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On the Books Apr. 6: Tiger Mom's daughter gets into Harvard, Lauren Conrad's new book series, and more

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Amy Chua

Tiger Mother Amy Chua’s high-achieving daughter Sophia, 18, has been offered a spot in Harvard’s class of 2015. In her controversial memoir, Chua described her ultra-strict parenting style, which runs counter to what she believes is the Western way of putting “the self-esteem of their children before academic success.” With her daughter accepted to one of the country’s most notoriously selective universities, it looks like Chua can tell her many detractors, “I told you so.” Or maybe, without a Tiger Mom growling in her ear, Sophia will rebel at Harvard by practicing the piano only two hours a day and minoring in theater. Here’s hoping for a Confessions of a Tiger Cub book in four years.

No stranger to spin-offs, Lauren Conrad has inked a deal with HarperCollins to write The Fame Game, a series that will follow Madison Parker, the Heidi Montag-esque villain of Conrad’s popular L.A. Candy YA books.

James Jones’ 1951 novel From Here to Eternity, which inspired one of the most famous love scenes in film history, originally included frank references to gay sex, which Jones’ editors at Scribner nixed before publication. Sixty years later, digital publisher Open Road will release an uncensored version of the novel with the gay scenes intact..

The news is that there’s still no news about Harry Potter ebooks.

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