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It's hardly shocking that the most fully realized characters in "The Casual Vacancy," J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults, are the youngest. Fats Wall, Krystal Weedon, Gaia Bawden, Andrew Price, Sukhvinder Jawanda: Even the names are vaguely...
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Tribune NewspapersChomp: A Novel Carl Hiaasen Alfred A. Knopf: 304 pp., $16.99, ages 10 and up South Florida is known for many things: Alligators, orange groves and the writer who spins the area's most sensational attributes into even more sensational story lines, Carl...
Jacket CopyJohn Leonard's collected essays, a book on genesis of the AIDS pandemic and another YA book by Carl Hiassen are all part of our Sunday coverage....
Jacket CopyCarl Hiaasen (pictured, center) signs books after speaking at Track 16 Gallery in Bergamot Station on Tuesday night, when he graciously answered my questions in front of a full room. It was part of the new Live Talks Los Angeles......
Jacket CopyMona Simpson's "My Hollywood," a layered, literary take on motherhood and nannyhood, enters the L.A. Times bestseller list this week at No. 11. Simpson, who lives in Santa Monica, told Susan Salter Reynolds about what inspired her to create Lola,......
Jacket CopyAnyone who follows Rosanne Cash on Twitter knows she's funny, candid and smart. "Must check celebrity health & beauty blogs to discern inability to sleep. Probably repressing inner Goddess or not eating enough seaweed," she Tweeted earlier this week,...
Jacket CopyAlthough what's hip in Hollywood changes faster than you can say "paparazzi," there's one destination that's been consistently starlit since it opened in 1931: the Chateau Marmont hotel. That's why it makes it into the title of Lauren Weisberger's new.......
Jacket CopyI don't know what the secret of "The Secret" is, but I know that the book's popularity has driven author Rhonda Byrne's new book, "The Power," to the top of our nonfiction bestseller list. "Rhonda Byrne reveals the single greatest......
Jacket CopyTony Blair has been chalking up the frequent flier miles. On Monday, he was in Philadelphia, accepting the 2010 Liberty Medal. Tuesday saw him being interviewed in New York by Katie Couric, and on Wednesday, he was in Massachusetts, talking......
Jacket CopyJonathan Franzen and his new novel, "Freedom," top our fiction bestseller list for the third week running, keeping perennial bestseller Stieg Larsson at bay. Larsson's Millennium Trilogy is doing fine -- "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" is at......
It used to be that the only adults who read young adult literature were those who had a vested interest -- teachers or librarians or parents who either needed or wanted to keep an eye on developing readers' tastes. But increasingly, adults are reading YA...
Jacket CopyOut this week, just in time for Octoberfest, is "Drunk: the Definitive Drinkers Dictionary." A sleek, gray hardcover of manageable size, the book contains no less than 2,964 synonyms for drunk. "The English language includes more synonyms for the word.......
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