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Garth Greenwell on his debut novel: 'I've been cruising since I was 14'

What Belongs to You is a view of gay life far from the marriage-equality focused ‘PR vision’ – but even in public restrooms, he says, there’s warmth to be found<p>Garth Greenwell’s debut novel What Belongs to You, released last week, has already been described as “the great gay novel of our times”. …

Books

Here are the 14 Netflix original movies coming out in 2016 and what you need to know about them

Other films set for a 2016 release include the Brad Pitt-starring "War Machine" and Ricky Gervais' "Special Correspondents."<p>Netflix also just acquired the rights to two films from the Sundance Film Festival: "The Fundamentals of Caring" and "Tallulah."<p>Only three films have official release dates, …

Pope Francis Celebrates Mass in Holguin, Cuba: Pictures

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Pope Francis Arrives in the USA: Pictures

At U.S. Seminaries, A Rise In Millennials Answering God's Call

When Pope Francis meets with American bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, seminarian Stefan Megyery will participate in the midday prayer service.<p>He can hardly contain his excitement.<p>"How often do you get the chance to meet the pope?" Megyery …

Who’s that with Pope Francis? The seven kinds of people you meet in a papal entourage.

The pope’s entourage is about 100 people, which makes it less of a flock and more of a herd. No, His Holiness is not trailed by a stylist and personal trainer, although there <i>is</i> a papal physician and a few attendants in charge of wardrobe. When you’re traveling as both a head of state <i>and</i> the leader …

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100 best novels: one in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature

“Best of” lists are strange and silly things, particularly in the realm of books: as prize shortlists prove time and time again, fiction is a most subjective art. But still, what fun they can be, and how unwittingly revealing. Of Robert McCrum’s 100 Greatest Novels, just 21 are by women. Even …

Literature

The 100 best novels: from Bunyan’s pilgrim to Carey’s Ned Kelly

Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis<p>Joseph Conrad, author of Heart of Darkness (No 32), arriving in New York in 1923.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/11/1439305588525/191023bd-71cd-4799-a3a8-f2cf6eb586cc-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis<p>Joseph Conrad, …

Literature

The Fifth Assassin

• <b>Author:</b> Brad Meltzer<p><b>Archivist Beecher White, the hero of the #1 NYT bestselling Culper Ring series, discovers a killer in Washington, DC, who's meticulously re-creating history's four presidential assassinations.</b><p>From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, there have been more than two dozen …

The President's Shadow

• <b>Author:</b> Brad Meltzer<p><b>Following The Inner Circle and The Fifth Assassin, Brad Meltzer returns with the next novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Culper Ring series.</b><br>Beecher White makes an alarming discovery on the White House grounds: there is a severed arm buried in the Rose Garden. As he …

Unlucky 13

• <b>Author:</b> James Patterson & Maxine Paetro<p>The Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose.<p>San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things …

The English Spy

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel Silva<p>#1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon.<p>First there was THE ENGLISH ASSASSIN.<p>Then there was THE ENGLISH GIRL.<p>Now comes THE …

All the Light We Cannot See

• <b>Author:</b> Anthony Doerr<p><b>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE</b><br>From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant <i>New York Times</i> bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the …

Go Set a Watchman

• <b>Author:</b> Harper Lee<p>#1 New York Times Bestseller<p>“Go Set a Watchman is such an important book, perhaps the most important novel on race to come out of the white South in decades… <br>— New York Times (Opinion Pages)<p>A landmark novel by Harper Lee, set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning …

Only Time Will Tell

• <b>Author:</b> Jeffrey Archer<p>From the internationally bestselling author of <i>Kane and Abel</i> and <i>A Prisoner of Birth</i> comes <i>Only Time Will Tell</i>, the first in an ambitious new series that tells the story of one family across generations, across oceans, from heartbreak to triumph.<p>The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s …

The Assassin

• <b>Author:</b> Clive Cussler & Justin Scott<p><b>Detective Isaac Bell tracks a killer across the nation’s oilfields in this adventure in the #1 New York Times–bestselling historical series.</b> <br>As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D. Rockefeller’s …

Wolf Hall

• <b>Author:</b> Hilary Mantel<p><b>In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political power</b><p>England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by …

Havana Storm

• <b>Author:</b> Clive Cussler & Dirk Cussler<p><b>Renowned marine adventurer Dirk Pitt returns to stem a toxic outbreak in the thrilling novel from the grand master of adventure and #1 New York Times–bestselling author.</b> <br>While investigating an unexplained poisonous spill in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately …

3 things to know about HBO's new streaming service

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In less than a month, people in the U.S. will be able to subscribe to HBO without a cable or satellite TV subscription. The …

Is Downton Abbey Set to End After Season Six?

Is the end dawning for Lady Mary and the Earl of Grantham?<p>Just as the stars of <i>Downton Abbey</i> – Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Joanne …

Catholic News Service

Vol. 48, No. 10<br>June 7, 2018<p>-- The U.S. Supreme Court upholds President Donald Trump's travel ban on people entering the U.S. from some …

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'If/Then' to close on Broadway

“Working on <i>If/Then</i> over the past several years has been one of the most professionally satisfying and personally fulfilling experiences of my …

Bush on Bush: Dubya’s frequently touching, often maddening portrait of his father

While it’s filled with affecting anecdotes, George W.’s new book isn’t devoid of shameless spin<p>For all the stylistic differences between George H.W. Bush, the genteel New England patrician, and his swaggering, drawling, thoroughly Texan son George W., the two men share a common aversion to …

The Inner Circle

• <b>Author:</b> Brad Meltzer<p><b>The best-kept secret of the U.S. Presidency is about to be revealed.</b><i><br>"There are stories no one knows. Hidden stories. I love those stories. And since I work in the National Archives, I find those stories for a living."</i><p>Beecher White, a young archivist, spends his days working with …

The Invisible Bridge

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Perlstein<p>From the bestselling author of <i>Nixonland</i>: a dazzling portrait of America on the verge of a nervous breakdown in the tumultuous political and economic times of the 1970s.<p>In January of 1973 Richard Nixon announced the end of the Vietnam War and prepared for a triumphant second …

Victoria

• <b>Author:</b> A. N. Wilson<p><b>“[A] shimmering and rather wonderful biography.” —The Guardian (London)</b><p>When Queen Victoria died in 1901, she had ruled for nearly sixty-four years. She was the mother of nine and grandmother of forty-two and the matriarch of royal Europe through her children’s marriages. To …

The Goldfinch

• <b>Author:</b> Donna Tartt<p>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE<p>"<i>The Goldfinch</i> is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, <i>The New</i> …

Edge of Eternity

• <b>Author:</b> Ken Follett<p>EDGE OF ETERNITY is the sweeping, passionate conclusion to Ken Follett’s extraordinary historical epic, The Century Trilogy.<p>Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families – American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh – as they make their …

Nora Webster

• <b>Author:</b> Colm Tóibín<p>From one of contemporary literature’s bestselling, critically acclaimed, and beloved authors: a “luminous” novel (Jennifer Egan, <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>) about a fiercely compelling young widow navigating grief, fear, and longing, and finding her own voice—“heartrendingly …