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The latest novel featuring Jack Ryan, Tom Clancy's iconic hero and now president of the United States, delivers all the elements that fans expect from the franchise.
 
'Moonglow' by Michael Chabon aims for the skies
In his latest novel, "Moonglow," author and Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon aims for the moon and successfully touches down on the lunar surface after a journey that leaps across the decades, the story spanning South Philadelphia in the 1930s, Europe ravaged by World War II and the post-war America of the space program before retirement to South Florida.
 
Caitlyn Jenner has picked a name for her upcoming memoir: "The Secrets of My Life."
 
One for the books
Romanian writer Norman Manea, center, sits between Peruvian Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa, left, and Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) President Raul Padilla, as Manea receives the FIL Literature Award in Romance Languages at the Guadalajara International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Saturday, Nov. 26. Manea is the first Romanian speaking author to receive the prize.
 
Much-lauded Irish novelist William Trevor dies at 88
Irish novelist and playwright William Trevor, a master of short stories that often explored life's disappointments, has died at the age of 88, his publisher announced Monday.
 
Germany has purchased the Californian property where writer Thomas Mann lived for a decade in exile from Nazi rule and hosted other cultural workers persecuted by the regime, the foreign ministry said Friday.
 
The second part of the sale of fashion magnate Pierre Berge's famous library -- one of the most valuable in private hands -- raised nearly five million euros (£5.5 million) Wednesday when it went under the hammer in Paris.
 
A page of original comic strip drawings from one of the best Tintin adventures, "Explorers on the Moon", is expected to sell for up to $1 million when it goes under the hammer later this month.
 
King celebrating latest work at his alma mater, UMaine
Stephen King is launching his latest work, "Hearts in Suspension," with a reading of the book at his alma mater, the University of Maine.
 
Morocco-born woman wins prestigious French literary prize
Morocco-born writer Leila Slimani has won France's most prestigious literary prize, becoming only the 12th woman to be awarded the Prix Goncourt in 113 years.
 
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