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  • Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Dec. 27, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. || 29 || || 2. || U is for Undertow by...
  • 'Both Ways is the Only Way I Want it' by Maile Meloy

    Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It Stories Maile Meloy Riverhead: 224 pp., $25.95 If that pebble rolling around in your shoe were in fact a diamond, it would still cause a blister. And so it is with the stories of Maile Meloy's collection, "Both...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Dec. 13, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. || 27 || || 2. || Diary of a Wimpy Kid:...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Feb. 7, 2010

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. || 35 || || 2. || First Rule by Robert...
  • Pico Iyer on the tyranny of the moment

    Pico Iyer on the tyranny of the moment
    It was already clear, in December of 1999, that books were a dying species. Already more people seemed interested in producing novels than consuming them, and when it came to serious works, there seemed more fascination with the writer than the writing....
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers (hardcover) for Feb. 21, 2010

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. || 37 || || 2. || First Rule by Robert...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers (hardcover) for March 14, 2010.

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. || 40 || || 2. || The Man From Beijing by...
  • Book Review: Treasured memories of a beloved brother

    Book Review: Treasured memories of a beloved brother
    Anton Chekhov A Brother's Memoir Mikhail Chekhov, translated from the Russian by Eugene Alper Palgrave Macmillan: 230 pp., $25 Anton Chekhov's life is well documented: When he died of consumption in 1904 at age 44, he was honored all over the world....
  • Cutting through the din of the dotcom age

    Cutting through the din of the dotcom age
    During the last decade, more than ever before, writers faced the challenge of cutting through the noise. The new millennium began with the enduring influence of W.G. Sebald: his marriage of word and image somewhere deep in the reader's subconscious; his...
  • 'Too Much Happiness' by Alice Munro

    'Too Much Happiness' by Alice Munro
    Too Much Happiness Stories Alice Munro Alfred A. Knopf: 320 pp., $25.95 "No way this could be seen as probable or possible, unless you think of a blow between the eyes, a sudden calamity," muses the narrator of "Fiction," one of the 10 masterly...