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After Curtis Sittenfeld wrote “American Wife” — her fictionalized portrait of a woman who strongly resembled Laura Bush — editors started asking her to write essays about women in politics. Specifically, Hillary Clinton.

Need more stay-at-home reading? Here are six new paperbacks, just like that. (And, should you need an excuse: Buy one of these, or any book, from a shuttered local bookstore — many of them are still operating remotely — and help a local business stay afloat.)

What to read while you’re self-isolating to avoid the coronavirus? How about books about all the various plagues humankind has survived before? There are classics like Giovanni Boccaccio’s 1353 classic “The Decameron,” about Italian aristocrats who flee the bubonic plague in Florence, or Dan…

NEW YORK — Woody Allen's memoir, dropped by its original publisher after widespread criticism, has found a new home, The Associated Press has learned.The 400-page book, still called “Apropos of Nothing,” was released Monday by Arcade Publishing."The book is a candid and comprehensive persona…

NEW YORK — As debate rages around “American Dirt,” the bestselling novel criticized for its portrait of Mexican life and culture, publishers are pledging to change a historically white industry as critics question whether it can truly transform.

PHILADELPHIA — Temple University professor and novelist Liz Moore says her new book, “Long Bright River,” is her first “Philadelphia book.” The Framingham, Mass., native has lived here for years, but says she doesn’t begin writing about a place unless she feels there’s nothing else she wants…

This collection of celebrity profiles includes interviews with iconic stars like Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Lucille Ball. The book features dozens of candid photos of the stars as well as unique anecdotes. "I think readers will enjoy the adventures of the authors and how, at age 18, they s…