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Today is the birthday of Mildred Augustine Wirt Benson, who wrote 23 of the first 30 Nancy Drew books under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2012 at Jacket Copy
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The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing? Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2012 at Jacket Copy
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Six writers who are new (or expecting) moms tell us what they're reading. Happy Mothers Day! Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2012 at Jacket Copy
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Former LA Weekly scribe Helen Knode will mix it up with crime writer James Ellroy, who happens to be her ex-husband, to talk about her new novel "Wildcat Play." Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2012 at Jacket Copy
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The Tehran Book Fair kicks off today, highlighting pressures between sanctioned and censored books in Iran. Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2012 at Jacket Copy
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The Atavist, Byliner, Figment and Grantland discussed the opportunities and challenges of digital publishing at the 2012 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2012 at Jacket Copy
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J.K. Rowling's first book for adults is coming in September. Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at Jacket Copy
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In recent weeks, a spate of articles have looked closely, and critically, at Amazon's practices. Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at Jacket Copy
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Author Herman Wouk, 96, will publish a new novel with Simon & Schuster this fall. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at Jacket Copy
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The Story Prize for 2011 was awarded to Steven Millhauser for "We Others: New and Selected Stories." Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2012 at Jacket Copy
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Tickets are on sale for panel passes to the 2012 L.A. Times Festival of Books. Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2012 at Jacket Copy
Preview the upcoming movie version of "On the Road," which co-stars Kristen Stewart. Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at Jacket Copy
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The Case of the Missing Moon Rocks is the latest multimedia ebook story from The Atavist. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at Jacket Copy
Jonathan Safran Foer comes to L.A. with The New American Haggadah, which he's edited. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Jacket Copy
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez turns 84 today. Celebrate and read his interview with Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa. Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2012 at Jacket Copy
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Today you are you! That is truer than true! Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss! Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2012 at Jacket Copy
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The complete list of finalists for the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at Jacket Copy
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A huge stack of books about Abraham Lincoln is installed at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at Jacket Copy
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Christmas comes to Downton Abbey. And the year 1920. And there is love, vengeance, snow and lust in the air. Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at Show Tracker
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Four classic love stories. Which is the most romantic? Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2012 at Jacket Copy
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The war is over, but the scars remain both upstairs and down in this Downton Abbey recap. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2012 at Show Tracker
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Things turn bad for Matthew, William, and pretty much everyone close to them. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2012 at Show Tracker
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NBC News is getting into the ebook publishing business. Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2012 at Jacket Copy
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The author of the true chronicle of mid-century mobsters and cops talks about his book being developed for TV by Frank Darabont, who breathed life into the zombie story "The Walking Dead." Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2012 at Jacket Copy
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Bombs are exploding and Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens) plans to leave the trenches for a short visit home to Downton Abbey. "Life at Downton," he says. "It seems like another world." And it is: The wildy addictive Masterpiece Classic "Downtown Abbey" is back for its second season, with all the pomp and intrigue anyone might wish for. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2012 at Show Tracker