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00:13 2019-07-24

George Hodgman, Who Wrote of Caring for His Mother, Dies at 60 He was a leading magazine and book editor in New York but found his own measure of fame as an author when he returned to his roots and wrote “Bettyville.”...
01:24 2019-07-23

'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."        ...
20:24 2019-07-22

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."        ...
16:24 2019-07-21

‘Tired of Running’: A Sci-Fi Veteran Tells His Own (Earthling) Story In ‘Becoming Superman,’ J. Michael Straczynski chronicles a life that was dominated early on by dysfunction and later by success that came with its own tensions....
11:48 2019-07-20

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....
19:00 2019-07-19

Jo Nesbo, Master of Norway Noir, Returns With His Creepiest Yet Nesbo’s new novel, “The Knife,” made Marilyn Stasio’s skin crawl, so she followed it with less grisly fare, including a mystery set at a summer cottage in Maine....
11:36 2019-07-19

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.        ...
08:36 2019-07-18

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.        ...
08:36 2019-07-18

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.        ...
08:36 2019-07-18

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.        ...
08:36 2019-07-18

The books of Democratic presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson Marianne Williamson, a Democratic presidential hopeful, is also an experienced author. Williamson has written 13 books.        ...
08:36 2019-07-18

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."        ...
08:36 2019-07-18

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.        ...
08:36 2019-07-18

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."        ...
08:36 2019-07-18

'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."        ...
08:36 2019-07-18

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.        ...
08:36 2019-07-18

'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.        ...
08:36 2019-07-18

'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."        ...
08:36 2019-07-18

Lucette Lagnado, Memoirist of Jews in Old Cairo, Dies at 62 She and her family, whom she later wrote about, were among the last Jews to flee what she called a “cultural holocaust” and ended up in Brooklyn in the early 1960s....
20:48 2019-07-17

Andrea Camilleri, Author of Inspector Montalbano Novels, Dies at 93 Mr. Camilleri was a late-blooming novelist whose series about a Sicilian police officer became wildly popular in Italy and the basis for a television series....
13:00 2019-07-17

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.        ...
14:24 2019-07-16

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....
11:36 2019-07-16

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....
00:48 2019-07-16

In ‘The Nickel Boys,’ Colson Whitehead Depicts a Real-Life House of Horrors The reform school at the center of Whitehead’s new novel (his first since “The Underground Railroad”) is more like a prison where the inmates are brutalized and even killed....
19:12 2019-07-14

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....
22:24 2019-07-12

Review: ‘The Little Prince’ Travels the Universe but Never Lifts Off Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved novella for BalletX doesn’t elevate the production beyond a story staged as a dance....
23:24 2019-07-11

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....
22:12 2019-07-09

‘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....
22:12 2019-07-09

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...
20:48 2019-07-08

Taking Another Look at the Author of ‘The White Man’s Burden’ Christopher Benfey’s “If: The Untold Story of Kipling’s American Years” traces their influence on his work — and Kipling’s lasting influence on others....
19:24 2019-07-07

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....
01:00 2019-07-06

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.”...
12:00 2019-07-04

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....
20:12 2019-07-03

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....
23:00 2019-07-01

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.        ...
15:12 2019-07-01

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.        ...
15:48 2019-06-30

‘I Was Done With All the Silences’: How an Academic Got Personal in ‘Notes to Self’ Emilie Pine talks about her remarkably frank essay collection, a best seller in Ireland that confronts infertility, sexual violence and other taboos....
13:48 2019-06-30

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....
11:36 2019-06-28

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....
11:36 2019-06-28

For an Immigrant Family, Sarajevo Still Casts Its Shadow In a two-part memoir, “My Parents/This Does Not Belong to You,” Aleksandar Hemon shows how Bosnia and its wartime strife have shaped a life of exile....
02:48 2019-06-28

‘She’s Not My Type’: Accused Again of Sexual Assault, Trump Resorts to Old Insult E. Jean Carroll, a columnist for Elle magazine, said in a CNN interview on Monday that she fought back when Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in a Bergdorf Goodman fitting room....
02:48 2019-06-28

Twenty Years After a Brutal Massacre, It’s Payback Time Anita Anand’s “The Patient Assassin” documents the life of a peripatetic Indian laborer who waited decades for a chance to kill an official of the Raj....
02:48 2019-06-28

'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.        ...
02:48 2019-06-28

'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.        ...
02:48 2019-06-28

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.        ...
02:36 2019-06-24

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.        ...
02:36 2019-06-24

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....
23:24 2019-06-19

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.        ...
19:48 2019-06-19

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."        ...
19:48 2019-06-19

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."        ...
10:36 2019-06-19

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.        ...
17:48 2019-06-18

Charles Reich, Who Saw ‘The Greening of America,’ Dies at 91 He was a Yale Law School professor when he embraced the counterculture in a 1970 book that became a best seller and brought him rock-star-level fame....
00:48 2019-06-18

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.        ...
19:36 2019-06-17

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."        ...
19:36 2019-06-17

Alan Brinkley, Leading Historian of 20th-Century America, Dies at 70 Professor Brinkley, a National Book Award winner, explored the seminal political events of the last century, including the Depression and World War II....
19:00 2019-06-17

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.        ...
16:25 2019-06-17

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.        ...
16:25 2019-06-17

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....
12:00 2019-06-17

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.”...
12:12 2019-06-14

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....
22:12 2019-06-13

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.”...
12:00 2019-06-13

'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.        ...
21:48 2019-06-11

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....
20:24 2019-06-11

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.        ...
23:36 2019-06-10

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.        ...
13:12 2019-06-09

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.        ...
08:12 2019-06-09

'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.        ...
08:12 2019-06-09

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.        ...
08:00 2019-06-08

An Epidemic of Violence We Never Discuss Rachel Louise Snyder’s “No Visible Bruises” recounts the horror of domestic violence in all its forms and argues for a more systematic approach to this abuse....
13:12 2019-06-07

What’s So Funny About Old Age? Apparently a Lot Three comic novels (H.M. Naqvi’s “The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack,” Sloane Tanen’s “There’s a Word for That” and Evan James’s “Cheer Up, Mr. Widdicombe”) feature protagonists on the other s...
13:12 2019-06-07

The Unseen Worlds Beneath Us: Places of Beauty, Danger and Wisdom Robert Macfarlane’s “Underland” explores ancient forests, urban catacombs and buried rivers to probe the secrets of man’s often malign influence on the earth....
13:12 2019-06-07

For the Tweens In These Graphic Novels, Friendship Is The Hardest Test Of All The characters in Ryan Andrews’s “This Was Our Pact” and Kayla Miller’s “Camp” learn to master the mysterious codes of conduct and ever-changing loyalties of middle school....
13:12 2019-06-07

Finding Mercy in the Wake of the Charleston Massacre An intimate account of the 2015 hate crime and its aftermath, “Grace Will Lead Us Home,” by Jennifer Berry Hawes, explores how those affected struggled to carry on....
23:36 2019-06-06

Remembering Tin House, a Literary Haven for ‘Brilliant Weirdos’ The magazine, which will publish its final issue this month after 20 years, set out to become a home for underrepresented voices in the literary landscape....
21:24 2019-06-06

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.        ...
20:24 2019-06-06

By the Book: James Ellroy The Los Angeles crime novelist, whose new book is “This Storm,” is no fan of Cormac McCarthy’s work: “McCarthy fails to employ quotation marks. Neither did William Faulkner, another cat I don’t dig.”...
12:12 2019-06-06

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....
01:36 2019-06-06

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.        ...
01:12 2019-06-06

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.        ...
01:12 2019-06-06

'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.        ...
21:12 2019-06-04

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....
12:00 2019-06-04

'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.        ...
19:24 2019-06-03

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."        ...
22:12 2019-06-02

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....
17:24 2019-05-31

The Hacking Supergroup That Counts Beto O’Rourke as One of Its Own Joseph Menn’s “Cult of the Dead Cow” is a narrative history of a group of hackers who went from apolitical hobbyists to security advisers for the world’s most powerful institutions....
13:48 2019-05-31

A Literary Cocktail of Gun Molls, Rotgut Moonshine and Skittering Shadows In “Westside,” W.M. Akers’s debut novel, Prohibition-era Manhattan has been divided by a giant wall, and the city has been overrun by jungle and rot....
13:48 2019-05-31

A Thriller Set in Jacobean England Delves Into a Notorious Murder In “The Poison Bed,” Elizabeth Fremantle reopens the case of Robert and Frances Carr, aristocrats charged with killing a man who opposed their marriage....
13:48 2019-05-31

Wondering at the ‘Special Universe’ of Gay Life in All Its Diversity In “Out of the Shadows,” Walt Odets looks at the trauma and shame that still plague gay men, and argues for more self-actualized and authentic lives....
13:48 2019-05-31

George F. Will: By the Book The political columnist and author, most recently, of “The Conservative Sensibility” has no love for Holden Caulfield: “Just what the world does not need: another sullen adolescent.”...
13:48 2019-05-31

A Debut Novel of Political and Personal Upheaval in Late-20th-Century Nigeria Nnamdi Ehirim’s “Prince of Monkeys” witnesses a diverse group of friends navigating riots and their own comings-of-age in Lagos in the ’80s and ’90s....
13:48 2019-05-31

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....
13:48 2019-05-31

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).        ...
03:36 2019-05-31

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).        ...
18:00 2019-05-30

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.        ...
18:00 2019-05-30

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.        ...
19:12 2019-05-29

'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.        ...
19:12 2019-05-29

See exclusive trailer, first photos of Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman in 'The Goldfinch' Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman star in the first trailer from this fall's big-screen adaptation of Donna Tartt's best-selling novel 'The Goldfinch.'      ...
19:12 2019-05-29

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.        ...
00:48 2019-05-29

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.        ...
00:48 2019-05-29

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"        ...
12:12 2019-05-28

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....
23:24 2019-05-27

'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.        ...
20:48 2019-05-27

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."        ...
02:24 2019-05-27

'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.        ...
02:24 2019-05-27

Campaign Aims to Keep Judge’s Copy of ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ in U.K. The auctioned copy of D.H. Lawrence’s novel was used in perhaps the most famous British obscenity trial of the past century and has been designated a cultural treasure....
17:36 2019-05-25

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....
20:24 2019-05-24

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....
20:24 2019-05-24

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....
20:24 2019-05-24

Pet Walruses, Hidden Bacon and Other Violations of Actual U.S. Law Mike Chase’s “How to Become a Federal Criminal” is, as its subtitle promises, “an illustrated handbook for the aspiring offender.” It’s also very funny....
23:24 2019-05-23

By the Book: Eve Ensler The playwright and author, most recently, of “The Apology” would invite James Baldwin, Hannah Arendt and Anaïs Nin for dinner. “Topics might include: God, death, erotica, totalitarianism.”...
23:24 2019-05-23

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.        ...
20:24 2019-05-23

'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.        ...
17:24 2019-05-23

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.        ...
17:24 2019-05-23

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."        ...
22:24 2019-05-22

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...
17:24 2019-05-22

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....
17:24 2019-05-22

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....
17:24 2019-05-22

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....
17:24 2019-05-22

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....
17:24 2019-05-22

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....
17:24 2019-05-22

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.”...
17:24 2019-05-22

Natalie Portman calls Moby an 'older man being creepy,' denies relationship rumors Portman is disputing claims made by Moby that the two dated decades ago, prompting the musician to double down on a story from his memoir.        ...
17:24 2019-05-22

The Shortlist: 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.”...
02:48 2019-05-22

‘Celestial Bodies’ Wins Man Booker International Prize Jokha Alharthi’s family saga is the first Arabic novel to win the translated literature prize. She shares the award with the book’s translator, Marilyn Booth....
02:48 2019-05-22

Books of The Times: ‘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...
02:48 2019-05-22

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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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?        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

'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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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...
17:48 2019-05-21

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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

'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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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.'        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

'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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

Why Christian author Rachel Held Evans touched so many people, in life and now in death On Saturday, Rachel Held Evans' husband announced her death. People used #BecauseofRHE to tell stories of how the Christian author inspired them.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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."        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

Whoopi Goldberg spills her view on 'Ladies Who Punch': 'I didn't care about the book' "What happens for me at work is not for everybody, it's not their business," Whoopi Goldberg said of "View" tell-all book "Ladies Who Punch."        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

Howard Stern on apologizing to Robin Williams, turning down Trump, grilling Weinstein Howard Stern is revealing why he altered his shock-jock persona in his candid new book, “Howard Stern Comes Again.”        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

'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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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."        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

‘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.        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

'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."        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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."        ...
17:48 2019-05-21

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...
15:48 2019-05-21

Books of The Times: Impeachment, the First Time Around Andrew Johnson ascended to the presidency after Lincoln’s assassination. Brenda Wineapple’s “The Impeachers” recounts the efforts to remove him from office....
15:48 2019-05-21

Newsbook: 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....
15:48 2019-05-21

Crime: 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....
15:48 2019-05-21

Book Entry: 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....
15:48 2019-05-21

Knopf Fires High-Profile Editor Over Policy Breach The publishing house dismissed Gary Fisketjon, a longtime editor who worked with such literary stars as Raymond Carver, Annie Dillard and Cormac McCarthy....
15:48 2019-05-21

Herman Wouk Wrote Historical Novels. But His True Subject Was Moral Weakness. In his two World War II novels of the 1970s, Wouk — who died this week — brought psychological insight to genocide, its perpetrators and bystanders. Adelle Waldman explains....
15:48 2019-05-21

Fiction: 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....
15:48 2019-05-21

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....
15:48 2019-05-21

Nonfiction: 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....
15:48 2019-05-21

Nonfiction: 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....
15:48 2019-05-21

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....
15:48 2019-05-21

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.”...
15:48 2019-05-21

Nonfiction: 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....
15:48 2019-05-21

Books of The Times: 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....
15:48 2019-05-21