| Dec 4, 2011
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
The first collection of short stories from a...
| Mar 4, 2012
Not unlike its counterpart rock 'n' roll, memorable jazz novels occupy a pretty slim shelf at the local bookstore. Though the music has been gracefully spun into fiction by Roddy Doyle, Michael Ondaatje and — most distinctively — Rafi Zabor in...
| Nov 11, 2007
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...
| Mar 21, 2008
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...
| May 24, 2009
"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...
| May 11, 2008
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...
| May 29, 2008
| 6:45 PM
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)