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The Spare Room A Novel Helen Garner Henry Holt: 192 pp., $22 When a friend shares that she has late-stage cancer, compassion is easy to come by. We feel the shock of the diagnosis. We grieve for what may be ahead. We jump into action, volunteering...
Chicago Tribune NewspapersSisterhood—in the family and body politic—can be a beautiful abstraction and a real pain in the neck. It's an evanescent ideal that sometimes takes shape in historic movements. And it's the cosmic force behind Sheila Weller as she tries to...
Top Authors Set to Participate in 11th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 29-30 at UCLANOTE TO EDITORS: Advance registration is required for working media planning to cover the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Registration deadline is April 20. The registration form and directions are posted online at http://www.latimes.com/extras/...
Tags: Frank McCourt, Assault, Erica Jong, Teri Garr, Tickets
Times Staff WritersIn "Ramona," her 1884 novel of Southern California, Helen Hunt Jackson did more than tell the story of the illicit romance between a mestizo orphan and an Indian sheepherder. Caught in the pages of her famous melodrama is a picture of the land that is...
Literary Focus Turns Westward for 11th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 29-30 at UCLANOTE TO EDITORS: Advance registration is required for working media planning to cover the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Registration deadline is April 20. The registration form and directions are posted online at http://www.latimes.com/extras/...
Tags: Business, Frank McCourt, Newspapers, Assault, Erica Jong
In "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," time doesn't just slip away. It surges like a tsunami, swamping cities and washing aside human lives like so much Mississippi Delta topsoil. It rolls backward and forward like a movie projector, un-spooling the...
Special to The TimesNOIR is the indigenous Los Angeles form: It was created here, it grew up here and from here it spread, not only as a genre but as a way of looking at life, character and fate. As a framing lens, it's now so powerful that it seems not only to be a strategy...
Times Staff WriterTHE last time Los Angeles writer Deanne Stillman published a book on the high desert, she was met with angry editorials in a local paper, a bitter letter-writing campaign and complaints from locals. She couldn't write, her hair was strange, what did she...
Tags: Colorado, Arizona, Sociology, Wallace Stegner, Los Angeles
Times Staff WriterLINING the Strip, billboards the size of aircraft carriers herald the faces of headliners like the battle flags of nations: Elton John, Celine Dion, Toni Braxton. But on one weekend in November, a star whom some would describe as the biggest in all of...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTwelve miles east of Fresno, in the southern San Joaquin Valley, is a road-widening project that signifies loss. Where two lanes once ran north and south, a four-lane artery will soon ease congestion between new housing tracts outside of Clovis. Dust...
Tags: California, New York, Starbucks Corp., Nevada, Death
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThere are two kinds of Californians: those lucky enough to be born here, and those smart enough to move here. I expect I like saying this, in part, because I am of the latter group. Joan Didion, "child of the crossing story," is of the former, a rooted...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterConsider it the constant reader's equivalent of the Thomas Guide. Just as few could wade through those hundred pages of ice cream-colored maps and emerge functionally L.A. literate, no one will be able to read "Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology"...
Tags: New York, H.L. Mencken, Umberto Eco, Los Angeles, Helen Hunt
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