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May 23, 2018

10 hot books for summer reading, from Bill Clinton/James Patterson to Ruth Ware
Summer is almost here, and it's time to take a look at the season's hottest books. Bill Clinton and James Patterson team up on a thriller!         

USA Today: Books
May 23, 2018

5 essential works of fiction by American great Philip Roth
Philip Roth, who died Tuesday at age 85, won the Pulitzer and wrote many books during his long life. Here are five not to miss.         

USA Today: Books
May 23, 2018

Philip Roth, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and literary icon, dies at 85
Philip Roth, the celebrated and controversial author of "Portnoy's Complaint," died of congestive heart failure. He was 85.         

USA Today: Books
May 22, 2018

#BookmarkThis: Al Roker dishes on royal wedding, 'Today' show changes, new book
During a #BookmarkThis interview on Facebook about his book 'Ruthless Tide,' Al Roker chats about changes on 'Today' and covering Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding.         

USA Today: Books
May 22, 2018

Michael Pollan's long, strange trip on LSD: 'How to Change Your Mind' may not
In 'How to Change Your Mind,' best-selling author Michael Pollan looks at medical uses of LSD, and takes his own strange trip. A 2.5-star book review.         

USA Today: Books
May 21, 2018

Gripping 'The Unknowns' follows WWI heroes who buried the Unknown Soldier
Patrick O'Donnell shows in 'The Unknowns' the brave eight men who brought the nation's first unknown soldier back home. A 3.5-star book review.         

USA Today: Books
May 21, 2018

Stephen King's 'The Outsider': Thriller is a witchy brew of crime, horror
In 'The Outsider,' Stephen King straddles the worlds of crime and horror in the story of a Little League coach accused of murder. A 3.5 star review.         

USA Today: Books
May 20, 2018

5 books you won't want to miss this week, including Stephen King, John McCain
Look for new books on sale May 22 from Stephen King, Sen. John McCain and the 'Today' show's Al Roker.         

USA Today: Books
May 19, 2018

Weekend picks for book lovers, including Robin Williams bio, David Duchovny novel
Spend your weekend reading 'Robin,' a new biography of comedian Robin Williams. Plus more recommendations from USA TODAY's book reviewers.         

USA Today: Books
May 16, 2018

Stephen Hawking's final book 'Brief Answers' will be published in October
The publisher Bantam announced it will publish a final Stephen Hawking book called 'Brief Answers to the Big Questions.'         

USA Today: Books
May 15, 2018

Tom Wolfe, author of 'The Right Stuff' and 'The Bonfire of the Vanities,' dies at 88
The author, who immortalized America's astronauts in 'The Right Stuff,' died in a Manhattan hospital on Monday.         

USA Today: Books
May 15, 2018

Remembering Tom Wolfe: 1930-2018
        

USA Today: Books
May 15, 2018

Tom Wolfe, author of 'The Right Stuff' and 'The Bonfire of the Vanities,' dies at 87
The author, who immortalized America's astronauts in 'The Right Stuff,' died in a Manhattan hospital on Monday.         

USA Today: Books
May 15, 2018

Tom Wolfe: Innovative author of 'The Right Stuff' dies at 87
        

USA Today: Books
May 14, 2018

'Real Housewives'-type show is star of Jessica Knoll's juicy 'The Favorite Sister'
Jessica Knoll's new novel, 'The Favorite Sister,' is a beach read set on a New York reality show called 'Goal Diggers.' A 3-star book review.         

USA Today: Books
May 14, 2018

The sad, funny, tragic life of Robin Williams (and why Pam Dawber forgives him): Review
In the new bio 'Robin,' New York Times journalist Dave Itzkoff looks at the life (and tragic death) of comedian Robin Williams. A 3.5- star review.         

USA Today: Books
May 13, 2018

5 new books you won't miss to miss this week, including a bio of Robin Williams
Dave Itzkoff's new book 'Robin' is a biography of popular comedian and actor Robin Williams. Plus more books on sale May 15 not to miss.         

USA Today: Books
May 12, 2018

Weekend picks for book lovers, including Curtis Sittenfeld stories, Paul Simon bio
Spend your weekend reading 'You Say It, I'll Think It' by Curtis Sittenfeld. Plus more recommendations from USA TODAY's book reviewers.         

USA Today: Books
May 10, 2018

Pulitzer board to review sexual misconduct allegations against its chairman, Junot Diaz
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz will not serve as chairman of the Pulitzer board while it reviews sexual misconduct allegations against him.         

USA Today: Books
May 10, 2018

10 great gift book ideas for Mother's Day, from 'Flowers' to 'Paris'
We've got you covered with great ideas for moms who love books, from Joanna Gaines' new cookbook to a delightful illustrated guide to Paris.         

USA Today: Books
May 09, 2018

#BookmarkThis: Chat live with Al Roker about his new book, 'Ruthless Tide'
On May 22, USA TODAY will chat live with the 'Today' show's Al Roker about his new book, 'Ruthless Tide,' the tale of the deadly 1889 Johnstown flood.         

USA Today: Books
May 08, 2018

In 'Our Towns,' married authors crisscross America to take 'fresh look' at USA
in 'Our Towns,' married authors James and Deborah Fallows go into the 'Heart of America' and like what they see. A 2.5-star book review.         

USA Today: Books
May 08, 2018

Author Jon Meacham looks into 'The Soul of America' and offers hope for the future
Relax, America, author Jon Meacham tells his readers in his hopeful new history 'The Soul of America.' A 4-star book review.         

USA Today: Books
May 08, 2018

Taylor Jenkins Reid: How I became a bestselling author
Taylor Jenkins Reid is no stranger to writing popular books. We caught up with the author of bestseller "The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo" to chat about everything from self-imposed deadlines to being unabashedly individual and letting the universe guide you.       

USA Today: Books
May 07, 2018

Robin Williams bio revelations: Infidelity, substance abuse, insecurity over Jim Carrey
The new biography "Robin" by Dave Itzkoff includes revelations about the comedian's infidelity, drug use, professional jealousies and final illness.         

USA Today: Books
May 07, 2018

Mark and Jay Duplass explain their 'Togetherness' in fun new memoir, 'Like Brothers'
In 'Like Brothers,' Mark and Jay Duplass write about their close relationship and their quirky partnership making films, TV. A 3-star book review.         

USA Today: Books
May 07, 2018

As Paul Simon launches farewell tour, new biography celebrates a musical prophet
Rock critic Robert Hilburn has written a biography of singer/songwriter Paul Simon as the pop legend launches farewell tour. A 4-star book review.         

USA Today: Books
May 06, 2018

5 new books you won't want to miss this week, including Dean Koontz, Paul Simon bio
Look for a new Jane Hawk thriller from Dean Koontz, and a biography of Paul Simon as he launches his farewell tour. Plus more books on sale May 8.         

USA Today: Books
May 05, 2018

Author Junot Díaz withdraws from writers' festival amid sexual misconduct allegations
Author Junot Díaz has withdrawn from a writers' festival in Australia after fellow writers accused him of past sexual misconduct and misogyny, organizers said Saturday.         

USA Today: Books
May 04, 2018

Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'Oscar Wao,' accused of sexual misconduct
Several women writers have said that Junot Díaz, who won the Pulitzer Prize for 2007's 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,' acted inappropriately with them.         

USA Today: Books
May 04, 2018

Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'Oscar Wao,' accused of sexual misconduct
Several women writers have said that Junot Diaz, who won the Pulitzer Prize for 2007's 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,' acted inappropriately with them.         

USA Today: Books
May 02, 2018

Was Woodrow Wilson a racist? New biography of the president takes on the question
Patricia O'Toole's new biography 'The Moralist' arrives in wake of revisionist views of President Woodrow Wilson. A 3.5-star book review.         

USA Today: Books
May 01, 2018

Allison Pataki writes memoir of her husband's stroke, when he was only 30
Allison Pataki's "Beauty in the Broken Places" tells the story of how her husband, a doctor, suffered a stroke when he was 30. A 3-star review.         

USA Today: Books
May 01, 2018

Paula McLain's fictional portrait of Gellhorn/Hemingway marriage equals 'Love and Ruin'
Paula McLain returns to Ernest Hemingway as a subject in her novel, 'Love and Ruin,' about the writer's marriage to Martha Gellhorn. A 3-star review.         

USA Today: Books
May 01, 2018

John McCain in new book: 'I can speak my mind without fearing the consequences'
Arizona's Republican senior senator doesn't hold back his opinions on Washington under President Trump in sneak peek at 'The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations.'         

USA Today: Books
Apr 30, 2018

David Duchovny rides a winner with his third novel, 'Miss Subways'
'The X-Files' star continues his successful novel-writing sideline with 'Miss Subways,' a modern-day New York myth. A 3.5-star book review.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 30, 2018

'The Sex Issue' by the Goop editors is shockingly not-so-Goop-y, but there are a few gems
Half the fun of sex may be talking about it, but the other half, unfortunately, is not reading 'The Sex Issue' from the editors of Goop.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 30, 2018

Curtis Sittenfeld has her finger on America's pulse in 10 witty, zippy short stories
In 'You Think It, I'll Say It,' Curtis Sittenfeld crafts 10 short stories that plumb human foibles with wit and poignancy. A 3.5-star book review.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 29, 2018

5 new books you won't want to miss this week, including Paula McLain and David Duchovny
Look for new books on sale May 1 by Paula McLain, David Duchovny and Condoleezza Rice.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 28, 2018

Weekend picks for book lovers, including 'The Hellfire Club' by Jake Tapper
Spend your weekend reading 'The Hellfire Club' by CNN's Jake Tapper. Plus more recommendations by USA TODAY's book reviewers.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 26, 2018

Patton Oswalt credits late wife Michelle McNamara for Golden State Killer arrest
In an interview with 'Late Night' host Seth Meyers, Oswalt expressed relief and satisfaction about the arrest Golden State Killer suspect Joseph James DeAngelo. "The bracelets are on and it feels like this thing that (his late wife, true-crime writer Michelle McNamara) wanted so badly is now done."         

USA Today: Books
Apr 25, 2018

Why Patton Oswalt hopes he'll get a chance to visit Golden State Killer suspect in jail
The comedian and actor reacted to the news of an arrest in the Golden State Killer case, which his late wife profiled in her book,  'I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer.'         

USA Today: Books
Apr 25, 2018

How Michelle McNamara's book renewed interest in the Golden State Killer: Review
Michelle McNamara died in 2016 before finishing 'I'll Be Gone in the Dark,' her book on the Golden State Killer case. Husband Patton Oswalt got it published this February. Two months later, police have made an arrest.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 25, 2018

'Miss Peregrine' book series kicks off new trilogy with 'A Map of Days': Exclusive
Out Oct. 2, 'A Map of Days' kicks off a new trilogy in Ransom Riggs' 'Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children' series and brings the characters to America.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 25, 2018

George R.R. Martin to publish 'Fire & Blood,' a 'Game of Thrones' early history, on Nov. 20
'Fire & Blood,' a history of the Targaryens, will be published on Nov. 20. It's not, George R.R. Martin stresses, the next 'Game of Thrones' novel.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 25, 2018

George R.R. Martin to publish 'Fire & Blood,' a 'Game of Thrones' early history
'Fire & Blood,' a history of the Targaryens, will be published on Nov. 20. It's not, George R.R. Martin says, the next 'Game of Thrones' novel.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 24, 2018

'Caddyshack': 5 wild things we learn about the Bill Murray comedy in new tell-all book
Improv and cocaine were par for the course on the set of the 1980 comedy starring Bill Murray and Chevy Chase, which is the subject of a new book.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 24, 2018

James Comey's book sells 600,000 copies; will be No. 1 on USA TODAY's best-seller list
'A Higher Loyalty' by James Comey sells more than 600,000 copies in first week as former FBI director does extensive media tour.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 24, 2018

CNN's Jake Tapper sizzles with 'The Hellfire Club,' his D.C.-set 1950s thriller
CNN newsman Jake Tapper uses his Washington expertise to write a thriller set during the McCarthy era in the 1950s. A 3-star book review.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 24, 2018

Joanna Gaines on family, failure and her favorite food memory
The designer opens up to USA TODAY about her new cookbook, 'The Magnolia Table.'         

USA Today: Books
Apr 24, 2018

We put Joanna Gaines' new 'Magnolia Table' cookbook to the (taste) test
Is the HGTV star's talent in the kitchen on par with her design skills?         

USA Today: Books
Apr 23, 2018

'The Best Cook': In Rick Bragg's book about Momma's table, it's all over but the eatin'
In his new book, author Rick Bragg fondly recalls his mother's Southern cooking. A 4-star review for 'The Best Cook in the World.'         

USA Today: Books
Apr 22, 2018

5 new books you won't want to miss this week, including Joanna Gaines' cookbook
Look for new books on sale April 24 from Joanna Gaines, Jack Tapper and Ali Wentworth. And the story of "Caddyshack." Fore!         

USA Today: Books
Apr 21, 2018

Weekend picks for book lovers, including 'Women in Sunlight' by Frances Mayes
Spend your weekend reading 'Women in Sunlight' by Frances Mayes. Plus more recommendations by USA TODAY's book reviewers.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 20, 2018

Author David Sedaris has no regrets over joke about smothering Trump in his crib
Author and comedian David Sedaris is on a national tour, and he looks back on the controversy over a joke he made about the president.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 20, 2018

'Beyond the Beats': A dozen of rock's greatest drummers share their craft in new book
Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins, Metallica's Lars Ullrich and 10 other drummers share studio stories, reveal how they stay in shape and manage to keep things interesting after decades on the road.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 20, 2018

Is your favorite novel on this PBS list of 100 popular books? Get ready to vote
Here's an exclusive look at the list of top 100 "favorite" novels viewers can vote on as part of PBS' 'The Great American Read' series.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 20, 2018

PBS launches 'The Great American Read' to find the nation's favorite novel
Meredith Vieira will host 'The Great American Read,' an eight-part series that allows readers to vote on their 'best-loved book.'         

USA Today: Books
Apr 19, 2018

Parkland siblings David and Lauren Hogg to publish book '#NeverAgain'
David Hogg and Lauren Hogg, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and survivors of February's deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida have signed a deal with Random House for a book to be published in June, EW has confirmed.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 18, 2018

Harry-Meghan nuptials: 'We're all looking for the kiss,' says author Andrew Morton
In a Facebook Live chat as part of #BookmarkThis, author Andrew Morton says bride-to-be Meghan Markle will bring change to the royal family - gently.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 17, 2018

For this vet, sometimes the owners are the most difficult patients: New book
'My Patients and Other Animals' by Suzy Fincham-Gray is a compassionate but unsentimental memoir by a vet. A 3-star book review.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 16, 2018

In 'West Winging It,' a fond look back at the Obama White House by a young insider
Pat Cunnane was a young staffer for President Obama. He looks back nostalgically in his new memoir, 'West Winging It.' A 3-star book review.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 16, 2018

Jo Nesbø's modern update of 'Macbeth' is a bloody crime
The Norwegian author of the Harry Hole mysteries tries a modern crime update of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth.' A 2-star book review.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 12, 2018

'Harry Potter' books get new jackets by Brian Selznick on 20th U.S. anniversary
Children's author/illustrator Brian Selznick is designing new jackets for the Harry Potter books on the series' 20th anniversary in America.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 12, 2018

5 fascinating things we learn about Meghan Markle (and Prince Harry) in new bio
Andrew Morton's new biography of Meghan Markle paints an admiring portrait but also exposes family dysfunction and her ambition to be a star.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 10, 2018

'Blue Dreams': How mood-altering drugs saved author Lauren Slater from depression
The author of 'Prozac Diary' now writes 'Blue Dreams,' a look at how mood-altering drugs have "changed our minds." A 3-star book review.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 10, 2018

Duchess Camilla bio: Britain's next queen consort helped 'save' the Windsors
Who is the woman who will be the next British queen consort? Bio says Duchess Camilla has helped save the Windsors. A 3-star review of 'The Duchess.'         

USA Today: Books
Apr 10, 2018

Photos: 'Harry Potter' 20th-anniversary covers
        

USA Today: Books
Apr 09, 2018

'Women in Sunlight': Frances Mayes shines with new novel about Tuscany, friendship
In Frances Mayes' novel, American women opt for a year in Tuscany over a Southern retirement community and discover new dreams. A 4-star book review.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 06, 2018

Who is 'Varina'? Novelist Charles Frazier makes the Confederacy's first lady a star
Charles Frazier, author of 'Cold Mountain," has written 'Varina,' historical fiction about Jefferson Davis' wife. A 3-star book review.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 04, 2018

'Hunting El Chapo' tells exciting true story of notorious drug lord's capture
In the new book 'Hunting El Chapo,' the DEA agent who captured the Mexican drug lord tells how it happened. A 3-star book review.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 03, 2018

'The Recovering': One young writer's intoxicating journey to sobriety
In 'The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath,' Leslie Jamison looks at addiction stories, including her own. A 3.5-star book review.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 03, 2018

'2001: A Space Odyssey': Book celebrates 50th anniversary of sci-fi movie masterpiece
A new book explores how Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick teamed up on the mind-blowing 1968 film '2001: A Space Odyssey.' A 3-star book review.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 02, 2018

How Patton Oswalt, friends brought his late wife's book about a serial killer to fruition
Michelle McNamara died before finishing 'I'll Be Gone in the Dark.' Now her husband Patton Oswalt has seen it published. A 3-star book review.         

USA Today: Books
Apr 02, 2018

Meg Wolitzer is having a Me Too moment with timely new novel, 'The Female Persuasion'
In 'The Female Persuasion, Meg Wolitzer looks at feminism and college sexual misconduct and writes a page-turner.         

USA Today: Books
Mar 30, 2018

Arnold Schwarzenegger through the years
        

USA Today: Books
Mar 28, 2018

Watch Bill Clinton, James Patterson chat up 'The President Is Missing' in new book trailer
Former president Clinton and author James Patterson star in a new book trailer promoting their thriller, 'The President Is Missing.' Plus tour dates.         

USA Today: Books
Mar 28, 2018

'Napa Valley' book is more a light rosé than a hearty burgundy
In 'Napa at Last Light,' author James Conaway takes us to California wine country. A 3-star book review.         

USA Today: Books
Mar 27, 2018

#BookmarkThis: Kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart says she's proud to be a survivor
Elizabeth Smart, whose new book is called 'Where's There Hope,' talks about her kidnapping ordeal in 2002 and her happy life today.         

USA Today: Books
Mar 27, 2018

#BookMarkThis: Chat live with Elizabeth Smart, author of 'Where There's Hope'
On March 27, USA TODAY will chat live on Facebook with Elizabeth Smart about her new book. Smart survived a horrific abduction when she was 14.         

USA Today: Books
Mar 26, 2018

Who are we? Will Storr's new book 'Selfie' asks the tough question
In his new book 'Selfie,' author Will Storr looks at how we became "so self-obsessed." A 3.5-star review.         

USA Today: Books
Mar 26, 2018

Publishers rush to the altar with new books about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Publishers are saying "I do" to the royal wedding, with new biographies of Prince Harry and his bride, Meghan Markle. Plus a coloring book.         

USA Today: Books
Mar 19, 2018

Anna Quindlen's charged new novel 'Alternate Side' erupts over NYC 'parking rage'
Anna Quindlen's new novel 'Alternate Side' explores a violent incident in a close-knit Manhattan neighborhood. A 3-star book review.        

USA Today: Books
Mar 13, 2018

Riveting African fantasy 'Children of Blood and Bone' is ready for its movie close-up
Tomi Adeyemi's debut fantasy novel 'Children of Blood and Bone' has been optioned for the movies and it's easy to see why. A 4-star book review.        

USA Today: Books
Mar 12, 2018

New book: Girls feel pressure to achieve, but failure is OK
'Enough As She Is' by Rachel Simmons shows the pressure girls are under to achieve, and offers some solutions. A 3-star book review.        

USA Today: Books
Mar 12, 2018

Book a seat on Chris Bohjalian's high-flying thriller, 'The Flight Attendant'
Best-selling author Chris Bohjalian returns with a thriller about a flight attendant who finds herself on the run from a Russian assassin.        

USA Today: Books
Mar 09, 2018

Reese Witherspoon's 'Erotic' obsession, and more celebrity book club picks
The actress announces her book club's latest hot read.        

USA Today: Books
Mar 01, 2018

These 5 books will help you shake the winter doldrums
A literary vacation to get you to spring, from 'Big Little Lies' to 'A Year in Provence.'        

USA Today: Books
Feb 28, 2018

Oscars: These best-picture winners were inspired by books
       

USA Today: Books
Feb 27, 2018

David Mamet goes gangbusters in riveting Prohibition-era novel 'Chicago'
Playwright David Mamet has a new novel, 'Chicago,' a story of gangsters and newspapermen in the 1920s. A 3.5 star book review.        

USA Today: Books
Feb 26, 2018

Charming new book has front-row seat with President and Nancy Reagan on 'movie night'
In a nostalgic new book, former aide Mark Weinberg remembers watching movies at Camp David with President Reagan and his wife. A 3-star review.        

USA Today: Books
Feb 12, 2018

'White Houses': When Eleanor Roosevelt loved 'Hick,' the lady reporter
Amy Bloom's 'White Houses' tells the story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok's love affair from Hick's point of view. A 3.5-star book review.        

USA Today: Books
Feb 07, 2018

10 big books to kick off 2018, from a Meghan Markle bio to Rose McGowan's memoir
Look for hot titles from Rose McGowan, James Comey, Kristin Hannah, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Frazier, and Andrew Morton's bio of Meghan Markle.        

USA Today: Books
Feb 06, 2018

Review: New Oprah pick 'An American Marriage' is brilliant, timely
In 'An American Marriage' by Tayari Jones, a man is wrongly accused of a crime. A 4-star review of the latest Oprah's Book Club selection.        

USA Today: Books
Jan 04, 2018

Our favorite children's books made into movies
       

USA Today: Books
Nov 07, 2017

Famous authors portrayed in movies
       

USA Today: Books
Aug 31, 2017

Books that became movies in 2017
       

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