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  • The best presents for the book nerds on your gift list

    The best presents for the book nerds on your gift list
    It Chooses You, by Miranda July (McSweeney's, 2011) The filmmaker/artist/poet/fiction writer Miranda July is well-known for her movies, whose moods share a kind of charming sincerity with that of her other work. Last month, July's first attempt at...
  • Left Behind: Novelist Peter Heller Imagines a Post-Apocalyptic America

    Left Behind: Novelist Peter Heller Imagines a Post-Apocalyptic America
    We never seem to lose our appetite for stories about the end of the world. And novelist Peter Heller has written a good one. The Dog Stars reads a little like Cormac McCarthy’s The Road mixed with Mad Max, Contagion, Jack London and issues of...
  • Chicagoland book club: Rachel Jacobsohn's Socratic method

    Chicagoland book club: Rachel Jacobsohn's Socratic method
    One thing to know about your book group: This is more literature seminar than coffee klatch. That's partly because the books are so challenging (“A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian” by Marina Lewycka?) and partly because our leader,...
  • Los Angeles Times Bestsellers

    Los Angeles Times Bestsellers
    Fiction 1. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen ($13.95) 2. The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon ($15.95) 3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho ($13.95) 4. Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje ($13.95) 5. Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones ($12) 6. No One...
  • Running in circles

    By Ed Park * To take a page from last month's column: We learn from John Crowley's "Endless Things," the final book of his "Aegypt" cycle, that "Coleridge had written . . . that 'the common end of all narrative, nay of all poems, is to convert a...
  • His own brand

    His own brand
    Almost 50 years ago, in 1959, Philip Roth published "Goodbye, Columbus," a coming-of-age love story that was short, sharp, tender and pitch-perfect, and won the National Book Award. Few writers have launched a career so auspiciously. Roth, of course, went...
  • Salinger, Pynchon & Co.: When writers are recluses

    They wait like pilgrims, queuing silently, bearing volumes for inscription and awaiting a chance to touch the hem of his garment. They're not Franciscans approaching Assisi but earnest readers rushing bookstores and cultural temples for word -- wisdom,...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Dec. 21, 2008

    Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Dec. 21, 2008
    Fiction 1. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99) 2. The Shack by William P. Young ($14.99) 3. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini ($16) 4. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga ($14) 5. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz ($14) 6....
  • 'Juno,' 'No Country' take writing honors

    'Juno,' 'No Country' take writing honors
    Nothing preempts Hollywood's awards season -- not even a crippling writers strike. On the same day the West Coast and East Coast branches of the Writers Guild of America gathered to discuss an end to the three-month work stoppage, the union took a...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Dec. 27, 2009

    Fiction 1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95) 2. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery ($15) 3. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout ($14) 4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and...
  • 'Crossers' by Philip Caputo

    'Crossers' by Philip Caputo
    Crossers A Novel Philip Caputo Alfred A. Knopf: 452 pp., $26.95 Rather than a Milagro Beanfield-style war over water rights, in Philip Caputo's "Crossers" we have a veritable hot zone, with faceoffs between drug runners packing automatic pistols,...