| Jun 13, 2010
Francesca Lia Block's quintessentially Los Angeles spirit animates her fictional worlds, where incongruous things coexist and love bridges the most impossible chasms. Pearls and mosh pits. Fairies and soldiers. "House of Dolls" (HarperCollins: $15.99, ages 9-12) is, appropriately for a story named for a girl's plaything, a miniaturized version of Block's novels. (Note the age level designation, 9-12; although the story is accompanied by Barbara McClintock's drawings, "House of Dolls" is not a picture book for little girls.)
| Jan 31, 2011
Recap of 'Big Love': Are we sinning? Have we strayed?