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This photo taken from pool video provided by KGO-TV, shows passengers waiting to board buses after leaving the Grand Princess cruise ship at the Port of Oakland, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. Passengers wearing masks trickled out of the Grand Princess and walked to the bottom o…

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Two visitors wear masks as they walk through the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. New York continued grappling with the new coronavirus, as case numbers, school closings and other consequences grew.

Pedestrians pass Iona College, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in New York. State officials are shuttering schools and houses of worship for two weeks in part of the New York City suburb New Rochelle and sending the National Guard there to help respond to what appears to be the nation's biggest clu…

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Rankings for hardcover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected bookstores: ___ Fiction 1. "Weather," by Jenny Offill (Knopf: $23.95) A librarian navigates the psychological burden of an impending climate crisis. 2. "American Dirt," by Jeanine Cummins (Flatiron: $27.99) A Mexican woman and her son are forced to escape as immigrants to the U.S. 3. "On Earth We're Briefly ...

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Rankings for hardcover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected bookstores: ___ Nonfiction 1. "A Very Stable Genius," by Carol Leonnig and Phillip Rucker (Penguin Press: $30) An investigative reporter and White House bureau chief provide an insider narrative of Donald Trump's unique presidency and its implications. 2. "The Mamba Mentality," by Kobe Byrant (MCD: $35) Former ...

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When most people hear "St. Patrick's Day" they usually associate the Irish holiday with shamrocks, drinking, and all things green. Not many know about the history behind the 5th century Christian missionary, St. Patrick and his contributions to Ireland. Test your knowledge and perhaps learn something new about this traditional Irish celebration!

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Movie critic Bruce Miller says in “The Invisible Man,” Elisabeth Moss does a great job making us believe she’s a woman caught in a mental haze and an abusive relationship. “The Lodge” reminds you to never get caught in the mountains during a snowstorm.

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Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Feb. 22, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2020 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. (c) 2020, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. American Dirt. Jeanine Cummins. Flatiron 2. The Boy, the Mole, the ...

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Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Feb. 22, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2019 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. (c) 2019, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "American Dirt" by Jeanine Cummins (Flatiron) Last week: 2 2. "The ...

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Here are six recommended, new-in-paperback novels that take us around the world, for cozy late-winter reading. "The Scent Keeper" by Erica Bauermeister (St Martin's, $16.99). Chosen as the Reese's Book Club selection this month, this novel takes place in the Pacific Northwest and centers on a 12-year-girl with an uncannily honed sense of smell. Kirkus Reviews singled out Bauermeister's ...

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SEATTLE - Emily Nemens grew up in Seattle and loved going to baseball games with her dad. She remembers Mariners games at the Kingdome - "I have distinct memories of Ken Griffey Jr.'s rookie year" - and, on sunny days, going to Tacoma to watch the Rainiers play. When she was in middle school, she and her father started going to spring training in Arizona to watch the Mariners play in Peoria; ...

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"90s Bitch: Media, Culture and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality" by Allison Yarrow; Harper Perennial (416 pages, $16.99) ___ As a girl in the'90s, I idolized the Spice Girls, spent my birthday and Christmas money on "Girl Power" notebooks and scrunchies, and saw many a Victoria's Secret catalog arrive in the mailbox. I was awash in a hot pink, midriff-bearing, "MTV Real World" culture ...

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CHICAGO - Sally Lou Loveman was just 25 years old and working her dream job at The Oprah Winfrey Show when someone handed her a microphone to "warm up the audience." She didn't know what that meant, she said, but she spoke from the heart. Loveman laughs at having no recollection of what she said, but she does have a clear memory of how that moment made her feel. "I was like, 'Oh, I found my ...

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"Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick" by Zora Neale Hurston; Amistad (252 pages, $25.99) ___ Zora Neale Hurston has earned such an indelible place as a novelist that we sometimes forget that she was educated as an anthropologist. In a new collection of her short stories, the fiction writer and the social scientist complement each other. "Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick" ...

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"Village of Scoundrels" by Margi Preus; Amulet Books (304 pages, $16.99) ___ In a remote mountain village in southern France, the shadow of World War II is creeping closer. Local guesthouses are full of young Jews who have fled Nazi roundups from German territory and occupied northern France. In the village, they blend in with other young people, drawn by the area's progressive school and its ...

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"You Are Not Alone" by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen; St. Martin's (352 pages, $27.99) ___ In just three books, the writing team of Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen have earned a reputation for highly entertaining psychological thrillers about women's friendships, obsessions and manipulation. Hendricks, a former editor at Simon & Schuster, and Pekkanen, a former journalist and author ...

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The fashion crowd put a defiant face against coronavirus, packing runway shows on the last big day of Milan Fashion Week on Sunday, even as Giorgio Armani made a last-minute decision to stream his latest collection from an empty theater out of concerns for guests' health.

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Rankings for hardcover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected bookstores: ___ Fiction 1. "Where the Crawdads Sing," by Delia Owens (G.P Putnam's Sons: $26) A young woman living on her own in the coastal marshes of North Carolina becomes a murder suspect. 2. "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse," by Charlie Mackesy (HarperOne: $22.99) A modern fable that explores life's ...

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Rankings for hardcover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected bookstores: ___ Nonfiction 1. "A Very Stable Genius," by Carol Leonnig and Phillip Rucker (Penguin Press: $30) An investigative reporter and White House bureau chief provide an insider narrative of Donald Trump's unique presidency and its implications. 2. "Educated," by Tara Westover (Random House: $28) A young ...

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Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Feb. 15, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2019 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. (c) 2019, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse" by Charlie Mackesy ...

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Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Feb. 15, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2020 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. (c) 2020, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse. Charlie Mackesy. ...

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CHICAGO - This month, next month - and probably long into the future - if you pay any attention at all to the Chicago literary landscape, you're going to need to acquaint yourself with a handful of fresh names. No fewer than five debut novels by Chicago authors arrive on shelves this winter, an unusually strong showing. All are talented fiction writers and all have landed healthy deals with ...

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