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  • "Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds" by Lyndall Gordon

    "Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds" by Lyndall Gordon
    "Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds" By Lyndall Gordon Viking, 472 pages, $28 Even though fewer than a dozen of Emily Dickinson’s 1,789 poems were published in her lifetime, her family and friends in Amherst,...
  • "The Sixty-Eight Rooms" by Marianne Malone

    "The Sixty-Eight Rooms" by Marianne Malone
    "The Sixty-Eight Rooms" By Marianne Malone Random House Books for Young Readers, 288 pages, $16.99 With her new young adult novel, 'The Sixty-Eight Rooms,' artist and former art teacher Marianne Malone has tapped into a fantasy that is both very Chicago...
  • "A Word to the Wise" by David Heinzmann

    "A Word to the Wise" by David Heinzmann
    By David Heinzmann Gale, 327 pages, $25.95   With "A Word to the Wise," longtime Chicago Tribune crime reporter David Heinzmann joins the ranks of newsmen turned novelists, weaving an engaging tale of murder, mayhem and corruption in a city he knows...
  • "The Writing Circle" by Corinne Demas

    "The Writing Circle" by Corinne Demas
    "The Writing Circle" By Corinne Demas Hyperion/Voice, 293 pages. $23.99 There's at the very least one aphorism about books and their covers. But what about writers and their looks, authors and their behavior? That veers onto more psychological terrain,...
  • "Last Words of the Executed" by Robert Elder

    "Last Words of the Executed" by Robert Elder
    "Last Words of the Executed" By Robert K. Elder Foreword by Studs Terkel University of Chicago Press, 301 pages, $22.50 Robert K. Elder begins his oddly affecting, 'Last Words of the Executed,' with the final utterance of Marmaduke Stevenson, who was...
  • Two Guys Lose Weight: Monster winter storm and no diet Ho Hos

    Two Guys Lose Weight: Monster winter storm and no diet Ho Hos
    The following is a blog documenting two Los Angeles Times editors' attempts to lose weight. It all began on Jan. 10. One benefit of my move from Boston to Los Angeles this year has been the avoidance of snow.  Not that I mind it.  I like the winter.  But...
  • For Danny Boyle and company, much more than '127 Hours' of toil

    For Danny Boyle and company, much more than '127 Hours' of toil
    Danny Boyle could barely be heard over the low-flying helicopter. "It's like 'Apocalypse Now,'" he yelled as he fastened his helmet and tightened a climbing harness around his waist, preparing to descend into a narrow canyon. The British director had...
  • Book review: 'Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories' by Simon Winchester

    Book review: 'Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories' by Simon Winchester
    Atlantic Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories Simon Winchester HarperCollins: 512 pp., $27.99 One of the great joys of reading a Simon Winchester book is the inadvertent discovery of minutiae that...
  • The plain truths of Oscar winners

    The plain truths of Oscar winners
    Ozark waitresses turned boxers. Los Angelenos battling over racial and social inequality. Boston's criminal element and a do-gooder detective. A West Texas cowboy and a satchel of money. A slum kid from India and a game show. Bomb specialists in Iraq...
  • Book review: 'The Passages of H.M.'

    Book review: 'The Passages of H.M.'
    The Passages of H.M. A Novel of Herman Melville Jay Parini Doubleday: 454 pp., $26.95 "The time for me hasn't come yet: Some men are born posthumously," Nietzsche wrote in "Ecce Homo." It's a statement that might have provided comfort to Herman...
  • Americans Elect seeks to upend primary system

    Americans Elect seeks to upend primary system
    County registrar offices across California on Thursday will begin receiving the product of an audacious enterprise — nearly 1.6 million signatures collected by Americans Elect, a group attempting to ride exasperation with the nation's political...