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Americans struggle with China's 'New Cold War' threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Looking back at what is increasingly becoming known as the "first" Cold War, the challenges the average American faced from the former Soviet Union during that e...

Books? Hairdressers? Europeans split on lockdown essentials

HALLE, Belgium (AP) — In times when a pandemic unleashes death and poverty, the concept of what is essential to keep society functioning in a lockdown is gripping Europe. Beyond the...

Book Review: Peter Frampton looks back in a gentle memoir

Peter Frampton, “Do You Feel Like I Do?” (Hachette Books) When Peter Frampton was a child, he busted his father on Christmas morning giving him an acoustic guitar dressed as Santa. “...

Former staffer: White House politicized Bolton book review

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials repeatedly exerted political pressure in an unsuccessful effort to block the release of former national security adviser John Bolton’s tell-all book, a...

Winfrey chooses the novel "American Dirt" for her book club

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeanine Cummins' “American Dirt,” one of the year's most anticipated and debated novels, is Oprah Winfrey's new pick for her book club. “American Dirt,” published Tue...

'My Penguin Year' works best as companion to nature series

"My Penguin Year: Life Among the Emperors," William Morrow, by Lindsay McCrae It's an odd thing to write in a book review, but "My Penguin Year" is better seen than read. The good ne...

'How to Raise a Reader' gathers dos, don'ts and book lists

"How to Raise a Reader" (Workman Publishing), by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo Whether your child is yet-to-be-born, a teenager or somewhere in between, "How to Raise a Reader" has som...

Book Review: Gorgeous novel explores adopting a foster child

"The Risk of Us," (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) by Rachel Howard With breathtaking brevity, Rachel Howard's debut novel, "The Risk of Us," illuminates the joys, challenges, fears and ...

Book Review: 'Spearhead' is a well-researched WWII tale

"Spearhead: The World War II Odyssey of an American Tank Gunner," by Adam Makos (Ballantine Books) With his two previous books, journalist Adam Makos established himself as a meticul...

Book Review: Dismas Hardy returns in 'The Rule of Law'

"The Rule of Law" (Atria), by John Lescroart Dismas Hardy and his colleagues are forced into a case with personal ramifications in John Lescroart's latest novel, "The Rule of Law." ...

Book review: 'Freefall' is entertaining, suspenseful

"Freefall: a Novel" (HarperCollins), by Jessica Barry "Freefall" begins as an action-packed/heart-stopping thriller as it logically and smoothly leads into the self-examination of tw...

Book Review: 'Small Fry' more than a Steve Jobs story

"Small Fry: A Memoir" (Grove Press), by Lisa Brennan-Jobs The ghost of Steve Jobs haunts "Small Fry," the memoir by his first daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs. He looms larger than life e...

Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television Lands Rights to Elaine Weiss’s Book, The Woman’s Hour

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 1, 2018--Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television announced today that it has optioned the rights to Elaine Weiss’s critically-acclaimed book, The Woman’s Hour, and will ...

Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television Lands Rights to Elaine Weiss’s Book, The Woman’s Hour

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 1, 2018--Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television announced today that it has optioned the rights to Elaine Weiss’s critically-acclaimed book, The Woman’s Hour, and will ...

New study finds continued gender disparity in book coverage

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study finds that few of the top literary publications are giving equal time to women authors and reviewers. The highly anticipated "VIDA Count," released Monday...