angels in America,” but she also has a pretty impressive byline. Her writings have appeared in numerous publications, and “Dear Mr. You” is her first book. Parker takes readers on a biographical journey through a series … Continue reading

Trump’s latest book is on shelves, features his frowny face
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Trump’s latest book is on shelves, features his frowny face

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump is out with a new book that reads like a campaign manifesto, boasting success stories but offering few details on how he would implement his policy goals as president. But in the book, entitled “Crippled America,” the billionaire businessman, former reality TV star and Republican White House hopeful does … Continue reading

Review: Truman Capote’s early stories worthwhile for fans
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Review: Truman Capote’s early stories worthwhile for fans

“The Early Stories of Truman Capote” (Random House), by Truman Capote “The Early Stories of Truman Capote” collects 14 short fiction pieces by the writer, including some that were published in his high school newspaper in Greenwich, Connecticut, when he was a teenager. Capote is best known for his novel “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” which was … Continue reading

New “Chicken Soup” series looking for stories, videos from college students
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New “Chicken Soup” series looking for stories, videos from college students

Chicken Soup for the Soul is looking for (and will pay) for your true stories and videos on any of these themes: tolerance, respect, and compassion; embracing differences; making good choices; rejecting stereotypes; being held back by a bias/stereotype someone had about you; being held back by a bias/stereotype you had about someone; learning to … Continue reading

Superb new biography of the King of Pop
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Superb new biography of the King of Pop

“MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson” (Scribner), by Steve Knopper Steve Knopper begins his superb biography of Michael Jackson with an anecdote about a protest against school integration in Jackson’s hometown of Gary, Indiana, in 1927, more than three decades before the singer was born. Then he fast-forwards to 1995, when the self-proclaimed King of … Continue reading

41 writers return Indian award, cite climate of intolerance
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41 writers return Indian award, cite climate of intolerance

NEW DELHI (AP) — Many in India’s literary community are disgusted. Dozens of writers say every day brings more evidence of intolerance and bigotry going mainstream — a man lynched allegedly for eating beef, an atheist critic of Hindu idol worship gunned down — all met by a deafening silence from the government. As of … Continue reading