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  • Isabel Allende, a life of letters

     Isabel Allende, a life of letters
    Somewhere between her Chilean family's life-or-death political realities and its intuitive, fantastical imagination is where Isabel Allende writes. Where she lives is the Bay Area, arriving in California about 25 years ago with a famous surname she's gone on to burnish, novel by novel. As perhaps befits an emigre author, Allende's books are routinely translated into two dozen languages. Here she muses in English about what the future of the written word holds for authors like her, and for the readers who love them.
  • The Biblioracle: There's no app for appreciating a book

    The Biblioracle: There's no app for appreciating a book
    I recently misplaced my glasses. I say misplaced instead of lost because I know they're somewhere in the house, I just can't put my hands on them. When I told my wife about my misfortune she said, "you need an app for that." -------------------- This...

    At Havana bookstands, Harry Potter tops Che

    What are people reading at the mid-century mark of Cuba's revolution? "A lot of people are asking for Harry Potter," said Gabriel, a longtime book vendor, echoing other sellers at the sprawling outdoor book fair at the colonial Plaza de Armas. "They're...

    Authors in L.A.: Isabel Allende celebrates 'Zorro' and more

    Isabel Allende comes to the L.A. area this week to discuss her novel "Zorro" as part of the Long Beach Reads One Book program sponsored by the Long Beach Public Library Foundation.

    'House M.D.': Cuddy's long day's journey into night

    One of my favorite episodes in this season of "House M.D." was "Wilson," which gave us a glimpse into what the show would be like if our favorite mild-mannered oncologist was the titular character. Monday night's episode, "5 to 9,"...