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Washington is nation's 'most literate' city

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 13:47

A survey once again ranks how the USA is doing when it comes to reading.

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Who knew? Walt Whitman was the Richard Simmons of his day

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:36

The 19th-century American poet has a new book out. You won't believe what it's about.

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13 books to read before they become movies in 2017

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 07:03

Recommended reading before you head to a theater near you.

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Elena Ferrante's 'My Brilliant Friend' is coming to HBO

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 12:37

Book is being turned into drama series for HBO and Italy's public broadcasting company.

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New 'Wimpy Kid' book poised for takeoff on Nov. 7

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 05:03

In the 12th book in the best-selling kids' series, Greg Heffley and family go on holiday.

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Greg Iles wraps up 'Natchez' trilogy, hits No. 1 on USA TODAY's list

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 14:34

The thriller 'Mississippi Blood' takes on murder and racism in the Deep South.

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These German 'Women' struggle with life after Nazis

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:01

Jessica Shattuck's novel finds a fresh angle on post-war angst in Germany.

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Tough new book claims 'No One Cares About Crazy People'

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:47

Author Ron Powers has experience dealing with mental illness in his own family.

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New bio: Why Richard Nixon matters in the Trump era

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:13

Biographer John A. Farrell offers an even-handed approach in 'Richard Nixon: The Life.'

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Books: New and noteworthy

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 05:06

Look for a major new biography of Richard Nixon, plus the latest James Patterson.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 05:01

Spend your weekend reading 'Madame President' by Helene Cooper.

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Abduction mystery 'Lisa Bellow' explores teen trauma

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 15:19

In 'The Fall of Lisa Bellow,' two girls are held hostage by a gunman.

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Book Buzz: 'The Shack' is solid on USA TODAY's best-sellers list

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:11

The faith-based best seller continues its reign at No. 1

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Misty Copeland's best advice for achieving a 'Ballerina Body'

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:21

The dancer shares her tips for getting in shape and eating well in her new book.

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'Inspector Morse' creator Colin Dexter dies at 86

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:10

Writer's curmudgeonly detective was the subject of a long-running TV mystery series.

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Lisa See brews a touching tale of loss, hope in 'Tea Girl'

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 07:04

'The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane' is about how tea changes a young Chinese woman's life.

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40 years after his death, Elvis bio sings a sad song about fame

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 13:02

Ray Connolly's biography focuses on the limiting life of rock 'n' roll's first superstar.

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New book: Can Adam and Eve save your marriage?

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:04

Author Bruce Feiler looks at the Bible's first couple and how they remain relevant.

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Books: New and noteworthy

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 05:03

Look for new books by Misty Copeland, Katey Sagal and Debbie Macomber.

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Four thrilling new titles take teens on fantasy rides

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 07:02

A genre made popular by 'Twilight' and 'The Hunger Games' is as strong as ever.

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