Who once wrote, “Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier”? If you answered “Barbara Kingsolver,” then you already have your tickets for her Writers Bloc signing appearance with Patt Morrison. Kingsolver's new novel, The Lacuna, involves Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky. Her fans know the southwest Virginia resident rarely comes to L.A. — somebody bring her a good chile relleno.

Mon., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., 2009

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