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Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to people close to his family. He was 87.







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'Hold Me in Contempt': First novel written by Wendy Williams is a steamy romance

In the novel, "Hold Me in Contempt" written by Wendy Williams, an unwelcome old flame appears on Kimberly Kind's doorstep following the fallout of a rocky and obscure relationship between the pair.







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'Own It': Tabatha Coffey shares the secrets of her success

Read an excerpt from Tabatha Coffey's "Own It!: Be the Boss of Your Life — at Home and in the Workplace"Courtesy of It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. 







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'Popular': A 1960's style approach to becoming 'cool' in the modern world

Read an excerpt from Maya Van Wagenen's, "Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek" Excerpted from Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek, copyright (c) 2014 by Maya Van Wagenen. Used with permission by Dutton Juvenile, all rights reserved. 







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'Captain Underpants,' Toni Morrison among most challenged books

The potty humor of "Captain Underpants" children's books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison in "The Bluest Eye" would seem to have little in common.







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A pediatrician's guide for mothers on how to raise extraordinary men

In "Strong Mothers, Strong Sons: Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Men," pediatrician Meg Meeker provides advice on how mothers can strengthen relationships with their sons and achieve happiness as a family. Here's an excerpt.







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'Thank You, Billy Graham': A collection of personal narratives of faith

Read an excerpt from Boz Tchividjian, Aram Tchividjian and Jerushah Armfield's, "Thank You, Billy Graham"Excerpted from Thank You, Billy Graham, copyright (c) 2014 by Boz Tchividjian, Aram Tchividjian, and Jerushah Armfield.







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Bill O'Reilly revisits 'The Last Days of Jesus' for younger readers

In “The Last Days of Jesus,” Bill O’Reilly adapts the ancient story he recounted in his bestselling “Killing Jesus” in a new illustrated edition that will touch young readers and adults alike. Here's an excerpt.







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Sheryl Sandberg speaks to a new generation of women in 'Lean In: For Graduates'

In 2013, Sheryl Sandberg published "Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead," a bold call to action for women in the workforce to assert themselves and assume their rightful place at the top of the hierarchy.







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College graduates: Are you struggling to find your first job? 

For those about to graduate from college or who have graduated within this past year: Are you struggling to find your first job?We want to hear from you.







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Judy Greer: 'A mandatory year of waiting tables' will make you a better person

Judy Greer's collection of short essays in "I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star," proves why she's the celebrity best friend we all wish we had.







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Archie to die! Iconic comic book character meets demise in July issue

Archie, the beloved comic book character whose exploits have been followed by readers for 73 years, will meet his demise this summer. The comic icon will die in "Life With Archie" #36, which will be released on July 16, followed a week later by the 37th and final issue of the series.







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'Stronger': One man's chilling tale of the Boston Marathon bombing from the finish line

In "Stronger," Jeff Bauman recounts the chilling moment that he locked eyes with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber, just minutes before the deadly backpack below his feet exploded. Here's an excerpt.







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Potty-mouthed Bob Saget comes clean about his life in 'Dirty Daddy'

In "Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian," Bob Saget addresses the dichotomy between his status a seemingly wholesome TV star and an uproariously unfiltered stand-up comic, delving into the hilarious and poignant details of his life and career along the way.







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'It Ain't Over...Til It's Over': Marlo Thomas inspires readers to chase their dreams 

Read an excerpt from Marlo Thomas's It Ain't Over... Till It's Over: Reinventing Your Life--and Realizing Your Dreams--Anytime, at Any Age" Excerpted from It Ain't Over... Till It's Over: Reinventing Your Life--and Realizing Your Dreams--Anytime, at Any Age", copyright (c) 2014 by Marlo Thomas.







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Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez hospitalized

Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been hospitalized in Mexico City since March 31 for dehydration and a lung and urinary infection but has responded well to treatment, Mexico's health ministry said on Thursday.







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Children’s author shares unique bond with kangaroo








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'I've Got You Under My Skin': One boy's daunting memories of his father's tragic death

Read an excerpt from Mary Higgins Clark's "I've Got You Under My Skin"Excerpted from I've Got You Under My Skin, copyright (c) 2014 by Mary Higgins Clark. Used with permission by Simon & Schuster, all rights reserved.







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'Lost & Found': Sarah Jakes explains how to find hope and redemption from your past 

Read an excerpt from Sarah Jakes' "Lost & Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life"







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Michael Lewis' new book claims stock markets are rigged 

Michael Lewis’s new book about high-speed traders skimming pennies off of Wall Street transactions has prompted criticism that Lewis is making irresponsible and simplified claims.







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Closing the chapter on boy vs. girl books








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'I Just Graduated ... Now What?': A survival guide for those with no clue what lies ahead

In "I Just Graduated ... Now What?







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Remember Mammy? 'Gone With the Wind' prequel to focus on her

Decades after the publication of "Gone With the Wind," Mammy is finally getting a back story. Simon & Schuster imprint Atria announced Thursday that it will publish Donald McCaig's "Ruth's Journey" in October.







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Tamara Monosoff's 'how-to' handbook for turning great ideas into big inventions 

Read an excerpt from Tamara Monosoff's "The Mom Inventors Handbook: How to Turn Your Great Idea Into the Next Big Thing"Excerpted from The Mom Inventors Handbook: How to Turn Your Great Ideas Into the Next Big Thing, copyright (c) 2014 by Tamara Monosoff.







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Reckless infidelity threatens to destroy a marriage in 'Tempting Fate'

Read an excerpt from Jane Green's "Tempting Fate: A Novel"Listen to an excerpt from the "Tempting Fate" audiobook, read by the author.Excerpted from Tempting Fate: A Novel, copyright (c) 2014 by Jane Green. Used with permission by St. Martin's Press. All rights reserved. 










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