Here's a look at what's buzzing in the book world today:
New and noteworthy: USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg rounds up the hottest titles out this week including House of Outrageous Fortune by Michael Gross, which opens the door on a Manhattan real-estate temple, 15 Central Park West, "the world's most powerful address," home to stars and hedge-fund types. Also hitting stores: The Accident by Chris Pavone, set in the publishing world where an anonymous manuscript threatens powerful men, including a media mogul with CIA ties.
Made for You: USA TODAY offers a first look at the cover and exclusive excerpt from Melissa Marr's next novel for teens, Made for You. The book, out Sept. 16, stars Eva Tilling, who wakes up in the hospital only to find that she now has the ability to predict people's deaths when they touch her.
Conned by a con artist: In his new memoir, Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade, journalist and novelist Walter Kirn writes about being conned by a con artist who pretended to be a wealthy Rockefeller but turned out to be a murderer. Kirn talks to USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg about how he was duped by lies told by a man pretending to be Clark Rockefeller.
Remembering Ned O'Gorman: Poet Ned O'Gorman, who started a storefront school in Harlem, has died at the age of 84. O'Gorman opened his school, which he called a "liberation camp," in 1966. He later told The New York Times that "I was merely a fool poet with nothing but poetry in his bag, hoping the energy and joy that brought poems from chaos would carry me to the children." The Children's Storefront flourished and now serves 170 students. O'Gorman's poetry collections include The Night of the Hammer.