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  • 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...
  • Patterson's passion: getting kids to read

    Patterson's passion: getting kids to read
    — James Patterson, king of the airport novelists, spent much of last week being celebrated by the nation's independent booksellers. On its face, it seems like an irony: Author of unabashedly commercial fiction earns plaudits from snooty vendors of...
  • George R.R. Martin may need 8 books to finish Song of Ice and Fire

    George R.R. Martin may need 8 books to finish Song of Ice and Fire
    There are five books in the Song of Ice and Fire series. George R.R. Martin is at work on the sixth. Someday, he plans to do a seventh. But this week he hinted that it might take eight to get the whole thing done. Martin published the first book in...
  • Happy Pynchon in Public Day!

    Happy Pynchon in Public Day!
    Could it be a conspiracy? More like fandom. Today is Thomas Pynchon's birthday -- his 77th -- and to celebrate the author's work, a faithful reader has dubbed May 8 Pynchon in Public Day. It's not an attempt to draw the famously reclusive writer out...
  • The Santa Ana winds and the literature of Los Angeles

    The Santa Ana winds and the literature of Los Angeles
    “There was a desert wind blowing that night,” Raymond Chandler writes in the famous opening to his novella “Red Wind.” “It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair...
  • Roxane Gay's 'An Untamed State' gives torture survivor a voice

    "I was no one." These four words are the refrain of Mireille Duval Jameson, a young Haitian American attorney held captive for 13 days and brutally tortured by local criminals in Port-au-Prince. The story told in Roxane Gay's debut novel, "An Untamed...