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'The Identicals' makes a splash on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:02

Elin Hilderbrand's latest marks the start of beach-reading season.

        
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'Star Wars': Read an exclusive excerpt from 'Inferno Squad' novel

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:18

Christie Golden's book explores the heroes of the Empire after the events of 'Rogue One.'

        
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You'll fall for Adriana Trigiani's 'Kiss Carlo'

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 06:02

Adriana Trigiani's screwball romance, set after World War II, is retro fun.

        
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Chat highlights: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on facing grief and finding joy

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 14:00

The Facebook COO chats about her USA TODAY bestseller 'Option B.'

        
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Corrupt NYPD cop is 'hero' of Winslow's riveting 'The Force'

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:00

The movies already have come calling for Don Winslow's new crime novel, 'The Force.'

        
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'The One Device': How the iPhone changed our lives

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:04

As the 10th anniversary of the iPhone approaches, a new book looks at its impact.

        
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Harry Potter gets a book club

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 08:02

Pottermore's Wizarding World Book Club kicks off with 'Sorcerer's Stone.'

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 05:02

Look for new books by Dean Koontz, Janet Evanovich and Don Winslow.

        
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Arundhati Roy preaches understanding in 'Ministry'

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 13:00

'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness' tackles difficult topics such as gender and terrorism.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 05:01

Spend your weekend reading 'Magpie Murders' by Anthony Horowitz.

        
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Israeli author David Grossman wins Man Booker Prize

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 07:17

His novel 'A Horse Walks into a Bar' is about a failing standup comic's final performance.

        
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Grisham is No. 1 with 'Camino Island'; Kevin Hart lands at No. 4

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:11

John Grisham has his 22nd No. 1 USA TODAY best seller with 'Camino Island.'

        
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Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith is new U.S. poet laureate

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 07:41

Laureate serves as "nation’s official lightning rod for the poetic impulse of Americans."

        
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LaValle's 'The Changeling': A creepily good modern fairy tale

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 06:00

Victor LaValle's horror novel 'The Changeling' is about a man who loses his young son.

        
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In Roxane Gay's powerful 'Hunger,' a craving for acceptance

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 13:34

Roxane Gay's new memoir will make readers think about how we are perceived.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 05:04

Look for a new Bourne thriller and a book about 'The Pride of the Yankees' movie.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers: John Grisham's latest, 'Camino Island'

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 14:02

Spend your weekend reading 'Camino Island' by John Grisham.

        
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Studies say reading the Harry Potter books makes you a better person

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 15:48

As if we need another reason to indulge in all the Harry Potter fantasy J.K. Rowling blessed the world with. Now according to science, you may become a better person if you do. Angeli Kakade (@angelikakade) has the story.

        
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New paperbacks from Anna Quindlen, William Shatner, Ian McEwan

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 16:12

Books newly out in paperback include 'Miller's Valley,' 'Leonard' and 'Nutshell.'

        
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Al Franken, Chelsea Clinton get readers' votes

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 16:15

Books by a U.S. Senator and a president's daughter are on USA TODAY's best-seller list.

        
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