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  • Fitness Files: In a pickle? Try this ball game

    As Paul and I climbed into bed, I reached for an old New Yorker to read myself to sleep. Finishing a "personal memoir," I said, "That article went nowhere. How'd she get published in the New Yorker?" Paul said, "Why don't you write about pickleball?"...
  • Festival of Books: Mystery writers who shift to literary fiction -- and back

    Festival of Books: Mystery writers who shift to literary fiction -- and back
    Here's some helpful writing advice from novelist Ivy Pochoda: "The most important thing is to write a book you want to read. It's odd how many people write books they think other people would like to read." On Sunday morning, Pochoda ("Visitation...
  • One family, universal faith

    One family, universal faith
    David Laskin wanted to put faces to history – from his grandfather's sister who founded Maidenform to his relatives who perished in the Holocaust. His award-winning biographical memoir, "The Family," will come alive Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at...
  • A literary exploration at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    A literary exploration at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    Author T.C. Boyle was talking about his development as a writer. He explained that his first book, 1982's "Water Music," explored human relationships with the Earth. But he said that after having published 25 books he's still trying to tackle a...
  • 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners Announced

      Literary Awards Are Highlight of The Times’ Annual Festival of Books            Tonight the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes honored the year’s best works in 10 categories at a gathering of literary luminaries hosted by Times Book Critic...
  • Top 3 Moravian Book Shop Best-Sellers: Hardcover fiction

    AT THE WATER'S EDGE By Sara Gruen (Spiegel & Grau, $28) After disgracing themselves at a high society New Year's Eve party in Philadelphia in 1944, Madeline Hyde and her husband, Ellis, are cut off financially by his father, a former army colonel...
  • Entertaining 'Dead Lands' skips over Maori realities

    Entertaining 'Dead Lands' skips over Maori realities
    A fable about New Zealand's indigenous Maori people before the arrival of European settlers, "The Dead Lands" values entertainment over archaeology. The cowardly teenager Hongi (James Rolleston) barely escapes as a rival tribe seeks to settle a...
  • Throwback Thursday: Remembering ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ 35 years later

     
    Welcome to the inaugural edition of Hero Complex’s new Throwback Thursday series. In this series, Hero Complex will guide you […]...
  • Author Michelangelo Signorile: Struggle for gay rights isn't over

     Author Michelangelo Signorile: Struggle for gay rights isn't over
    The gay rights movement is undoubtedly experiencing its most successful years: bans against same-sex marriage continue to fall; men and women have come out of the closet in business, entertainment and sports; and LGBT characters are mainstays on...
  • Festival of Books: What's the secret to making a crime novel work?

    Festival of Books: What's the secret to making a crime novel work?
    To write a good mystery novel, you've got to have a strong sense of place. Otherwise, said novelist Steph Cha, it's just a plot. At a crime fiction panel at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Saturday, writers Daniel Pyne ("Fifty Mice"), Naomi...
  • Festival of Books: YA authors' love of 'firsts'

    Festival of Books: YA authors' love of 'firsts'
    Think all young adult novels are all about the same thing? Authors Sarah Dessen, Meg Wolitzer, Robyn Schneider, Emery Lord and Amy Spalding disagree. "High school was never about any one thing so I never want my books to be about any one thing," Dessen ...