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4 new biographies introduce us to remarkable people
I never, ever thought I would recommend a book about U.S. President Herbert Hoover, a man my Depression-era parents blamed for the hardship they lived through. But then, I knew almost nothing about Hoover, a driven, taciturn man who evolved from his ...

Conservative Groups Want 'Harmful' LGBT Books Segregated at Iowa Library
Conservative groups in Iowa are demanding a library in Orange City shelve LGBTQ materials, including books and DVDs, separately to everything else, claiming they could "harm" children. The groups equate the reading of such books to drug use and eating ...

Books: Events for week of March 25
Genealogy Research: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. This class will explore HeritageQuest, a library database that has several key genealogy collections, including census records and the U.S. Serials Set. Other online ...

Six Nations: Scotland rewrite record books in victory over England
Six Nations: Scotland rewrite record books in victory over England. John Barclay of Scotland holds aloft the Calcutta Cup after defeating England. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images. Facebook · Twitter · Facebook Messenger; Email; comment. 12:02 PM PT. ESPN ...

#ArmMeWith smaller classes, books and paper towels but not guns, teachers post online
Educators around the U.S. are protesting proposals to arm teachers by posting with a hashtag, #ArmMeWith, to ask for more school counselors, books, snacks for hungry students and other things they say schools need rather than guns. Interested in Gun ...

Books: David Mamet pens a gangster novel, 'Myra Breckinridge' turns 50 and more in books
In "Stealing the Show: How Women Are Revolutionizing Television," former Los Angeles Times books and culture editor Joy Press tracks the history of women creating television shows. "Chapter by chapter, Press charts the peaks and valleys of the female ...

9 books that American presidents think everyone should read
President Donald Trump is not an avid reader, by his own admission. Apart from recommending partisan books praising him or attacking Hillary Clinton,, Trump hasn't publicly discussed or recommended a reading list like past presidents have. However, in ...

How Annihilation Ties Into The Books, According To Author Jeff VanderMeer
Annihilation is such an interesting case of adaptation because the film is wildly different from the book, but it still feels like Jeff VanderMeer's novel. Part of this has to do with the aesthetics of the film. The visuals of Annihilation manage to ...

Children's authors to bring windows and mirrors to 10th annual book festival
The 10th annual Tucson Festival of Books, March 10 and 11, is slated to bring in more than 60 authors of children's and young adults books—ranging from picture books to nonfiction novels. “There's mirrors and windows,” author Margarita Engle says ...

Petition asks Iowa library to segregate LGBTQ books
A petition calls on the Orange City Public Library to separate out books with LGBTQ themes and come up with a rating system to inform parents of their content. (Ian Richardson/Sioux City Journal) Dan Chibnall Amanda Vazquez. By Ian Richardson, Sioux ...

Local author wants to keep people out of dark places
To this end, the Columbus woman has written a book, “Bright Light Therapy,” released by College Boy Publishing. Bowman said she wants to motivate people to “plug in” to their inner light. She does this using biblical principles. “I want to help people ...

Books: Inside the mind of an endearing schizophrenic
When Sandra Allen was studying nonfiction writing at the University of Iowa, her Uncle Bob sent her the typescript of his autobiography. This would be her “crazy” Uncle Bob, a chain-smoking, good-natured, long-haired oddball who lived a hermit ...

With 'Fire and Fury,' Stephen Rubin Is Publishing's 76-Year-Old Comeback Kid
Mr. Rubin, the president and publisher of Henry Holt & Company, was recalling the first time he read the draft of the book whose final version now sits on thousands of American night stands: Michael Wolff's “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House ...

Weekend picks for book lovers, including Sophie Kinsella's 'Surprise Me'
What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY's picks for book lovers include the latest confection from Sophie Kinsella, plus two teen novels worth checking out. Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella; The Dial Press, 412 pp.; fiction. Sophie Kinsella is full ...





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