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  • Discoveries: 'Gold Boy, Emerald Girl' by Yiyun Li

    Discoveries: 'Gold Boy, Emerald Girl' by Yiyun Li
    Plus 'At Home With Andre and Simone Weil' by Sylvie Weil; 'Framing Innocence' by Lynn Powell.
  • New in paperback: The pioneers of the police procedural, Iraq by way of Homer and the Crusades through Muslim eyes

    "Immoveable Feast" by John Baxter (Harper Perennial) Baxter, the film critic and biographer of Spielberg, Buñuel and others, fell in love and moved from Los Angeles to Paris some years back, from whence he has dispatched a series of fluent, witty and...

    'Bitter Spring: A Life of Ignazio Silone'

    'Bitter Spring: A Life of Ignazio Silone'
    Bitter Spring A Life of Ignazio Silone Stanislao G. Pugliese Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 426 pp., $35 "Fontamara" and "Bread and Wine," Ignazio Silone's passionate novels of peasant life and political awakening, are iconic works for anyone who...

    The lost art of reading

    The lost art of reading
    Sometime late last year -- I don't remember when, exactly -- I noticed I was having trouble sitting down to read. That's a problem if you do what I do, but it's an even bigger problem if you're the kind of person I am. Since I discovered reading, I've...

    L.A. Phil gives budding Mozarts 'shock therapy'

    L.A. Phil gives budding Mozarts 'shock therapy'
    When he was a toddler, Andy Alden would come home from a movie and play its theme on his toy piano. By the time he was 6, he was performing his own songs. At the same age, Tim Callobre was also making up piano tunes. Soon, he was branching out to other...