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  • 'The Suicide Run: Five Tales of the Marine Corps' by William Styron

    'The Suicide Run: Five Tales of the Marine Corps' by William Styron
    The Suicide Run Five Tales of the Marine Corps William Styron Random House: 198 pp., $24 The business -- and I use the word advisedly -- of posthumous publication is a troubling one. We honor our dear dead. Yet there are certain kinds of attention...
  • Desperation all too real on 'Real Housewives of Orange County'

  • Editor to the stars

    LET'S hit the high points of Judith Jones' career: pushed through the American translation of "The Diary of Anne Frank" and published Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." Edited food legends such as Child, Marcella Hazan, Madhur Jaffrey,...
  • Annual Hay Festival is one for the books

    Annual Hay Festival is one for the books
    The small market town of Hay, nestled on the border between England and Wales, is an unlikely setting for one of the world's biggest book festivals. It has a population of less than 2,000, and the nearest train station is 30 miles away. Yet each year,...
  • Jacket Copy

    Shiver me timbers R.L. Stine, author of the beloved "Goosebumps" series of creepy, crawly stories, is heading to "HorrorLand." The ghoulish theme park will be the springboard for 12 new tales, with Scholastic Books planning to release the first two...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers

    Los Angeles Times bestsellers
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || weeks on list || || 1. || The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown: $26.99) A luckless attorney defends a studio executive accused of offing his wife and her lover. || 4 || || 2. || The Gate House by Nelson...
  • Glenn Goldman's books, up for auction

     
    They all came to Book Soup -- writers Martin Amis, Hunter S. Thompson and John Updike, former President Bill Clinton, artists Ed Ruscha, Helmut Newton and Andy Warhol. At the West Hollywood bookstore, they signed books for readers who queued......
  • Edward Gorey exhibit at Orlando Museum of Art opens Friday

     
    A is for Amy who fell down the stairs. B is for Basil assaulted by bears… From the opening lines of The Gashlycrumb Tinies, it is clear this is not going to be your average children’s alphabet book. But Edward Gorey, the tale’s author and...
  • G is for GOREY who sure does delight me!

     
     How often do you go to an art exhibition and hear chuckles reverberating around the gallery? That's what I heard at this morning's preview of “Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey,” which opens at the Orlando Museum of Art today an...
  • Pilots: ABC Conjures Up 'Eastwick'

    "The Witches of Eastwick" has gone from novel to movie to stage musical, and now ABC is hoping the story will translate to television. The network has given a pilot order to a drama called "Eastwick" that's based on John Updike's book. NBC also got...
  • Novelist John Updike Dies at 76

    Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist John Updike, author of the "Rabbit" series and "The Witches of Eastwick," has died. He was 76. The acclaimed writer died of lung cancer in Beverly Farms, Mass. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, according to a statement from his...