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Harper Lee's new cover revealed: 'Go Set a Watchman' captures feel of 'Mockingbird'

The release of Harper Lee's highly anticipated second novel, "Go Set a Watchman," is still four months away. But publisher HarperCollins has released an early treat for those eager for a peek at what's to come: the new book jacket.If the cover feels familiar, it should. "Go Set a Watchman" shares the same striking style of the original cover for Lee's enduring classic, "To Kill a Mockingbird.






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Taylor Swift calls out Princeton Review 'test people' for misquoting her song lyric

Taylor Swift knows how to "Shake It Off" — except when an SAT prep book dares to misquote her.A fan recently brought the error to the singer's attention, posting an image of the offending page from a Princeton Review book on Tumblr.






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Harlan Coben's 'The Stranger' asks what happens if everyone is spying on you

Read an excerpt from "The Stranger," by Harlan Coben, copyright 2015. Reprinted by arrangement with Dutton, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. 






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Summa cum superhero: Batman film producer, Spider-Man creator lead free course online

When Michael Uslan was a boy, comic books were widely considered a cause of juvenile delinquency. One day he watched in horror as a friend's father burned his son's beloved collection in a fireplace.He never forgot it.






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Fantasy author Terry Pratchett, famed for 'Discworld' series, dies at 66

Fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, creator of the "Discworld" series and author of more than 70 books, has died at the age of 66.Pratchett, who suffered from a very rare form of early onset Alzheimer's disease, had earned wide respect throughout Britain with his dignified campaign for the right of critically ill patients to choose assisted suicide.






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'Fit mom' shares tips in new no-excuse book, 'absolutely glad' she posted viral photo

Maria Kang faced fierce backlash two years ago after posting a Facebook photo showing off her toned torso, her three young children and the tagline, “What’s Your Excuse.”The post, which generated more than 16 million views, encouraged others to take a "no excuses" approach to becoming fit and healthy, but it also prompted numerous critics to call Kang a fat-shaming bully.






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Lauren Scruggs Kennedy: 'Life is awesome' after wedding, overcoming tragedy

Newly married and the author of a new book, fashion journalist Lauren Scruggs Kennedy said "life is awesome” after finding love and overcoming severe injuries from an accident that grabbed international headlines.






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Judah Smith's 'Life is ___' offers tips on how to live life to the fullest

Read an excerpt from " Life is ___" by Judah Smith, copyright 2015. Excerpted with permission from Thomas Nelson.






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Etched glassware, planter bookends and more DIY projects you really can do

Still not sure you have what it takes to do a DIY project? Brit Morin, founder and CEO of Brit + Co., is here to help. She's sharing four trendy DIY projects that you — yes, you! — can handle. And click here to read an excerpt from Brit Morin's book, "Homemakers: A Domestic Handbook for a New Generation," where you can find more DIY projects, recipes and more.






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Recently discovered Dr. Seuss book coming out this July

More than 20 years after his death, there is still plenty of news about Dr. Seuss.Random House Children's Books said Wednesday it will publish a recently discovered manuscript with illustrations called "What Pet Should I Get" on July 28. The publisher plans at least two more books, based on materials found in 2013 in the author's home in La Jolla, California, by his widow and secretary.






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David Duchovny has a 'Holy Cow' moment with new book: 'I didn't write it with a moral'

Though he was the star of "Californication," which ended last June after seven seasons, many fans still mostly think of David Duchovny from his days as Fox Mulder on "The X-Files." Well, time to put both of those items further down on his resume: Duchovny is now a published author and the new star of the upcoming NBC drama "Aquarius.






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Aaaay! Henry Winkler admits he was 'too frightened' to host 'Saturday Night Live'

Grown-ups probably know Henry Winkler best from his classic role as The Fonz on "Happy Days." Parents and small children may know him in a different way: for his children's books. But no one knows him for hosting "Saturday Night Live" — because it never happened.In 1977, Winkler was a huge star thanks to his portrayal as the ultimate cool dude Arthur "Fonz" Fonzarelli on the hit TV show.






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Second novel by Harper Lee to be published this summer

"To Kill a Mockingbird" will not be Harper Lee's only published book after all.Publisher Harper announced Tuesday that "Go Set a Watchman," a novel the Pulitzer Prize-winning author completed in the 1950s and put aside, will be released July 14. Rediscovered last fall, "Go Set a Watchman" is essentially a sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird," although it was finished earlier.






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Ed Burns talks about new book 'Independent Ed' and how 'Brothers McMullen' changed his life

The writer, director and filmmaker joins TODAY to talk about his new book, “Independent Ed,” and looks back at his career, starting with the success of independent film “The Brothers McMullen.”






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Bengals' Devon Still and daughter Leah write a book for kids fighting cancer

Leah Still is continuing her fight against pediatric cancer and now hopes to help kids in the same situation with her book, "I am Leah Strong."Devon Still revealed the inspiration behind their children's book on Instagram, along with a sneak peek of the adorable cover on Thursday.






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Opera singer Deborah Voigt bares all in 'Call Me Debbie'

Read an excerpt from "Call Me Debbie," by Deborah Voigt, copyright 2014. Republished with permission from Harper Collins.






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'Single Man, Married Man' offers brutally honest dating advice for women

Read an excerpt from "Single Man, Married Man," by Dr. Jean Alerte, Jickael Bazin, Frank Gateau, Rae Holliday, Zangba Thomson, Fadelf Jackson, Kel Spencer, and Pervis Taylor, Copyright 2015.






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Boy recants claims in his best-selling book: 'I did not die. I did not go to heaven'

A boy who claimed in a best-selling book that he died and visited heaven after a car crash that left him paralyzed is now saying he made it all up. Nearly five years after "The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven" hit best-seller lists, publisher Tyndale House announced Thursday that it's pulling the book from shelves after Alex Malarkey recanted his claim.






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Patton Oswalt talks about his life as a 'Silver Screen Fiend'

Read an excerpt from "Silver Screen Fiend: Learning about Life from an Addiction to Film" by Patton Oswalt, copyright 2014. Excerpted with permission by Scribner, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.






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Turn the page: 'Notebook' author Nicholas Sparks separates from wife Cathy after 25 years

Nicholas Sparks, author of 17 romantic novels including "The Notebook" and "Message in a Bottle," is parting from his wife Cathy after 25 years together."Cathy and I have separated," the 49-year-old author told People Tuesday. "This is, of course, not a decision we've made lightly. We remain close friends with deep respect for each other and love for our children.









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