Books

Reshma Saujani’s book ‘Pay Up’ urges support for mothers

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NEW YORK — The founder of the non-profit organization Girls Who Code has a book coming out about helping women who raise children, with...

Obama adapts ‘Dreams from My Father’ for young readers

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NEW YORK — More than 25 years after its original publication, President Barack Obama's memoir “Dreams from My Father” will be released in a...

Jordan Pavlin named editor in chief of Alfred A. Knopf

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NEW YORK — Jordan Pavlin, the publisher of such young and acclaimed authors as Tommy Orange, Ayana Mathis and Yaa Gyasi, has been promoted...

Review: New insight into the complex character of Hoover

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“The Director: My Years Assisting J. Edgar Hoover,” by Paul Letersky with Gordon Dillow (Scribner) ...

At Cannes, Joanna Hogg’s ‘The Souvenir Part II’ stands out

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CANNES, France — Joanna Hogg is sitting on a hotel balcony overlooking the Mediterranean, but what she'd really like to be doing is swimming...

Reimagining the ‘scream teen’ genre for a binge generation

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It’s not uncommon for Hollywood to stake a bet on a trilogy, or to even film several sequels at once. But it’s downright unheard...

Hungary issues fine over book featuring ‘rainbow families’

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BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungarian authorities have fined the distributor of a children's book that features a family with same-sex parents using a law prohibiting...

Review: Working undercover every day as a straight Catholic

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“Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead,” by Emily Austin (Atria) ...

Dogs on display: Museum fetes 200 years of cartoon canines

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — In a 1970 Beetle Bailey comic strip, the character known as Sarge berates his uniform-wearing dog, Otto, for a paperwork mistake. ...

Author Joy Williams honored by Library of Congress

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NEW YORK — The Library of Congress awarded a lifetime achievement prize to Joy Williams, a fiction writer known for her spare prose and...