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

New and noteworthy: We scope out the hottest new books on sale this week, including a pair of thrillers, Missing You by Harlan Coben and The Cairo Affair by Olen Steinhauer.

New USA TODAY reviews: How (and where) do the rich and powerful live? Author Michael Gross opens the door for a tantalizing peek in House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, the World's Most Powerful Address. Reviewer Roberta Bernstein calls the book "riveting" and gives it **** (out of four) stars. And in his new dual biography, Lincoln's Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln's Image, Joshua Zeitz "explains how the two men who served as Lincoln's secretaries shaped the perception Americans have of the 16th president," says Aamer Madhani (***).

Debut prize: NoViolet Bulawayo is the winner of the 2014 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for a distinguished first book of fiction for her novel We Need New Names. Read USA TODAY's 4-star review. ("Debut novelist NoViolet Bulawayo vividly portrays both the horrors and the everyday lives of the poverty-stricken in her native Zimbabwe," said Korina Lopez.)

On the menu: Here's a new twist on dining out: Restaurants and bars with a book theme. USA TODAY's picks for noshing and drinking to a literary theme include Alice's Tea Cup in New York and Poe's Tavern in South Carolina.

Twitter fest: USA TODAY's Lindsay Deutsch chats with two writer-participants in the just-wrapped Twitter Fiction Festival. The authors' clever titles for their Twitter novels may exceed 140 characters each, but who's counting? Check in with Anthony Marra, who tweeted The Erotic Inner Life of Mr. Bates from Downton Abbey, and Emma Straub, author of the Twitter fiction A Guide on How to Go On Vacation with a Man You've Just Started Sleeping With and May Not Actually Like.

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