Here's a look at what's buzzing in the book world today:
Grisham returns: Legal thriller titan John Grisham has written a sequel to his best seller A Time To Kill, called Sycamore Row, due out from Doubleday on Oct. 22. In the book, Jake Brigance returns to the courtroom in a "dramatic showdown as Ford County again confronts its tortured history." A Time To Kill was on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list for 83 weeks and reached No. 2 in 1993.
Tsarnaev brothers book: Riverhead has announced that Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen will write "a major book" about the Boston bombing suspects, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. It's the first big book to be announced on the bombings.
Mariano Rivera memoir: Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera will write a memoir called The Closer, planned for release next spring from Little, Brown. The book will cover Rivera's impoverished childhood in Panama through signing with the Yankees, and how he has maintained "deeply Christian values in professional athletics."
Beyond the 'Twilight Zone': In her memoir, As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling, Anne Serling characterizes her famous father, known for writing 92 of 156 episodes of The Twilight Zone, as more than just the omniscient voice at the end of the iconic show.
RIP Frederick L. McKissack: Frederick L. McKissack, the award-winning author of more than 100 books for young readers with an African-American focus, died Sunday at 73. With his wife, Patricia, he co-wrote books about Frederick Douglass, Marian Anderson, Pullman Porter and more African-American Heroes.
Rare books returned: More than 1,400 rare books that were stolen from Lambeth Palace in London in the 1970s have been returned, almost 40 years later. How it happened is straight out of the plot of a novel: In 2011, the library received a sealed letter from a former employee on his deathbed, revealing the location of the rare classics, including an early edition of Henry IV, Part II.
Famed authors collaborate: Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan will kick off a round of Exquisite Corpse hosted by Goodreads, a game where each participant continues a story based on the previous person's lines. Other participating authors include Anne Lamott, Lauren Oliver, Sarah Dessen and Margaret Atwood.
Classic doodles: Check out handwritten manuscript pages from 25 authors including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Lewis Carroll and Mark Twain.
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