*Best L.A. Novel Ever: The Tournament
On Monday, March 5, Amelia Gray was sitting in a windowless closet -- which she had turned into her office -- in her home in the Little Armenia area of East Hollywood, when she received a rare phone call that only top writers like Philip Roth or Don D ... More >>
To kick off Julia Child's nationwide 100th birthday festivities that begin today (her actual birthday is August 15th), we're taking a look at several books released in honor of the Pasadena native. A boeuf Bourguignon centennial book party, in essence (Happy, happy birthday!).
We've seen several g ... More >>
Illustration by Jim Rugg
In our print edition's monthly books section, David Kipen writes an elegy to the recently-closed Village Books in Pacific Palisades, and talks about his special connection to the store's history: he purchased its first book 14 years ago, and recently found himself pur ... 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 >>