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Bookstore on wheels turns heads in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqis guarding Baghdad’s many checkpoints, on the lookout for car bombs and convoys, don’t know what to make of Ali al-Moussawi when he pulls up in a truck displaying shelves of glossy books. The mobile bookstore is the latest in a series of efforts by the …

Whitehead’s ‘Underground Railroad’ wins fiction Pulitzer

NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad,” his celebrated novel about an escaped slave that combined liberating imagination and brutal reality, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Monday’s announcement confirmed the book as the literary event of 2016, an Oprah Winfrey book club pick and critical favorite …

Dystopian fiction is selling like there’s no tomorrow

BOSTON (AP) — Save the light reading for later. In 2017, dystopian fiction is all the rage. Gloomy classics depicting societies gone terribly wrong have shot to the top of best-seller lists like Amazon’s in recent months, including George Orwell’s “1984” and Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” prompting publishers to …

Hong Kong bishop hints at Vatican deal with China

BEIJING (AP) — The head of the Catholic church in Hong Kong has expressed optimism that the Vatican and Beijing can overcome the controversial issue of bishop appointments lying at the core of a decades-long dispute. Cardinal John Tong said in a lengthy essay published by the Hong Kong diocese …

WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS | The Big Story

Best-Selling Books Week Ended January 22nd. FICTION 1. “Never Never” by James Patterson and Candice Fox (Little, Brown)   2. “Carve the Mark” by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 3. “Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet) 4. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One …

WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

Best-Selling Books Week Ended December 11th. FICTION 1. “Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet)   2. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them: The Original Screenplay” by J.K. Rowling (Arthur A. Levine) 3. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two” by J.K. …

WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

Best-Selling Books Week Ended November 6th. FICTION 1. “Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet)   2. “The Whistler” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. “The Wrong Side of Goodbye” by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) 4. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” by Jack Thorne (Arthur A. …

WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

Best-Selling Books Week Ended October 1st. FICTION 1. “Two by Two” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine) 3. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” by Jack Thorne (Arthur A. Levine Books) 4. “Order to Kill” by Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills (Atria …

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Two by Two” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central) 2. “Woman of God” by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 3. “Home” by Harlan Coben (Dutton) 4. “Twelve Days of Christmas” by Debbie Macomber (Ballantine Books) 5. “Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett (Harper) 6. “The Trespasser” by Tana French (Viking) 7. …

Best-Selling Books Week Ended October 1st.

Best-Selling Books Week Ended October 1st. FICTION 1. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two” by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany (Scholastic)  2. “The Fever Code” by James Dashner (Delacorte)  3. “Woman of God” by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 4. “Home” by Harlan Coben (Dutton) …

Wall Street Journal-Best Sellers

Best-Selling Books Week Ended September 25th. FICTION 1. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two” by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany (Scholastic)  2. “Home” by Harlan Coben (Dutton)  3. “Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett (Harper) 4. “Pirate” by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) …