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A.J. Finn’s 2018 hit murder-mystery The Woman in the Window is getting the big screen treatment with an Oscar-pedigreed cast; Amy Adams is set to star as the protagonist, Anna Fox, with Gary Oldman...

Norwegian pro Suzann Pettersen said: “No matter how far into the woods he hits the ball it’s in the middle of the fairway when we get there.”  In his book Commander In Cheat:...

There was lots of sex, lots of drugs and lots of rock’n’roll. That much everyone knows is true. But were Motley Crue really as outrageous as they appear in the new HBO biopic? The new movie...

FICTION THE FREEDOM ARTIST By Ben Okri Head of Zeus/Hardback/ 347 pages/$31.07/Books Kinokuniya 3.5 stars Those who pick up Ben Okri’s latest novel should take to heart the words printed on its first...

W. E. B. Griffin, who depicted the swashbuckling lives of soldiers, spies and cops in almost 60 novels, dozens of which became best sellers, died on Feb. 12 at his home in Daphne, Ala. He was 89. The cause...

The manuscript had been rejected by more than a dozen publishing houses. Finally, an elderly man who was screening new books for what was then Farrar, Straus & Cudahy read it and liked it. Too ill...

It was the year that felt like a decade, but at least it offered these excellent, thought-provoking reads to wait it out. Read on for the best books of 2018—they’re worth every second of your...

John Burningham, who wrote and illustrated scores of books that took generations of young children on fanciful journeys full of surprise and heart, died on Jan. 4 in London. He was 82. His death was announced...

10 of the Most Anticipated Books of 2019 — All by Women Female authors are taking over the world one book release at a time, and 2019 is shaping up to be another exciting year for readers. These 10...

“Becoming,” the memoir by former first lady Michelle Obama, has emerged as the bestselling hardcover book in 2018, with 3.4 million copies sold, despite its November release. According to stats released...

Susan Orlean, the New Yorker writer and book author, is currently on a five-month, North American zigzag to promote “The Library Book,” her newest best-seller. And in between speaking engagements —...

About a year ago, NYC writer Zibby Owens was putting together some of her essays for a possible book project on parenting and motherhood. She had some doubts about whether or not it would fly. “Moms...

The 17 Best Nonfiction Books of 2018 Just to clear up a common misconception: “nonfiction” is not synonymous with “boring.” Nonfiction books are not all tomes on dead presidents...

No doubt, there are tons of books written and released every year. If the author is lucky, their manuscript will rise to the top. While The Cheat Sheet can’t come close to sharing all those favored...

Andrei Bitov, a Russian writer whose work, whether elaborate travelogue or intricate novel, was full of insights into his country’s history and literature, died on Monday in Moscow. He was 81. The Russian...

American traditions like our flag, anthem and holidays are often thought of as ingrained in our history, as if they sprung fully formed on the day of our nation’s birth. But every tradition has a human...