Pulitzer Prize winner and "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee smiles before receiving the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 5, 2007 in Washington, DC. The Medal of Freedom is given to those who have made remarkable contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, culture, or other private or public endeavors. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Author Harper Lee Will Publish Second Novel

“To Kill a Mockingbird” will not be Harper Lee’s only published book after all.


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NYC’s Best First Date Spots

Simon & Schuster author Teresa Medeiros shares her favorite New York City first date spots, in line with her new book Goodnight Tweetheart.


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Patricia Cornwell Out With New Crime Thriller, “Dust”

“Dust” again features the beloved characted Dr. Kay Scarpetta, a world-renowned forensic pathologist.


"Rasputin's Shadow" by Raymond Khoury (credit: Raymond Khoury website)

Author Out With New Historic Thriller

“Rasputin’s Shadow” comes from the same brain that produced “The Last Templar.”


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Beach Reads: ‘Five Days’

This week’s summer Beach Reads is the latest from international best-seller Douglas Kennedy.


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Actress & Host Alison Sweeney Debuts New Novel

These days, we’re used to seeing Alison Sweeney as the host of The Biggest Loser, but now the former Days of Our Lives cast member — and mother of two — is debuting a juicy novel that peels back the curtains on Hollywood.


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Journalist Has ‘Novel’ Idea For Twitter

Imagine writing a novel. On Twitter. 140 characters at a time.