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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…

Each Jan. 1, the search for my favorite mysteries of the year begins. And each year, narrowing down my favorites gets harder. Of the 150-plus books I read this year, these are the top standouts.

  The 10 best books of 2019 December 2, 2019   The most important book of 2019 was available to Americans for free (in fact, they had already paid for it). Its cover was indistinguishable from the starkest of corporate reports, large chunks throughout were redacted, and the prose that was re…

Visuals — big, bold, almost impossibly saturated with color and often witty as hell —bring a delicious bite to "Food in Vogue," a look at the fashion magazine's approach to food over the decades. It's an attitude best described as totemic rather than home ec/useful — and that's the fun of it…