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Uplifting heroines rise from Depression

At the outset of Jojo Moyes’ “The Giver of Stars,” Alice Van Cleve has gone from the frying pan into the fire. An outspoken young woman who doesn’t quite fit in with polite English society, Alice jumps ...

October 13, 2019, Sunday


Writers address current events

THIS Fall, some of the timeliest and most topical books will be found in the fiction section. From Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments,” her sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” to Lucy Ellmann’s epic “Ducks, ...

September 8, 2019, Sunday


Mannequin’s memoir is magical

Before there were supermodels, there were “mannequins” — living, breathing women who played an active role in designing haute couture by standing very, very still....

September 1, 2019, Sunday


Friend offers insights into Dylan’s life

FROM Bob Dylan’s first, hard-driving blues number at summer camp to the rollicking Rolling Thunder Revue concert tour, the legendary musician’s childhood best friend had a front row seat. Now Louie Kemp ...

September 1, 2019, Sunday


2 artists living a life ‘Elsewhere’

CULTURAL exchange is a bit more trickier than you might think. Sometimes problems occur when we use the same words, presuming that we mean the same thing, only to discover that they are enacted differently ...

June 30, 2019, Sunday


AI android tale latest subject of award-winning author’s writing

IAN McEwan is fascinated by artificial intelligence. His new novel, “Machines Like Me,” features a lifelike android with access to all human knowledge who writes haiku poetry. In real life, the Booker ...

May 5, 2019, Sunday


Monstrous author goes bananas

YOU have to hand it to actor Matthew Gray Gubler: When he goes, he goes all-in. That’s whether he’s chasing serial killers on CBS’ “Criminal Minds” or putting the word out about his new children’s book. To ...

April 21, 2019, Sunday


If poetry is food for her heart, flesh is her favorite appetizer

There is always something special in the bond between a daughter and father....

April 14, 2019, Sunday


Marooned, mendacious, murderous

AFTER four well-received novels about LAPD homicide cop Elouise “Lou” Norton, Rachel Howzell Hall confidently delivers a highly entertaining stand-alone that pays homage to Agatha Christie while finding ...

April 14, 2019, Sunday


Lopez goes beyond the ‘Horizon’

PART travel journal, part history, part science lecture, part autobiography and completely unique, “Horizon” feels like the crowning achievement of Barry Lopez’s career. Fans of his National Book Award-winning ...

March 31, 2019, Sunday




 

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