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Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable. Her new book Educated (Random House, 334 pp., ★★★★ out of four) is a heartbreaking, heartwarming, best-in-years memoir about striding beyond the limitations o
Every political scandal of the last 45 years, be it significant or picayune, has worn the suffix "-gate," emblematic of the greatest scandal of our time — Watergate. But after all the time and hype, most of the details of Watergate have...
Had enough of dystopian young-adult fare? USA TODAY's Brian Truitt checks out four new titles for teens, from a galactic saga to love stories to a mystery featuring literature's best new private eye. Truly Devious By Maureen Johnson Katherine Tegen Books
USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Fifty Fifty by James Patterson and Candice Fox (Little, Brown, fiction, on sale Feb. 19) What it’s about: In the second book in a series, Australian Detective Harriet Blue i
What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY’s picks for book lovers include the latest collection of essays by novelist Zadie Smith, and two compelling new mysteries. Feel Free by Zadie Smith; Penguin Press, 435 pp.; non-fiction Zadie Smith’s second col
CLOSE Netflix says it will add more trigger warning to its show “13 Reasons Why,” given its graphic depiction of sexual assault and suicide. Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mariamgaluppo) has more. NEW YORK — Best-selling children's author Jay Asher has been ex
In Caitlin Macy's new novel Mrs. (Lee Boudreaux Books, 352 pp., ★★★ out of four), we are reminded that class lines — while they may be superficial — run deep. Set on the Upper East Side, post-Bernie Madoff and the financial crisis, Macy's tale about the
Sophie Kinsella is full of surprises. In Surprise Me (The Dial Press, 412 pp., ★★★½ out of four), the British author of the chick-lit-y Shopaholic series (and other charming comic standalone titles) is still making us laugh. But she goes deeper this time
NEW YORK — Erin Entrada Kelly's Hello, Universe, a nuanced account of a diverse group of middle school students and their unexpected encounters, has won the Newbery Medal for the outstanding children's book of 2017. The Caldecott Medal for best illustra
Historical fiction about “forgotten women’s lives” has become a comfortably familiar, if not always scintillating, literary form. Leave it to Amy Bloom to give the genre a swift kick in the knickers with White Houses (Random House, 240 pp., ★★★½ out of f
Mysteries up and down the East Coast: an unexpected Russian spy in D.C., drifters in Delaware, a magical survivor in the Adirondacks, and best friends in New York City bound by lies. Novelist Charles Finch takes you through some of the most intriguing su
USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella (The Dial Press, fiction, on sale Feb. 13) What it’s about: A happily married couple discover that their plan to keep surprising each other —
What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY’s picks for book lovers include An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, which has Oprah Winfrey's stamp of approval. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones; Algonquin, 306 pp.; fiction Celestial and Roy are still
NEW YORK — Noting that the FBI is "under intense scrutiny," James Comey's publisher is moving up the release date of his memoir A Higher Loyalty. Flatiron Books said Wednesday that is moving up publication from May 1 to April 17. Flatiron...
Kristin Hannah’s new novel, The Great Alone (St. Martin’s Press), is the story of Leni Allbright, a teenager whose inner strength is tested when her father, a volatile former Vietnam War POW, moves his family to a remote frontier town in rugged 1970s Ala
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