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'OITNB': Hear the real-life Larry tell his side of the story

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Piper Kerman‘s story has become a familiar one over the past few years thanks to first her memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison, and its subsequent, semi-fictionalized Netflix adaptation. But what does that tale sound like from the other side of the marital bed? We’ll find out on Dec. 16, when Kerman’s husband, Larry Smith, will release the audiobook My Life with Piper: From Big House to Small Screen, in which he describes what was like to have his partner be sent to prison—and what it is like to be portrayed by Jason Biggs on the TV show.

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See the cover for Carrie Ryan's latest YA novel

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Mark your calendars: On June 2, best-selling author Carrie Ryan is returning to YA with a Revenge-esque thriller titled Daughter of Deep Silence. EW‘s got an exclusive first look at the cover (above).

Daughter of Deep Silence is a revenge thriller and a romance, but it’s also a sharp and painful examination of identity,” Julie Strauss-Gabel, Vice President and Publisher of Dutton Books tells EW exclusively. “What does it mean to rebuild your life as a lie? How much is left of the awkward, shy-girl narrator Libby has cast off and buried away in anger?” READ FULL STORY

See the cover for Sarah Dessen's latest novel, 'Saint Anything'

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Sarah Dessen is synonymous with contemporary YA fiction. Similarly, Dessen’s book covers have a distinct look indicating you’ve got a Sarah Dessen novel in front of you. Her 12th novel, Saint Anything, hits shelves in May, and EW has an exclusive first look at the cover (above).

This is not a drill, folks. Those dark covers are on a Sarah Dessen novel, making it a pretty big departure from her previous works. Here, the author answers a few questions about her latest novel. READ FULL STORY

See the cover for J.R. Ward's newest series, 'The Bourbon Kings'

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On July 28, New York Times best-selling author J.R. Ward returns with a new series, The Bourbon Kings. Her latest book won’t arrive until next summer, but EW has an exclusive first look at the cover (above) now.

Best known for her Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Ward’s latest endeavor is a contemporary story that follows the intertwined fortunes of several wealthy Kentucky families who have made their money from bourbon. EW has also learned that Bourbon Kings has already been optioned for television by Endemol Studios, the same production company behind Hell on Wheels, Kingdom, Big Brother and Deal or No Deal, among others. Here, Ward answers a few questions about Bourbon Kings. READ FULL STORY

Dark coming-of-age stories 'Heavenly Creatures,' 'Stand By Me,' 'Brick' and 'Young Adult' return to the big screen

“Those days are gone forever … I should just let ‘em go.”

No, Don Henley. To hell with that. Sometimes you’ve got to reach back to those glory days with all your might and pull them right back into the here and now — which is exactly what the American Cinematheque and your friendly, neighborhood EW writer are hoping to do with this weekend’s double-feature film fest Youth Is Brutal: Coming-of-Age Films.

Sinister tales of growing up (or not) make up this three-night event at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, beginning on Friday with back-to-back showings of Peter Jackson’s haunting Heavenly Creatures (1994) and Stand By Me (1986), Rob Reiner’s classic adaptation of the Stephen King friendship saga.

Here’s a rundown of the movies returning to the big screen, with details at the bottom about how to win free tickets … READ FULL STORY

Father's Day: Brad Meltzer on dads who changed history

I never really cared about Father’s Day. Even when I became a father, I didn’t want to make a big deal — that is, until my own dad died.

Thankfully, I was lucky enough to tell my father how grateful I was for all he’d done throughout my life. But there’s nothing like the death of a parent to make you really examine their impact.

Over the past year, as I was researching a new series of children’s books that I was writing for my own kids, I took a look at the childhoods of American heroes like Amelia Earhart and Rosa Parks.

Do you know how Amelia Earhart got to ride on her first airplane? It was because of her father.

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See the cover for Alexandra Bracken's 'In the Afterlight' -- EXCLUSIVE

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The third and final book in the Darkest Mind trilogy, In the Afterlight, doesn’t hit shelves until October. (Who do I have to bribe to get an early copy?) But the good news is we’ve got an exclusive first look at the cover and an interview with author Alexandra Bracken today! If you’re a fan of the series, you know that each title builds off the previous one. So for those of you keeping track, the series tag is: The Darkest Minds Never Fade in the Afterlight. Check out our chat with Bracken after the jump. READ FULL STORY

'Hi doggie!': Hear 'The Room' star Greg Sestero read from his memoir -- EXCLUSIVE AUDIOBOOK EXCERPT

When Entertainment Weekly first spoke to actor Greg Sestero back in 2008 the cult which surrounded his film The Room was still a small, mostly Los Angeles-based affair. Six years on, director-writer-star Tommy Wiseau’s fantastically awful film has become famous around the world and Sestero’s recent memoir The Disaster Artist – which concerns both the film’s production and his friendship with Wiseau — has been optioned by James Franco. READ FULL STORY

John Green to talk 'The Fault in Our Stars' at BookCon panel -- EXCLUSIVE

People of Nerdfighteria: You’re gonna want to read this.

EW can reveal exclusively that YA rock star John Green has been tapped to headline a panel at BookCon — which is sort of like Comic-Con, but for, you know, actual books — all about The Fault in Our Stars‘s journey from page to screen. The panel, scheduled for May 31, will also feature TFIOS‘s film team, including Fox 2000 Pictures president Elizabeth Gabler, director Josh Boone, producer Wyck Godfrey, and screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. EW’s own YA expert Sara Vilkomerson will moderate the event — which will also feature a sneak peek at footage from the upcoming film adaptation of TFIOS, which opens June 6.

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See the trailer for 'The One' by Kiera Cass -- EXCLUSIVE

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The One, the final installment of Kiera Cass’ Selection trilogy, doesn’t hit shelves until May 6. So unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until then to find out if America Singer chooses Aspen or Maxon. I’m emotionally preparing myself for either outcome, though I’m quite partial to Maxon. So fingers crossed things work out in his favor. In the meantime, check out this exclusive trailer teasing the conclusion to Cass’ best-selling YA series.  READ FULL STORY

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