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Ivy Pochoda talks 'Visitation Street,' a novel about community, gentrification
Ivy Pochoda talks 'Visitation Street,' a novel about community, gentrification

Ivy Pochoda swings open the door to her spacious downtown L.A. loft, which is nestled in the warehouse-thick arts district, and squeals with delight at the heavy cardboard box resting on her doorstep. "My books, they've arrived!" she says. "There's probably 24, 25 of them in here." Tall and athletic, the former professional squash player-turned-novelist heaves the sagging box into her arms and cradles it at her hips. It's crammed with copies of "Visitation Street" (Ecco/Dennis Lehane Books: 320 pp., $25.99), Pochoda's second novel and also the second title in mystery heavyweight Dennis Lehane's eponymous imprint, which has...

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