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  • Review: Jonathan Franzen's 'Farther Away' wants to bridge distance

    Review: Jonathan Franzen's 'Farther Away' wants to bridge distance
    -------------------- Farther Away Essays Jonathan Franzen Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 322 pp., $26 -------------------- I didn't much like Jonathan Franzen's essay "Farther Away" when I read it a year ago in the New Yorker. A complicated mishmash of a...
  • Book Review: Treasured memories of a beloved brother

    Book Review: Treasured memories of a beloved brother
    Anton Chekhov A Brother's Memoir Mikhail Chekhov, translated from the Russian by Eugene Alper Palgrave Macmillan: 230 pp., $25 Anton Chekhov's life is well documented: When he died of consumption in 1904 at age 44, he was honored all over the world....
  • Nobel natterings: let the barfight begin

    Nobel natterings: let the barfight begin
    Let the bar fights begin: Mario Vargas Llosa? You gotta be kidding me. Of all the categories in which Nobel Prizes are awarded, none gets the blood going quite like the literary one. It’s a little tricky  to have an opinion about the physics or...
  • Bookmark: Cover hides what's really inside

    Her publisher surely meant well, but the cover of Anne Tyler's new novel "The Beginner's Goodbye" (Knopf) is all wrong. The cover — a pair of elegant cups and saucers displayed against a doily-white background — might reasonably be...
  • 'Brooklyn' by Colm Tóibín

    Brooklyn A Novel Colm Tóibín Scribner: 272 pp., $25 Colm Tóibín leads a generation of Irish novelists, born in the 1950s, who have achieved wide international readership. Sebastian Barry, Roddy Doyle, Neil Jordan and Patrick McCabe have long been...
  • Writers Salvador Plascencia and Michael Jaime-Becerra share a city and common inspiration: El Monte

    Writers Salvador Plascencia and Michael Jaime-Becerra share a city and common inspiration: El Monte
    Aside from their proximity in age, and the fulsome praise they got for their debut novels, Salvador Plascencia and Michael Jaime-Becerra would appear to have little in common as writers. Plascencia's "The People of Paper," which was published in 2005...
  • 'Love and Summer: A Novel' by William Trevor

    'Love and Summer: A Novel' by William Trevor
    Love and Summer A Novel William Trevor Viking: 212 pp., $25.95 That William Trevor has not yet received the Nobel Prize in Literature strikes me as a shame. Surely his absence from the list of laureates has more to do with the politics of national...
  • Favorites 2009: Fiction and poetry

    Favorites 2009: Fiction and poetry
    The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Doubleday) A struggling young writer in 1920s Barcelona accepts a lucrative, diabolical assignment commissioned by a shadowy client. The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker (Simon & Schuster) Meet Paul Chowder, a poet,...
  • Margaret Atwood's apocalyptic humor

     
    With "The Year of the Flood," Margaret Atwood presents another story of our apocalyptic future. Reviews of "The Year of the Flood" all seem similarly amused (for the new novel has many touches of humor), admiring, perhaps also a little......
  • Favorite fiction of 2009 from the L.A. Times

     
    There are 25 books in the list of the Los Angeles Times 2009 fiction favorites. It includes some authors you might expect -- Orhan Pamuk and Alice Munro -- as well as new talents like Maile Meloy, above. LA Times......