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  • 'Do Fathers Matter?' attempts to redefine 21st century fatherhood

    'Do Fathers Matter?' attempts to redefine 21st century fatherhood
    On March 16, 1777, John Adams took a break from his work on the Articles of Confederation to pen a brief missive to his youngest son, 5-year old Thomas. "I believe I must make a physician of you," wrote the Massachusetts delegate to the Second Continental...
  • Father's Day book buying: an adventure story

    Father's Day book buying: an adventure story
    Buying anyone a book as a gift can be a potentially fraught experience, but it’s especially difficult to get your dad something. I’ll never forget the time my father opened a package containing Erik Larson’s excellent “In the...
  • Nina Lacour's 'Everything Leads to You' captures young love in L.A.

    Nina Lacour's 'Everything Leads to You' captures young love in L.A.
    Nina LaCour's new novel, "Everything Leads to You," is a modern Los Angeles love story in which friendship and attraction cross lines of class, ethnicity and sexuality and where young people find real pleasure, drama and creative possibilities in work....
  • Amazon update: Time Warner faces Hachette-style order delays

    As the dispute between Amazon and Hachette dragged into its sixth week, the online retailer has turned its anti-shopping tactics against another target: Time Warner.  Forthcoming DVD and Blu-ray releases from Warner Home Video, including "The Lego...
  • In Megan Abbott's 'The Fever,' teen girls' panic is contagious

    In Megan Abbott's 'The Fever,' teen girls' panic is contagious
    Teen girls are treated with a surprising amount of dismissal and contempt, considering how many of us have been them at one time or another. It's widely understood that to compare a grown person to a teenage girl is an insult with specific connotations of...
  • Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' makes for compelling reading

    Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' makes for compelling reading
    She hasn't decided yet. Or if she has, she's not telling. But if Hillary Rodham Clinton does run for president in 2016, her new book "Hard Choices," a chronicle of her four years as secretary of State, leaves no room for doubt about how she might...
  • Mysterious Galaxy to close its Redondo Beach bookstore

    Mysterious Galaxy will close its retail store in Redondo Beach, the bookseller quietly announced this week. The last day the store will be open to customers will be June 15; until then, the store's books are on sale. In 2011, when Mysterious Galaxy...
  • Anthropologists find love in Lily King's novel 'Euphoria'

    After three fine works of fiction focused on contemporary families, Lily King broadens her horizons, geographically as well as emotionally, in a novel inspired by a real-life trio of anthropologists in New Guinea during a few fraught months in 1933. She...
  • Finding freedom, fun and prejudice in Lisa See's 'China Dolls'

    Lisa See's ambitious novel, "China Dolls," spotlights the under-told story of Asian American entertainers during the 1930s and 1940s. A popular Los Angeles writer whose eight previous books explore Chinese American experiences, See offers the perfect...
  • Karl Ove Knausgaard's 'My Struggle' reckons with his boyhood

    Karl Ove Knausgaard's 'My Struggle' reckons with his boyhood
    Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard's "My Struggle" is the buzz book of the moment — or more accurately a certain kind of buzz book, for a certain kind of audience. It is also a provocation, sharing its title with one of the most notorious works of...
  • Old money and privilege upended in E. Lockhart's 'We Were Liars'

    "We Were Liars" is a Gothic tale of failed romance in an entrenched East Coast family still enslaved to the rigid WASP codes. A National Book Award finalist, E. Lockhart shares the canniness, cynicism and correct eye for minute social customs with the...