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United States' first Native American poet laureate is Joy Harjo
June 19, 2019
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.
Randy Ribay's moving 'Patron Saints of Nothing' a YA tale of grief, Philippine drug war
June 19, 2019
A teenage immigrant returns to the Philippines to investigate the death of his cousin in Randy Ribay's fantastic "Patron Saints of Nothing."
The Try Guys try becoming authors with new 'self-deprecating self-help' book
June 19, 2019
The Try Guys show that there is power and humor in failing with their debut book, "The Hidden Power of F*cking Up."
Reed King's weird, problematic 'FKA USA' imagines a dystopian U.S. ruled by corporations
June 18, 2019
Reed King's weird and problematic "FKA USA" imagines a futuristic U.S. that has splintered into territories ruled by corporations and bandits.
Gloria Vanderbilt dead at age 95: 'What an extraordinary woman,' son Anderson Cooper says
June 17, 2019
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.
New documentary reveals all about Toni Morrison, from Oprah's first call to early bad reviews
June 17, 2019
The new documentary "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am" seeks to demystify the acclaimed 88-year-old author, who brought us "Beloved" and "Sula."
A busted marriage examined in Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s sharp 'Fleishman Is in Trouble'
June 17, 2019
This assured and spiky debut about a busted marriage marks top-notch journalist Taffy Brodesser-Akner as a top-notch novelist, too.
Coming soon: A new 'Hunger Games' prequel about 'survival' and 'humanity' in Panem's 'Dark Days'
June 17, 2019
A decade after seemingly wrapping up “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins is bringing readers a prequel set 64 years before they met Katniss Everdeen.
5 books not to miss: The Try Guys, 'The Tenth Muse,' Mark Haddon's 'The Porpoise'
June 18, 2019
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.
'The Ice at the End of the World' review: Scary clues of climate change in Greenland
June 11, 2019
Jon Gertner makes a compelling case that it’s time to start thinking seriously about Greenland as its temperatures rise and ice melts.
Jennifer Weiner's 'Mrs. Everything' explores broken dreams in the era of women's lib
June 10, 2019
In Jennifer Weiner's new novel "Mrs. Everything," two sisters come of age and pursue different paths during the women's liberation movement.
10 new LGBTQ books to celebrate Pride month: Tan France, 'Gentleman Jack,' 'Gender Queer'
June 13, 2019
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.
'All-white company' wrongly accused immigrant author of racism, $13M lawsuit claims
June 10, 2019
Jordanian-American author Natasha Tynes is suing book publisher Rare Bird Lit. Inc. for the company's actions amid a social media shaming scandal.
5 books not to miss: 'Recursion' by Blake Crouch, Weiner's 'Mrs. Everything,' 'Islanders'
June 08, 2019
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.
Five best-selling books to gift dad this Father's Day based on his tastes
June 07, 2019
Looking for just the right book to gift dad this Father's Day? We chose some standouts from our best-selling books list.
Barnes & Noble nearing deal to be bought by Elliott Management Corp., report says
June 06, 2019
Barnes & Noble is reportedly nearing a deal to be bought by hedge fund Elliott Management Corp., The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
Lab-grown meat, GMOs, high-tech ag: 'Fate of Food' explores solutions to global food crisis
June 12, 2019
Amanda Little explores how we'll feed the world when there too many mouths to feed amid intensifying climate change.
Here's why Tan France of 'Queer Eye' quit his job as a flight attendant after just two months
June 05, 2019
Tan France is the "Queer Eye" style expert to most people. But he also was once a flight attendant.
Dwyane Wade is releasing a memoir on the 'essential principles' of his life and NBA career this fall
June 05, 2019
NBA great Dwyane Wade, who retired at the end of the 2018-2019 regular season, has a memoir coming out this fall.
Ocean Vuong's 'On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous' a transcendent queer immigrant story
June 06, 2019
Ocean Vuong's autobiographical debut novel is a transcendent and gorgeously written account of a queer Vietnamese immigrant growing up.
Randy Travis opens up about childhood trauma, addiction struggles and the music industry in new memoir
June 05, 2019
In his new memoir, Randy Travis is open about his experience with childhood trauma, his struggle with addiction and his brushes with the law.
'Game of Thrones' book series reaches new heights on best-seller list
June 04, 2019
Now that the "Game of Thrones" HBO series has ended, the book series' popularity is growing.
'Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly' reveals singer's abuse, ugly relationship with Jay-Z
June 04, 2019
“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.
John Cena tackles toxic masculinity in 'Elbow Grease' children's books
June 04, 2019
Actor and WWE wrestler John Cena has added a new title to his resume: children's book writer.
'Looking for Alaska' details revealed for Hulu limited series, based on John Green novel
June 04, 2019
The highly anticipated debut comes with a 14-year history of adaption attempts and fails.
'Queer Eye' star Tan France talks new memoir, Tina Fey and the French tuck (of course)
June 04, 2019
"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.
'Eat, Pray, Love' author Elizabeth Gilbert's 'City of Girls' is the perfect summer novel
June 03, 2019
Elizabeth Gilbert sets this luscious love story in the New York City theater world of the 1940s, exploring female sexuality and fulfillment.
5 books not to miss: New Elizabeth Gilbert, Tan France memoir, 'Mostly Dead Things'
June 02, 2019
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."
Mindy Kaling's new essay collection to detail being a single mom, working with Oprah
May 30, 2019
Topics will include Kaling's experience as a single mother and working with Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey.
Summer reading guide: 20 of the season's hottest new books
May 30, 2019
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).
See exclusive trailer, first photos of Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman in 'The Goldfinch'
May 29, 2019
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.'
'My Favorite Murder' hosts get personal in fun new book 'Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered’
May 29, 2019
"My Favorite Murder" hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark share personal stories of addiction, eating disorders and failures in their new book.
Richard Roper mines loneliness for comedy in charming debut 'How Not to Die Alone'
May 29, 2019
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.
Love isn't dead: Beth O'Leary's rom-com 'Flatshare' sweetly subverts modern dating tropes
May 28, 2019
Beth O'Leary's debut novel "The Flatshare" is a 21st-century rom-com with a twist that will please hopeless romantics.
Ex-defense secretary James Mattis says upcoming book will not be a Trump 'tell-all'
May 28, 2019
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.
Edmund Morris, famed for his unorthodox Ronald Reagan biography 'Dutch,' dies at 78
May 27, 2019
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"
'Misty of Chincoteague': Woman who inspired character in iconic pony swim book has died
May 27, 2019
"Misty of Chincoteague": Maureen Beebe, who was depicted as the little girl in the Pony Swim book, has died, the Chincoteague fire company said.
Book a novel vacation at one of these literary Airbnb homes
April 22, 2019
Celebrate World Book Day on Tuesday, April 23, by booking a literary getaway at one of these book-inspired Airbnb homes.
Celebrate World Book Day and plan a vacation around one of these book-filled Airbnbs
April 22, 2019
Indulge your inner bookworm on your next vacation by staying at a library instead of just visiting one at these book-filled Airbnbs.
Top 25 spiritual and inspirational nonfiction books from USA TODAY's best-seller list
April 11, 2019
What spiritual and inspirational nonfiction titles have sold the most on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list? Is your favorite among them?
Delicious cakes from 'The Power of Sprinkles' author Amirah Kassem
April 08, 2019
Flour Shop founder Amirah Kassem has released a book about cake, "The Power of Sprinkles." Here's a taste of the visually delicious designs.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Photos from his memoir
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