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Children's Book Promotes Iranian Fighters in Syria
The Persian-language book includes paintings and text describing battles Iranian forces fought in Syria. The book is written in the form of bedtime poetry and its 42 pages depict illustrations of the war in Syria, fighters defending a shrine and ...

Ottessa Moshfegh's 6 favorite books
Fifty pages past its deceptively nondescript cover, I had to put this book down and go splash water on my face. I read a little more and found myself sobbing in the bath with the tap still running. Employing autobiography veiled by fiction, Goebel has ...

Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney (Ballantine, fiction, on sale Jan. 24). What it's about: The Girl thriller trend continues into 2017 with this murder mystery about two women ...

Books offer a sea of tranquility at the library: Regina Brett
Call me lazy for never reading "Moby-Dick" until now, or call me crazy for attempting to read Herman Melville's 625-page book that sometimes seems to be written in a language that doesn't resemble English. That's not the only book I'm reading. There's ...

How does she do it?
The day starts off with book reviews on her computer screen — Schulz typically peruses more than 100 a week, sent before the books are even published. By now, “Most of the names are familiar and I have a sense of what kind of books they write. … We ...

Best-selling author Jeff Guinn on Charles Manson and upcoming books
The Manson murders happened the year I was born. I was too young to watch TV accounts or read newspapers, but I came across prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi's dramatic book about the case, “Helter Skelter,” when I was barely in my double digits. Bugliosi's ...

National best-selling books
“The Lose Your Belly Diet” by Travis Stork (Ghost Mountain Books). 2. “Food, Health, and Happiness” by Oprah Winfrey (Flatiron Books). 3. “Three Days in January” by Bret Baier and Catherine Whitney (William Morrow). 4. “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance ...

40 Years Overdue, Man Finds Library Books, Pays Fine
"My parents wanted us to be exposed as much as possible to the world and it was through the library that that happened initially," said Kramer. In November, he went to his family's cabin in Ontario and noticed two books he'd seen many times and ...

New book goes inside Silicon Valley, where money can't buy cool
All the money, buzz and self-congratulatory talk about changing the world won't make the sunlight-challenged young wizards of Silicon Valley cool. That's the main conclusion from Alexandra Wolfe's new book Valley of the Gods (Simon & Schuster, 256 pp., ...

UC Berkeley Discovery Yields New Mark Twain Children's Book
Doubleday Books for Young Readers announced Friday that it has acquired a fairy tale only recently discovered. The book is called “The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine” and is scheduled for Sept. 26. The work is based on 16 pages of notes written by ...

Digital publishing is redefining book trade in the Indian market
The books and publishing ecosystem has endured a shift of colossal nature, owing to the advent of e-books as an alternative to physical formats, making literature more comprehensive and mobile. E-books have found an audience in the younger generation, ...

Barack Obama and Donald Trump on their favorite books
It's inauguration weekend, so a lot of this week's national discourse has been political by default. Unsurprisingly, that theme also extended to the week's various discussions of books and related subjects. So as the era of President Donald Trump ...

Weekend picks for book lovers
What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY's picks for book lovers include Carve the Mark, the new sci-fi thriller by Veronica Roth. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth; Katherine Tegen Books, 468 pp.; fiction. Remember how The Hunger Games kicked ...

Utah State Prison bans just 2 books
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah prisoners can read violence-laced literature such as “Games of Thrones” but are barred from accessing two guidebooks on manipulation. Robert Greene's “The 48 Laws of Power” and “The Art of Seduction” are the only two books ...

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