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  • Word Play: Of bullies and bad boys

    Word Play: Of bullies and bad boys
    "The guy looks tough, setting off my internal alert. Everyone knows a guiding principle of underclassman survival is identifying dangerous upperclassmen." (from "Leverage") • "We're losers together. We don't care. We're like freedom fighters. We'...
  • '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 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...
  • 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...
  • "Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku" by Lee Wardlaw

    "Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku" by Lee Wardlaw
    "Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku" By Lee Wardlaw, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin Henry Holt, $16.99, ages 8-11 Nine chapters structure this story of a cat and his boy, which begins in "The Shelter," and ends with "Home." Within each division, there...
  • 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...
  • Books for the writer's bookshelf

    Books for the writer's bookshelf
    Books to keep writers inspired: "Architecture of the Novel: A Writer's Handbook" By Jane Vandenburgh Counterpoint Press, 240 pages, $15.95 Both practical and inspiring, this fast read offers a brick-by-brick refresher course for longtime writers in...
  • Author biographies: 5 books on Oscar Wilde

    Author biographies: 5 books on Oscar Wilde
    Here is a puzzle for you: What do Ricky Gervais, Oscar Wilde and your very own Printer's Row have in common? Last night I went to see Ricky Gervais' stand-up at the Chicago Theatre and he did a bit about Oscar Wilde's famous quote "I have nothing to...