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  • Fiction's worst families: Take the quiz

    Thanksgiving is one of the biggest family holidays of the year, a time for celebration — or regret, depending on the kind of family you’re born into. “All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” Leo Tolstoy wrote in “Anna Karenina.” In this quiz, see how well you know the legions of miserable, malevolent, messed-up families in fiction. By the time you’re finished, you’ll probably appreciate yours a little bit more.
  • 'Casual Vacancy' fails to conjure Harry Potter's magic

    'Casual Vacancy' fails to conjure Harry Potter's magic
    It's hardly shocking that the most fully realized characters in "The Casual Vacancy," J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults, are the youngest. Fats Wall, Krystal Weedon, Gaia Bawden, Andrew Price, Sukhvinder Jawanda: Even the names are vaguely...

    Michael Connelly video chat: Harry Bosch and 'The Black Box'

    Michael Connelly video chat: Harry Bosch and 'The Black Box'
    Bestselling author Michael Connelly joined the Los Angeles Times for a video chat on the publication day of his new mystery, "The Black Box." In the book, set in present day, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch investigates a cold case: a murder committed during...

    Not Just For Kids: 'The Peculiar' by Stefan Bachmann is a fantastical tale

    -------------------- The Peculiar A Novel Stefan Bachmann Greenwillow Books: 384 pp., $16.99, ages 9 and up -------------------- The average 16-year-old who writes usually does so for school, bringing the same level of rigor and enthusiasm to the...

    Dalkey Archive posts world's wackiest job listing

    Dalkey Archive posts world's wackiest job listing
    On Wednesday, the Dalkey Archive Press posted an announcement in its employment section. Founding publisher John O'Brien, it said, will be stepping down. He's been with the press, which is known for publishing books that are avant-garde and experimental,...