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10 best books of 2017

Drum roll, please: We’ve gone back over the year’s book reviews to find the titles that Newsday reviewers liked best. What follows are 10 books — …

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The Year of the Blockbuster Novel

As book sales continue to contract, publishers rely more than ever on marquee names—Stephen King, John Grisham, Dan Brown and Paula Hawkins are among the heavy hitters with new titles<p>For fans of blockbuster authors, this year’s calendar is turning out to be a page-turner.<p>Stephen King, Paula Hawkins …

Stephen King

Asus unveils the world's thinnest convertible laptop yet

The world of convertible laptops just got its thinnest yet.<p>Asus unveiled the Zenbook Flip S on Monday in a large scale launch event, a day ahead of …

Great White Shark Leaps Into Australia Fisherman's Boat

World<p>LONDON — A great white shark jumped inside a 73-year-old fisherman’s boat — and he lived to tell the tale with little more than a skinned arm.<p>Australian Terry Selwood was fishing in calm waters in the same spot he’s been dropping a line for the last 50 years when the 7-foot long, 440-pound …

White Shark

6 books that transformed Dennis Lehane's thoughts on writing

<b>The Wanderers by Richard Price</b> (Mariner, $16).<p>My urtext as a writer. The members of an early 1960s Bronx street gang try to navigate their way to …

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10 hot books you won't want to miss this summer

Don't fill up your beach bag just yet. Save space for these hot new summer books. Whether your taste runs to mysteries, romance, humor or sports, USA TODAY's <b>Jocelyn McClurg</b> has you covered.<p><b>1. I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons</b> by Kevin Hart (37 INK/Atria, non-fiction, on sale now)<p><b>What it’s about:</b> …

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Hiring Great People Is More Than a Gut Feeling. Here Are 8 Ways to Get it Right Every Time

A framework will help you avoid these common (and sometimes fatal) errors.<p>As a leader, nothing is more important than hiring great people. Great hires impact virtually every facet of your organization, from culture and values to the ability to innovate, adapt, and persevere over time. When we hire …