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Scout's all grown up in 'Mockingbird' sequel

USAToday Books - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:21

Websites post the first chapter of 'Go Set a Watchman.'

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ArtsBeat: Charles Johnson Discusses ‘Middle Passage’ at 25

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:01
Mr. Johnson’s novel, about a freed slave who sneaks onto a ship in New Orleans in the 1830s, won the National Book Award in 1990.

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Author Harper Lee seen for the first time in years

USAToday Books - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 06:01

The first new photo in six years of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author has surfaced thanks to the documentary 'Harper Lee: American Masters', which has been updated ahead of the release of her second book 'Go Set a Watchman'.

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Interviews with audiobook narrators Carrie Piper and Erin Mallon

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 23:18

HEA's Jessie Potts chats with audiobook narrators Carrie Piper and Erin Mallon.

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Something for everyone in these e-book deals

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 23:08

BookBub highlights some awesome romance ebook deals.

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Love and Lust rec: 'SEAL Wolf Hunting' by Terry Spear

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 23:06

HEA contributor Becky Condit recs latest by Terry Spear.

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Letters: Jacob Lawrence’s Champion

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 17:32
Readers respond to recent reviews of “Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series,” Julie ­Lythcott-Haims’s “How to Raise an Adult” and more.

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Harper Lee's new novel big as 'Harry Potter' in Amazon pre-orders

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 16:25

Amazon said on Thursday that "Go Set a Watchman," the much-anticipated second novel by "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee, is the most pre-ordered print title on since the last book in the "Harry Potter" series.

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Etgar Keret: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:00
The novelist, story writer and author, most recently, of the memoir “The Seven Good Years,” is a fan of Kafka. “It was a great comfort to discover a writer who seemed to be even more stressed and screwed up than I was.”

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Harper Lee fêted as novel looms

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 15:31

It's a rare sighting of the author, now 89, in advance of her new book.

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Can Harper Lee beat 'Grey' in sales?

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 12:32

E.L. James' erotic novel 'Grey' is No. 1 on USA TODAY's best seller list again.

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Cheryl Strayed plans book of quotes

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 11:22

'Brave Enough' draws on Strayed's writings including 'Wild.'

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Artist makes Wikipedia - the book

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 07:17

If you miss the days when encyclopedias were something you picked up rather than clicked, there's good news: artist Michael Mandiberg is making the whole English version of Wikipedia available as printed books - 7,600 of them in all.

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‘The Sage of Waterloo,’ by Leona Francombe

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:00
A rabbit’s-eye view of Napoleon’s crushing defeat.

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‘The Unraveling,’ by Emma Sky

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:00
In this memoir, a British Arabist who had opposed the invasion of Iraq recounts her time advising American forces after the fall of Saddam Hussein.

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Book: 'Ghost Fleet' authors discuss their vision of WWIII

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 15:25

P. W. Singer and August Cole sit down with USA TODAY enterprise editor Ray Locker to chat about their new book, 'Ghost Fleet.'

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ArtsBeat: Man Booker International Prize Changes Its Focus

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 14:09
Starting next year, the prize, which had been issued every two years to a living author for an entire body of work, will be awarded annually to a single novel translated into English and published in Britain.

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Bookends: Do Moralists Make Bad Novelists?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 11:30
Alice Gregory and Pankaj Mishra discuss whether moral preoccupations have a place in good fiction.

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World awaits new Harper Lee novel

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:58

'Go Set a Watchman' arrives on July 14, and bookstores are ready.

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‘Among the Ten Thousand Things,’ by Julia Pierpont

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 04:00
A husband’s affair, cruelly revealed, leaves his family’s future uncertain.

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