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What Was Lost A Novel Catherine O'Flynn Henry Holt: 256 pp., $14 paper I don't know of any art form that has been declared dead more often than the realist novel. Even the term "realist novel" is a kind of pejorative -- don't we want something more...
Tags: Charles Dickens, Book, Jean-Paul Sartre, Death
Books on a journey through Cairo, the rise of the animal protection movement and a novel that updates 'Hamlet''The End of Sleep A Novel Rowan Somerville W.W. Norton: 246 pp., $23.95 Fin is a piece of work: an Irish journalist set loose in Cairo on the trail of Skinhead Said, a piratical type with a lair full of priceless antiques and splendid treasures. Fin...
Tags: Animals, Minnesota, Cairo (Egypt), Crimes, Somerville
Forty years ago this week, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel after winning the 1968 California Democratic presidential primary. One moment he was thanking a standing-room crowd, the next he was sprawled in a hotel pantry, blood...
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...
Bill McKibben's writing -- part art, part essay, part journalism with more than a smidgen of harangue -- has framed the thinking on environmental issues for more than a generation. Two new books out this spring, "The Bill McKibben Reader: Pieces From an...
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, just more than 2,000 children are reported missing every single day. The vast majority of them are found, sometimes quickly, but for the families and loved ones of those who are not, a canvas of unanswered...
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer(Photo: Kieran Doherty/Reuters) March 5, 2008 Do yourself a favor: If you're the sort inclined to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this month, skip the badly pulled pint of Guinness, the hordes of amateur drinkers and the warmed-over Republican ballads at...
June 8, 2008 Editor's Note: It's a perennial question for the summer months, what to read? Here you'll mind more than 50 titles in fiction andƒononfiction, organized according to the months when they'll be published. Books are listed in alphabetical...
Jonathan Kirsch Is The Author Of, Most Recently, "a History Of The End Of The World: How The Most Controversial Book In The Bible Changed The Course Of Western Civilization.""LONG years ago, we made a trust with destiny," declared Jawaharlal Nehru, the founding father of modern India, on the occasion of the formal surrender of power by the British imperial authorities. "And now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge....
Tribune NewspapersFinally, Chuck Thompson tells the unvarnished truth in "Smile When You're Lying" ( Henry Holt, 336 pages, $15 paper), a collection of stories he couldn't sell to any travel magazine during more than a decade as a globe-trotting writer, photographer and...
Mystery ColumnistIt's not giving anything away to mention that in Jacqueline Winspear's elegantly plotted Maisie Dobbs series no one is murdered during the course of the novels. This series is set in post-World War I, and The Great War brought on enough deaths and...
Tags: World War I (1914-1918), Family, Death
LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2006 – The Los Angeles Times presented its annual Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement and honored nine Book Prize winners during its 26th annual Book Prizes ceremony, April 28 at UCLA's Royce Hall. Joan Didion, renowned as...
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