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  • Margaret Runyan Castaneda dies at 90; ex-wife of mystic author

    Margaret Runyan Castaneda dies at 90; ex-wife of mystic author
    They were an unlikely couple, the Latin American immigrant and the West Virginia divorcee whose paths crossed in mid-1950s Los Angeles.
  • Straddling the old world and the new in 'The Farthest Home Is in an Empire of Fire'

    Straddling the old world and the new in 'The Farthest Home Is in an Empire of Fire'
    The Farthest Home Is in an Empire of Fire A Tejano Elegy John Phillip Santos Viking: 280 pp., $25.95 John Phillip Santos went in search of his Mexican father's indigenous roots in his 1999 National Book Award finalist, "Places Left Unfinished at the...

    Book review: 'The Four Fingers of Death' by Rick Moody

    Book review: 'The Four Fingers of Death' by Rick Moody
    The Four Fingers of Death A Novel Rick Moody Little, Brown: 730 pp., $25.99 Rick Moody grew up on a nutritious diet of Pynchon, Vonnegut (to whom this book is dedicated), Roth and Updike, some Melville and Hawthorne for New England-style moralizing, a...

    Book review: 'The Border Lords' by T. Jefferson Parker

    Book review: 'The Border Lords' by T. Jefferson Parker
    When it comes to the crime-based fiction that long has played such an important role in the literary life of Los Angeles, we're living through what amounts to a golden age. The dark ecstasies of James Ellroy, Michael Connelly's artful probing of the...

    A quarter-century marriage to a man behind bars

    A quarter-century marriage to a man behind bars
    First of Three Parts The summer after her first year of law school, Pamela Dowden dug a red calico sundress out of her closet and left her apartment in Sacramento. It was a hot, shadeless morning. She drove her orange Datsun pickup out of town as...