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  • Anthony Bourdain's cooking on the June 27 L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    Because Anthony Bourdain often says the kind of things people aren't used to hearing in polite conversation, he has become, as he writes in his new book, a "professional traveler, writer and TV guy," one who knows food from all......
  • The L.A. Times bestseller list for July 4, 2010: 'The Passage' makes inroads

     
    Can a highbrow writer's adventure in genre fiction have staying power on the L.A. Times bestseller list? The compelling novel "The Passage" by Justin Cronin just might. "The Passage," now in its second week on our hardcover fiction bestseller list,......
  • Mindfulness makes the July 11, 2010, L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh's treatise on mindfulness, "You Are Here," marks its fourth week on our nonfiction bestseller list. Thich Nhat Hanh was born in Vietnam 73 years ago, joined a Zen monastery as a teenager and, at age......
  • David Mitchell's Edo-era Japan enters the L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    David Mitchell, a prize-winning literary novelist with strong experimental credentials, enters the L.A. Times bestseller list this week at No. 2 with his new novel, "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet." The De Zoet (pronounced "de-Zoot") of the title.....
  • Drew Brees hits the July 25, 2010 L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    We're still several weeks away from the beginning of the football season, but Drew Brees, the New Orleans Saints quarterback, has already made his mark on the nonfiction bestseller list. "Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity,"...
  • Baldacci's back ... on the L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    David Baldacci's 18th thriller, "Deliver Us From Evil," hits the bestseller list this week at No. 3. The Virginia-based author, who was a working lawyer unable to make headway as a screenwriter, reached the bestseller list with his first novel,......
  • Chicagoland book club: the Wheaton book group

    Chicagoland book club: the Wheaton book group
    One thing to know about our book club: We have been together since 1993. We shy away from books recommended by celebrities; we prefer to make our own choices. The variety of books we choose keeps us fresh: we have a classic, a biography, a current...
  • Chicagoland book club: Naperville area AAUW

    Chicagoland book club: Naperville area AAUW
    One thing to know about your book club: Our book club has been an activity offered to members of the Naperville Area Branch of the American Association of University Women for about 30 years. We take turns meeting in our homes, reviewing and discussing...
  • Chicagoland book club: Riddle Highlands Neighborhood Ladies Book Club

    Chicagoland book club: Riddle Highlands Neighborhood Ladies Book Club
    Our book club, the Riddle Highlands Neighborhood Ladies Book Club, has been meeting for nearly a year. We are comprised of more than 20 women who live in the historic Riddle Highlands neighborhood in Aurora. Our group is unique because the members vary...
  • Chicagoland book club: La Grange United Methodist Church men's book club

    Chicagoland book club: La Grange United Methodist Church men's book club
    Since its inception in 1986, the La Grange United Methodist Church men's book club has brought together men who enjoy reading. Presently we have 10 members, seven of whom are retired. Our ages are from 51 to 90. We meet monthly in members' homes from...
  • Chicagoland book club: Here's to Books

    Chicagoland book club: Here's to Books
    One thing to know about our book group: "Here's to Books" was inspired by Oprah Winfrey 14 years ago and includes half of the original members. We range in age from 32 to 78 and include educators and health professionals. Authors we'd most like to meet:...
  • Steeplechase Book Club

    Steeplechase Book Club
    Steeplechase Book Club Our club started: with two-three members in 2007, now we are an even dozen. We grew as new neighbors moved into this "over 55" community. Our members: are from different parts of the country, including the East Coast and...