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While the proposed “subway to the sea” may be decades away if it ever comes, Los Angeles Opera isn’t waiting for it to happen. The company is making the trek from downtown right now, launching L.A. Opera Off Grand on the Broad...
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Composer Lee Holdridge says his new opera, "Dulce Rosa," hits "very close to home" for him in several ways. First, as a native Latin American. Second, as the son of a passionate, indomitable woman. And, third, as a lifelong aficionado of stage drama...
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Daily Gazette, Sterling, Ill.The library book group selection for May is "My Enemy's Cradle," by Sara Young. The book is available at Dixon Public Library, 221 S. Hennepin Ave. New books at the library are: Fiction "And Then I Found You," by Patti Callahan Henry; "There Was...
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The organizers of the LéaLA Spanish-language book fair want to make the annual event in Los Angeles one of the biggest book gatherings in the United States. The schedule announced Tuesday for this year’s event makes the organizers’ ambitions...
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Somewhere between her Chilean family's life-or-death political realities and its intuitive, fantastical imagination is where Isabel Allende writes. Where she lives is the Bay Area, arriving in California about 25 years ago with a famous surname she's gone...
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If you’re stuck in a cell — and in legal limbo — for an undefined period that might be forever, what do you do? You read, of course. The library at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp was established during the Bush administration, in...
Winston-Salem Journal, N.C.Isabel Allende's new book, "Maya's Notebook," is a departure for the acclaimed author. "It's very different," she said. "It's very contemporary. It's very American, also. And young. I have written for young adults, but this is not at all a young-adult...
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Whatever happened to magic realism? The question arises when dipping into "Maya's Notebook," Isabel Allende's bruising, cinematically vivid new novel. It's an exercise in gritty realism rather than the fanciful folkloricism that Allende has been known...
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As Maya Vidal writhes on a filthy mattress, hog-tied with an electrical cord, she wonders how much worse this confinement by killers is going to get once the pangs of her drug addictions kick in. Readers of Isabel Allende's new novel, “Maya's...
Isabel Allende's latest novel about a modern troubled teen still satisfying for fans of magical realism.Miami HeraldFrom the start, Isabel Allende's new novel feels like a break from the past, a deliberate distancing from the deep historical context and magical realism that have marked her work and charmed her readers across generations and national borders. Maya's...
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One thing to know about our book club Our Spanish book club, Circulo de Lectores (Readers' Circle), started in October 2009. The founder spent a lot of time on the train reading Spanish novels and nonfiction during his commute to and from work, so he...
A kind of crash course in 50-plus years of environmentalism, the documentary "A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet," adapted from the book by Philip Shabecoff, proves a worthy reminder of how much has been done to help heal our planet's...
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