Monthly Archives: April 2015

Books: New and noteworthy

USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.

Inside the Office of a Best-Selling Author

If it weren’t considered the federal government’s factory town, Washington might be known as a literary capital. But never mind—the two are interrelated: The intrigue that happens here daily is a fine muse for novelists, in particular David Baldacci. The author, who lives in Northern Virginia, has produced one bestseller after another, dating back to Absolute Power in 1996. He wrote his latest, Memory Man—as he did some two dozen of his 30 novels—in this cozy nook in a nondescript office park off Fairfax County Parkway in Reston.

Watch: ‘Wish You Well’ exclusive trailer

Academy Award-winning actress Ellen Burstyn stars as a kind but tough Virginia landowner in Wish You Well, which debuts its trailer on USA TODAY. The film will be released on June 2. Read more here.