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Celebrating the season by snuggling between L.A. book covers
Celebrating the season by snuggling between L.A. book covers

When the holidays come, my East Coast friends try to tell me that without chilly winter I'm missing out. It's not really the season without wool scarves and cocoa by the fire and new-fallen snow. Who are they kidding? Snow may be romantic, but they can have their wind-chill factor and ice scrapers. I'm fine with trading eggnog for a margarita and celebrating Christmas under a palm tree. I love this city, and this year there are piles of books that will help me share that enthusiasm over the holidays. The novel "Mount Terminus" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26) by David Grand imagines a young man who comes to Los Angeles from New York in the earliest part of...

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