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#BookmarkThis: Tom Perrotta dishes on sex in the suburbs

Thu, 3 Aug 2017 18:46:14 -0400

Author Tom Perrotta, whose new novel is 'Mrs. Fletcher,' does a #BookmarkThis interview on Facebook Live.


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How 'Doctor Who' landed in America: New book tells the story

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:53:49 -0400

A new book called “Red White and Who: The Story of 'Doctor Who' in America” looks at the American perspective on the popular science fiction TV show.


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Books: New and noteworthy

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:00:07 -0400

Look for new books from Sue Grafton and T. Jefferson Parker, both on sale Aug. 22. Plus more new recommendations for the week.


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Why the year 1922 rocked the book world

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:11:19 -0400

Bill Goldstein's new book 'The World Broke in Two' looks at Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, D.H. Lawrence and T.S. Eliot. A 3.5-star book review.


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How wit helped comedian Ms. Pat overcome a tragic childhood

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:07:43 -0400

In her new memoir 'Rabbit,' comedian Patricia Williams recounts overcoming the odds after a difficult childhood. A 3-star book review.


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Weekend picks for book lovers: 'Sons and Soldiers' tells story of Jews who fought Hitler

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:01:01 -0400

Spend your weekend reading 'Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned With the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler.'


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New book recounts effort to clear man wrongfully convicted in rape

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:11:52 -0400

'Ghost of the Innocent Man' by Benjamin Rachlin tells the true story of a man who wrongly served many years in a rape case. A 3-star book review.


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Townies clash with rich outsiders in Dee's 'The Locals'

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 12:01:07 -0400

In 'The Locals,' novelist Jonathan Dee captures the clash between smal-town residents and outsiders who want the quiet life. A 3.5-star book review.


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'Sour Heart,' a love letter to Chinese-American 'Girls'

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:35:36 -0400

Jenny Zhang's short story collection 'Sour Heart' is the first book from Lenny, the new literary imprint from Lena Dunham. A 3-star book review.


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Moving novel opens a window into South Africa's tortured history

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 15:49:52 -0400

'Hum If You Don't Know the Words' revolves around characters, black and white, in South Africa during apartheid. A 3-star book review.


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Review: Ann Powers' “Good Booty” explores pop music’s erotic essence

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:05:48 -0400

NPR music critic says the roots of popular music are as old as rocking church services and rolling temptation.


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Ruth Ware's thriller 'The Lying Game' has strong debut

Wed, 2 Aug 2017 12:33:07 -0400

Ruth Ware's psychological thriller 'The Lying Game' will land at No. 6 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list this week.


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Trippy 'Punch Escrow' will teleport you to another world

Wed, 2 Aug 2017 13:04:48 -0400

Tal M. Klein's debut about the dangers of teleportation combines hard sci-fi with a clever charm.


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New novel about Lizzie Borden is a bloody good read

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:02:35 -0400

Accused 19th century ax murderess Lizzie Borden lives on in Sarah Schmidt's debut novel 'See What I Have Done.' A 3.5-star book review.


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Memoir of friend's murder makes for lurid read

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 08:00:04 -0400

Carolyn Murnick investigates the brutal murder of her one-time childhood friend in L.A. in 'The Hot One.' A 2-star book review.


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Debut novel 'Daughters' recycles 'Handmaid's Tale'

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:04:30 -0400

Jennie Melamed's dystopian novel 'Gather the Daughters' is too derivative of Margaret Atwood's classic. A 2-star book review.


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#BookmarkThis: Michael Connelly says Titus Welliver is 'perfect' as Bosch

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:41:01 -0400

Best-selling author Michael Connelly chats with USA TODAY about his new book 'The Late Show' and his recurring character, detective Harry Bosch.


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Wesley Snipes fights evil with his pen in exciting 'Talon of God'

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:16:54 -0400

Actor Wesley Snipes imagines a war between angels and demons in his debut novel, the supernatural 'Talon of God.' A 3-star book review.


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How German Jews joined the U.S. Army and helped beat the Nazis

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:32:33 -0400

Bruce Henderson's book 'Sons and Soldiers' tells the story of Jews who fled Germany for the U.S. and returned to fight Hitler. A 3.5 star review.


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10 hot books you won't want to miss this summer

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:05:16 -0400

Our beach reads include books by Sue Grafton, John McEnroe and Michael Connelly.


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Teen mysteries: Four books that deliver summer thrills

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:00:09 -0400

Authors bring the thrills with a pair of whodunits, plus the story of a girl with short-term memory issues and the tale of a 1940s town with secrets.


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Chris Colfer's 'Stories' lands at No. 2; Daniel Silva is No. 1

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:54:21 -0400

'Glee' star Chris Colfer wraps up his 'Land of Stories' series for kids by landing at No. 2 on USA TODAY's best-seller list; Daniel Silva is No. 1.


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The joy of kids' books, when you're all grown up

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:00:07 -0400

Bruce Handy's new book 'Wild Things' celebrates the classics of children's literature and reading them again. A 3-star review.


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Books: New and noteworthy

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 06:00:08 -0400

Look for the latest Rosato & DiNunzio thriller by Lisa Scottoline, called 'Exposed' and on sale Aug. 15.


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We're shocked! Read all about Edward VII's scandalous sex life

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:52:07 -0400

His many mistresses are the focus of a new bio of the king called 'Edward the Caresser.'


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Milo Yiannopoulos lands at No. 3; Grisham returns to No. 1

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:45:11 -0400

Milo Yiannopoulos' self-published 'Dangerous' is a USA TODAY best seller, while John Grisham's 'Camino Island' is back at No. 1.


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What makes us curious? New book asks 'Why?'

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:02:01 -0400

Mario Livio's new book seeks to discover why humans are such curious creatures.


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New book predicts Vladimir Putin's downfall

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:01:03 -0400

In 'Putin,' Richard Lourie says Russia's president banks too heavily on the oil economy.


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Young, in prison, learning to love 'Reading'

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:40:49 -0400

'Reading With Patrick' tells the story of a teacher and a young, poor prisoner.


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New paperbacks: Maria Semple, Taraji P. Henson, Stephenie Meyer

Thu, 6 Jul 2017 19:31:19 -0400

Books newly released in paperback include 'Today Will Be Different' by Maria Semple and 'Around the Way Girl' by Taraji P. Henson.


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Milo Yiannopoulos' new book is hardly 'Dangerous'

Tue, 4 Jul 2017 00:01:24 -0400

The right-wing provocateur has self-published a book of his political views.


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'Camino Island': Grisham's tasty thriller about a literary heist

Tue, 30 May 2017 18:18:44 -0400

After crooks steal precious F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscipts from Princeton, the hunt is on.


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