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#BookmarkThis: Chat live with Al Roker about his new book, 'Ruthless Tide'
May 09, 2018
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.
      
 
 
The sad, funny, tragic life of Robin Williams (and why Pam Dawber forgives him): Review
May 14, 2018
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.
      
 
 
'Real Housewives'-type show is star of Jessica Knoll's juicy 'The Favorite Sister'
May 14, 2018
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.
      
 
 
Weekend picks for book lovers, including Robin Williams bio, David Duchovny novel
May 19, 2018
Spend your weekend reading 'Robin,' a new biography of comedian Robin Williams. Plus more recommendations from USA TODAY's book reviewers.
      
 
 
Stephen Hawking's final book 'Brief Answers' will be published in October
May 16, 2018
The publisher Bantam announced it will publish a final Stephen Hawking book called 'Brief Answers to the Big Questions.'
      
 
 
Remembering Tom Wolfe: 1930-2018
May 15, 2018
      
 
 
Tom Wolfe, author of 'The Right Stuff' and 'The Bonfire of the Vanities,' dies at 88
May 15, 2018
The author, who immortalized America's astronauts in 'The Right Stuff,' died in a Manhattan hospital on Monday.
      
 
 
Robin Williams bio revelations: Infidelity, substance abuse, insecurity over Jim Carrey
May 13, 2018
The new biography "Robin" by Dave Itzkoff includes revelations about the comedian's infidelity, drug use, professional jealousies and final illness.
      
 
 
5 new books you won't miss to miss this week, including a bio of Robin Williams
May 13, 2018
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.
      
 
 
Mark and Jay Duplass explain their 'Togetherness' in fun new memoir, 'Like Brothers'
May 07, 2018
In 'Like Brothers,' Mark and Jay Duplass write about their close relationship and their quirky partnership making films, TV. A 3-star book review.
      
 
 
Is your favorite novel on this PBS list of 100 popular books? Get ready to vote
April 20, 2018
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.
      
 
 
As Paul Simon launches farewell tour, new biography celebrates a musical prophet
May 07, 2018
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.
      
 
 
Author Jon Meacham looks into 'The Soul of America' and offers hope for the future
May 08, 2018
Relax, America, author Jon Meacham tells his readers in his hopeful new history 'The Soul of America.' A 4-star book review.
      
 
 
Curtis Sittenfeld has her finger on America's pulse in 10 witty, zippy short stories
May 07, 2018
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.
      
 
 
'Caddyshack': 5 wild things we learn about the Bill Murray comedy in new tell-all book
April 25, 2018
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.
      
 
 
CNN's Jake Tapper sizzles with 'The Hellfire Club,' his D.C.-set 1950s thriller
April 24, 2018
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.
      
 
 
Paula McLain's fictional portrait of Gellhorn/Hemingway marriage equals 'Love and Ruin'
May 01, 2018
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.
      
 
 
In 'Our Towns,' married authors crisscross America to take 'fresh look' at USA
May 08, 2018
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.
      
 
 
Allison Pataki writes memoir of her husband's stroke, when he was only 30
May 01, 2018
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.
      
 
 
We put Joanna Gaines' new 'Magnolia Table' cookbook to the (taste) test
April 24, 2018
Is the HGTV star's talent in the kitchen on par with her design skills?
      
 
 
Joanna Gaines on family, failure and her favorite food memory
April 24, 2018
The designer opens up to USA TODAY about her new cookbook, 'The Magnolia Table.'
      
 
 
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.'
      
 
 
How Michelle McNamara's book renewed interest in the Golden State Killer: Review
April 25, 2018
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.
      
 
 
'Harry Potter' books get new jackets by Brian Selznick on 20th U.S. anniversary
April 12, 2018
Children's author/illustrator Brian Selznick is designing new jackets for the Harry Potter books on the series' 20th anniversary in America.
     
 
 
5 fascinating things we learn about Meghan Markle (and Prince Harry) in new bio
April 12, 2018
Andrew Morton's new biography of Meghan Markle paints an admiring portrait but also exposes family dysfunction and her ambition to be a star.
     
 
 
'The Best Cook': In Rick Bragg's book about Momma's table, it's all over but the eatin'
May 02, 2018
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.'
      
 
 
Watch Bill Clinton, James Patterson chat up 'The President Is Missing' in new book trailer
March 28, 2018
Former president Clinton and author James Patterson star in a new book trailer promoting their thriller, 'The President Is Missing.' Plus tour dates.
     
 
 
Publishers rush to the altar with new books about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
March 26, 2018
Publishers are saying "I do" to the royal wedding, with new biographies of Prince Harry and his bride, Meghan Markle. Plus a coloring book.
     
 
 
For this vet, sometimes the owners are the most difficult patients: New book
April 17, 2018
'My Patients and Other Animals' by Suzy Fincham-Gray is a compassionate but unsentimental memoir by a vet. A 3-star book review.
     
 
 
In 'West Winging It,' a fond look back at the Obama White House by a young insider
April 16, 2018
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.
     
 
 
Duchess Camilla bio: Britain's next queen consort helped 'save' the Windsors
April 10, 2018
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.'
     
 
 
'Women in Sunlight': Frances Mayes shines with new novel about Tuscany, friendship
April 09, 2018
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.
     
 
 
Who is 'Varina'? Novelist Charles Frazier makes the Confederacy's first lady a star
April 06, 2018
Charles Frazier, author of 'Cold Mountain," has written 'Varina,' historical fiction about Jefferson Davis' wife. A 3-star book review.
     
 
 
'2001: A Space Odyssey': Book celebrates 50th anniversary of sci-fi movie masterpiece
April 03, 2018
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.
     
 
 
#BookmarkThis: Kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart says she's proud to be a survivor
March 27, 2018
Elizabeth Smart, whose new book is called 'Where's There Hope,' talks about her kidnapping ordeal in 2002 and her happy life today.
     
 
 
Meg Wolitzer is having a Me Too moment with timely new novel, 'The Female Persuasion'
April 02, 2018
In 'The Female Persuasion, Meg Wolitzer looks at feminism and college sexual misconduct and writes a page-turner.
     
 
 
#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
     
 
 
Photos: 'Harry Potter' 20th-anniversary covers
April 10, 2018
     
 
 
Our favorite children's books made into movies
January 04, 2018
     
 
 
Famous authors portrayed in movies
November 07, 2017
     
 
 
 
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