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  • A tennis star versus a football coach: L.A. Times bestsellers, Aug. 1, 2010

     
    On Monday, Jacket Copy wondered how former USC football coach Pete Carroll's book "Win Forever" is selling. Carroll's winning tenure has come into question after the NCAA leveled penalties against the school for improprieties made during his time there....
  • A squid attacks this week's L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    Southern California is feeling squiddy this summer. China Miéville's "Kraken," set in London, enters the L.A. Times hardcover fiction bestseller list this week at No. 15. "Kraken" begins when a giant squid disappears from an exhibit; the museum curator's...
  • 'Eat, Pray' L.A. Times bestseller again

     
    Elizabeth Gilbert, devastated after her marriage failed, went to Italy, India and Indonesia to recover and to try to rediscover something about herself. Her immersion in food, faith and the paradise of Bali sounds like a pretty good start at......
  • Mona Simpson and the L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    Mona Simpson's "My Hollywood," a layered, literary take on motherhood and nannyhood, enters the L.A. Times bestseller list this week at No. 11. Simpson, who lives in Santa Monica, told Susan Salter Reynolds about what inspired her to create Lola,......
  • L.A. Times bestsellers, featuring Rosanne Cash

     
    Anyone who follows Rosanne Cash on Twitter knows she's funny, candid and smart. "Must check celebrity health & beauty blogs to discern inability to sleep. Probably repressing inner Goddess or not eating enough seaweed," she Tweeted earlier this week,...
  • 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.......
  • L.A. Times bestsellers: Will Kathryn Stockett clock in a full year?

     
    Kathryn Stockett's debut novel, "The Help," has been on the L.A. Times hardcover fiction bestseller list for 50 weeks now, and it's still sitting pretty at No. 1. That's an impressive run, particularly for a debut novelist, and even more......
  • Isabel Allende and Scott Turow enter the L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    Whether you chalk it up to spring cleaning or people getting a jump-start on picking up their summer reads, the L.A. Times bestseller list this week saw a heap of new entrants. A full 25% of the top 20 are......
  • LA Times bestsellers: Books hit the beach

     
    The L.A. Times bestseller list gets darkly beachy this week with the entry of "Point Dume" by Katie Arnoldi. The book, which is at No. 9 on our hardcover fiction list, is about crime and drugs in the Malibu community.......
  • On the L.A. Times bestseller list: A fading newspaper

     
    Tom Rachman didn't much like working as a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press or editor at the International Herald Tribune. "I’m mad about journalism, but the daily grind really got to me,” he told the Globe and Mail. But......
  • Father Boyle's story sticks on the L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    When Father Gregory Boyle began his work in East Los Angeles, the area had the most gang activity in all of Los Angeles. He wanted to provide young people with an alternative. Realizing that staying out of gangs involved both......
  • John Waters steps onto the L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    John Waters was called "The Pope of Trash" by no less than William S. Burroughs. His outrageous cult films -- "MondoTrasho," "Pink Flamingos," "Female Trouble," "Polyester" -- led, improbably, to increasing mainstream success. No less than Johnny Depp...