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Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. MONDAY Christian Lander: The author of "Whiter Shades of Pale: The Stuff White People Like, Coast to Coast, From Seattle's Sweaters to Maine's Microbrews" will present and sign his new book. Book Soup,...
Jacket CopyA preview of some interesting books that just arrived at the LA Times....
PASSINGS: Elaine Koster, Phelps 'Catfish' Collins, Jack Parnell, Dave Dixon, Matthew R. Simmons, Travis HarrelsonElaine Koster Publisher with a knack for new talent Elaine Koster, 69, a publisher and literary agent with a knack for new talent who gave a second chance to an obscure horror writer named Stephen King and took on an unknown Khaled Hosseini and his...
A Jury of Her Peers American Women Writers From Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx Elaine Showalter Alfred A. Knopf: 608 pp., $30 The title of this, the "first literary history of American women writers ever written," explains Elaine Showalter, comes...
Tags: Book, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Willa Cather, Crimes, Alice Walker
Top Authors Set to Participate in 11th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 29-30 at UCLANOTE TO EDITORS: Advance registration is required for working media planning to cover the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Registration deadline is April 20. The registration form and directions are posted online at http://www.latimes.com/extras/...
Literary Focus Turns Westward for 11th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 29-30 at UCLANOTE TO EDITORS: Advance registration is required for working media planning to cover the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Registration deadline is April 20. The registration form and directions are posted online at http://www.latimes.com/extras/...
It's the most frightening time of the year: Halloween is upon us again. Whether you dress up for a night on the town or turn out the lights to avoid trick-or-treaters, the Book Bag has you covered. Scaring up a good read will be the least of your worries....
Tags: Philip Roth, Hypothermia, Halloween, Jorge Luis Borges
The Hartford CourantHOW IT GOT ITS NAME: After its location in the southwestern corner of Fairfield, one of three towns, along with Weston and Norwalk, from which it was incorporated. HISTORY: Settled in the mid-1600s when three farmers were given permission to settle the...
Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelWhen I saw “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole” some while back, a cartoon was attached to it. It was a new 3D Roadrunner/Wile E. Coyote ‘toon' titled “Fur of Flying.” Here's a clip of it. But it won't be showing...
"Solitude," declared author Erica Jong, is "un-American." We seek the company of others. That's easy in suburbia, where you see your neighbors while fetching the mail or mowing the lawn. But vertical living in the city can be another story. For urban...
Chicago Tribune NewspapersSisterhood—in the family and body politic—can be a beautiful abstraction and a real pain in the neck. It's an evanescent ideal that sometimes takes shape in historic movements. And it's the cosmic force behind Sheila Weller as she tries to...
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