Author Oksana Marafioti's new memoir, American Gypsy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), is two success stories in one: one of an immigrant making her way in America, the other of a Gypsy.
At 15, Marafioti moved from her native Moscow to Los Angeles. In Russia, she'd endured discrimination (including tau ... More >>
As the former director of the Michelin Guide infamously noted, people in L.A. care more about movie stars than Michelin stars. Sure we do. (That's presumably why Michelin no longer publishes a guide to Los Angeles. And perhaps one of the reasons why Jean-Luc Naret i ... More >>
But don't take our word for it. The National Book Critics Circle launched its inaugural Best Recommended List, compiled by polling its members, former book prize winners and finalists. (The NBCC's excellent blog is here: bookcriticscircle.blogspot.com/ )
Here are the lists they came up with, along ... More >>