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08/25/2019

Embrace the Cloud: Rob Hart chills with dystopian thriller ‘The Warehouse’ In Rob Hart's terrifying near-future dystopia "The Warehouse," a spy named Zinnia tries to bring down a massive tech company called "Cloud."        ...
08:56, 08/24/2019

Two New Books Have Anglophiles and Bibliophiles Covered “Human Relations and Other Difficulties” gathers acute, witty essays and reviews by Mary-Kay Wilmers, and “Faber & Faber,” by Toby Faber, tells the history of the venerable publishing house where Wilm...
23:42, 08/23/2019

Mark Halperin 2020 election book to publish despite protests about harassment allegations Mark Halperin's planned book about the 2020 election has been announced amid protests that the "Game Change" co-author hasn't earned a second chance.        ...
09:00, 08/20/2019

The stories in Rion Amilcar Scott's 'The World Doesn’t Require You' stun and challenge Award-winning author Rion Amilcar Scott challenges and rewards readers with a bleak but beautiful new collection of short stories.        ...
00:14, 08/20/2019

5 books not to miss: Philippa Gregory’s ‘Tidelands,’ Rob Hart's 'The Warehouse' Philippa Gregory explores the life of a 17th-century midwife in "Tidelands," and Rob Hart goes dystopian for futuristic thriller "The Warehouse."        ...
05:56, 08/19/2019

30 classics every American should read, according to English professors 24/7 Tempo and USA TODAY reached out to English professors to compile a list of 30 English language classics everyone should read at least once.        ...
03:00, 08/17/2019

What Book Does Ruth Ware Call ‘Truly Terrifying’? Ware — whose new thriller, “The Turn of the Key,” enters the list this week at No. 3 — loves haunted-house novels, especially “The Haunting of Hill House.”...
23:00, 08/16/2019

The Scene of the Crime: A Jury Box? Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column features a serial killer who murders his way onto a jury, a wife creeped out by a robotic double and a nasty mental asylum....
17:28, 08/16/2019

The Man Who Wrote the Guidebook for Civilian Bomb-Squad Technicians At War talked to Tom Gersbeck, a retired Marine Corps bomb-disposal officer, who recently published the second edition of his book, “Practical Military Ordnance Identification.”...
17:28, 08/16/2019

Yoko Ogawa Conjures Spirits in Hiding: ‘I Just Peeked Into Their World and Took Notes’ The Japanese writer, inspired by Anne Frank’s diary, sought to “recompose” that experience for her new book “The Memory Police,” a dystopian novel about surveillance and erasure....
03:00, 08/16/2019

'Where'd You Go, Bernadette': The biggest differences between the book and the movie There are key differences in Maria Semple's 2012 best-seller "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" and the new film adaptation starring Cate Blanchett.        ...
22:42, 08/15/2019

Catch a Buzz With Two New Books About Bugs In “The Mosquito,” Timothy Winegard examines the history of man’s “deadliest predator.” In “Buzz, Sting, Bite,” Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson looks at how insects have shaped human civilization....
21:00, 08/15/2019

Can the American West Be Saved? Two new books — Anthony McCann’s “Shadowlands” and Christopher Ketcham’s “This Land” — explore the forces shrinking the open expanse and destroying unbridled nature out West....
16:42, 08/15/2019

‘Pleasure, Obligation, Curiosity, Inspiration’: What’s on Marie Arana’s Nightstand Among other things, the author of “Silver, Sword & Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story” is reading a novel based on a juicy scandal in her own family....
16:42, 08/15/2019

The Truth About Koch Industries Christopher Leonard’s “Kochland” is a comprehensive, behind-the-scenes look at how a family-run business in Kansas grew into an economic and political giant....
16:42, 08/15/2019

A Unique and Affecting Memoir Combines Grief and Mushrooms In “The Way Through the Woods,” Long Litt Woon writes about diving into an obsession with learning about the fungi, and how it helped her mourn for her husband and embrace life again....
19:14, 08/14/2019

Your memoir reading list: 'Educated' and five others that humble and inspire Looking to be inspired? Here's a round-up of formidable memoirs, beginning with Tara Westover's "Educated."        ...
08:42, 08/14/2019

Téa Obreht follows up 'The Tiger's Wife' with 'Inland' a haunted, fantastical Western Téa Obreht follows up her best-selling, award-winning debut "The Tiger's Wife" with "Inland," a phantasmagorical and dizzyingly beautiful Western.        ...
08:42, 08/14/2019

A Lifetime at a Church, Filled With Faith and Drama Cara Wall’s novel, “The Dearly Beloved,” is the story of two ministers and their wives, as their lives intertwine over the decades, in love and religious devotion....
23:15, 08/13/2019

At last! J.D. Salinger's books (including 'Catcher in the Rye') are going digital Four of J.D. Salinger's books, including 'The Catcher in the Rye' and 'Franny and Zooey,' will arrive as ebooks this week, his publisher says.       ...
22:56, 08/12/2019

5 books not to miss: ‘Bitterroots,’ ‘Oysterville Sewing Circle,’ Sister Helen Prejean's memoir A P.I. stands up to a powerful family in C.J. Box's "The Bitterroots," and "The Tiger's Wife" writer Téa Obreht returns with the haunting "Inland."       ...
17:14, 08/10/2019

Books to Ease the Transition to Middle School In Pablo Cartaya’s ‘Each Tiny Spark,’ Carolyn Mackler’s ‘Not if I Can Help It’ and Kristin Mahoney’s ‘The 47 People You’ll Meet in Middle School,’ kids navigate the toughest crossing....
11:42, 08/10/2019

20 classics every American should read, according to English professors 24/7 Tempo reached out to several English professors to compile a list of 20 English literature classics everyone should read at least once.        ...
00:00, 08/10/2019

Looking Back at a Hospital Devastated by Hurricane Katrina In 2013, Sherwin B. Nuland wrote for the Book Review about Sheri Fink’s “Five Days at Memorial,” which depicted the crisis at a New Orleans hospital devastated by Hurricane Katrina....
13:00, 08/09/2019

Toni Morrison's most notable quotes about life, race and storytelling The world is mourning Toni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Her unique voice lives on: read her most notable quotes.       &#...
02:42, 08/08/2019

Blondie singer Debbie Harry shares harrowing story of home-invasion rape in new memoir In her new memoir, "Face It," Blondie singer Debbie Harry reveals she was raped at knifepoint during a home invasion.        ...
02:42, 08/08/2019

John Steinbeck lawsuit: Judges to hear appeal over control of author's classic works Another chapter is set to play out this week in a decades-old family dispute over control of the classic works by author John Steinbeck.        ...
04:14, 08/07/2019

Mona Lisa lasers? 'Sex and the City's' Candace Bushnell decodes dating after 50 Glossary In her new book, "Is There Still Sex in the City?" Candace Bushnell puts a magnifying glass to life after divorce in your fifties and sixties.        ...
04:14, 08/07/2019

Timothy C. Winegard's 'The Mosquito' a fascinating history of a small but mighty menace Winegard’s 400-plus-page expedition explores the vast impact of the mosquito, a small but mighty pest that has shaped human history.        ...
04:14, 08/07/2019

Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize winner, author of 'Beloved,' dies at 88 Toni Morrison, the first black woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, is gone. But her unique voice endures in novels like "Beloved."        ...
04:14, 08/07/2019

Five essential Toni Morrison books you need to read, from 'Beloved' to 'The Bluest Eye' We round up five Toni Morrison books that are the author's most notable works of fiction, from "Beloved" to "The Bluest Eye."        ...
04:14, 08/07/2019

Oprah Winfrey pays tribute to friend Toni Morrison: 'Long may her WORDS reign!' Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, Shonda Rhimes, Chance the Rapper and more are mourning novelist Toni Morrison, who died at age 88.        ...
04:14, 08/07/2019

Toni Morrison was our greatest writer, and her stories about race our most essential Toni Morrison wrote about the black experience in an America that didn't want to confront its racist history. And she was the greatest writer we had.        ...
04:14, 08/07/2019

Toni Morrison, a Writer of Many Gifts Who Bent Language to Her Will Readers could sense in Morrison’s fiction the influences of Ralph Ellison, the Bible and William Faulkner, among others, but her idiosyncratic music was her own....
23:28, 08/06/2019

'Gods of the Upper Air': How renegade anthropologists studied, celebrated 'the other' Franz Boas was the Pied Piper of modern American anthropology, and taught his students to look at other societies with an open mind.        ...
22:14, 08/05/2019

5 books not to miss: 'Lost You' by Haylen Beck, 'The Birthday Girl,' 'Trick Mirror' Haylen Beck's "Lost You" and Melissa de la Cruz's "The Birthday Girl" are adrenaline-pumping summer thrillers.        ...
15:42, 08/03/2019

Revisiting Jill Johnston’s Critique of Robert Bly and ‘Iron John’ In 1992, Jill Johnston wrote for the Book Review about Robert Bly’s 1990 book “Iron John,” in which he analyzed classic fairy tales and applied them to 20th-century masculinity....
03:42, 08/03/2019

Meghan McCain to release audiobook next year discussing dad John McCain, politics Meghan McCain will be coming out with an audiobook next year where she will share her thoughts on politics and her family.        ...
03:14, 08/03/2019

Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine book club selections: The complete list Looking for a good book? Actress, producer and passionate book-lover Reese Witherspoon has quite a few to recommend via her Hello Sunshine book club.        ...
14:28, 08/02/2019

Damsels in Distress — or Causing It Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column stalks a lonely shop clerk in Norway, an almost kidnapped California bank clerk and a jittery Manhattan apartment sitter....
11:42, 08/02/2019

Vivian Paley, Educator Who Promoted Storytelling, Dies at 90 Her methods helped children “join a complex and diverse social world,” a colleague said, but they met resistance from advocates of standardized testing....
03:42, 08/02/2019

Best-selling author Sherrilyn Kenyon drops lawsuit accusing her husband of poisoning her Author Sherrilyn Kenyon, who filed suit against her husband accusing him of orchestrating a scheme to poison her to death, has dismissed her case.        ...
16:28, 08/01/2019

Edward Snowden memoir, 'Permanent Record,' coming in September Metropolitan Books announced Thursday that Snowden’s “Permanent Record” will be released simultaneously in more than 20 countries.        ...
16:28, 08/01/2019

Rare John Steinbeck story, set in Paris, published this week The author wrote a series of columns for the French newspaper Le Figaro and one of those pieces appears in the The Strand Magazine        ...
08:00, 08/01/2019

Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo makes welcome return with 'Chances Are...' Richard Russo's first standalone novel since 2009 is a prestige take on a mystery novel centered on three old male friends in Martha's vineyard.        ...
16:28, 07/31/2019

She Was Filipino Food’s Greatest Champion. Now Her Work Is Finding New Fans. Years after her death, the writer Doreen Gamboa Fernandez is gaining a following among Filipino-American chefs for the way she explored the cuisine from the bottom up....
18:28, 07/30/2019

How a Group of Heretical Thinkers Chipped Away at the Idea of ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ “Gods of the Upper Air,” by Charles King, tells the story of the anthropologist Franz Boas and those he influenced, including Margaret Mead and Zora Neale Hurston....
18:28, 07/30/2019

You Can Read Yuval Noah Harari’s Book in Russian, Except for the Parts About Russia The translation of “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” removed or altered passages critical of Putin’s administration, as well as references to the author’s sexuality....
18:28, 07/30/2019

The Bohemian Life of the French Composer Erik Satie Imagined as a Novel “The Vexations,” a debut by Caitlin Horrocks, places the avant-garde composer within the colorful world of fin-de-siècle Paris and at the center of a family drama....
13:14, 07/30/2019

You Can Read This Book in Russian, Except for the Parts About Russia The translation of Yuval Noah Harari’s “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” removed or altered passages critical of Putin’s administration, as well as references to the author’s sexuality....
13:14, 07/30/2019

5 books not to miss: 'Never Have I Ever,' 'Chances Are…' by Richard Russo, 'Chelsea Girls' Joshilyn Jackson has a new page-turning domestic thriller, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo releases his first standalone novel in a decade.        ...
17:42, 07/28/2019

Newlywed woman dies in Alaska trying to reach famed bus from 'Into the Wild' book, film A newlywed woman who was swept away by a river in Alaska was trying to reach an abandoned bus made famous by the book and film “Into the Wild.”        ...
01:28, 07/28/2019

A Dystopian Cocktail, Served Chilled With a Twist In Juli Zeh’s “Empty Hearts,” a German businesswoman runs a start-up that matches despondent people with terrorist organizations in need of suicide bombers....
15:42, 07/26/2019

We Asked 13 Novelists, From Lee Child to Ruth Ware, ‘What’s the Best Murder You Ever Wrote?’ Karin Slaughter killed a character with antifreeze; Peter Swanson used cashews and a missing EpiPen. Welcome to the devious minds of thriller writers....
15:42, 07/26/2019

Chris Colfer's new fantasy book 'A Tale of Magic' aims to inspire those fighting injustice Chris Colfer wants new book "A Tale of Magic," set to hit shelves in October, to encourage those "fighting battles of injustice or inequality."        ...
00:42, 07/26/2019

The Spanish Author Who Doesn’t Believe in Spanish Literature “Important as it is, the language in which you write is secondary,” says Javier Marías, whose new novel is “Berta Isla.” “I myself feel much closer to many foreign authors than to many of my compatrio...
11:56, 07/25/2019

Where to Find Native American Culture and a Good Read Birchbark Books & Native Arts, owned by the novelist Louise Erdrich, provides indigenous-language guides, literature and crafts — and the latest best sellers....
11:56, 07/25/2019

Bella Thorne shares her own personal struggles in book of poetry The actress' latest project is a collection of poetry called "The Life of a Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray Vol. 1.”        ...
23:42, 07/24/2019

J. Ryan Stradal’s Midwest tale 'The Lager Queen of Minnesota' goes down smooth J. Ryan Stradal’s followup to 2015's "Kitchens of the Great Midwest" is an intoxicating tale of family, forgiveness and, of course, beer.        ...
18:28, 07/24/2019

Even therapists need therapists: Lori Gottlieb on being 'less afraid to go and talk to somebody' Therapist and author Lori Gottlieb dispels myths and misconceptions about therapy in her best-seller, "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone."        ...
05:42, 07/24/2019

What to Read When You’ve Already Read the Mueller Report For wonks who have already devoured Mueller’s nearly 500-page analysis, here are several books that have informed and shaped the public conversation around the Russia investigation....
01:42, 07/24/2019

He pioneered a renaissance in Native American literature. Now, a peace prize Novelist, poet and essayist N. Scott Momaday has been selected for the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award peace prize.        ...
16:28, 07/22/2019

'Hot Zone' writer Richard Preston revisits Ebola virus in ominous 'Crisis in the Red Zone' "The Hot Zone" writer Richard Preston revisits the Ebola virus in the fantastic and ominous "Crisis in the Red Zone."        ...
15:56, 07/22/2019

5 books not to miss: 'Lady in the Lake,' 'Crisis in the Red Zone,' 'Helpline' "The Hot Zone" author Richard Preston is back with a new Ebola book, "Crisis in the Red Zone," and Laura Lippman releases thriller "Lady in the Lake."        ...
19:28, 07/21/2019

Why Have Novels About Royalty Stormed the Y.A. Best-Seller Lists? Ruthless and treacherous, the characters in these books may be kings, queens and pawns, but they act a lot like the people at a teenager’s lunch table....
18:28, 07/19/2019

Amazing cakes from 'Power of Sprinkles' book Flour Shop founder Amirah Kassem has released a book about cake, "The Power of Sprinkles." Here's a taste of the visually delicious designs.        ...
08:14, 07/18/2019

Serial killer Israel Keyes will give you nightmares in true-crime book 'American Predator' Israel Keyes isn’t a household name, but he will be after you read Maureen Callahan’s terrifying account of his life and crimes.        ...
08:14, 07/18/2019

Best books of the year so far: USA TODAY's best-reviewed titles of 2019 There's no shortage of good books to read, no matter your taste. Literary fiction, YA, rom-coms -- we've got it all in our roundup of the best of 2019.        ...
08:14, 07/18/2019

Life lessons from Marianne Williamson's books: Miracles, healing the soul and spirituality Marianne Williamson has recently made headlines as a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, but here's a look at her life a best-selling author.        ...
08:14, 07/18/2019

The books of Democratic presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson Marianne Williamson, a Democratic presidential hopeful, is also an experienced author. Williamson has written 13 books.        ...
08:14, 07/18/2019

5 books not to miss: 'The Golden Hour,' 'The Chain,' 'Supper Club' Beatriz Williams enraptures with historical epic "The Golden Hour," while Adrian McKinty crafts the perfect summer page-turner in "The Chain."        ...
08:14, 07/18/2019

Donald Trump racial-slur allegations resurface in new book 'The Method to the Madness' In their new book "The Method to the Mandess," authors Allen Salkin and Aaron Short resurrect allegations of Donald Trump using a racial slur.        ...
08:14, 07/18/2019

5 books not to miss: Colson Whitehead’s ‘The Nickel Boys,’ Daniel Silva’s ‘The New Girl’ Colson Whitehead delivers a new literary achievement in "The Nickel Boys," while Daniel Silva pens a page-turning thriller, "The New Girl."        ...
08:14, 07/18/2019

'The Nickel Boys' is a literary achievement. Will Colson Whitehead win another Pulitzer? Colson Whitehead won a Pulitzer Prize for his 2016 novel "The Underground Railroad." And he may just win another for his superb "The Nickel Boys."        ...
08:14, 07/18/2019

7 new out-of-this-world moon books to celebrate Apollo 11 anniversary You can't go to the moon in person, but a good book can transport you there on the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing.        ...
08:14, 07/18/2019

'Game of Thrones' author George R.R. Martin says fans won't influence book ending George R.R. Martin says "Game of Thrones" fans won't influence how he ends his book series, even if the Internet can be difficult to ignore.        ...
08:14, 07/18/2019

'Everything Below the Waist' tackles history, shortcomings of women's health care Author Jennifer Block lays out her argument for why health care needs a feminist revolution in "Everything Below the Waist."        ...
08:14, 07/18/2019

Two Brilliant Siblings and the Curious Consolations of Math In “The Weil Conjectures,” Karen Olsson writes about her own love of math as well as the lives of the great mathematician André Weil and his sister, the philosopher and secular saint Simone Weil....
23:56, 07/17/2019

Stephen King slams President Trump in scathing tweet: 'The armbands come next right?' The "master of horror" is horrified. Author Stephen King took to Twitter Sunday to denounce President Donald Trump.        ...
14:00, 07/16/2019

Why Do Women Love True Crime? Men are more likely to be involved in violent crime — as perpetrators and victims — but women love to read about it. Kate Tuttle considers the gendered attractions of the genre....
11:56, 07/16/2019

Sony Gives Literary Film Division, Axed by Disney, a Second Life Elizabeth Gabler, the executive behind hit movies like “The Devil Wears Prada,” will run a venture financed by Sony Pictures and HarperCollins Publishers....
01:56, 07/16/2019

The Life Cycle of a Beach Read The cover is clean and brand-new, the pages are crisp — and then your vacation begins. Jessica Olien illustrates the path to the dog-eared and waterlogged....
22:42, 07/12/2019

Beware the Writer as Houseguest Literary history is filled with authors who depended on lengthy visits for room and board, psychological solace and material. But they have not always proved the most gracious guests....
11:56, 07/12/2019

Text on the Beach Beach books are the cool aunts of the literary world: They drive with the top down and take you to new places. They’re memorable, challenging, warm and wise....
12:28, 07/10/2019

In This Existential Thriller, a Heroine Has to Save Her Kidnapped Daughter “The Chain,” by Adrian McKinty, imagines a crime syndicate operating a string of abductions like a chain letter, with each set of victims responsible for taking the next hostage....
21:42, 07/09/2019

‘American Carnage’ Shows How War Between Republicans Led to Their Peace With Trump In his deeply reported new book, Tim Alberta writes about George W. Bush, Sarah Palin, the Tea Party and the transformation that led to the G.O.P.’s loyal support for the current president....
21:42, 07/09/2019

Need Etiquette Tips for Cannabis? For Starters, Don’t Call It ‘Marijuana’ or ‘Weed.’ In “Higher Etiquette,” Lizzie Post — the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post — argues that it’s time for cannabis to move, in the public imagination, away from its surfer and “Cheech and Chong” im...
19:56, 07/08/2019

The 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years Our critics Dwight Garner, Parul Sehgal and Jennifer Szalai explain their choices; and Daniel Okrent discusses “The Guarded Gate,” his history of America’s immigration policy....
01:42, 07/06/2019

Bud Selig: By the Book The former baseball commissioner, whose new memoir is “For the Good of the Game,” was a voracious childhood reader, “mostly about sports,” and especially “novels about the Brooklyn Dodgers.”...
11:56, 07/04/2019

To Understand Climate Change, We Need to Understand Greenland In “The Ice at the End of the World,” Jon Gertner recounts a sprawling history of adventurers and scientists who have tried to unlock the secrets of this vast polar expanse....
21:56, 07/03/2019

A TV Critic Who Has Seen the Small Screen Become Huge In “I Like to Watch,” Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker looks back on television’s artistic high points and cultural influence over the past two decades....
21:56, 07/03/2019

Beauty queen, journalist, pioneer. The many faces of Trump accuser E. Jean Carroll. Before the current moment in the media's glare, author E. Jean Carroll was a journalistic luminary, beauty queen and cheerleader.        ...
21:28, 07/03/2019

Want Kids to Learn the Joy of Reading? Barbershops and Laundromats Can Help A movement supported by nonprofit groups and libraries is creating literary spaces in places where children find themselves with time on their hands....
12:14, 07/02/2019

Introducing a New Generation of Kids to the Apollo Program On the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, these picture books show young readers the historic journey — and some of the 410,000 people who made it possible....
03:42, 07/02/2019

Women rebel against bad boss in Chandler Baker's #MeToo book, 'Whisper Network' The women at Truviv have had enough of their manipulative boss and strike back with a "bad men" spreadsheet in this incisive #MeToo-era novel.        ...
16:56, 07/01/2019

5 books not to miss: 'Wanderers' by Chuck Wendig, 'American Predator,' 'Whisper Network' Chuck Wendig tackles timely demons in his magnum opus "Wanderers," while Chandler Baker's "Whisper Network" takes down some very bad men.        ...
15:14, 06/30/2019

Talking to Neal Stephenson, Whose New Novel, ‘Fall,’ is at No. 14 “Unlike some of my hard science fiction books, such as ‘Seveneves’ — where I sweated the details of orbits, rocket engines, etc. — ‘Fall’ is meant to be read as more of a fable,” he says....
11:56, 06/28/2019

A Celebrity Tower Is ‘Getting Some Work Done’ The Flatiron Building, with its landmark facade, is joining a growing list of classic New York skyscrapers that are updating and in some cases, reinventing themselves....
11:56, 06/28/2019

‘I Was Banged Up Against the Wall,’ E. Jean Carroll, Trump Accuser, Tells CNN The longtime Elle magazine advice columnist said Monday that she tried to fight back against Donald Trump’s advances in a fitting room of Bergdorf Goodman. The president has denied the accusation....
00:56, 06/25/2019

'The Most Fun We Ever Had' a rich, complex family saga from Claire Lombardo Claire Lombardo's debut novel follows Chicago's Sorenson family and its four daughters, tenderly cataloging their ups and downs and enduring love.        ...
23:28, 06/24/2019

'Lock Every Door': New Riley Sager novel is scary suspense mixed with social disparity "Lock Every Door," the new novel from author Riley Sager is about a woman apartment-sitting in a creepy, glam NYC building, when a tenant vanishes.        ...
23:28, 06/24/2019

5 books not to miss: NBA star Andre Iguodala's memoir, Kate Atkinson's 'Big Sky' This week's hottest releases include a new detective novel from Kate Atkinson and a revealing memoir from NBA superstar Andre Igoudala.        ...
01:14, 06/24/2019

Steamy romance novelist Judith Krantz, author of 'Scruples,' dies at 91 Judith Krantz, whose million-selling novels such as "Scruples" and "Princess Daisy" engrossed readers worldwide, died Saturday. She was 91.        ...
01:14, 06/24/2019

What Happens After Amazon’s Domination Is Complete? Its Bookstore Offers Clues Popular novels, technical tomes and self-published books are pirated and sold on Amazon. That may actually be helping the company extend its grip on the book business....
23:42, 06/23/2019

Trailblazing Editor Elaine Welteroth Has Written a Book — and It’s a Hit “More Than Enough,” a memoir from the “Project Runway” judge and former Teen Vogue editor in chief, debuts on the nonfiction list this week at No. 11....
18:56, 06/20/2019

By the Book: Denise Mina The Scottish crime writer, whose new book is “Conviction,” is drawn to “flawed characters asking big questions and taking action. … That said, I will read, literally, anything.”...
12:28, 06/20/2019

Aleksandar Hemon Fits Two Memoirs Into One New Volume “My Parents: An Introduction” and “This Does Not Belong to You” are two memoirs in one volume, covering Hemon’s youth in Yugoslavia and his parents’ immigration to Canada....
01:56, 06/20/2019

United States' first Native American poet laureate is Joy Harjo Joy Harjo succeeds Tracy K. Smith as the nation's 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. She is the nation's first Native American poet laureate.        ...
17:56, 06/19/2019

Randy Ribay's moving 'Patron Saints of Nothing' a YA tale of grief, Philippine drug war A teenage immigrant returns to the Philippines to investigate the death of his cousin in Randy Ribay's fantastic "Patron Saints of Nothing."        ...
17:56, 06/19/2019

The Try Guys try becoming authors with new 'self-deprecating self-help' book The Try Guys show that there is power and humor in failing with their debut book, "The Hidden Power of F*cking Up."        ...
04:14, 06/19/2019

Reed King's weird, problematic 'FKA USA' imagines a dystopian U.S. ruled by corporations Reed King's weird and problematic "FKA USA" imagines a futuristic U.S. that has splintered into territories ruled by corporations and bandits.        ...
17:14, 06/18/2019

Terrorism on the High Seas Julie Salamon’s “An Innocent Bystander: The Killing of Leon Klinghoffer” recounts an episode that introduced Americans to terrorism long before 9/11....
14:56, 06/18/2019

In ‘A Sand Book,’ Ariana Reines Finds Ecstasy in Chaos The writing in Reines’s new collection is queer and raunchy, raw and occult and vulnerable as she moves between worlds in search of the divine and the self....
21:56, 06/17/2019

New documentary reveals all about Toni Morrison, from Oprah's first call to early bad reviews The new documentary "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am" seeks to demystify the acclaimed 88-year-old author, who brought us "Beloved" and "Sula."        ...
19:14, 06/17/2019

5 books not to miss: The Try Guys, 'The Tenth Muse,' Mark Haddon's 'The Porpoise' The Try Guys apply their viral charm to a self-help book, Catherine Chung dazzles with "The Tenth Muse" and more new books we can't wait to read.        ...
16:42, 06/17/2019

Coming soon: A new 'Hunger Games' prequel about 'survival' and 'humanity' in Panem's 'Dark Days' A decade after seemingly wrapping up “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins is bringing readers a prequel set 64 years before they met Katniss Everdeen.        ...
16:42, 06/17/2019

A busted marriage examined in Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s sharp 'Fleishman Is in Trouble' This assured and spiky debut about a busted marriage marks top-notch journalist Taffy Brodesser-Akner as a top-notch novelist, too.        ...
16:42, 06/17/2019

Gloria Vanderbilt dead at age 95: 'What an extraordinary woman,' son Anderson Cooper says Famous from birth in 1924, Gloria Vanderbilt became even more so thanks to a custody trial, designer jeans and as mom to CNN's Anderson Cooper.        ...
16:42, 06/17/2019

In the Hudson Valley, a Drive Back in Time One of the most beautiful parts of New York State was once the spine of the Dutch colony, and remnants of its history are everywhere, hiding in plain sight....
13:28, 06/17/2019

Keith Botsford, Man of Letters and Saul Bellow Associate, Dies at 90 He was an uncontainable writer (novelist, essayist, biographer and more), started magazines with Bellow and died almost a year ago, to little public notice....
01:00, 06/15/2019

A Glimpse of Virginia Woolf’s Original Manuscript for ‘Mrs. Dalloway’ Before Woolf settled on the unique perspective for her modernist masterpiece, she had a more expansive, though traditional, book in mind — “The Hours.”...
14:14, 06/14/2019

When You’ve Seen ‘When They See Us,’ Here’s What to Read These books include ones focused on the Central Park Five and others exploring issues of racism and criminal justice that Netflix’s mini-series raises....
22:14, 06/13/2019

By the Book: Elliot Ackerman The novelist and journalist, whose most recent book is the memoir “Places and Names,” thinks Vronsky gets a bad rap in “Anna Karenina”: “I believe that he loved Anna, in his strange broken way.”...
14:14, 06/13/2019

'The Ice at the End of the World' review: Scary clues of climate change in Greenland Jon Gertner makes a compelling case that it’s time to start thinking seriously about Greenland as its temperatures rise and ice melts.        ...
20:00, 06/11/2019

He Hears America Singing Guns N’ Roses In “Nouns & Verbs: New and Selected Poems,” Campbell McGrath celebrates chain restaurants, rock music and the joyful raucous stupidity of pop culture....
19:56, 06/11/2019

When the World’s Most Famous Mystery Writer Vanished On a cold December night in 1926, Agatha Christie went out in her beloved Morris Crowley roadster and didn’t return home for 11 days. Here’s how her disappearance played out....
12:56, 06/11/2019

Jennifer Weiner's 'Mrs. Everything' explores broken dreams in the era of women's lib In Jennifer Weiner's new novel "Mrs. Everything," two sisters come of age and pursue different paths during the women's liberation movement.        ...
17:42, 06/10/2019

10 new LGBTQ books to celebrate Pride month: Tan France, 'Gentleman Jack,' 'Gender Queer' Celebrate Pride Month with a good LGBTQ book, including a memoir from Tan France, a history of the Stonewall riots and a gender queer graphic novel.        ...
13:42, 06/09/2019

5 books not to miss: 'Recursion' by Blake Crouch, Weiner's 'Mrs. Everything,' 'Islanders' The author of "Dark Matter" is back with a mind-bending thriller, and Jennifer Weiner's ambitious new novel follows two sisters through women's lib.        ...
04:42, 06/09/2019

'All-white company' wrongly accused immigrant author of racism, $13M lawsuit claims Jordanian-American author Natasha Tynes is suing book publisher Rare Bird Lit. Inc. for the company's actions amid a social media shaming scandal.        ...
04:42, 06/09/2019

Five best-selling books to gift dad this Father's Day based on his tastes Looking for just the right book to gift dad this Father's Day? We chose some standouts from our best-selling books list.        ...
03:42, 06/08/2019

Lab-grown meat, GMOs, high-tech ag: 'Fate of Food' explores solutions to global food crisis Amanda Little explores how we'll feed the world when there too many mouths to feed amid intensifying climate change.        ...
20:56, 06/06/2019

Death of Teenager Who Sought Euthanasia Sets Off Media Flurry, and Corrections The Dutch case of Noa Pothoven, 17, who had written about being a rape victim and her experience with mental illness, ricocheted around the globe. But initial stories got it wrong....
17:56, 06/06/2019

The Making of ‘1984,’ George Orwell’s Nightmare Vision of a World Without Truth “The Ministry of Truth,” by Dorian Lynskey, is a “biography” of the 1949 novel, an enduring icon of state power devoid of moral principle and human concern....
01:28, 06/06/2019

Patricia Battin, Lightning Rod in a Library War, Dies at 89 A leading librarian who championed high tech, she dueled with preservationists like Nicholson Baker over how best to protect the written word for posterity....
23:14, 06/05/2019

Ocean Vuong's 'On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous' a transcendent queer immigrant story Ocean Vuong's autobiographical debut novel is a transcendent and gorgeously written account of a queer Vietnamese immigrant growing up.        ...
17:56, 06/05/2019

Dwyane Wade is releasing a memoir on the 'essential principles' of his life and NBA career this fall NBA great Dwyane Wade, who retired at the end of the 2018-2019 regular season, has a memoir coming out this fall.        ...
17:56, 06/05/2019

Randy Travis opens up about childhood trauma, addiction struggles and the music industry in new memoir In his new memoir, Randy Travis is open about his experience with childhood trauma, his struggle with addiction and his brushes with the law.        ...
13:00, 06/05/2019

'Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly' reveals singer's abuse, ugly relationship with Jay-Z “Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly” is written by Jim DeRogatis, the journalist who doggedly pursued Kelly’s story from his early days in Chicago.       ...
23:42, 06/04/2019

Expat, Immigrant, Migrant, Refugee: Why ‘This Land Is Our Land’ No Matter the Label In his new book, Suketu Mehta, who came to the United States from India as a child, delivers a deeply felt corrective to the public rhetoric on immigrants — who they are and why they come....
22:00, 06/04/2019

'Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly': Everything we learned from the shocking new book “Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly” is written by Jim DeRogatis, the journalist who doggedly pursued Kelly’s story from his early days in Chicago.       ...
20:00, 06/04/2019

'Queer Eye' star Tan France talks new memoir, Tina Fey and the French tuck (of course) "Queer Eye" star Tan France has already left a fashion legacy. But in his new memoir 'Naturally Tan,' France intends to leave another kind of legacy.        ...
18:14, 06/04/2019

His Martin Luther King Biography Was a Classic. His Latest King Piece Is Causing a Furor. David Garrow found F.B.I. documents alleging King stood by during a rape. But some scholars question whether to trust records created as part of a smear campaign....
11:28, 06/04/2019

What Happened After P.G. Wodehouse Was Captured During World War II The beloved British humorist — the creator of Wooster and Jeeves — was arrested by the Germans in 1940 and spent the remainder of the war in custody. Here’s how his story unspooled in The Times....
11:28, 06/04/2019

'Eat, Pray, Love' author Elizabeth Gilbert's 'City of Girls' is the perfect summer novel Elizabeth Gilbert sets this luscious love story in the New York City theater world of the 1940s, exploring female sexuality and fulfillment.        ...
03:28, 06/04/2019

5 books not to miss: New Elizabeth Gilbert, Tan France memoir, 'Mostly Dead Things' Fashion guru Tan France of "Queer Eye" is out with a memoir, Elizabeth Gilbert has a new novel and Kristen Arnett delights with "Mostly Dead Things."        ...
22:00, 06/02/2019

Reading Toni Morrison’s 1973 Summer Essay “Cooking Out” The Book Review’s Summer Reading issue is out this week; 46 years ago, Toni Morrison wrote an essay about cooking out for the 1973 Summer Reading issue....
17:00, 05/31/2019

Sea of Love: A Father, His Daughter and the Boat He Made for Her Part memoir, part history, part adventure tale, Jonathan Gornall’s “How to Build a Boat” is a lyrical ode to the pleasures of working with your hands....
17:00, 05/31/2019

Summer reading guide: 20 hot new books This summer is looking to be a good one for book lovers. Here's a look at the 20 books we can’t wait to read (on the beach or otherwise).        ...
04:28, 05/31/2019

Summer reading guide: 20 of the season's hottest new books This summer is looking to be a good one for book lovers. Here's a look at the 20 books we can’t wait to read (on the beach or otherwise).        ...
21:42, 05/30/2019

Mindy Kaling's new essay collection to detail being a single mom, working with Oprah Topics will include Kaling's experience as a single mother and working with Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey.        ...
21:42, 05/30/2019

'My Favorite Murder' hosts get personal in fun new book 'Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered’ "My Favorite Murder" hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark share personal stories of addiction, eating disorders and failures in their new book.        ...
23:14, 05/29/2019

Richard Roper mines loneliness for comedy in charming debut 'How Not to Die Alone' A lonely man lies about having a family to save face. Now, his boss wants to meet him. It makes for a charming story in Richard Roper's debut novel.        ...
18:00, 05/29/2019

Love isn't dead: Beth O'Leary's rom-com 'Flatshare' sweetly subverts modern dating tropes Beth O'Leary's debut novel "The Flatshare" is a 21st-century rom-com with a twist that will please hopeless romantics.        ...
02:14, 05/29/2019

Ex-defense secretary James Mattis says upcoming book will not be a Trump 'tell-all' Ex-Defense SecretaryJim Mattis says that “Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead," due July 16, will not be a "tell-all" about the Trump White House.        ...
17:14, 05/28/2019

Remember the ‘10,000 Hours’ Rule for Success? Forget About It “Range,” by David Epstein, argues that the unpredictable demands of contemporary life increasingly give the advantage to generalists, not specialists....
13:42, 05/28/2019

Edmund Morris, famed for his unorthodox Ronald Reagan biography 'Dutch,' dies at 78 Edmund Morris won a Pulitzer with "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt." But he sealed his legacy with the controversial "Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan"        ...
01:56, 05/28/2019

'Misty of Chincoteague': Woman who inspired character in iconic pony swim book has died "Misty of Chincoteague": Maureen Beebe, who was depicted as the little girl in the Pony Swim book, has died, the Chincoteague fire company said.        ...
21:56, 05/27/2019

Edmund Morris, Reagan Biographer Who Upset Conventions, Dies at 78 The author of an acclaimed biography of Theodore Roosevelt inserted himself as a fictional narrator in his book on Reagan, a device that some scorned....
18:28, 05/27/2019

'Misty of Chincoteague': Woman who iconic Pony Swim book based character on has died "Misty of Chincoteague": Maureen Beebe, who was depicted as the little girl in the Pony Swim book, has died, the Chincoteague fire company said.        ...
22:14, 05/26/2019

5 books not to miss: 'Wild and Crazy Guys,' 'Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered,' 'Queen Bee' Read about the comedy revolution started by Steve Martin and pals in "Wild and Crazy Guys," and make sure to "Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered."        ...
17:00, 05/26/2019

The Penetrating Gaze of One of America’s Most Brilliant Art Critics “Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light,” a new collection by Peter Schjeldahl, includes 100 reviews from the past 30 years, capturing his talent for distilling the essence of an artist’s work in a single line....
19:00, 05/24/2019

The Mysterious Ingenue and Siren Who Wowed 19th-Century Readers With Her Verse “L.E.L.: The Lost Life and Scandalous Death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the Celebrated ‘Female Byron,’” by Lucasta Miller, analyzes the work and career of the now obscure poet....
18:28, 05/24/2019

The A to Z of a Writer’s Routine From waking up to snacks to filling the void to actually writing, Grant Snider tells the story of a typical day in the life of someone who lives by the pen....
18:28, 05/24/2019

10 best-selling military books for Memorial Day, including 'Unbroken,' 'American Sniper' Take a look at the top-selling nonfiction, military titles that have appeared on our best-selling books list over the past 25 years.        ...
20:42, 05/23/2019

Review: A mean old man finds a dog, but does he find a purpose in Mary Miller's 'Biloxi'? Mary Miller's "Biloxi" is an engrossing character study of a contemptuous old man who tries to find some meaning in life through a dog named Layla.        ...
20:42, 05/23/2019

'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' author Judith Kerr dies at 95 Judith Kerr's story of the tea-drinking tiger has been shared by parents with young children since it was first published in 1968.        ...
15:42, 05/23/2019

Donald Trump Jr. is writing a book and Twitter has title ideas — that his siblings love After it was announced that Donald Trump Jr. is planning a book, his critics came armed with title ideas like "Hop on Pop's Coattails."        ...
21:56, 05/22/2019

Alice Marie Johnson pens book with Kim Kardashian intro: 6 things we learn in 'After Life' Kim Kardashian West appealed to President Trump to help free Alice Marie Johnson. Here are some of the big takeaways from her new memoir "After Life."        ...
23:42, 05/21/2019

Will 'Game of Thrones' books end like series? 'Yes and no,' says author George R.R. Martin Martin said that where "Game of Thrones" had to wrap the "Song of Ice and Fire" saga in six episodes, he will take 3,000 pages to do it himself.        ...
23:42, 05/21/2019

By the Book: Ani DiFranco The singer-songwriter, whose new memoir is “No Walls and the Recurring Dream,” says her shelves contain “poetry for when my mind is spinning” and “a bunch of learn-how-to-meditate books that don’t see...
22:56, 05/21/2019

3 Novels Explore the Abortion Debate How would life in the United States change for women if terminating a pregnancy was outlawed? A recent novel imagines the outcome, and two others delve into the issue....
22:56, 05/21/2019

The Art Market Is Exploding. Meet the Dealers Who Lit the Fuse. A dishy look at the art world’s most powerful gallerists — including Larry Gagosian and David Zwirner — “Boom,” by Michael Shnayerson, recounts how artworks became multimillion-dollar commodities....
22:56, 05/21/2019

Video Gaming Turns Murderous, Even if You Play by the Rules Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column enters a dangerous online world, then jumps to a very real drug gang, a hit man in a hospital and a dog with a death sentence....
22:56, 05/21/2019

Herman Wouk, Best-Selling Novelist With a Realist’s Touch, Dies at 103 His critics could be brutal, but he enthralled millions of readers with novels like “The Winds of War,” “The Caine Mutiny” and “Marjorie Morningstar.”...
22:56, 05/21/2019

Review: ‘Power Trip’ Ably Guides Us Through the History of Energy Michael E. Webber’s new book examines humanity’s relationship to energy over time and how each transition affected not just what we produce but how we live....
22:56, 05/21/2019

Here Come the Brides: A Free-Spirited Fictional Wedding Leah Hager Cohen’s novel “Strangers and Cousins” uses a vibrant, anarchic family wedding to explore the way change can be both celebrated and feared....
22:56, 05/21/2019

The Last Time a Wall Went Up to Keep Out Immigrants In “The Guarded Gate” Daniel Okrent explores the 1920s nativist and eugenicist movements that led to the 1924 law practically shutting down immigration to America....
22:56, 05/21/2019

A Chinese Millennial Looks Back on Her Life In her memoir, “Under Red Skies: Three Generations of Life, Loss, and Hope in China,” Karoline Kan personalizes the great changes occurring in her country....
22:56, 05/21/2019

Spend Some Time With the Winklevii Ben Mezrich’s “Bitcoin Billionaires” focuses on Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who used their Facebook windfall to buy up a lot of the cryptocurrency....
22:56, 05/21/2019

New French Fiction: With an Emphasis on Food, Film and Frolics Savor English translations of Maylis de Kerangal’s “The Cook,” Olivier Bourdeaut’s “Waiting for Bojangles” and Yannick Haenel’s “Hold Fast Your Crown.”...
22:56, 05/21/2019

The World According to John Waters, as Interpreted by Alan Cumming The septuagenarian filmmaker’s latest collection of essays, “Mr. Know-It-All,” is just what its subtitle promises: “The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder.”...
22:56, 05/21/2019

In Wendell Berry’s Essays, a Little Earnestness Goes a Long Way In “What I Stand On,” a two-volume boxed set, the Kentucky-based farmer, conservationist, pacifist and moral critic offers his fiery dissent about nearly every aspect of modern life....
22:56, 05/21/2019

‘Grace Will Lead Us Home,’ an Intimate Look at Forgiveness, Anger and Trauma After the Charleston Massacre Jennifer Berry Hawes, a Charleston-based newspaper reporter, drew on her long relationships with the families of victims to write this account of the 2015 murders at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopa...
22:56, 05/21/2019

Nonfiction: Spend Some Time With the Winklevii Ben Mezrich’s “Bitcoin Billionaires” focuses on Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who used their Facebook windfall to buy up a lot of the cryptocurrency....
14:42, 05/21/2019

Georgie Anne Geyer, Foreign Correspondent and Columnist, Dies at 84 Ms. Geyer, who broke into the business when few women reported from overseas, traveled the world and interviewed Castro and other often elusive leaders....
03:42, 05/21/2019

'Silence of the Lambs' author Thomas Harris returns with new serial killer in 'Cari Mora' The creator of Hannibal Lecter has written a fiendish new serial killer who preys on women and harvests their organs in twisted thriller "Cari Mora."        ...
22:28, 05/20/2019

Why the New York Public Library Has 7 Floors of Stacks With No Books In Midtown Manhattan, space is prized. But stacks at the library’s main branch are empty because officials say the space cannot protect irreplaceable books from the elements and theft....
17:28, 05/20/2019

‘Caine Mutiny,’ ‘Winds of War’ author Herman Wouk has died at 103 Herman Wouk, the versatile, Pulitzer Prize winning author of such million-selling novels as “The Caine Mutiny," died on Friday at 103.        ...
23:14, 05/19/2019

5 books not to miss: Alice Marie Johnson memoir 'After Life,' 'Cari Mora,' John Waters Alice Marie Johnson, whom Kim Kardashian West helped free from prison, has a new memoir, and Thomas Harris is back with new thriller "Cari Mora."        ...
16:42, 05/18/2019

Herman Wouk, Perennially Best-Selling Author, Dies at 103 His critics could be brutal, but he enthralled millions of readers with novels like “The Winds of War,” “The Caine Mutiny” and “Marjorie Morningstar.”...
20:28, 05/17/2019

RIP Grumpy Cat: Remembering that time we hung out with the Internet's most famous feline In honor of the Internet's favorite feline, USA TODAY revisits the time Grumpy Cat paid us a visit at our New York offices at the peak of her fame in 2014.        ...
17:14, 05/17/2019

'The Obsoletes' by Simeon Mills a charming if flawed tale of teenage robots A big imagination compensates for a messy plot in Simeon Mills' "The Obsoletes," a coming-of-age tale of teenage robots in small-town Michigan.        ...
23:14, 05/16/2019

Nonfiction: The Art Market Is Exploding. This Book Profiles the Dealers Who Lit the Fuse. A dishy look at the art world’s most powerful gallerists — including Larry Gagosian and David Zwirner — “Boom,” by Michael Shnayerson, recounts how artworks became multimillion-dollar commodities....
19:42, 05/16/2019

Nonfiction: The World According to John Waters, as Interpreted by Alan Cumming The septuagenarian filmmaker’s latest collection of essays, “Mr. Know-It-All,” is just what its subtitle promises: “The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder.”...
11:42, 05/16/2019

'A Woman Is No Man' explores the toll of domestic violence on an Arab immigrant family Three generations of Palestinian-American women are torn between custom and desire in this piercing debut from Etaf Rum.        ...
01:56, 05/16/2019

5 powerful, butt-kicking tips from Rachel Hollis' new book 'Girl, Stop Apologizing' In "Girl, Stop Apologizing," Rachel Hollis encourages readers to go for it. Here are five tips from the book to get you motivated.        ...
01:56, 05/16/2019

Elton John announces 'no-holds-barred' autobiography is officially coming in October 2019 Elton John continues his incredible farewell run with the release of his official autobiography on October 15, 2019.        ...
01:56, 05/16/2019

Oprah shares her own life's purpose, insightful stories in new book, 'The Path Made Clear' What is your life's purpose? Oprah Winfrey is here to help you on your soul-searching journey with her new book, "The Path Made Clear."        ...
01:56, 05/16/2019

Elisabeth Hasselbeck dishes on 'View' co-hosts and the day she was fired in 'Point of View' "I could not breathe — literally, could not breathe," Elisabeth Hasselbeck writes of when she was told her contract for "The View" wouldn't be renewed.        ...
01:56, 05/16/2019

5 books not to miss: Susan Page's Barbara Bush biography 'The Matriarch,' 'Women Talking' Susan Page's "The Matriarch" chronicles the life of First Lady Barbara Bush; "American Moonshot" tells the thrilling story of the U.S. Space Race.        ...
01:56, 05/16/2019

'The Matriarch': A saga of the happiness and heartache that shaped Barbara Bush The engaging stories illustrate what a tough, warm-hearted, unpretentious and vulnerable woman Barbara Bush was.        ...
01:56, 05/16/2019

'Ladies Who Punch': The wild revelations about behind-the-scenes drama on 'The View' 'Ladies Who Punch' by Ramin Setoodeh alleges behind-the-scenes betrayal and consistent conflict at 'The View.'        ...
01:56, 05/16/2019

'The Spectators' by Jennifer duBois takes on LGBT issues through intimate pain 'The Spectators' is a treatise on the media’s power and a finely-wrought example of intimate pain.        ...
01:56, 05/16/2019

Henry Winkler, Timothee Chalamet bond over Winkler's book character, Hank Zipzer When Henry Winkler met Timothee Chalamet, he got a surprise: The younger actor recalled him reading from a 'Hank Zipzer' book at school when he was 8.        ...
01:56, 05/16/2019

By the Book: By the Book: Ani DiFranco The singer-songwriter, whose new memoir is “No Walls and the Recurring Dream,” says her shelves contain “poetry for when my mind is spinning” and “a bunch of learn-how-to-meditate books that don’t see...
23:56, 05/15/2019

George R.R. Martin shuts down 'absurd' rumor that he finished last 'Game of Thrones' books George R.R. Martin adamantly denied speculation that the last two books of his wildly popular series "Song of Ice and Fire" are already finished.        ...
05:42, 05/15/2019

A kidnapping in rural Russia rocks the women in Julia Phillips' 'Disappearing Earth' Julia Phillips' debut novel paints an unforgettable landscape of the far reaches of Russia, where two little girls go missing without a trace.        ...
20:28, 05/14/2019

Nonfiction: How Was Polynesia Populated? Two New Books Explore the Pacific’s Mysteries Christina Thompson’s “Sea People” tells the story of the people of Polynesia and their “discovery,” while Peter Moore’s “Endeavour” looks at the ship that made that encounter possible....
11:14, 05/14/2019

Fiction: A Heroine Checks In to the Psychiatric Ward, and Takes Notes The depressed protagonist of Binnie Kirshenbaum’s novel “Rabbits for Food” has trouble connecting with others, but she is alert to the sanity of the insane....
22:28, 05/13/2019

Author accused of shaming black Metro employee for eating on train; book deal halted Author Natasha Tynes has been accused of shaming a black woman who works on the Washington. D.C., Metro for eating on a train.        ...
00:42, 05/12/2019

5 books not to miss: Karen Russell's 'Orange World,' 'The Apology,' 'Bottle of Lies' This week's new book releases include a collection of short stories from Karen Russell and a searing account of childhood abuse from Eve Ensler.        ...
20:00, 05/11/2019

From Our Archives: Revisiting the Ponzi Scheme in Mitchell Zuckoff’s ‘Ponzi’s Scheme’ In the 2005 book “Ponzi’s Scheme,” Mitchell Zuckoff tells the story of Charles Ponzi, who launched a successful and infamous money-swindling scheme in the early 1920s....
00:14, 05/11/2019

Nonfiction: An Economist Who Believes Only Government Can Save Capitalism In “People, Power, and Profits” Joseph E. Stiglitz argues that more state involvement in the economy is part of the solution, not part of the problem....
00:14, 05/11/2019

The Book Review Podcast: The Real Life of a Diplomat, Told Like a Novel George Packer talks about “Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century,” and Lori Gottlieb discusses “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone.”...
00:14, 05/11/2019

Babies are the crop in Joanne Ramos' frightening surrogacy novel 'The Farm' Surrogacy is pushed to its logical extreme in Joanne Ramos' "The Farm," where desperate women are impregnated with the world's richest embryos.        ...
02:56, 05/10/2019

Fiction: A Kenyan Woman Probes Ancient Links Between Africa and Asia The heroine of Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor’s novel “The Dragonfly Sea” embarks on a journey to China that will lead her back to her homeland, and a devotion to Sufism....
21:56, 05/09/2019

Chris Albertson, Biographer of Bessie Smith, Is Dead at 87 His “Bessie” was praised as “provocative and enlightening” and shattered many myths. He also produced an acclaimed multivolume reissue of her recordings....
21:56, 05/09/2019

By the Book: By the Book: Adm. William H. McRaven The author of “Make Your Bed” and, most recently, “Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations” says “All Quiet on the Western Front” is the one book that best “captures the nature of a soldier.”...
13:14, 05/09/2019

Joe Namath on alcoholism, racism, hard relationship with dad in memoir 'All the Way' Famed quarterback Joe Namath takes readers on a journey through his glory days in his engaging memoir "All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters."        ...
02:14, 05/09/2019

Art Review: ‘Camp’ at the Met, as Rich as It Is Frustrating This year’s Costume Institute exhibition is finally here. Will it help you better define camp? Probably not. But the historical journey is thoroughly engaging....
00:56, 05/09/2019

Joe Namath replays his glory days in new memoir 'All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters' Famed quarterback Joe Namath takes readers on a journey through his glory days in his engaging memoir "All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters."        ...
23:28, 05/08/2019

Barack Obama's new memoir may land during 2020 presidential campaign Barack Obama’s post-White House memoir isn’t expected this year, making it likely the highly anticipated book will drop during the 2020 campaign.        ...
21:00, 05/08/2019

Nonfiction: What, Exactly, Do We Mean by ‘Democracy’ Anyway? In “Democracy May Not Exist, but We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone,” Astra Taylor examines the ways, both good and bad, the concept has been defended, defined and put into practice....
03:14, 05/08/2019

Nonfiction: ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and the Man Who Made That “Becoming Dr. Seuss,” a new biography of Theodor Geisel by Brian Jay Jones, chronicles the famous children’s book author’s influential career, zany imagination and original rhyme schemes....
03:14, 05/08/2019

Nurit Karlin, Who Found Her Voice in Wordless Cartoons, Dies at 80 Whimsical, thoughtful and caption-less was her style when The New Yorker took her on in 1974. At the time, she was the magazine’s only female cartoonist....
21:56, 05/07/2019

Jill Biden writes of marriage with Joe, 'totally shattering' death of son Beau in new book Jill Biden's "Where the Light Enters" gives insight to her marriage with former vice president Joe, and the crushing death of their son Beau.        ...
20:00, 05/07/2019

Jared Diamond's 'Upheaval' outlines 12-step program for nations in crisis The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Guns, Germs, and Steel" details how seven countries faced past upheavals by following the 12-step method.        ...
20:14, 05/06/2019

Nonfiction: The True-Crime Story That Harper Lee Tried and Failed to Write In “Furious Hours,” Casey Cep investigates the Alabama murder case that was to have been the focus of Lee’s second book — as well as the famously reclusive writer herself, plumbing the mystery of her ...
20:14, 05/06/2019

Books of The Times: Gabriel García Márquez, Journalist? A Book Revives the Novelist’s First Calling “The Scandal of the Century: And Other Writings” collects García Márquez’s reporting. Along with Silvana Paternostro’s oral history “Solitude & Company,” it’s one of two new books about García Márquez...
20:14, 05/06/2019

Fellow writers, fans shocked and saddened by death of Christian writer Rachel Held Evans Rachel Held Evans, who is known for her progressive Christian voice, died early Saturday morning after a brief illness, according to her husband.        ...
07:28, 05/06/2019

5 Things About Your Book: An Unlikely Victory in an Unforgiving Horse Race In “Rough Magic,” Lara Prior-Palmer recounts becoming the first woman and the youngest rider to win a race across 1,000 kilometers of Mongolian grassland....
01:42, 05/06/2019

5 books not to miss: Jill Biden memoir 'Where the Light Enters,' 'The Bride Test' Helen Hoang charms with new romance "The Bride Test," Jill Biden releases her memoir "Where the Light Enters," and more can't-miss new releases.        ...
23:28, 05/04/2019

Giuliano Bugialli, Champion of Italian Cuisine, Dies at 88 In his books and his cooking classes, he extolled traditional recipes. His 1977 cookbook, “The Fine Art of Italian Cooking,” is a standard in the field....
01:00, 05/04/2019

'The Mueller Report' is now officially a best-selling book Two published versions of the report found their way onto USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list.        ...
00:14, 05/03/2019

Nonfiction: She Entered the U.S. Illegally as a Child. She Was Stabbed Nearly to Death After Being Deported. “The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez,” by Aaron Bobrow-Strain, captures the plight of an undocumented Mexican immigrant in harrowing, novelistic detail....
17:56, 05/02/2019

By the Book: By the Book: Ruth Reichl The food writer and author, most recently, of the memoir “Save Me the Plums” was 10 when she read Henry Miller. “If it’s over her head, she simply won’t understand it,” her mother said....
17:00, 05/02/2019

Fiction: Love, Sex and Robots Collide in a New Ian McEwan Novel “Machines Like Me” asks if synthetic humans could spark enlightenment or ease pain — and whether it’s a good idea to invent stuff that could eat your lunch....
20:56, 05/01/2019

Family is foremost in moving novel 'The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters' Author Balli Kaur Jaswal's follow-up to "Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows" entertains and enlightens with a story of three sisters on a quest.        ...
19:28, 04/30/2019

Melinda Gates: Sharing school drop-off, kitchen duties changed my marriage Melinda Gates shares stories from her marriage and foundation in her new book, 'The Moment of Lift.'        ...
05:56, 04/30/2019

Polish priest apologizes for burning of ‘Harry Potter’ books The priest has apologized, saying the ritual was not intended to condemn specific authors, religions or social groups.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

5 books not to miss: Susan Choi's 'Trust Exercise,' 'The Hill to Die On,' 'Book of Dreams' According to one review, Susan Choi's "Trust Exercise" is destined to be a classic, while "The Hill to Die On" takes us inside the halls of Congress.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Abby Wambach's book, 'Wolfpack,' is a blueprint for how women can change the power dynamic Abby Wambach's new book is designed to be a blueprint for women to embrace their inner power and use it to create a better world.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

John Oliver's parody book among the ALA's most 'challenged' works Oliver's book ranked No. 2 on the list of "challenged" books compiled by the American Library Association.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Tom Selleck, star of 'Blue Bloods,' Magnum, P.I.,' writing memoir In addition to "Magnum, P.I." "Blue Bloods" and "Three Men and a Baby," Selleck's autobiography will document his life away from the camera.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Happy National Library Week: This year's theme, how to celebrate and more There are more public libraries than Starbucks in the U.S. National Library Week is great time to remind yourself of all your library has to offer.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Delicious cakes from 'The Power of Sprinkles' author Amirah Kassem Flour Shop founder Amirah Kassem has released a book about cake, "The Power of Sprinkles." Here's a taste of the visually delicious designs.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Rosie O'Donnell deems interview with author of 'View' tell-all her 'biggest regret' Former co-host of "The View," Rosie O'Donnell, calls talking to "Ladies Who Punch" author Ramin Setoodeh her "biggest regret."        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

10 amazing photos: Rainbow explosion cake inventor Amirah Kassem has tasty new book Cake it all in! Colorful Amirah Kassem, founder of Flour Shop in New York City, has baked up a book all about cake, “The Power of Sprinkles.”        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Chelsea Handler opens up about brother's death in raw memoir, 'Life Will Be the Death of Me' In "Life Will Be the Death of Me," Chelsea Handler opens the door to therapy sessions and addresses her brother's untimely death and her shortcomings.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Rachel Howzell Hall's 'They All Fall Down' puts a modern spin on a mystery classic The latest from Hall pays homage to both Agatha Christie and the classic "locked-room" mystery while bringing it into the 21st century        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

The top 25 spiritual and inspirational books from USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list We took a look at the top spiritual nonfiction books over the 25-year history of our best-selling books list. Did your favorite make the list?        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Top 25 spiritual and inspirational nonfiction books from USA TODAY's best-seller list What spiritual and inspirational nonfiction titles have sold the most on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list? Is your favorite among them?        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Hope in a time of Trump and turbulent campus politics: Interview with Nicholas Christakis How can a scientist look at Washington, at social media, at the international scene and think we're doing fine?        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

R.V. Burgin, the Marine whose book inspired HBO's 'The Pacific,' dies at 96 A Marine whose book about grueling jungle combat during WWII became a basis for the HBO miniseries “The Pacific” has died at his home in Texas.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

How will George R.R.Martin's 'Game of Thrones' really end, for readers? The HBO series 'Game of Thrones' kicks off its final season Sunday but fans also wonder how and when will the series of books end        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

5 books not to miss: E.L. James' 'The Mister,' 'Normal People,' David Burtka's cookbook How on earth does E.L. James follow up her best-selling "Fifty Shades of Grey" series? We finally find out in "The Mister."        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

'Fifty Shades of Grey' to 'The Mister': E.L. James' new book has tamer sex, social awareness After the "Fifty Shades of Grey" books, author E.L. James has a brand new story with brand new characters. But there's still sex.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Charles Gross, longtime professor and husband to Joyce Carol Oates, dies at 83 Charles Gross, a longtime Princeton professor of neuroscience and husband to author Joyce Carol Oates, has died. He was 83.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

David Brion Davis, Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar who documented slavery, dead at 92 David Brion Davis died at age 92 of natural causes, Yale University announced. Davis was a professor emeritus there, and a Pulitzer Prize winner.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Carly Simon writing memoir about friend Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Carly Simon is writing an "intimate, vulnerable" memoir about a very famous friend, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Sally Rooney’s 'Normal People' smartly explores dynamics between power, class and sex Sally Rooney's second novel is a keen psychological study of the dynamics between power and sex in one intense relationship between social unequals.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame' shoots to the top of Amazon's best-sellers list in France It's been 188 years since its publication, and Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is once again a best-seller in France.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Demi Moore turns her life 'Inside Out' in 'deeply candid' memoir, due Sept. 24 "Inside Out," the autobiography actress Demi Moore originally planned to write in 2010, finally has a has a publication date. In "Inside Out," due Sept. 24, she writes openly about her career and marr...
21:42, 04/28/2019

5 books not to miss: Melinda Gates' 'The Moment of Lift,' 'Wunderland,' 'Defying Hitler' This week's most compelling new books include Melinda Gates' "The Moment of Lift" and "Wunderland," a work of historical fiction set during WWII.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Prince memoir ‘The Beautiful Ones’ to combine manuscript with rare photos, lyrics The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death is coming out Oct. 29, combining his unfinished manuscript with rare photos, scrapbooks and lyrics.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Henry Winkler inks 3-book deal for new 'Alien Superstar' series Henry Winkler has a three-book deal for a middle-grade series about an alien who somehow lands in Hollywood and becomes a teen sensation.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Q&A: Melinda Gates on new book, lifting up impoverished women and marriage with Bill Lifting up impoverished communities means first lifting up women, Melinda Gates says in her new book. She also shares stories from her marriage.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Alice Feeney's messy 'I Know Who You Are' wallows in ugly thrills An actress named Aimee is under suspicion after her husband disappears in this ugly, often grotesque thriller from Alice Feeney.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Celebrate World Book Day and plan a vacation around one of these book-filled Airbnbs Indulge your inner bookworm on your next vacation by staying at a library instead of just visiting one at these book-filled Airbnbs.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Book a novel vacation at one of these literary Airbnb homes Celebrate World Book Day on Tuesday, April 23, by booking a literary getaway at one of these book-inspired Airbnb homes.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

200th anniversary of the 'Headless Horseman': N.Y. villages plan a year-long celebration Rivertown villages will mark the 200th anniversary of Washington Irving's 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow' with a year-long bicentennial        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

'Wunderland' a devastating epic about friendship and family in Nazi Germany Jennifer Cody Epstein's devastating new novel "Wunderland" explores the tensions in friendships and families in emotionally fraught Nazi Germany.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

5 books not to miss: 'The Red Daughter,' 'Shergill Sisters,' 'The Story of 9/11' Balli Kaur Jaswal is back with a new novel, Dustin Lance Black pens a moving memoir and a journalist writes a definitive account of 9/11.        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Nonfiction: Dismantling the Myth of ‘The Heartland’ The new book by the historian Kristin L. Hoganson explodes conventional ideas about the Midwest as America’s “insulated core” — the wellspring of its values and identity....
18:14, 04/28/2019

Books of The Times: With Sensuality and Coolness, a Debut Novel Considers the (Partial) Truths We Tell About Ourselves The narrator of Aysegul Savas’s “Walking on the Ceiling” writes from present-day Istanbul, remembering time she spent adrift in Paris and London after the death of her mother....
18:14, 04/28/2019

Tech We’re Using: Sliding Backward on Tech? There Are Benefits Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review, decided to downgrade her tech two years ago. It has worked out, with paper and DVDs instead of the latest apps and gizmos....
18:14, 04/28/2019

Books of The Times: Mental Illness Is All in Your Brain — or Is It? Anne Harrington’s “Mind Fixers” traces the history of attempts to establish the biology of mental illnesses — which have led to repeated frustration....
18:14, 04/28/2019

Fiction: Two Novels for and About Lost Millennial Women The directionless heroines of Jen Beagin’s “Vacuum in the Dark” and Halle Butler’s “The New Me” follow in the footsteps of Ottessa Moshfegh and Catherine Lacey....
18:14, 04/28/2019

13 Poets Laureate Receive Fellowships for Civic Projects The poets, from 10 different states, will receive a combined $1 million to establish projects like writing workshops and readings in their communities....
18:14, 04/28/2019

John L’Heureux, Whose Novels Wrestled With Faith, Dies at 84 “God is not dead in L’Heureux stories,” one critic wrote. “He’s simply absent, joking or malicious.” A former priest, L’Heureux wrote more than 20 books....
18:14, 04/28/2019

Fiction: A TV Comic Invites a Young Staffer to His Country House. Then Something Funny Doesn’t Happen. In Erin Somers’s debut, “Stay Up With Hugo Best,” a 60-something retired late-night host invites his 29-year-old writers’ assistant to New England for a long weekend....
18:14, 04/28/2019

Children’s Books: Y.A. Novels That Let Teenage Boys Be Vulnerable The characters in these novels grew up with strict rules about masculine strength and dominance. But extreme situations force them to let go of all that....
18:14, 04/28/2019

The Shortlist: Four New Poetry Collections Confront Despair With Wonder In “Doomstead Days,” Brian Teare tracks climate change on his walks. In “Sight Lines,” Arthur Sze balances firing squads and rowboats. In “Brute,” Emily Skaja escapes a violent relationship. In “Hold ...
18:14, 04/28/2019

Sketchbook: The Agony of Walter Benjamin The artist Frédéric Pajak’s hybrid book “Uncertain Manifesto” is haunted by the philosopher’s encounters with fascism, among much else, as these illustrated panels show....
18:14, 04/28/2019

-: 400-Year-Old Bible Stolen From Pittsburgh Library Is Recovered in the Netherlands A purloined 1615 Geneva Bible was traced last year to a Dutch museum. The authorities say it had been taken as part of a long-running theft scheme by an archivist and a rare book dealer....
18:14, 04/28/2019

Poetry: In ‘Swift,’ David Baker’s Poetry Stitches the Fractured World Into Art For almost 40 years, in the extreme suburbs and the diminishing countryside, Baker has worked to see and describe things as though for the first time....
18:14, 04/28/2019

By the Book: By the Book: Gary Snyder The poet, essayist and environmentalist cites Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” as an inspiration: “Ovid in a sense tried to write the entire Roman story. I take it as a challenge to look for the storyteller of ...
18:14, 04/28/2019