Friday, January 28, 2022

BOOKS

“The Burning Blue: The Untold Story of Christa McAuliffe and NASA's Challenger Disaster,” by Kevin Cook.

Four-star reviews

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An old convent filled with witches and medieval nuns. Minneapolis haunted bookstore. Two enslaved Black men fall in love. The apocalypse is being prepared for by a cult. These two have little in common...
Author Joan Didion poses for a portrait, Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, in her New York apartment. Didion, the revered author and essayist whose provocative social commentary and detached, methodical literary voice made her a uniquely clear-eyed critic of a uniquely turbulent time, has died. She was 87.

Joan Didion, acclaimed writer, dies at 87 of Parkinson's disease

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Joan Didion, a bestselling novelist and memoirist, has passed away at 87."We are deeply saddened to report that Joan Didion died earlier this morning at her home in New York due to complications...
“No One Is Talking About This,” by Patricia Lockwood.

USA TODAY staff's 2021 favorite first-time reads: Add these 14 books to your to-be-read...

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If you are anything like me you have more books than you can read in a lifetime. You don't need any more books to add fuel to the flames in your home. I'm sorry,...
Feminist author and poet bell hooks, known for 'Aint I A Woman' and 'All About Love', dies at 69

Feminist author and poet bell hooks, known for 'Aint I A Woman' and 'All...

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Beloved author, professor and feminist bell hooks, known for titles like "Aint I A Woman" and "All About Love," has died. She was aged 69. USA TODAY received confirmation from the family of the author...
Anne Rice, 'Interview With the Vampire' author, dies at 80

Anne Rice, the vampire fiction queen who wrote 'Interview With the Vampire,' dies at...

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Anne Rice, the trailblazing writer of popular vampire fiction widely known for her best-selling novel "Interview With the Vampire," died late Saturday at age 80.The author died from complications of a stroke, her son Christopher Rice, himself...
Anne Rice, 'Interview With the Vampire' author, dies at 80

Anne Rice, 'Interview With the Vampire' author, dies at 80

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Anne Rice, the Gothic novelist and best-selling author of "Interview With the Vampire," passed away Saturday night at the age of 80.The author died from complications of a stroke, her son Christopher Rice, himself a...
“Beautiful World, Where Are You,” by Sally Rooney.

Sally Rooney and Andy Weir were the 2021 Goodreads Choice Award recipients.

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Goodreads readers have spoken. They have revealed their 2021 winning books after racking up 4.7 million votes. The best fiction award winner is Sally Rooney's "Beautiful World, Where Are You." This novel tells the story...
“All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business,” by Mel Brooks.

5 books not to miss: Mel Brooks memoir, disturbing 'Sex Cult Nun' and Brené...

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Are you looking for something to read? USA TODAY Barbara VanDenburgh scopes out the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases. Every book is on sale for Tuesday.1. “All About Me!: My...
'Succession' star Brian Cox rips into 'overrated' Johnny Depp, 'ludicrous' Steven Seagal in memoir

'Succession' star Brian Cox rips into 'overrated' Johnny Depp, 'ludicrous' Steven Seagal in memoir

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Brian Cox, the HBO series' star is known not to hold his tongue like Logan Roy, patriarch of "Succession". The 75-year-old actor is not shying away from expressing his personal and harsh views on major...
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