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  • Prequels and Sequels book club

    Prequels and Sequels book club
    Our club: We are Prequels and Sequels. We are a diverse group of moms and daughters who live in the city. Our daughters attend the same Montessori school. We started meeting in 2009 when the girls were in the 3rd grade. Our meetings: We meet every six...
  • Flying Monkey Brigade book club

    Flying Monkey Brigade book club
    Our club: We are the Flying Monkey Brigade Book Club. We are all women of a certain age who met while working at Elsie C. Johnson Elementary School in Hanover Park. Our meetings: Monthly at Panera Bread. We loved: "Close to Shore" by Michael Capuzzo....
  • Actor Omar Sharif has Alzheimer's disease, his agent confirms

    Actor Omar Sharif has Alzheimer's disease, his agent confirms
    Actor Omar Sharif, who won acclaim in such films as "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago," is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, his agent said Monday. Sharif, 83, was resting at his home in Egypt, his London-based agent Steve Kenis said. Other...
  • 27 essential Memorial Day books

    27 essential Memorial Day books
    Memorial Day is meant to give Americans a time to remember the veterans and fallen soldiers of our many wars. The Los Angeles Times’ Book section has chosen these 27 books – novels and nonfiction, some stories absurd, others painful – as...
  • 'Loving Day's' examination of race is handled with candor, wit

    'Loving Day's' examination of race is handled with candor, wit
    To say that "Loving Day" is a book about race is like saying "Moby-Dick" is a book about whales. Indeed, the subtitle to Mat Johnson's exceptional novel could read "the whiteness of the mixed male." That would be Warren Duffy, a not-quite-ready-for-...
  • Karl Taro Greenfeld on the fiction, grim reality in 'The Subprimes'

    Karl Taro Greenfeld on the fiction, grim reality in 'The Subprimes'
    In Karl Taro Greenfeld's novel "The Subprimes" (Harper: 320 pp., $25.99), the division between rich and poor has opened into a chasm that's funnier than it should be. New freeways bring the 1% to their homes in Malibu while the underclasses —...
  • Lit Fest 2015: Words come out to play

    Lit Fest 2015: Words come out to play
    "There's nothing quite like holding a book in your hands and reading," said Elizabeth Berg, author of "The Dream Lover," a historical novel about 19th century French writer George Sand. "I think it's really important to fight the good fight." Berg,...
  • 'A Narco History' explores Mexico's drug violence — and U.S. culpability

    'A Narco History' explores Mexico's drug violence — and U.S. culpability
    To many Americans, Mexico's drug violence of the last decade has been as mystifying as our southern neighbor itself. In a once-peaceful country, newspapers have run monthly tallies of decapitations. A minimum-wage Tijuana cartel employee known as the...
  • William F. Buckley Jr., Norman Mailer: An odd-couple relationship

    William F. Buckley Jr., Norman Mailer: An odd-couple relationship
    On July 12, 1964, conservative intellectual leader William F. Buckley Jr. flew to San Francisco for the Republican National Convention. His plane was greeted at the airport by hundreds of his young followers, many of whom had leaped into politics...
  • Not-to-be-missed authors at Printers Row Lit Fest

    Not-to-be-missed authors at Printers Row Lit Fest
    Printers Row Lit Fest kicks off June 6 with more than 150 events. Drawing on reviews of recent books, here's a roundup of some must-see authors. Erik Larson Best known for "The Devil in the White City," his best-seller about the 1893 World's Fair in...
  • 'The Great War of Our Time' goes inside the CIA, to a point

    'The Great War of Our Time' goes inside the CIA, to a point
    In his book "The Great War of Our Time," former CIA deputy Director Michael Morell explains the blunder that led to Saddam Hussein being deposed and sent him into hiding in a spider hole. Hussein, Morell writes, had overestimated the U.S. intelligence-...