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Friday, August 24, 2012

Gabby Douglas, from gold medal to bestseller?

By Jocelyn McClurg, USA TODAY

Here's a look at what's buzzing in the books world today:

Ringwald's new novel: USA TODAY's Craig Wilson catches up with the Brat Pack's Molly Ringwald about her new book, When It Happens to You.

A survivor's tale: Vaddey Ratner used her terrifying experiences as a child in Cambodia in tell her own story through fiction. The debut novelist talks with USA TODAY's Deirdre Donahue.

Book buzz: Readers are discovering The Light Between Oceans, a debut novel by an Australian writer that has strong bookseller support. It debuts at No. 22 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list. And while the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy continues to dominate the list, traditional romances are also a hit in the August heat. Infinity Ring: Book 1: A Mutiny in Time by James Dashner, the first in a seven-book series for kids, will be released Aug 28. Check out the cover and read an excerpt.

Solid Gold: reports that 16-year-old Olympic gymnastics darling Gabby Douglas is being pursued by numerous publishers who want her to tell her story.

'Lightning' strikes:Glee's Chris Colfer, whose debut YA novel The Land of Stories is a USA TODAY best seller, will follow up in November with another book for young readers, GalleyCat reports.

Cameron Diaz, personal trainer: HarperCollins announced today that it has acquired a book on health and wellness by Cameron Diaz. In the untitled book due in fall 2013, the actress will provide tips for young women on "fitness, nutrition and well-being," says her publisher.

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