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It's 'Truluv' when a widower and lonely teen connect in Elizabeth Berg's charming novel

Arthur Moses is the antithesis of recent literature’s grumpy golden agers, such as those in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge and the popular A Man Called Ove. The title character of Elizabeth Berg’s charming new novel, The Story of Arthur Trul

Usa Today, Tuesday, 11:36

Lawrence O'Donnell's new book shows how Roger Ailes helped get Nixon elected in 1968

By June 6, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson had declared he wouldn’t seek reelection and Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy had been murdered. The election was still five months away, but the 1968 presidential campaign was already one of the most

Usa Today, Monday, 14:25

Six delicious tales of murder in posthumous P.D. James collection

Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales (Knopf, 194 pp., ★★★ out of four), a collection of short stories by the late British mystery writer P.D. James, is anything but a snooze. Published posthumously, the collection mostly turns the classic murder mystery on

Usa Today, Monday, 12:19

5 new books you won't want to miss this week, starting with 'Why Bob Dylan Matters'

­ USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Why Bob Dylan Matters by Richard F. Thomas (Dey Street, non-fiction, on sale Nov. 21) What it’s about: A Harvard Classics professor who teaches a freshman seminar on Dylan e

Usa Today, Sunday, 06:36

Weekend picks for book lovers, including Dan Rather's essays

What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY’s picks for book lovers include a collection of Dan Rather's essays on patriotism. What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism by Dan Rather; Algonquin, 274 pp.; non-fiction As anchor of the CBS Evening News in

Usa Today, Saturday, 06:58

Garth Brooks shares stories, photos, demos in 'The Anthology Part 1'

CLOSE Garth Brooks continued his winning streak as entertainer of the year at the 2017 Country Music Association Awards, beating out Luke Bryan and Keith Urban. Garth Brooks is preparing to wrap up the U.S. leg of his world tour in Nashville in December.

Usa Today, Friday, 12:57

Jesmyn Ward wins National Book Award for 'Sing, Unburied, Sing'

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE When the weather turns brisk and fall is in the air, it's the perfect time to curl up with a good book. We've picked 10 new releases that will captivate your imagination while you sip on some hot cocoa.   Jesmyn Ward has w

Usa Today, 15 November 2017

Drybar Founder: “Life is too short to work someplace lame”

Drybar Founder Alli Webb never expected her hairstyling business to turn into the multimillion-dollar empire it is today. Since opening her first store in February 2010, the chain has expanded to include almost 90 “blowout bars” in the U.S. and Canada. Y

Usa Today, 15 November 2017

ClassPass founder on success: “You can’t accomplish anything without a team”

“I haven’t looked back ever since,” said ClassPass founder and Executive Chairman Payal Kadakia of quitting her job to pursue the startup, which simplifies workouts for people by providing an app and website where they can digitally book fitness classes

Usa Today, 15 November 2017

InStyle’s Laura Brown: “You’re not going to get somewhere distinct without your personality”

One personality trait InStyle Editor In Chief Laura Brown believes will get you ahead in life is enthusiasm. “I don’t think there’s anything cooler-slash-uncooler,” she said in an interview for Bumble Bizz’s newest content series. “You’re not going to ge

Usa Today, 15 November 2017

Tina Brown recalls flashy '80s days at 'Vanity Fair' - and an eye-popping Trump moment

How odd that Tina Brown’s new book recalling her heady, glitzy, glory days as editor in chief of Vanity Fair should arrive the very week the magazine named a new editor, surprise candidate Radhika Jones of The New York Times, to replace Graydon Carter (B

Usa Today, 14 November 2017

'The Martian' author Andy Weir heads to the moon in page-turning 'Artemis'

It’s late in this century, up on the moon, and Jasmine Bashara, nicknamed Jazz, is a struggling 26-year-old Saudi citizen who has lived in Artemis, a lunar city of 2,000 diverse earthlings, since she was 6. Poor, irreligious and sassy, she could make Amy

Usa Today, 13 November 2017

Sean Penn is writing a novel, 'Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff'

First Tom Hanks, now Sean Penn. Penn is the latest Academy Award-winning actor to catch the literary bug. (Hanks’ best-selling short story collection, Uncommon Type, was published last month.) Atria Books announced Monday that it will publish Penn’s nove

Usa Today, 13 November 2017

Louise Erdrich channels Margaret Atwood in dystopian 'Living God'

In most dystopian fiction these days, we humans are clearly to blame for our ruin: We launch nuclear missiles, we pollute the planet, we engineer viruses (digital and organic) that get the better of us. In Louise Erdrich’s philosophical yet propulsive 16

Usa Today, 13 November 2017

The secret to Agatha Christie’s enduring appeal? We solve the mystery

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE A murder disrupts a quiet train ride, leaving passengers to defend their innocence in the trailer for 'Murder on the Orient Express.' “Murder Is Easy,” Agatha Christie once proclaimed, as she dreamed up the title for one o

Usa Today, 12 November 2017

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