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  • The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

    Audible.com best-sellers for week ending April 18, 2015: Fiction 1.       The Liar by Nora Roberts, narrated by January LaVoy (Brilliance Audio) 2.       The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, narrated by Clare Corbett, Louise…

  • The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks-US

    iBook charts for week ending April 20, 2015: Top Paid Books 1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – 9780698185395 – (Penguin Publishing Group) 2. The Liar by Nora Roberts – 9780698161351 – (Penguin Publishing…

  • ‘Stolen Ones’ is exciting addition to Laukkanen’s series

    “The Stolen Ones” (Putnam), by Owen Laukkanen Owen Laukkanen’s “The Stolen Ones” concerns human trafficking and follows two Romanian sisters, Irina and Catalina, who have been kidnapped to sell as sex workers. Irina escapes, triggering…

  • Encore! TV does it again with planned ‘Full House’ revival

    NEW YORK (AP) — As TV networks plunder the recycling bin for old shows to revive, “Full House” must have been the final scrap at the bottom of the barrel. Or so it would seem…

  • Summer movie preview: How old are the franchises?

    NEW YORK (AP) — This summer, Hollywood is digging deeper into its vaults to trot out a season full of sequels, reboots and spinoffs. Here are the ages of some of the most anticipated summer…

  • Heather Headley to play the Witch in ‘Into the Woods’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tony and Grammy winner Heather Headley has been lured back onstage to play a vengeful witch in a fairy tale musical in St. Louis. Mike Isaacson, the artistic director and executive…

  • Review: A Hemingway makes sense of her family’s troubles

    “Out Came the Sun” (Regan Arts), by Mariel Hemingway. Born into one of America’s best-known families, Mariel Hemingway grew up with the advantages of sharing the name of her grandfather Ernest Hemingway and the burden…

  • Toni Morrison sets her new novel in an alien world: Today

    NEW YORK (AP) — Toni Morrison has written 11 novels and won all the great prizes, but found herself struggling with her new book, “God Help the Child.” Much of her work, from “Beloved” to…

  • Neighborhoods: Street art and shopping in Miami’s Wynwood

    MIAMI (AP) — There are two must-have selfies for any visitor to show off from Miami: one on the sands of South Beach, and one against the bold murals of Wynwood. The riot of color…

  • ‘James and the Giant Peach’ album to be released for free

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Award-nominated songwriting team behind the musical “James and the Giant Peach” have good news for their fans — and even better news. The good news is that they’re releasing…

  • Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in arts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See,” an emotional and intimate World War II novel that has been one of the top-selling literary works of the past year, has won…

  • Review: Renee Fleming delightful in madcap ‘Living on Love’

    NEW YORK (AP) — What if you produced a play about soccer players and managed to get Pele to be in it? Or convinced Ruth Bader Ginsburg to star in a show set in a…

  • More copies of Laura Ingalls Wilder memoir being printed

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s state-owned publishing house is printing more copies of the best-selling memoir by prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder. “Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography,” edited by Pamela Smith Hill, was…

  • ‘Groundhog Day’ musical to premiere at London’s Old Vic

    LONDON (AP) — A stage musical based on the time-looping movie “Groundhog Day” is to have its world-premiere production at London’s Old Vic Theatre. Day after day after day. The show, part of artistic director…

  • Details on the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners

    Details and reaction on the winners of the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes: ___ JOURNALISM PUBLIC SERVICE: The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina Reporters Doug Pardue, Glenn Smith, Jennifer Hawes and Natalie Caula Hauff won for…