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David Sedaris: Why he really hates the word 'awesome' but loves (sequined) culottes
August 06, 2018
Humorist David Sedaris, author of the summer best-seller 'Calypso,' sits down with USA TODAY for a #BookmarkThis live video chat.
      
 
 
6 great kids' picture books that celebrate summer – before it comes to an end!
August 01, 2018
Picnics (which even pigs like!), building sandcastles and catching a baseball are all part of the fun in these kids' summer picture books.
      
 
 
Trapped, with a killer on the loose! We compare locked-room mysteries by Lapena, Christie
August 08, 2018
Shari Lapena takes on Agatha Christie and the locked-room mystery genre in 'An Unwanted Guest.' How do the two writers stack up? We compare.
      
 
 
Trump 'Apprentice' slur tapes: A who's who of people associated with alleged recording
August 16, 2018
The list of people who may know something about an alleged 'Apprentice' tape of Donald Trump saying racist and sexist things is growing, thanks to Omarosa Manigault Newman's press tour for her book "Unhinged."
      
 
 
'The Masterpiece,' novel set in Grand Central's historic art school, is just the ticket
August 06, 2018
Fiona Davis' novel 'The Masterpiece' is about a woman painter in the 1920s at New York's Grand Central Terminal art school. A 3.5-star book review.
      
 
 
Haunting 'Fighters' sees Iraq, Afghanistan wars through the eyes of six U.S. 'grunts'
August 14, 2018
In 'The Fighters,' C.J. Chivers reports on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan by telling the stories of six U.S. servicemen. A 4-star book review.
      
 
 
'Dopesick' is a page-turning look at the nation's opioid crisis and big Pharma
August 06, 2018
Author Beth Macy takes an in-depth look at the nation's opioid crisis in her new book 'Dopesick.' A 3.5-star review.
      
 
 
Did Omarosa break the law by secretly taping her firing in White House Situation Room?
August 14, 2018
It's not entirely clear whether Omarosa's release of her secret tape of her firing in the White House Situation Room violated criminal law, but she probably should get a lawyer anyway.
      
 
 
New book looks into ties between Donald Trump, Russia, but there's more smoke than fire
August 14, 2018
Journalist Craig Unger looks into the connections between Trump, Putin and maybe the Russian Mafia in 'House of Trump, House of Putin.'
      
 
 
10 hot books for summer reading, from Bill Clinton/James Patterson to Ruth Ware
May 25, 2018
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!
      
 
 
Michelle Obama, King, Sparks, Grisham, Witherspoon: An early look at the big books of fall
June 04, 2018
Michelle Obama's memoir 'Becoming' arrives in November, but a slate of big fall books includes titles by John Grisham, Sally Field and Stephen KIng.
     
 
 
On the 20th U.S. anniversary of Harry Potter, 20 fun facts about the beloved boy wizard
July 23, 2018
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.'
      
 
 
Four terrific fiction debuts by Asian-American women not to miss
August 07, 2018
Four fine new works of fiction make these Asian-American women writers ones to watch.
      
 
 
Ever been 'Ghosted'? 5 reasons you must not miss this novel about disappearing boyfriends
July 30, 2018
The perils of social-media dating are brought to vivid life in Rosie Walsh's gripping 'Ghosted.' Why you won't want to miss this great summer read.
      
 
 
5 surprising things we learn about Parker Posey in her memoir, 'You're on an Airplane'
July 23, 2018
The indie actress makes her literary debut with 'You're on an Airplane,' with revealing new anecdotes about her work with Woody Allen and Louis CK, and classic roles in 'Waiting for Guffman' and 'Best in Show.'
      
 
 
Religious extremism makes debut novel 'The Incendiaries' burn with intensity
July 30, 2018
R.O. Kwon's debut novel 'The Incendiaries' revolves around a religious cult and the bombing of an abortion clinic. A 3.5-star review.
      
 
 
Mousy Mary Bennet of 'Pride & Prejudice' gets her moment in new novel 'Mary B'
July 24, 2018
Middle sister Mary Bennet of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' finds her voice in Katherine J. Chen's new novel, 'Mary B.' A 3.5-star book review.
      
 
 
Flint water crisis becomes crystal clear in powerful new book, 'The Poisoned City'
July 30, 2018
In her new book 'The Poisoned City,' author Anna Clark offers a compelling account of how the Flint water crisis happened. A 4-star review.
      
 
 
'Astroball': How the Houston Astros climbed from baseball's basement to champions
July 15, 2018
Ben Reiter's new book 'Astroball' explores how the Houston Astros went from the worst team in baseball to winning the 2017 World Series.
     
 
 
'Indianapolis' sheds new light on World War II naval disaster that cost nearly 900 lives
July 18, 2018
In the new book 'Indianapolis,' fresh details emerge about the sinking of the heavy U.S. naval cruiser in 1945, costing nearly 900 lives. A review.
      
 
 
Take a bittersweet journey across USA with the debut novel 'America for Beginners'
July 23, 2018
In 'America for Beginners,' Leah Franqui imagines a cross-country adventure for her characters, including a widow from India. A 3.5-star book review.
      
 
 
Obama and Biden ride again (as detectives!) in the fun mystery, 'Hope Never Dies'
July 11, 2018
Barack Obama and Joe Biden team up as detectives to solve a crime in the entertaining mystery 'Hope Never Dies.' A 3-star review.
     
 
 
Chick lit meets Obama White House in frothy memoir, 'From the Corner of the Oval'
July 18, 2018
Beck Dorey-Stein, who worked as a stenographer in the Obama White House, recalls those days in 'From the Corner of the Oval.' A book review.
      
 
 
Lisa Scottoline and daughter dish on cute dogs and why crush Bradley Cooper is 'hot'
July 10, 2018
Thriller writer Lisa Scottoline and daughter Francesca Serritella are two funny ladies. Watch their video chat as they talk about their new book.
     
 
 
New book: How Ronald Reagan and the Soviet Union stared nuclear war in the face
July 17, 2018
In his new book 'The Brink,' author Marc Ambinder looks at dangerous gamesmanship over nuclear war in the Soviet Union during Reagan era. A review.
      
 
 
J.K. Rowling to deliver a new Robert Galbraith/Cormoran Strike mystery in September
July 10, 2018
J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame also writes the best-selling Cormoran Strike mystery series as Robert Galbraith. 'Lethal White' arrives in September.
     
 
 
These 4 new mysteries are guaranteed to heat up your summer
June 13, 2018
Engrossing new mysteries set in England, Paris and Virginia are just the ticket for beach reading. Charles Finch recommends four new titles.
     
 
 
George R.R. Martin reveals inspiration behind killing of 'Game of Thrones' characters
August 13, 2018
In a clip from PBS' “The Great American Read," George R.R. Martin, whose "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels were adapted into the hit HBO show, reveals who opened his eyes to the dramatic tension created by character deaths.
      
 
 
Time heals family wounds in Anne Tyler's lovely new novel, 'Clock Dance'
July 09, 2018
Novelist Anne Tyler returns with 'Clock Dance,' a beautifully told tale of a woman who bonds with her son's ex and her daughter. A 3.5-star review.
     
 
 
'The Summer Wives' sizzles with tale of passion, murder, money
July 09, 2018
Beatriz Williams keeps your beach reading hot with 'The Summer Wives,' a tasty drama set among privileged islanders. A 3.5-star book review.
     
 
 
Sarah Jessica Parker dishes on 'SATC' and the brand-new novel from SJP for Hogarth
June 14, 2018
During a #BookmarkThis live video chat, Sarah Jessica Parker and her author, Fatiima Farheen MIrza, talked about the new novel 'A Place for Us.'
     
 
 
Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman offer tasty sampling of their funny 'Love Story'
May 31, 2018
Married couple Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman talk up their fall book 'The Greatest Love Story Ever Told' at BookExpo America.
     
 
 
'The President Is Missing'! Can superhero prez save the day in Clinton/Patterson thriller?
June 03, 2018
Bill Clinton and James Patterson team up on an over-the-top cyber terrorism thriller starring a U.S. president. A 2.5-star review.
     
 
 
PBS launches 'The Great American Read' to find the nation's favorite novel
April 20, 2018
Meredith Vieira will host 'The Great American Read,' an eight-part series that allows readers to vote on their 'best-loved book.'
     
 
 
#BookmarkThis: Chat live with humorist David Sedaris about his latest book, 'Calypso'
July 24, 2018
Join USA TODAY on Aug. 3 for a live video chat with author David Sedaris
      
 
 
#BookmarkThis: Join Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella for a live video chat
July 04, 2018
On July 10, join mother-daughter Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella for a #BookmarkThis live video chat about their book of humorous essays.
     
 
 
#BookMarkThis: Chat live with Elizabeth Smart, author of 'Where There's Hope'
March 27, 2018
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.
     
 
 
Books that became movies in 2017
August 31, 2017
     
 
 
Remembering Tom Wolfe: 1930-2018
May 15, 2018
     
 
 
Photos: 'Harry Potter' 20th-anniversary covers
April 10, 2018
     
 
 
Arnold Schwarzenegger through the years
March 30, 2018
     
 
 
 
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