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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Do Not Sell at Any Price's' hunters stalk rare 78 rpm records

    'Do Not Sell at Any Price's' hunters stalk rare 78 rpm records
    Midway through her thoughtful, entertaining history of obsessed music collectors and their quest for rare early 78 rpm records, writer Amanda Petrusich has a revelation. Focusing on one particular seeker and his knack for finding obscure titles others...
  • Brando Skyhorse's 'Take This Man' looks back at a screwed-up childhood

    Brando Skyhorse's 'Take This Man' looks back at a screwed-up childhood
    If your name were Brando Skyhorse, you'd probably get a lot of practice telling your life story. You might wish you could just tell the story once, really well, and put it behind you. At least one person's name is Brando Skyhorse, and he's written a...
  • 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...
  • Settlement reached with states in Apple e-book price-fixing case

    Settlement reached with states in Apple e-book price-fixing case
    Apple has settled a portion of its e-book price-fixing case involving several state governments which were seeking up to $840 million on behalf of consumers. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed in a document filed Monday with a U.S. Federal...
  • 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...
  • 'Everything I Never Told You' a moving tale of a dysfunctional family

    'Everything I Never Told You' a moving tale of a dysfunctional family
    "Everything I Never Told You," Celeste Ng's excellent first novel about family, love and ambition, opens with a death. Indeed, the demise of Lydia Lee, the teenage middle daughter of a Chinese American professor and his Virginia-born wife, is...