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Pulitzer Board tells Junot Diaz he is 'welcome' to remain after sexual harassment allegations

4 hours 44 min ago

The Pulitzer Prize Board has decided not to remove fiction writer Junot Diaz over sexual harassment allegations.

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Best bets for your weekend reading: A.J. Jacobs' 'Thanks a Thousand,' new Michael Connelly

11 hours 29 min ago

Spend your weekend reading 'Thanks a Thousand' by A.J. Jacobs, a love letter to coffee. Plus more recommendations from USA TODAY's book reviewers.

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William Goldman, screenwriter of 'All the President's Men' and 'The Princess Bride,' dies

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:07

Goldman, 87, adapted his own novel for the cult classic. He also wrote the Oscar-winning screenplays for 'All the President's Men' and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."

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Sigrid Nunez's 'The Friend' wins 2018 National Book Award for fiction

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 21:28

The National Book Awards in fiction, nonfiction, young people's literature and poetry were presented Wednesday night in New York City.

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New book shares Elie Wiesel's powerful classroom lessons from the Holocaust

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:15

In the book 'Witness,' a former student shares the lessons he learned at Boston University from Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate.

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Why you should be grateful for your cup of coffee, and all the folks who help brew it

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:21

In his new book 'Thanks a Thousand,' author A.J. Jacobs tracks down all the folks who help make his coffee to say 'thank you.' A review.

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Michelle Obama talks 2020 Trump challengers, gives update on Malia and Sasha

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 08:34

"I'm going to be looking to see who handles themselves and each other with dignity and respect so that by the time people get to the general (election), people aren't beat up and battered," the former first lady stressed.

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'Becoming' Michelle Obama: Even the queen's shoes hurt, and 5 more things we didn't know

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 14:52

Michelle Obama on that moment she touched Queen Elizabeth II: It was all about uncomfortable shoes. Plus more tidbits from 'Becoming.'

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'Night of Miracles': Elizabeth Berg's tale of small-town America offers a slice of comfort

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 13:20

'Night of Miracles,' Elizabeth Berg's sequel to 'Arthur Truluv,' is a tender, neighborly tale set in Mason, Missouri. A 3.5-star book review.

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Oprah Winfrey picks Michelle Obama's memoir 'Becoming' for her book club

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 11:36

Michelle Obama's memoir "Becoming," which goes on sale Tuesday, gets a boost from Oprah Winfrey, who chooses it for her book club.

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Jack Reacher is back in stellar form from Lee Child; David Baldacci launches new series

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 10:45

We check out 'Past Tense,' the new Jack Reacher thriller from Lee Child, and 'Long Road to Mercy,' the launch of a new series by David Baldacci.

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5 new books you won't want to miss this week, including Michelle Obama's 'Becoming'

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 05:00

Michelle Obama's anticipated memoir 'Becoming' hits stores Nov. 13, along with David Baldacci and Janet Evanovich.

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Best bets for your weekend reading: John Grisham, Roger Daltrey and more

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading 'The Reckoning' by John Grisham, or the new memoir by singer Roger Daltrey of The Who.

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Best-selling author Janet Evanovich describes failing as a waitress, latest Plum novel

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:17

Janet Evanovich details her past struggles as a waitress, nearly shutting down a Costco and her new book, "Look Alive Twenty-Five."

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Michelle Obama slams President Trump over 'Access Hollywood' tape, debate stalking in book

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 20:51

Former first lady Michelle Obama criticizes President Trump over his 'Access Hollywood' remarks and debate behavior in her much-anticipated memoir.

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'Beyond the Call': How female soldiers are strengthening the military

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:13

In her new book 'Beyond the Call: Three Women on the Front Lines in Afghanistan,' Eileen Rivers examines the evolving role of female soldiers.

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'Solace Island': Meg Tilly writes a romance novel, and it's pretty hot stuff

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 15:13

The actress Meg Tilly turns her talents to romance with her novel 'Solace Island.' A 3-star book review.

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Liane Moriarty's 'Nine Perfect Strangers' seems a little too familiar: Review

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 13:17

It may be unfair to grade terrific novelists on a different curve, but Liane Moriarty’s “Nine Perfect Strangers” does not match her previous books.

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Author Stephen King wants Iowans to vote out 'racist dumbbell' who shares his name

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 09:37

"Iowans, for personal reasons I hope you'll vote Steve King out," the author wrote Sunday. "I'm tired of being confused with this racist dumbbell."

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5 new books you won't want to miss this week: Lee Child, Joanna Gaines, Liane Moriarty

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 05:00

Lee Child's new Jack Reacher thriller is on sale this week, as is a home design book by Joanna Gaines. Plus more new books on sale the week of Nov. 5.

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