Complete book coverage for Sept. 27, 2009

Inside: Interview with Amy Gerstler on the publication of her new poetry collection, Dearest Creature; Desert: A Novel by J.M.G. Le Clezio; A Paradise Built in Hell by Rebecca Solnit; The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America by Douglas Brinkley; Juliet, Naked: A Novel by Nick Hornby; The Year of the Flood: A Novel by Margaret Atwood; Discoveries: Shoplifting From American Apparel, Gourmet Rhapsody and Journal of a Prairie Year; Word Play: The Georges and the Jewels by Jane Smiley, Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko, The Miles Between by Mary Pearson; Dark Passages: The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville

  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Sept. 27, 2009

    Fiction Weeks on list1.The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined while changing a Mississippi town. 16 2.A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore (Knopf : $25.95) A naive Midwestern college coed takes a job as a nanny for a recently...

  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Sept. 27, 2009

    Fiction 1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95) 2. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger($14.95) 3. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout ($14) 4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows ($14) 5. The Elegance of the Hedgehog...

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