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Michael Ondaatje

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  • Attention, pulpheads! The Miami Book Fair returns

    Attention, pulpheads! The Miami Book Fair returns
    Once again challenging the conventional wisdom that people don’t read books — or worse, that people in this golden age of YouTube and Dancing With the Stars don’t have time to read them — the Miami Book Fair International returns...
  • Holiday books: Fiction

    Holiday books: Fiction
    Aleph A Novel Paulo Coelho Alfred A. Knopf, $24.95 A crisis of faith prompts a man to begin a journey of self-discovery from Africa to Asia. The Angel Esmeralda Nine Stories Don DeLillo Scribner, $24 The first collection of short stories from a...
  • 'Away From Her,' written on the pages of the mind

    'Away From Her,' written on the pages of the mind
    THE tale of a superhero, a '70s drug dealer, or a plot to destroy the world it's not. Alice Munro's "The Bear Came Over the Mountain," which isn't really about a bear and does not feature a mountain, is the story of an elderly couple — a once-...
  • Tricks with a knife

    Tricks with a knife
    "The Collected Works of Billy the Kid" was first published by a small press in the 1970s when its author, Michael Ondaatje, was still in his 20s and two decades away from the success and fame that would arrive with "The English Patient." Yet this early...
  • A case study in crime

    A case study in crime
    Even as "Children of Men," Alfonso CuarĂ³n's future fairy tale of humanity teetering on a precipice, proves that cautionary tales of dystopia and its corrective design do not require a science fiction setting, along comes "Breaking and Entering," a new...
  • Los Angeles Times Bestsellers

    Los Angeles Times Bestsellers
    Fiction 1. The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon ($15.95) 2. Loving Frank by Nancy Horan ($14) 3. Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson ($14) 4. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen ($13.95) 5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini ($16) 6....
  • Stefan Merrill Block, "The Story of Forgetting" author, lets us snoop around his home

    Stefan Merrill Block seems to have a knack for turning unpracticed steps into waltzes. Take the 20something's new novel, "The Story of Forgetting." It has its roots in writing Block did while in India working as a videographer for a documentary about...
  • Times critics on Anthony Minghella's movies

    Times critics on Anthony Minghella's movies
    Times film critics on a few of Anthony Minghella's most memorable movies: "The English Patient" (Nov. 15, 1996) "Love in the extremes of wartime. Love in a dangerous, unstable universe where questions of nationality and betrayal predominate. Love that...
  • Louise Steinman: Talking about L.A.

    This is the sixth in an occasional series of conversations with Southern California activists and intellectuals. The series and videotaped interviews with the subjects are collected at www.latimes.com/lavisions. When authors come to town, Louise Steinman...