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  • Fall preview: books

    Fall preview: books
    Fall, it seems, starts earlier every year. Certainly, that's true of publishing: Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom" — arguably the big book of the season — has been a topic of discussion since mid-August, while other anticipated titles (Tom...
  • Paperback Writers: Boston, down and dirty

    Paperback Writers: Boston, down and dirty
    Forty years ago, in 1970, the young George V. Higgins was working as a federal prosecutor in Boston. By then he'd graduated from Boston College, done a creative writing course at Stanford and worked as a newspaperman before going back to school to study...
  • 'Vanilla Ride' by Joe Lansdale

    'Vanilla Ride' by Joe Lansdale
    Like gold standard writers Elmore Leonard and the late Donald Westlake, Joe R. Lansdale is one of the more versatile writers in America. Over a span of 30 years, he's written well over a dozen mystery, suspense, western and sci-fi novels and short stories...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for July 5, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Doubleday: $26.95) A novelist in 1920s Barcelona takes a dangerous writing assignment. || 1 || || 2. || The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown:...
  • 'Road Dogs': More Leonard made for Hollywood

    'Road Dogs': More Leonard made for Hollywood
    1. Visualize Harry Dean Stanton. Head north out of Detroit on I-75 past 8 Mile Road and you get to Bloomfield Hills, the wealthy suburb where Elmore Leonard lives. Although he was born in New Orleans in 1925, the 83-year-old novelist grew up middle-class...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for May 31, 2009

    Los Angeles Times bestsellers for May 31, 2009
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || weeks on list || || 1. || The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (Disney Hyperion: $17.99) Percy Jackson and his army of demigods battle to stop the Lord of Time. || 3 || || 2. || Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little,...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for June 7, 2009

    Los Angeles Times bestsellers for June 7, 2009
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (Disney Hyperion: $17.99) Percy Jackson and his army of demigods battle to stop the Lord of Time. || 4 || || 2. || Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child (Delacorte: $27)...
  • The Nordic Mystery Boom

    Americans are often unaware of major cultural trends developing just slightly off the beaten path. Take the Scandinavian Whodunit Boom. A month ago, Karin Fossum's novel, "The Indian Bride," won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best mystery. Fossum, a...
  • Liars and cheats

    Liars and cheats
    In 1988, Princeton University accepted an orphan with an eye-catching résumé. Seventeen-year-old Alexi Santana hadn't been to school but had picked up his education while working in Utah as a cattle herder, a construction worker and a racehorse exerciser....
  • Serially thrilling

    The serial novel conjures up images of a bygone century, of a time when Charles Dickens made his name by teasing out the life and death of Little Nell in monthly installments. But one need only look to the flurry of posts on Jacket Copy last month...
  • Unexpected affinities

    Unexpected affinities
    Careers have arcs. Writers develop and change, as evidenced by "I Explain a Few Things: Selected Poems" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 360 pp., $16), a new bilingual anthology of the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, and "Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman" (Vintage:...