Etgar Keret has already penned four best-selling short-story collections and had his fiction translated into 16 languages. His latest collection, called The Nimrod Flip Out (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 176 pages, $12 paperback), features a number of stories first published in the Weekly.
Finally, L.A. Weekly classical-music critic Alan Rich’s reviews and essays on influential musicians have been collected in one volume, So I’ve Heard (Classical Music Today, 352 pages, $25 paperback).
Verse and paintings by the fanciful artist Calef Brown make up his Flamingos on the Roof (Houghton Mifflin, 64 pages, $16 hardback), a book for young readers.
John and Moses Brown, the founders of Brown University and brothers with different views on slavery, are the focus of former Weekly news editor Charles Rappleye’s biography, Sons of Providence: The Brown Brothers, the Slave Trade, and the American Revolution (Simon & Schuster, 416 pages, $27 hardback).
Ellen Forney’s “panty-dropping comics,” including a number commissioned by the Weekly, are collected in I Love Led Zeppelin (Fantagraphics, 112 pages, $17 paperback).
Geoff Nicholson, author of The Hollywood Dodo and other novels, delves into Sex Collectors: The Secret World of Consumers, Connoisseurs, Curators, Creators, Dealers, Bibliographers, and Accumulators of “Erotica” (Simon & Schuster, 288 pages, $25 hardback).
In 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl (Tarcher, 408 pages, $27 hardback), Daniel Pinchbeck suggests that we are shifting from a materially driven culture to one based in spirituality.
Billy Hazelnuts (Fantagraphics, 100 pages, $20 hardback) is the new graphic novel by Harvey and Eisner award–winning cartoonist Tony Millionaire.
In Burning Rainbow Farm: How a Stoner Utopia Went Up in Smoke (Bloomsbury USA, 304 pages, $25 hardback), Dean Kuipers tells the true story of Rainbow Farm, a campground devoted to the decriminalization of marijuana, and the mysterious deaths of its two founders.
In Conned: How Millions Went to Prison, Lost the Vote, and Helped Send George W. Bush to the White House (New Press, 304 pages, $26 hardback),Sacramento journalist Sasha Abramskyseeks to awaken Americans to our laws that disenfranchise potential voters.
“The art of Lou Beach is probably smarter than you,” says Matt Groening, and who are we to argue? Cut It Out (Last Gasp, 128 pages, $25 hardback) collects the L.A. pop-icon’s smart art.
If the Creek Don’t Rise: My Life Out West With the Last Black Widow of the Civil War (Harcourt, 336 pages, $23 hardcover) is Rita Williams’ memoir about being raised by her eccentric Aunt Daisy, herself a child of the Deep South who married a Civil War veteran and moved west.
The interviews, essays and reviews of Ernest Hardy are collected in Blood Beats: Vol. 1 Demos, Remixes & Extended Versions (RedBone Press, 256 pages, $20 paperback).
The Suitors (Counterpoint Press, 256 pages, $23 hardback), loosely based on The Odyssey, is the first novel by Ben Ehrenreich, author of several memorable Weekly cover stories from Haiti to Afghanistan.
Staff writer Brendan Bernhard’s White Muslim: From L.A. to New York . . . to Jihad? (Melville House, 187 pages, $13 paperback) began life as a cover story for the Weekly.