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  • New novel about a Laurel Park jockey is a wild ride

    New novel about a Laurel Park jockey is a wild ride
    When Sasscer Hill was growing up, she rode stick horses and plow horses and read "The Black Stallion" novels, a series of books about the friendship between a young boy and a beautiful black Arabian stallion. In the process, she fell in love — with horses and books and, eventually, writing.
  • At Orlando Museum of Art: Jimm Roberts' photos capture Florida's cultural history

    At Orlando Museum of Art: Jimm Roberts' photos capture Florida's cultural history
    To stand in the main gallery at Orlando Museum of Art is to be surrounded by greatness. Playwright Edward Albee, of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" fame, looks out from one wall; artist Robert Rauschenberg from another. There's "Tales of the South...

    L.A. Times bestsellers and Chateau Marmont

     
    Although what's hip in Hollywood changes faster than you can say "paparazzi," there's one destination that's been consistently starlit since it opened in 1931: the Chateau Marmont hotel. That's why it makes it into the title of Lauren Weisberger's new...

    'A Week in December: A Novel' by Sebastian Faulks

    'A Week in December: A Novel' by Sebastian Faulks
    The English writer Sebastian Faulks is one of those curious novelists whose predilection for well-told stories and popularity with readers often have seemed impediments to serious regard. That's a bit unfair because, with its knowing nods to Trollope,...

    Dick Francis dies at 89; champion jockey became bestselling British mystery writer

    Dick Francis dies at 89; champion jockey became bestselling British mystery writer
    Dick Francis, a champion steeplechase jockey in Britain who became a bestselling mystery writer, died Sunday at his home in the Cayman Islands. He was 89. Ruth Cairns, a spokeswoman for Francis, told the Associated Press that the author died of natural...