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Julie Buxbaum’s “Admission” focuses not on the Felicity Huffman-like parent but her daughter, Chloe, and the way all children of privilege are raised.

ViacomCBS has announced plans to sell Simon & Schuster to publishing giant Penguin Random House LLC for a whopping $2.18 billion next year.

The stage director and spiritual seeker of “My Dinner With Andre” ruminates on his life and old age in his first book, “This Is Not My Memoir.”

Karen Powell’s “The River Within” is far more than a “Downton Abbey"-derived Yorkshire mystery; it’s the anatomy of a caste system that’s never gone away.

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The mood during the first-ever all-virtual 2020 National Book Awards was upbeat yet emotional. It was also the last ceremony for Lisa Lucas.

After a panel for the Festival of Books, Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his forthcoming novel ‘The Committed,’ the sequel to ‘The Sympathizer.’

This week’s all-virtual lineup in the 2020 Festival of Books features chats with Kurt Andersen, Emily Bernard and a performance by the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.

Jimmy Fallon, local authors and devoted regulars are rallying to help Once Upon a Time in Montrose — the country’s oldest kids’ bookstore — survive the pandemic that has destroyed so many small businesses.

This week’s lineup in the virtual Festival of Books 2020 features conversations with Natalie Portman, Kevin Kwan, Marlon James and Maria Hinojosa.

Former Gov. Jerry Brown discusses a new biography on his California political life at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

Chevalier’s and Vroman’s have struggled to stay afloat because of COVID-19. With the imminent holiday season, they’re urging readers to buy more earlier.

Jim Tankersley’s “The Riches of This Land” documents the fall of the American working class and finds fault for Trump’s 2016 win in unexpected places.

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  • For four weeks starting October 18, the Los Angeles Times, in partnership with USC, will celebrate 25 years of the Festival of Books, Stories & Ideas with 25 individual virtual events. Given ongoing guidance related to COVID-19, the Times has reimagined the festival as a communitywide gathering to be held online.

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