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8 great children's picture books for Black History Month
February 20, 2018
From books celebrating Harriet Tubman and Jackie Robinson to one celebrating black hair, some terrific kids' picture books for Black History Month.
      
 
 
10 big books to kick off 2018, from a Meghan Markle bio to Rose McGowan's memoir
February 07, 2018
Look for hot titles from Rose McGowan, James Comey, Kristin Hannah, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Frazier, and Andrew Morton's bio of Meghan Markle.
      
 
 
Before 'Fifty Shades,' there was Anaïs Nin, and today is her birthday
February 21, 2018
A collection of quotes on the French writer's birthday.
      
 
 
Mitch Albom plans sequel to 'Five People You Meet in Heaven'
February 21, 2018
Publisher Harper says Mitch Albom's 'The Next Person You Meet in Heaven' is coming out Oct. 16.
      
 
 
'The Food Explorer': The intrepid botanist who brought avocados and more to our shores
February 21, 2018
Daniel Stone explores David Fairchild's life of plant espionage for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A 3-star book review of 'The Food Explorer.'
      
 
 
Milo Yiannopoulos dropping lawsuit against former publisher
February 20, 2018
Far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is no longer suing Simon & Schuster.
      
 
 
'Blue Dreams': How mood-altering drugs saved author Lauren Slater from depression
February 21, 2018
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.
      
 
 
New book puts readers inside the Watergate, one of Washington's most notorious addresses
February 19, 2018
New book lets readers move into the Watergate, Washington's most notorious address.
      
 
 
Excellent book tells story of Marshall Plan, which rebuilt Europe, launched the Cold War
February 20, 2018
Author Benn Steil does an outstanding job looking at the dawn of the Cold War in his new history, 'The Marshall Plan.' A 4-star book review.
      
 
 
Review: New Oprah pick 'An American Marriage' is brilliant, timely
February 06, 2018
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.
      
 
 
Four tantalizing new mysteries to keep you inside this winter
February 11, 2018
Our reviewer Charles Finch is on the case investigating four exciting new mysteries and thrillers, including the latest by Laura Lippman.
      
 
 
Four great new fiction titles for teens and John Green fans
February 18, 2018
Young fans of 'Star Wars,' John Green novels and mysteries will want to check out these new titles for teen readers.
      
 
 
In 'Educated,' the inspiring story of an isolated young woman determined to learn
February 19, 2018
In her new memoir, 'Educated,' Tara Westover recounts how she left an isolated childhood behind to go to college and beyond. A 4-star review.
      
 
 
'White Houses': When Eleanor Roosevelt loved 'Hick,' the lady reporter
February 12, 2018
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.
      
 
 
#BookmarkThis: Author Kristin Hannah: 'I want to write a book you can’t put down'
February 06, 2018
Author Kristin Hannah had a huge hit with 'The Nightingale.' She's back with 'The Great Alone.' She chatted with USA TODAY on Facebook Live.
      
 
 
Surprise! Sophie Kinsella finds mature (still funny) voice in 'Surprise Me'
February 13, 2018
Sophie Kinsella digs deeper with clever story of a marriage in new novel, 'Surprise Me.' A 3-star book review.
      
 
 
Oprah Winfrey reveals her next book club pick: 'An American Marriage' by Tayari Jones
February 06, 2018
Oprah Winfrey announced the next selection for her book club would be 'An American Marriage' by Tayari Jones Tuesday on 'CBS This Morning.'
      
 
 
Zadie Smith riffs on Jay-Z, Philip Roth and Justin Bieber in feel-good 'Feel Free'
February 05, 2018
The British novelist Zadie Smith is also an accomplished essayist. Her new collection, 'Feel Free,' warrants 3.5 stars from our reviewer.
      
 
 
Powerful novel imagines aftermath of a Newtown-like school shooting
February 05, 2018
In her debut novel 'Only Child,' Rhiannon Navin's 6-year-old narrator, Zach, survives a mass school shooting. A 3-star book review.
      
 
 
Women of color 'Sing' proudly in new essay collection
February 05, 2018
'All the Women in My Family Sing' collects the words and thoughts in essays of 69 women of color. A 3-star book review.
      
 
 
The must-read moments in Rose McGowan's new book, 'Brave'
January 30, 2018
Actress and activist Rose McGowan paints a scathing portrait of Hollywood in her memoir, 'Brave,' on sale Tuesday.
      
 
 
#BookmarkThis: Joanne Lipman: 'An institutional wall of sexism exists'
January 30, 2018
Author Joanne Lipman talks about her new book, about overcoming gender inequality in the workplace, 'That's What She Said,' on Facebook Live.
      
 
 
Neville Chamberlain, Hitler face off in taut thriller 'Munich'
January 24, 2018
The ill-fated Munich Agreement of 1938 is the launching pad for the exciting new thriller by historical novelist Robert Harris.
      
 
 
Dave Eggers' new book about a young coffee entrepreneur is a heady brew
January 29, 2018
In 'The Monk of Mokha,' author Dave Eggers tells the story of a young San Franciscan determined to brew coffee in Yemen. A 3.5-star book review.
      
 
 
'Smoketown' celebrates Pittsburgh's little-known 'Black Renaissance'
January 31, 2018
In 'Smoketown,' author Mark Whitaker revisits Pittsburgh's black cultural community of the early 20th century. A 3.5-star book review.
      
 
 
'Jefferson's Daughters,' both white and black, get spotlight in new book
February 07, 2018
In 'Jefferson's Daughters,' historian Catherine Kerrison looks at the lives of Thomas Jefferson's daughters, one by the slave Sally Hemings.
      
 
 
#BookmarkThis: Oprah, Barry Jenkins get 'Railroad' author Colson Whitehead's vote
January 17, 2018
Colson Whitehead, author of the acclaimed novel 'The Underground Railroad,' chats with USA TODAY on Facebook Live for the #BookmarkThis series.
James Patterson brings thriller approach to 'All-American' killer Aaron Hernandez's story
January 22, 2018
In 'All-American Murder,' James Patterson tells the real-life story of the NFL's Aaron Hernandez, convicted of murder. A 3.5-star review.
All about the 'Girl' in the middle of the infamous Stanford White murder case
January 22, 2018
'The Girl on the Velvet Swing' retells the sordid story of murder involving Evelyn Nesbit, architect Stanford White and Harry Thaw. A 3-star review.
      
 
 
Hollywood bad-boy Nick Nolte tells all in his memoir, 'Rebel'
January 22, 2018
Nick Nolte, now 76, looks back at his colorful life and career in his memoir, 'Rebel.' A 2.5-star book review.
      
 
 
'The Stowaway' is a great real-life Antarctic adventure story
January 23, 2018
'The Stowaway' tells the story of Billy Gawronski, who tried to hitch a ride on Richard Byrd's expedition to Antarctica. A 3.5-star book review.
      
 
 
10 books we loved reading in 2017
December 06, 2017
Our critics fell in love with these 10 fiction and non-fiction titles this year, from 'Lincoln in the Bardo' to 'Leonardo da Vinci.'
In 'Together We Rise,' the Women's March organizers write their own history
January 15, 2018
To mark the one-year anniversary of the Women's March, organizers offer a behind-the-scenes look at the largest single-day protest in U.S. history.
Here are USA TODAY's top 100 best sellers of 2017, with 'Wonder' leading the pack
January 04, 2018
The top 100 best sellers are determined by data from USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list. 'Wonder,' which became a movie, is the year's No. 1.
'Girls in the Picture' celebrates silent-film friendship of Pickford, Marion
January 16, 2018
Actress Mary Pickford and screenwriter Frances Marion forged a friendship in Hollywood's early days. A 3.5-star book review of 'The Girls in the Picture.'
Two sisters, bound by love and mental illness, in 'Beautiful' debut novel
January 16, 2018
In Mira T. Lee's debut novel 'Everything Here Is Beautiful,' two Chinese-American sisters are bound by love and pain. A 3.5-star book review.
Two new women-in-peril thrillers offer welcome winter chills
January 03, 2018
'The Woman in the Window' and 'The Wife Between Us' are 'Gone Girl'-type psychological thrillers. A review of both novels, 3 stars each.
 
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