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  • 'Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America' by Cameron McWhirter

    'Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America' by Cameron McWhirter
    As World War I drew to a close in late 1918, the noted black author and activist James Weldon Johnson posed the issue that was on the minds of many African-Americans: Would their support for the war effort, on the battlefields of Europe and in the...
  • Vonnegut biography fails on several counts

    Vonnegut biography fails on several counts
    It's dangerous to begin a biography with what amounts to an advertisement for oneself. "Someone else could cobble together a so-so version of your life just by mining what's stored in library boxes and electronic files," Charles J. Shields writes in the...
  • The Mystery Writers of America announce Edgar Awards nominees

     
    The Mystery Writers of America announces its 2011 Edgar Awards....
  • Culture Watch: 'Rebels in Paradise' by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

     
    "Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s" is a smart, entertaining romp....
  • 'Go Down Together' by Jeff Guinn and 'Bonnie and Clyde' by Paul Schneider

    'Go Down Together' by Jeff Guinn and 'Bonnie and Clyde' by Paul Schneider
    Go Down Together The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde Jeff Guinn Simon & Schuster: 468 pp., $27 Bonnie and Clyde The Lives Behind the Legend Paul Schneider Henry Holt: 384 pp., $27.50 Within minutes of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow's...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Nov. 22, 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. || 24 || || 2. || The Lacuna by Barbara...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Dec. 20, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton (Putnam: $27.95) PI Kinsey Millhone investigates the 20-year-old case of the mysterious disappearance of a 4-year-old girl. || 1 || || 2. || Too Much Happiness...
  • Recipe: Roast lamb with potato, onion and pepper gratin

    Recipe: Roast lamb with potato, onion and pepper gratin
      Note: Our second lamb recipe comes from our issue on one-dish oven meals published nearly a year ago. The original recipe that this is based on comes from Patricia Wells, but we liked the version that was adapted by Frances McCullough and Barbara...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Jan. 24, 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. || 33 || || 2. || The Girl Who Played...
  • Word Play: Awakenings

    Word Play: Awakenings
    It's not quite fair that a novelist who has had such success in the adult world -- among many awards, Jane Smiley won the Pulitzer Prize for "A Thousand Acres," her novel based on "King Lear" -- can shift gears apparently effortlessly and write for...
  • Review: 'Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home' by Rhoda Janzen

    Review: 'Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home' by Rhoda Janzen
    "Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home" By Rhoda Janzen Henry Holt and Company, 256 pp., $22.00 I worry that it might be impossible to share with anyone who doesn’t have a background similar to Rhoda Janzen’s the wicked...