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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Book Buzz: New book has details about Obama.

By Jocelyn McClurg, USA TODAY

Dan's the man: What happens when a Brooklyn dad moves to the 'burbs? In time for Father's Day, USA TODAY's Bob Minzesheimer hitches a ride to Costco with funny guy Dan Zevin, author of Dan Gets a Minivan.

More Father's Day reads: Looking for a book for Dad to show you love him? USA TODAY's Bob Minzesheimer offers four more titles.

New Obama biography: David Maraniss of The Washington Post offers a revealing look at the president. Read Bob Minzesheimer's 3 ½ star review of Barack Obama: The Story.

USA TODAY Best Sellers: What's the buzz on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list this week? Oprah Winfrey scores with her revived book club as Cheryl Strayed's Wild climbs to No. 14, while Gillian Flynn scores her first USA TODAY best seller in style as Gone Girl debuts at No. 7. Tracey Garvis Graves, whose self-published On the Island sits at No. 26, gets a publishing deal.

Capote classics: There's nothing like a new design to goose interest in an older book. Entertainment Weekly spotlights Vintage's eye-catching new paperback jackets for seven Truman Capote titles, including In Cold Blood.

London talking: John Lanchester's sprawling new novel Capital is a modern-day portrait of London. Read his Q & A with The New York Times.

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