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The Best Non-Fiction of 2011
23 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM
Books have a long shelf-life. A loved book may outlast its original owner by a generation – or more -- if well cared for. With that in mind, we recall our best loved books of 2011 here, well into 2012. Better late than never...
Reinventing the Southern California Novel: Marisa Silver’s The God of War
29 Sep 2008 // 6:00 PM
Silver took the vital ingredients of a regional novel and composed an L.A. tale, but set many miles east -- at the edge of the desolate Salton Sea -- a wasteland that would have held tremendous appeal to T.S. Eliot.
Things Fall Apart: Joan Didion's 'Blue Nights'
29 Nov 2011 // 4:00 PM
Joan Didion is unmoored by loss. Out of that loss comes this second, searing memoir, Blue Nights.
Joan Didion talks about the fears that harried the writing of ‘Blue Nights’
6 Nov 2011 // 11:35 PM
NEW YORK — “Writers,” Joan Didion observed in 1968, “are always selling somebody out.” It’s one of those classic Didion statements, epigrammatic yet personal, a line