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The Los Angeles Times Book Club has selected “The Other Americans” as its next book and will host a July 30 conversation with author Laila Lalami at the Skirball Cultural Center. You can get tickets here.

“The Other Americans” is the second selection of the Times Book Club, which launched this spring. Previously, the book club read "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean and hosted a community discussion with the author.

Building on the success of America's largest literary event, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, we started a community book club to keep the storytelling and conversation going year-round.

The Los Angeles Times Book Club will give readers the opportunity to see, hear and interact with world-class authors, celebrities, chefs and newsmakers as they discuss their books and tell their stories.

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What to expect:

Every month we'll share a book club selection, publish stories exploring the topic, and invite you to read along. Then we'll host a community book club evening with the featured author and invite you to join that, too. The focus will be on books and authors relevant to Southern California and the West – books that illuminate and explain our unique landscape, culture, identity and history.

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The new L.A. Times Book Club Facebook group is a chance to share your thoughts and compare notes with fellow book lovers. Please join the discussion there too.

Host: Donna Wares

I’m Donna Wares, the editor of the new Los Angeles Times Book Club. My goal is to get L.A. reading and talking. So tell me: What stories do you want to share with the city? What authors would you most like to meet? Here's your chance to help us build something amazing.