On writing and motherhood, 16 weeks in

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latimes.com—Weeks before the birth of my son, I’d messaged a good friend — also a writer, also a mother — “So, how soon after giving birth did you find you could get back to work?” “What do you mean?” she wrote back. “Well, I’m working on a book, when do you think I’ll have time to get back to writing?” “It’s...

Books: Writing and motherhood, noir, satire and more. About a week ago I was heading out of Alabama, hoping I’d get to Oxford Miss., before William Faulkner’s house Rowan Oak closed for the day. I did, but that’s a story for another day. I’m Books editor Carolyn Kellogg, and here is this week’s Books newsletter from the L.A. Times. THE BIG STORY I’d...