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07/15/2019

Sony Gives Literary Film Division, Axed by Disney, a Second Life Elizabeth Gabler, the executive behind hit movies like “The Devil Wears Prada,” will run a venture financed by Sony Pictures and HarperCollins Publish...
16:48, 07/15/2019

What Children Remember From the War Svetlana Alexievich’s newly translated oral history, “Last Witnesses,” presents the recollections of Russians who experienced World War II as children...
07:16, 07/13/2019

The Life Cycle of a Beach Read The cover is clean and brand-new, the pages are crisp — and then your vacation begins. Jessica Olien illustrates the path to the dog-eared and waterlo...
16:32, 07/12/2019

Behind the Scenes in the Food Biz: Four Culinary Memoirs It’s hardly glamorous but still enticing, as reported by a young black chef, an obsessive blogger, a prickly female restaurateur and the man who made ...
10:16, 07/12/2019

Beware the Writer as Houseguest Literary history is filled with authors who depended on lengthy visits for room and board, psychological solace and material. But they have not always...
04:32, 07/12/2019

Review: ‘The Little Prince’ Travels the Universe but Never Lifts Off Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved novella for BalletX doesn’t elevate the production beyond a story staged as a...
15:00, 07/11/2019

If You Could Stop Time, Would You? A Novel Puts a Dark Spin on the Question During a worldwide economic collapse, the heroes of Andri Snaer Magnason’s “The Casket of Time” seal themselves in time-proof boxes. So does everyone ...
14:48, 07/09/2019

‘American Carnage’ Shows How War Between Republicans Led to Their Peace With Trump In his deeply reported new book, Tim Alberta writes about George W. Bush, Sarah Palin, the Tea Party and the transformation that led to the G.O.P.’s l...
14:32, 07/09/2019

The Story of the Boko Haram Schoolgirls, by a Reporter Who Takes It Personally “Beneath the Tamarind Tree,” by Isha Sesay, weaves an account of the Nigerian girls’ kidnapping with the story of her own mother, another African girl...
04:32, 07/09/2019

What Do the Sex Lives of ‘Three Women’ Tell Us About Female Desire? To write her book, Lisa Taddeo spent thousands of hours over eight years getting to know her subjects in an effort to understand their erotic yearning...
04:32, 07/09/2019

Her Book in Limbo, Naomi Wolf Fights Back After her American publisher delayed her new book, “Outrages,” over accuracy concerns, she is responding with a strategy mixing scholarly peer review ...
04:32, 07/09/2019

Three Collections of Stories in Translation “Rain” (by Mia Couto), “The Sun on My Head” (by Geovani Martins) and “Arid Dreams” (by Duanwad Pimwana) depict landscapes of misfortune around the wor...
14:32, 07/08/2019

Need Etiquette Tips for Cannabis? For Starters, Don’t Call It ‘Marijuana’ or ‘Weed.’ In “Higher Etiquette,” Lizzie Post — the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post — argues that it’s time for cannabis to move, in the public imaginati...
12:32, 07/08/2019

The 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years Our critics Dwight Garner, Parul Sehgal and Jennifer Szalai explain their choices; and Daniel Okrent discusses “The Guarded Gate,” his history of Amer...
14:48, 07/05/2019

When Leaving a Religion Is Like Abandoning a Cult Amber Scorah’s memoir, “Leaving the Witness,” recounts a tale of disillusion and ultimate apostasy as she decides to turn away from the faith she’s kn...
18:00, 07/01/2019

Introducing a New Generation of Kids to the Apollo Program On the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, these picture books show young readers the historic journey — and some of the 410,000 people who made it ...
18:00, 07/01/2019

Women rebel against bad boss in Chandler Baker's #MeToo book, 'Whisper Network' The women at Truviv have had enough of their manipulative boss and strike back with a "bad men" spreadsheet in this incisive #MeToo-era novel.  ...
16:48, 07/01/2019

5 books not to miss: 'Wanderers' by Chuck Wendig, 'American Predator,' 'Whisper Network' Chuck Wendig tackles timely demons in his magnum opus "Wanderers," while Chandler Baker's "Whisper Network" takes down some very bad men.  ...
09:16, 06/30/2019

Talking to Neal Stephenson, Whose New Novel, ‘Fall,’ is at No. 14 “Unlike some of my hard science fiction books, such as ‘Seveneves’ — where I sweated the details of orbits, rocket engines, etc. — ‘Fall’ is meant to ...
04:00, 06/28/2019

A Celebrity Tower Is ‘Getting Some Work Done’ The Flatiron Building, with its landmark facade, is joining a growing list of classic New York skyscrapers that are updating and in some cases, reinve...
04:00, 06/28/2019

Twenty Years After a Brutal Massacre, It’s Payback Time Anita Anand’s “The Patient Assassin” documents the life of a peripatetic Indian laborer who waited decades for a chance to kill an official of the Raj...
09:16, 06/25/2019

'The Most Fun We Ever Had' a rich, complex family saga from Claire Lombardo Claire Lombardo's debut novel follows Chicago's Sorenson family and its four daughters, tenderly cataloging their ups and downs and enduring...
20:16, 06/24/2019

'Lock Every Door': New Riley Sager novel is scary suspense mixed with social disparity "Lock Every Door," the new novel from author Riley Sager is about a woman apartment-sitting in a creepy, glam NYC building, when a tenant vanishes. &...
20:16, 06/24/2019

‘I Was Banged Up Against the Wall,’ E. Jean Carroll, Trump Accuser, Tells CNN The longtime Elle magazine advice columnist said Monday that she tried to fight back against Donald Trump’s advances in a fitting room of Bergdorf Goo...
16:48, 06/24/2019

5 books not to miss: NBA star Andre Iguodala's memoir, Kate Atkinson's 'Big Sky' This week's hottest releases include a new detective novel from Kate Atkinson and a revealing memoir from NBA superstar Andre Igoudala.  &#...
17:32, 06/23/2019

Steamy romance novelist Judith Krantz, author of 'Scruples,' dies at 91 Judith Krantz, whose million-selling novels such as "Scruples" and "Princess Daisy" engrossed readers worldwide, died Saturday. She was 91.  ...
17:32, 06/23/2019

By the Book: Denise Mina The Scottish crime writer, whose new book is “Conviction,” is drawn to “flawed characters asking big questions and taking action. … That said, I will ...
10:00, 06/20/2019

United States' first Native American poet laureate is Joy Harjo 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 la...
09:48, 06/19/2019

Randy Ribay's moving 'Patron Saints of Nothing' a YA tale of grief, Philippine drug war A teenage immigrant returns to the Philippines to investigate the death of his cousin in Randy Ribay's fantastic "Patron Saints of Nothing." ...
09:48, 06/19/2019

The Try Guys try becoming authors with new 'self-deprecating self-help' book The Try Guys show that there is power and humor in failing with their debut book, "The Hidden Power of F*cking Up."       &#...
19:00, 06/18/2019

Reed King's weird, problematic 'FKA USA' imagines a dystopian U.S. ruled by corporations Reed King's weird and problematic "FKA USA" imagines a futuristic U.S. that has splintered into territories ruled by corporations and bandits. &...
11:48, 06/18/2019

Terrorism on the High Seas Julie Salamon’s “An Innocent Bystander: The Killing of Leon Klinghoffer” recounts an episode that introduced Americans to terrorism long before 9/11....
03:32, 06/18/2019

In ‘A Sand Book,’ Ariana Reines Finds Ecstasy in Chaos The writing in Reines’s new collection is queer and raunchy, raw and occult and vulnerable as she moves between worlds in search of the divine and the...
13:32, 06/17/2019

Alan Brinkley, Leading Historian of 20th-Century America, Dies at 70 Professor Brinkley, a National Book Award winner, explored the seminal political events of the last century, including the Depression and World War II...
10:00, 06/17/2019

5 books not to miss: The Try Guys, 'The Tenth Muse,' Mark Haddon's 'The Porpoise' 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....
08:32, 06/17/2019

Coming soon: A new 'Hunger Games' prequel about 'survival' and 'humanity' in Panem's 'Dark Days' A decade after seemingly wrapping up “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins is bringing readers a prequel set 64 years before they met Katnis...
08:32, 06/17/2019

A busted marriage examined in Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s sharp 'Fleishman Is in Trouble' This assured and spiky debut about a busted marriage marks top-notch journalist Taffy Brodesser-Akner as a top-notch novelist, too.    ...
08:32, 06/17/2019

Gloria Vanderbilt dead at age 95: 'What an extraordinary woman,' son Anderson Cooper says 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. ...
08:32, 06/17/2019

A Glimpse of Virginia Woolf’s Original Manuscript for ‘Mrs. Dalloway’ Before Woolf settled on the unique perspective for her modernist masterpiece, she had a more expansive, though traditional, book in mind — “The Hours....
03:48, 06/14/2019

When You’ve Seen ‘When They See Us,’ Here’s What to Read These books include ones focused on the Central Park Five and others exploring issues of racism and criminal justice that Netflix’s mini-series raises...
12:48, 06/13/2019

By the Book: Elliot Ackerman The novelist and journalist, whose most recent book is the memoir “Places and Names,” thinks Vronsky gets a bad rap in “Anna Karenina”: “I believe tha...
05:16, 06/13/2019

Jennifer Weiner's 'Mrs. Everything' explores broken dreams in the era of women's lib In Jennifer Weiner's new novel "Mrs. Everything," two sisters come of age and pursue different paths during the women's liberation movement....
10:32, 06/11/2019

'The Ice at the End of the World' review: Scary clues of climate change in Greenland Jon Gertner makes a compelling case that it’s time to start thinking seriously about Greenland as its temperatures rise and ice melts.  &#...
10:32, 06/11/2019

He Hears America Singing Guns N’ Roses In “Nouns & Verbs: New and Selected Poems,” Campbell McGrath celebrates chain restaurants, rock music and the joyful raucous stupidity of pop culture....
10:00, 06/11/2019

10 new LGBTQ books to celebrate Pride month: Tan France, 'Gentleman Jack,' 'Gender Queer' 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. ...
16:00, 06/09/2019

5 books not to miss: 'Recursion' by Blake Crouch, Weiner's 'Mrs. Everything,' 'Islanders' The author of "Dark Matter" is back with a mind-bending thriller, and Jennifer Weiner's ambitious new novel follows two sisters through women&apo...
21:00, 06/08/2019

'All-white company' wrongly accused immigrant author of racism, $13M lawsuit claims Jordanian-American author Natasha Tynes is suing book publisher Rare Bird Lit. Inc. for the company's actions amid a social media shaming scandal...
21:00, 06/08/2019

Five best-selling books to gift dad this Father's Day based on his tastes Looking for just the right book to gift dad this Father's Day? We chose some standouts from our best-selling books list.     ...
20:32, 06/07/2019

Barnes & Noble nearing deal to be bought by Elliott Management Corp., report says Barnes & Noble is reportedly nearing a deal to be bought by hedge fund Elliott Management Corp., The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.  ...
22:00, 06/06/2019

Lab-grown meat, GMOs, high-tech ag: 'Fate of Food' explores solutions to global food crisis Amanda Little explores how we'll feed the world when there too many mouths to feed amid intensifying climate change.     ...
16:16, 06/06/2019

Finding Mercy in the Wake of the Charleston Massacre An intimate account of the 2015 hate crime and its aftermath, “Grace Will Lead Us Home,” by Jennifer Berry Hawes, explores how those affected struggle...
16:00, 06/06/2019

Remembering Tin House, a Literary Haven for ‘Brilliant Weirdos’ The magazine, which will publish its final issue this month after 20 years, set out to become a home for underrepresented voices in the literary lands...
16:00, 06/06/2019

By the Book: James Ellroy The Los Angeles crime novelist, whose new book is “This Storm,” is no fan of Cormac McCarthy’s work: “McCarthy fails to employ quotation marks. Neithe...
04:00, 06/06/2019

The Making of ‘1984,’ George Orwell’s Nightmare Vision of a World Without Truth “The Ministry of Truth,” by Dorian Lynskey, is a “biography” of the 1949 novel, an enduring icon of state power devoid of moral principle and human co...
19:16, 06/05/2019

Randy Travis opens up about childhood trauma, addiction struggles and the music industry in new memoir In his new memoir, Randy Travis is open about his experience with childhood trauma, his struggle with addiction and his brushes with the law.  &...
08:00, 06/05/2019

Ocean Vuong's 'On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous' a transcendent queer immigrant story Ocean Vuong's autobiographical debut novel is a transcendent and gorgeously written account of a queer Vietnamese immigrant growing up.  &#...
08:00, 06/05/2019

Dwyane Wade is releasing a memoir on the 'essential principles' of his life and NBA career this fall NBA great Dwyane Wade, who retired at the end of the 2018-2019 regular season, has a memoir coming out this fall.       ...
08:00, 06/05/2019

James Ellroy Is Back, and His Los Angeles Is Darker Than Ever His new novel, “This Storm,” leads off Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column. To recover, she sends readers to Cara Black’s Paris and Martin Walker’s Périgord...
03:16, 06/05/2019

The Soviet Union’s Jewish Tolstoy — Censored in Life, Now Revived Alexandra Popoff has written a biography of Vasily Grossman, the Soviet writer whose masterpiece, “Life and Fate,” compared Stalin’s regime to Hitler’...
03:16, 06/05/2019

'Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly' reveals singer's abuse, ugly relationship with Jay-Z “Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly” is written by Jim DeRogatis, the journalist who doggedly pursued Kelly’s story from his early ...
19:48, 06/04/2019

'Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly': Everything we learned from the shocking new book “Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly” is written by Jim DeRogatis, the journalist who doggedly pursued Kelly’s story from his early ...
11:48, 06/04/2019

'Queer Eye' star Tan France talks new memoir, Tina Fey and the French tuck (of course) "Queer Eye" star Tan France has already left a fashion legacy. But in his new memoir 'Naturally Tan,' France intends to leave another kind o...
11:48, 06/04/2019

What Happened After P.G. Wodehouse Was Captured During World War II The beloved British humorist — the creator of Wooster and Jeeves — was arrested by the Germans in 1940 and spent the remainder of the war in custody. ...
05:48, 06/04/2019

'Eat, Pray, Love' author Elizabeth Gilbert's 'City of Girls' is the perfect summer novel Elizabeth Gilbert sets this luscious love story in the New York City theater world of the 1940s, exploring female sexuality and fulfillment.  &#...
11:00, 06/03/2019

5 books not to miss: New Elizabeth Gilbert, Tan France memoir, 'Mostly Dead Things' 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." ...
14:00, 06/02/2019

Reading Toni Morrison’s 1973 Summer Essay “Cooking Out” The Book Review’s Summer Reading issue is out this week; 46 years ago, Toni Morrison wrote an essay about cooking out for the 1973 Summer Reading issu...
05:16, 05/31/2019

Summer reading guide: 20 hot new books 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). ...
19:32, 05/30/2019

Summer reading guide: 20 of the season's hottest new books 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). ...
16:32, 05/30/2019

Mindy Kaling's new essay collection to detail being a single mom, working with Oprah Topics will include Kaling's experience as a single mother and working with Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey.       ...
16:32, 05/30/2019

Richard Roper mines loneliness for comedy in charming debut 'How Not to Die Alone' 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 no...
11:16, 05/29/2019

'My Favorite Murder' hosts get personal in fun new book 'Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered’ "My Favorite Murder" hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark share personal stories of addiction, eating disorders and failures in their new book....
11:16, 05/29/2019

See exclusive trailer, first photos of Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman in 'The Goldfinch' Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman star in the first trailer from this fall's big-screen adaptation of Donna Tartt's best-selling novel 'Th...
11:16, 05/29/2019

Debut Short Story Collections Unearth the Dark Underbellies of Relationships Amanda Marbais’s “Claiming a Body,” Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s “Sabrina & Corina” and Xuan Juliana Wang’s “Home Remedies” mark these authors’ brave entree...
17:48, 05/28/2019

Ex-defense secretary James Mattis says upcoming book will not be a Trump 'tell-all' 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...
11:00, 05/28/2019

See exclusive first photos of Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman in Donna Tartt's 'The Goldfinch' Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman star in the first images from this fall's big-screen adaptation of Donna Tartt's best-selling novel 'The...
11:00, 05/28/2019

Love isn't dead: Beth O'Leary's rom-com 'Flatshare' sweetly subverts modern dating tropes Beth O'Leary's debut novel "The Flatshare" is a 21st-century rom-com with a twist that will please hopeless romantics.    &...
11:00, 05/28/2019

Remember the ‘10,000 Hours’ Rule for Success? Forget About It “Range,” by David Epstein, argues that the unpredictable demands of contemporary life increasingly give the advantage to generalists, not specialists....
03:48, 05/28/2019

'Misty of Chincoteague': Woman who inspired character in iconic pony swim book has died "Misty of Chincoteague": Maureen Beebe, who was depicted as the little girl in the Pony Swim book, has died, the Chincoteague fire company said. ...
19:48, 05/27/2019

Edmund Morris, famed for his unorthodox Ronald Reagan biography 'Dutch,' dies at 78 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"...
19:48, 05/27/2019

Edmund Morris, Reagan Biographer Who Upset Conventions, Dies at 78 The author of an acclaimed biography of Theodore Roosevelt inserted himself as a fictional narrator in his book on Reagan, a device that some scorned....
11:48, 05/27/2019

'Misty of Chincoteague': Woman who iconic Pony Swim book based character on has died "Misty of Chincoteague": Maureen Beebe, who was depicted as the little girl in the Pony Swim book, has died, the Chincoteague fire company said. ...
16:16, 05/26/2019

5 books not to miss: 'Wild and Crazy Guys,' 'Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered,' 'Queen Bee' Read about the comedy revolution started by Steve Martin and pals in "Wild and Crazy Guys," and make sure to "Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered." &...
09:00, 05/26/2019

Campaign Aims to Keep Judge’s Copy of ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ in U.K. The auctioned copy of D.H. Lawrence’s novel was used in perhaps the most famous British obscenity trial of the past century and has been designated a ...
10:48, 05/25/2019

The A to Z of a Writer’s Routine From waking up to snacks to filling the void to actually writing, Grant Snider tells the story of a typical day in the life of someone who lives by th...
10:32, 05/24/2019

Pet Walruses, Hidden Bacon and Other Violations of Actual U.S. Law Mike Chase’s “How to Become a Federal Criminal” is, as its subtitle promises, “an illustrated handbook for the aspiring offender.” It’s also very funn...
15:00, 05/23/2019

By the Book: Eve Ensler The playwright and author, most recently, of “The Apology” would invite James Baldwin, Hannah Arendt and Anaïs Nin for dinner. “Topics might include: ...
14:16, 05/23/2019

Review: A mean old man finds a dog, but does he find a purpose in Mary Miller's 'Biloxi'? Mary Miller's "Biloxi" is an engrossing character study of a contemptuous old man who tries to find some meaning in life through a dog named Layl...
12:16, 05/23/2019

'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' author Judith Kerr dies at 95 Judith Kerr's story of the tea-drinking tiger has been shared by parents with young children since it was first published in 1968.   &...
09:48, 05/23/2019

10 best-selling military books for Memorial Day, including 'Unbroken,' 'American Sniper' Take a look at the top-selling nonfiction, military titles that have appeared on our best-selling books list over the past 25 years.   ...
09:48, 05/23/2019

Donald Trump Jr. is writing a book and Twitter has title ideas — that his siblings love After it was announced that Donald Trump Jr. is planning a book, his critics came armed with title ideas like "Hop on Pop's Coattails."  &#...
19:16, 05/22/2019

The Art Market Is Exploding. Meet the Dealers Who Lit the Fuse. A dishy look at the art world’s most powerful gallerists — including Larry Gagosian and David Zwirner — “Boom,” by Michael Shnayerson, recounts how ar...
11:16, 05/22/2019

Video Gaming Turns Murderous, Even if You Play by the Rules Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column enters a dangerous online world, then jumps to a very real drug gang, a hit man in a hospital and a dog with a death sen...
11:16, 05/22/2019

Review: ‘Power Trip’ Ably Guides Us Through the History of Energy Michael E. Webber’s new book examines humanity’s relationship to energy over time and how each transition affected not just what we produce but how we...
11:16, 05/22/2019

Here Come the Brides: A Free-Spirited Fictional Wedding Leah Hager Cohen’s novel “Strangers and Cousins” uses a vibrant, anarchic family wedding to explore the way change can be both celebrated and feared....
11:16, 05/22/2019

The Last Time a Wall Went Up to Keep Out Immigrants In “The Guarded Gate” Daniel Okrent explores the 1920s nativist and eugenicist movements that led to the 1924 law practically shutting down immigratio...
11:16, 05/22/2019

A Chinese Millennial Looks Back on Her Life In her memoir, “Under Red Skies: Three Generations of Life, Loss, and Hope in China,” Karoline Kan personalizes the great changes occurring in her cou...
11:16, 05/22/2019

Spend Some Time With the Winklevii Ben Mezrich’s “Bitcoin Billionaires” focuses on Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who used their Facebook windfall to buy up a lot of the cryptocurrency....
11:16, 05/22/2019

New French Fiction: With an Emphasis on Food, Film and Frolics Savor English translations of Maylis de Kerangal’s “The Cook,” Olivier Bourdeaut’s “Waiting for Bojangles” and Yannick Haenel’s “Hold Fast Your Crown....
11:16, 05/22/2019

The World According to John Waters, as Interpreted by Alan Cumming The septuagenarian filmmaker’s latest collection of essays, “Mr. Know-It-All,” is just what its subtitle promises: “The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth El...
11:16, 05/22/2019

‘Grace Will Lead Us Home,’ an Intimate Look at Forgiveness, Anger and Trauma After the Charleston Massacre Jennifer Berry Hawes, a Charleston-based newspaper reporter, drew on her long relationships with the families of victims to write this account of the ...
11:16, 05/22/2019

Natalie Portman calls Moby an 'older man being creepy,' denies relationship rumors Portman is disputing claims made by Moby that the two dated decades ago, prompting the musician to double down on a story from his memoir.  ...
09:48, 05/22/2019

‘Celestial Bodies’ Wins Man Booker International Prize Jokha Alharthi’s family saga is the first Arabic novel to win the translated literature prize. She shares the award with the book’s translator, Marily...
18:32, 05/21/2019

Books of The Times: ‘Grace Will Lead Us Home,’ an Intimate Look at Forgiveness, Anger and Trauma After the Charleston Massacre Jennifer Berry Hawes, a Charleston-based newspaper reporter, drew on her long relationships with the families of victims to write this account of the ...
18:32, 05/21/2019

Will 'Game of Thrones' books end like series? 'Yes and no,' says author George R.R. Martin Martin said that where "Game of Thrones" had to wrap the "Song of Ice and Fire" saga in six episodes, he will take 3,000 pages to do it himself. ...
10:48, 05/21/2019

Alice Marie Johnson pens book with Kim Kardashian intro: 6 things we learn in 'After Life' Kim Kardashian West appealed to President Trump to help free Alice Marie Johnson. Here are some of the big takeaways from her new memoir "After Life."...
09:00, 05/21/2019

Nonfiction: Spend Some Time With the Winklevii Ben Mezrich’s “Bitcoin Billionaires” focuses on Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who used their Facebook windfall to buy up a lot of the cryptocurrency....
03:16, 05/21/2019

'Silence of the Lambs' author Thomas Harris returns with new serial killer in 'Cari Mora' The creator of Hannibal Lecter has written a fiendish new serial killer who preys on women and harvests their organs in twisted thriller "Cari Mora." ...
14:00, 05/20/2019

Why the New York Public Library Has 7 Floors of Stacks With No Books In Midtown Manhattan, space is prized. But stacks at the library’s main branch are empty because officials say the space cannot protect irreplaceable ...
08:48, 05/20/2019

‘Caine Mutiny,’ ‘Winds of War’ author Herman Wouk has died at 103 Herman Wouk, the versatile, Pulitzer Prize winning author of such million-selling novels as “The Caine Mutiny," died on Friday at 103.  &#...
10:32, 05/19/2019

5 books not to miss: Alice Marie Johnson memoir 'After Life,' 'Cari Mora,' John Waters Alice Marie Johnson, whom Kim Kardashian West helped free from prison, has a new memoir, and Thomas Harris is back with new thriller "Cari Mora." ...
07:00, 05/18/2019

RIP Grumpy Cat: Remembering that time we hung out with the Internet's most famous feline In honor of the Internet's favorite feline, USA TODAY revisits the time Grumpy Cat paid us a visit at our New York offices at the peak of her fa...
10:32, 05/17/2019

'The Obsoletes' by Simeon Mills a charming if flawed tale of teenage robots A big imagination compensates for a messy plot in Simeon Mills' "The Obsoletes," a coming-of-age tale of teenage robots in small-town Michigan. ...
12:48, 05/16/2019

Nonfiction: The World According to John Waters, as Interpreted by Alan Cumming The septuagenarian filmmaker’s latest collection of essays, “Mr. Know-It-All,” is just what its subtitle promises: “The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth El...
04:00, 05/16/2019

By the Book: By the Book: Ani DiFranco The singer-songwriter, whose new memoir is “No Walls and the Recurring Dream,” says her shelves contain “poetry for when my mind is spinning” and “a b...
16:48, 05/15/2019

'A Woman Is No Man' explores the toll of domestic violence on an Arab immigrant family Three generations of Palestinian-American women are torn between custom and desire in this piercing debut from Etaf Rum.     ...
11:16, 05/15/2019

5 powerful, butt-kicking tips from Rachel Hollis' new book 'Girl, Stop Apologizing' In "Girl, Stop Apologizing," Rachel Hollis encourages readers to go for it. Here are five tips from the book to get you motivated.    ...
11:16, 05/15/2019

Elton John announces 'no-holds-barred' autobiography is officially coming in October 2019 Elton John continues his incredible farewell run with the release of his official autobiography on October 15, 2019.       &...
11:16, 05/15/2019

Oprah shares her own life's purpose, insightful stories in new book, 'The Path Made Clear' What is your life's purpose? Oprah Winfrey is here to help you on your soul-searching journey with her new book, "The Path Made Clear."  &#...
11:16, 05/15/2019

Elisabeth Hasselbeck dishes on 'View' co-hosts and the day she was fired in 'Point of View' "I could not breathe — literally, could not breathe," Elisabeth Hasselbeck writes of when she was told her contract for "The View" wouldn't...
11:16, 05/15/2019

5 books not to miss: Susan Page's Barbara Bush biography 'The Matriarch,' 'Women Talking' Susan Page's "The Matriarch" chronicles the life of First Lady Barbara Bush; "American Moonshot" tells the thrilling story of the U.S. Space Race...
11:16, 05/15/2019

'The Matriarch': A saga of the happiness and heartache that shaped Barbara Bush The engaging stories illustrate what a tough, warm-hearted, unpretentious and vulnerable woman Barbara Bush was.        ...
11:16, 05/15/2019

'Ladies Who Punch': The wild revelations about behind-the-scenes drama on 'The View' 'Ladies Who Punch' by Ramin Setoodeh alleges behind-the-scenes betrayal and consistent conflict at 'The View.'    ...
11:16, 05/15/2019

'The Spectators' by Jennifer duBois takes on LGBT issues through intimate pain 'The Spectators' is a treatise on the media’s power and a finely-wrought example of intimate pain.       ...
11:16, 05/15/2019

Henry Winkler, Timothee Chalamet bond over Winkler's book character, Hank Zipzer When Henry Winkler met Timothee Chalamet, he got a surprise: The younger actor recalled him reading from a 'Hank Zipzer' book at school when...
11:16, 05/15/2019

George R.R. Martin shuts down 'absurd' rumor that he finished last 'Game of Thrones' books George R.R. Martin adamantly denied speculation that the last two books of his wildly popular series "Song of Ice and Fire" are already finished. ...
21:32, 05/14/2019

A kidnapping in rural Russia rocks the women in Julia Phillips' 'Disappearing Earth' Julia Phillips' debut novel paints an unforgettable landscape of the far reaches of Russia, where two little girls go missing without a trace. &...
12:00, 05/14/2019

Howard Stern on apologizing to Robin Williams, turning down Trump, grilling Weinstein Howard Stern is revealing why he altered his shock-jock persona in his candid new book, “Howard Stern Comes Again.”    ...
08:48, 05/14/2019

Nonfiction: A New Book Argues That Generic Drugs Are Poisoning Us In her stunning exposé “Bottle of Lies,” Katherine Eban describes a world of generic drug manufacturing rife with corruption and life-threatening misd...
20:00, 05/13/2019

Fiction: A Heroine Checks In to the Psychiatric Ward, and Takes Notes The depressed protagonist of Binnie Kirshenbaum’s novel “Rabbits for Food” has trouble connecting with others, but she is alert to the sanity of the i...
14:00, 05/13/2019

Books of The Times: Howard Stern Can Talk. This Book Shows He’s Also a Good Listener. In “Howard Stern Comes Again,” the radio host collects excerpts from his favorite interviews over the past two decades, with guests including Gwyneth ...
10:16, 05/12/2019

Author accused of shaming black Metro employee for eating on train; book deal halted Author Natasha Tynes has been accused of shaming a black woman who works on the Washington. D.C., Metro for eating on a train.    ...
01:32, 05/12/2019

5 books not to miss: Karen Russell's 'Orange World,' 'The Apology,' 'Bottle of Lies' This week's new book releases include a collection of short stories from Karen Russell and a searing account of childhood abuse from Eve Ensler. ...
13:32, 05/11/2019

From Our Archives: Revisiting the Ponzi Scheme in Mitchell Zuckoff’s ‘Ponzi’s Scheme’ In the 2005 book “Ponzi’s Scheme,” Mitchell Zuckoff tells the story of Charles Ponzi, who launched a successful and infamous money-swindling scheme in...
15:00, 05/10/2019

Nonfiction: An Economist Who Believes Only Government Can Save Capitalism In “People, Power, and Profits” Joseph E. Stiglitz argues that more state involvement in the economy is part of the solution, not part of the problem....
15:00, 05/10/2019

The Book Review Podcast: The Real Life of a Diplomat, Told Like a Novel George Packer talks about “Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century,” and Lori Gottlieb discusses “Maybe You Should Talk to Some...
15:00, 05/10/2019

The Shortlist: The Benevolent Power of Other People Three new books — Nicholas Christakis’s “Blueprint,” Adam Rutherford’s “Humanimal” and E.O. Wilson’s “Genesis” — explore the biology behind human soci...
06:16, 05/10/2019

Children’s Books: Picture Books to Enrapture Little Readers and Listeners A top-secret hide-out, a talking tiger, a crocodile doctor and a sad pair of socks. These lively new stories transport children to singular imaginary ...
06:16, 05/10/2019

Babies are the crop in Joanne Ramos' frightening surrogacy novel 'The Farm' Surrogacy is pushed to its logical extreme in Joanne Ramos' "The Farm," where desperate women are impregnated with the world's richest embry...
18:48, 05/09/2019

Chris Albertson, Biographer of Bessie Smith, Is Dead at 87 His “Bessie” was praised as “provocative and enlightening” and shattered many myths. He also produced an acclaimed multivolume reissue of her recordin...
14:32, 05/09/2019

Fiction: A Kenyan Woman Probes Ancient Links Between Africa and Asia The heroine of Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor’s novel “The Dragonfly Sea” embarks on a journey to China that will lead her back to her homeland, and a devotion...
13:00, 05/09/2019

By the Book: By the Book: Adm. William H. McRaven The author of “Make Your Bed” and, most recently, “Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations” says “All Quiet on the Western Front” is the one book t...
04:32, 05/09/2019

Joe Namath on alcoholism, racism, hard relationship with dad in memoir 'All the Way' Famed quarterback Joe Namath takes readers on a journey through his glory days in his engaging memoir "All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters."  ...
17:32, 05/08/2019

Joe Namath replays his glory days in new memoir 'All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters' Famed quarterback Joe Namath takes readers on a journey through his glory days in his engaging memoir "All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters."  ...
15:16, 05/08/2019

Barack Obama's new memoir may land during 2020 presidential campaign Barack Obama’s post-White House memoir isn’t expected this year, making it likely the highly anticipated book will drop during the 2020 ca...
12:48, 05/08/2019

Jill Biden writes of marriage with Joe, 'totally shattering' death of son Beau in new book Jill Biden's "Where the Light Enters" gives insight to her marriage with former vice president Joe, and the crushing death of their son Beau. &#...
11:16, 05/07/2019

Footsteps: Retracing Truman Capote’s Moment in the Mediterranean Sun Before the author reached the height of his fame, he escaped to seaside idylls in southern Italy and Spain to write, swim and bask under the sun with ...
03:16, 05/07/2019

Jared Diamond's 'Upheaval' outlines 12-step program for nations in crisis The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Guns, Germs, and Steel" details how seven countries faced past upheavals by following the 12-step method.  ...
10:48, 05/06/2019

Fellow writers, fans shocked and saddened by death of Christian writer Rachel Held Evans Rachel Held Evans, who is known for her progressive Christian voice, died early Saturday morning after a brief illness, according to her husband. ...
10:00, 05/05/2019

5 books not to miss: Jill Biden memoir 'Where the Light Enters,' 'The Bride Test' Helen Hoang charms with new romance "The Bride Test," Jill Biden releases her memoir "Where the Light Enters," and more can't-miss new releases. ...
04:00, 05/05/2019

The Shortlist: The Future of A.I., According to Three New Books “The Creativity Code,” “Deep Medicine” and “Talk to Me” together reveal the wide range of influence technology does, should and will have on the human...
00:16, 05/03/2019

'The Mueller Report' is now officially a best-selling book Two published versions of the report found their way onto USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list.        ...
19:48, 05/02/2019

Graphic Content: A Graphic Novel That Answers a Child’s Question About Being Biracial In his Graphic Content column, Ed Park looks at Mira Jacob’s “Good Talk,” about her American identity, as well as Bill Griffith’s “Nobody’s Fool,” an ...
16:00, 05/02/2019

By the Book: By the Book: Ruth Reichl The food writer and author, most recently, of the memoir “Save Me the Plums” was 10 when she read Henry Miller. “If it’s over her head, she simply won...
12:16, 05/02/2019

Nonfiction: She Entered the U.S. Illegally as a Child. She Was Stabbed Nearly to Death After Being Deported. “The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez,” by Aaron Bobrow-Strain, captures the plight of an undocumented Mexican immigrant in harrowing, novelistic deta...
12:16, 05/02/2019

Fiction: Love, Sex and Robots Collide in a New Ian McEwan Novel “Machines Like Me” asks if synthetic humans could spark enlightenment or ease pain — and whether it’s a good idea to invent stuff that could eat your ...
11:32, 05/01/2019

Family is foremost in moving novel 'The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters' Author Balli Kaur Jaswal's follow-up to "Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows" entertains and enlightens with a story of three sisters on a quest. ...
11:16, 04/30/2019

Nonfiction: A Manifesto for Opting Out of an Internet-Dominated World Jenny Odell is an artist who wants us to learn to detach from social media. In “How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy,” she shows us a wa...
11:00, 04/30/2019

Melinda Gates: Sharing school drop-off, kitchen duties changed my marriage Melinda Gates shares stories from her marriage and foundation in her new book, 'The Moment of Lift.'        ...
22:00, 04/29/2019

Polish priest apologizes for burning of ‘Harry Potter’ books The priest has apologized, saying the ritual was not intended to condemn specific authors, religions or social groups.      ...
12:16, 04/28/2019

5 books not to miss: Susan Choi's 'Trust Exercise,' 'The Hill to Die On,' 'Book of Dreams' According to one review, Susan Choi's "Trust Exercise" is destined to be a classic, while "The Hill to Die On" takes us inside the halls of Congr...
12:16, 04/28/2019

Abby Wambach's book, 'Wolfpack,' is a blueprint for how women can change the power dynamic Abby Wambach's new book is designed to be a blueprint for women to embrace their inner power and use it to create a better world.   &#...
12:16, 04/28/2019

John Oliver's parody book among the ALA's most 'challenged' works Oliver's book ranked No. 2 on the list of "challenged" books compiled by the American Library Association.        ...
12:16, 04/28/2019

Tom Selleck, star of 'Blue Bloods,' Magnum, P.I.,' writing memoir In addition to "Magnum, P.I." "Blue Bloods" and "Three Men and a Baby," Selleck's autobiography will document his life away from the camera. ...
12:16, 04/28/2019

Happy National Library Week: This year's theme, how to celebrate and more There are more public libraries than Starbucks in the U.S. National Library Week is great time to remind yourself of all your library has to offer. &...
12:16, 04/28/2019

Delicious cakes from 'The Power of Sprinkles' author Amirah Kassem Flour Shop founder Amirah Kassem has released a book about cake, "The Power of Sprinkles." Here's a taste of the visually delicious designs. ...
12:16, 04/28/2019

Rosie O'Donnell deems interview with author of 'View' tell-all her 'biggest regret' Former co-host of "The View," Rosie O'Donnell, calls talking to "Ladies Who Punch" author Ramin Setoodeh her "biggest regret."    ...
12:16, 04/28/2019

10 amazing photos: Rainbow explosion cake inventor Amirah Kassem has tasty new book Cake it all in! Colorful Amirah Kassem, founder of Flour Shop in New York City, has baked up a book all about cake, “The Power of Sprinkles.&rdq...
12:16, 04/28/2019

Chelsea Handler opens up about brother's death in raw memoir, 'Life Will Be the Death of Me' In "Life Will Be the Death of Me," Chelsea Handler opens the door to therapy sessions and addresses her brother's untimely death and her shortcom...
12:16, 04/28/2019

Rachel Howzell Hall's 'They All Fall Down' puts a modern spin on a mystery classic The latest from Hall pays homage to both Agatha Christie and the classic "locked-room" mystery while bringing it into the 21st century   &...
12:16, 04/28/2019

The top 25 spiritual and inspirational books from USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list We took a look at the top spiritual nonfiction books over the 25-year history of our best-selling books list. Did your favorite make the list?  ...
12:16, 04/28/2019

Top 25 spiritual and inspirational nonfiction books from USA TODAY's best-seller list What spiritual and inspirational nonfiction titles have sold the most on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list? Is your favorite among them?  ...
12:16, 04/28/2019

Hope in a time of Trump and turbulent campus politics: Interview with Nicholas Christakis How can a scientist look at Washington, at social media, at the international scene and think we're doing fine?       ...
12:16, 04/28/2019

R.V. Burgin, the Marine whose book inspired HBO's 'The Pacific,' dies at 96 A Marine whose book about grueling jungle combat during WWII became a basis for the HBO miniseries “The Pacific” has died at his home in T...
12:16, 04/28/2019

How will George R.R.Martin's 'Game of Thrones' really end, for readers? The HBO series 'Game of Thrones' kicks off its final season Sunday but fans also wonder how and when will the series of books end  ...
12:16, 04/28/2019

5 books not to miss: E.L. James' 'The Mister,' 'Normal People,' David Burtka's cookbook How on earth does E.L. James follow up her best-selling "Fifty Shades of Grey" series? We finally find out in "The Mister."     &...
12:16, 04/28/2019

'Fifty Shades of Grey' to 'The Mister': E.L. James' new book has tamer sex, social awareness After the "Fifty Shades of Grey" books, author E.L. James has a brand new story with brand new characters. But there's still sex.   &#...
12:16, 04/28/2019

Charles Gross, longtime professor and husband to Joyce Carol Oates, dies at 83 Charles Gross, a longtime Princeton professor of neuroscience and husband to author Joyce Carol Oates, has died. He was 83.     &...
12:16, 04/28/2019

David Brion Davis, Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar who documented slavery, dead at 92 David Brion Davis died at age 92 of natural causes, Yale University announced. Davis was a professor emeritus there, and a Pulitzer Prize winner. ...
12:16, 04/28/2019

Carly Simon writing memoir about friend Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Carly Simon is writing an "intimate, vulnerable" memoir about a very famous friend, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.        ...
12:16, 04/28/2019

Sally Rooney’s 'Normal People' smartly explores dynamics between power, class and sex Sally Rooney's second novel is a keen psychological study of the dynamics between power and sex in one intense relationship between social unequa...
12:16, 04/28/2019

'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame' shoots to the top of Amazon's best-sellers list in France It's been 188 years since its publication, and Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is once again a best-seller in France.  ...
12:16, 04/28/2019

Demi Moore turns her life 'Inside Out' in 'deeply candid' memoir, due Sept. 24 "Inside Out," the autobiography actress Demi Moore originally planned to write in 2010, finally has a has a publication date. In "Inside Out," due Sep...
12:16, 04/28/2019

5 books not to miss: Melinda Gates' 'The Moment of Lift,' 'Wunderland,' 'Defying Hitler' This week's most compelling new books include Melinda Gates' "The Moment of Lift" and "Wunderland," a work of historical fiction set during ...
12:16, 04/28/2019

Prince memoir ‘The Beautiful Ones’ to combine manuscript with rare photos, lyrics The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death is coming out Oct. 29, combining his unfinished manuscript with rare photos, scrapbooks and ...
12:16, 04/28/2019

Henry Winkler inks 3-book deal for new 'Alien Superstar' series Henry Winkler has a three-book deal for a middle-grade series about an alien who somehow lands in Hollywood and becomes a teen sensation.   ...
12:16, 04/28/2019

Q&A: Melinda Gates on new book, lifting up impoverished women and marriage with Bill Lifting up impoverished communities means first lifting up women, Melinda Gates says in her new book. She also shares stories from her marriage. ...
12:16, 04/28/2019

Alice Feeney's messy 'I Know Who You Are' wallows in ugly thrills An actress named Aimee is under suspicion after her husband disappears in this ugly, often grotesque thriller from Alice Feeney.    &#...
12:16, 04/28/2019

Celebrate World Book Day and plan a vacation around one of these book-filled Airbnbs Indulge your inner bookworm on your next vacation by staying at a library instead of just visiting one at these book-filled Airbnbs.   ...
12:16, 04/28/2019

Book a novel vacation at one of these literary Airbnb homes Celebrate World Book Day on Tuesday, April 23, by booking a literary getaway at one of these book-inspired Airbnb homes.     ...
12:16, 04/28/2019

200th anniversary of the 'Headless Horseman': N.Y. villages plan a year-long celebration Rivertown villages will mark the 200th anniversary of Washington Irving's 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow' with a year-long bicentennial ...
12:16, 04/28/2019

'Wunderland' a devastating epic about friendship and family in Nazi Germany Jennifer Cody Epstein's devastating new novel "Wunderland" explores the tensions in friendships and families in emotionally fraught Nazi Germany....
12:16, 04/28/2019

5 books not to miss: 'The Red Daughter,' 'Shergill Sisters,' 'The Story of 9/11' Balli Kaur Jaswal is back with a new novel, Dustin Lance Black pens a moving memoir and a journalist writes a definitive account of 9/11.   ...
12:16, 04/28/2019

Nonfiction: Dismantling the Myth of ‘The Heartland’ The new book by the historian Kristin L. Hoganson explodes conventional ideas about the Midwest as America’s “insulated core” — the wellspring of its ...
11:48, 04/28/2019

Books of The Times: With Sensuality and Coolness, a Debut Novel Considers the (Partial) Truths We Tell About Ourselves The narrator of Aysegul Savas’s “Walking on the Ceiling” writes from present-day Istanbul, remembering time she spent adrift in Paris and London after...
11:48, 04/28/2019

Tech We’re Using: Sliding Backward on Tech? There Are Benefits Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review, decided to downgrade her tech two years ago. It has worked out, with paper and DVDs instead of ...
11:48, 04/28/2019

Books of The Times: Mental Illness Is All in Your Brain — or Is It? Anne Harrington’s “Mind Fixers” traces the history of attempts to establish the biology of mental illnesses — which have led to repeated frustration....
11:48, 04/28/2019

Fiction: Two Novels for and About Lost Millennial Women The directionless heroines of Jen Beagin’s “Vacuum in the Dark” and Halle Butler’s “The New Me” follow in the footsteps of Ottessa Moshfegh and Cather...
11:48, 04/28/2019

13 Poets Laureate Receive Fellowships for Civic Projects The poets, from 10 different states, will receive a combined $1 million to establish projects like writing workshops and readings in their communities...
11:48, 04/28/2019

John L’Heureux, Whose Novels Wrestled With Faith, Dies at 84 “God is not dead in L’Heureux stories,” one critic wrote. “He’s simply absent, joking or malicious.” A former priest, L’Heureux wrote more than 20 boo...
11:48, 04/28/2019

Children’s Books: Y.A. Novels That Let Teenage Boys Be Vulnerable The characters in these novels grew up with strict rules about masculine strength and dominance. But extreme situations force them to let go of all th...
11:48, 04/28/2019

Sketchbook: The Agony of Walter Benjamin The artist Frédéric Pajak’s hybrid book “Uncertain Manifesto” is haunted by the philosopher’s encounters with fascism, among much else, as these illus...
11:48, 04/28/2019

Poetry: In ‘Swift,’ David Baker’s Poetry Stitches the Fractured World Into Art For almost 40 years, in the extreme suburbs and the diminishing countryside, Baker has worked to see and describe things as though for the first time....
11:48, 04/28/2019

By the Book: By the Book: Gary Snyder The poet, essayist and environmentalist cites Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” as an inspiration: “Ovid in a sense tried to write the entire Roman story. I take...
11:48, 04/28/2019