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Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez examine the nature of their relationship and the ways it's shaped their lives in their loving, candid new memoir.
Audible.com has persuaded stars such as Dustin Hoffman, Kate Winslet and Samuel L. Jackson to lend their voices to classic novels for the popular media format.
Reading doesn't have to be a solitary activity. Increasingly, apps are being developed to enable users to electronically share thoughts.
The famed British mystery writer was a master of succinct storytelling. Her memoir, now rereleased, tells of a life much larger even than her considerable literary output.
The former U.S. poet laureate talks about his friendship with Czeslaw Milosz, the pleasures of speaking poetry aloud and the Internet.
The process tested the writer's resolve, but the book about her late daughter is even more personal than 'The Year of Magical Thinking.'
Odds and ends such as wrappers, ticket stubs and antique photos add a personal touch to tomes.
The distractions of the modern age are a compelling device for the author, whose new novel, 'Stone Arabia,' explores how siblings deal with the expectations of contemporary life.
The great L.A. writer's circuitous and tortured path to literary fame isn't easy to duplicate - or emulate.
Bestselling young-adult novelist John Green, who's being honored with the Innovator's Award at the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, says he is inspired by teenagers and finds encouraging signs in publishing's future.
'Over Easy,' a graphic novel from Mimi Pond - who has written for 'The Simpsons' and 'Pee-wee's Playhouse' - draws heavily on her experiences as a worker in an Oakland cafe. It's 'pure Mimi,' her editor says.
David Grand talks about 'Mount Terminus,' a novel set in early 20th century L.A. - and one that took 10 years to write and kept him estranged him from the city.
Sure, there are uncertainties - about the relationship between print and digital, for example - but it's diversity that dominates.
L.A. Times books staff makes its holiday book recommendations: There are books for teens and toddlers, prizewinning novels and thrillers, science and sports, gorgeous coffee-table books and more. BOOKS Holiday books guide Advertisement Nov. 29, 2013 Our holiday books gift guide is packed: There...
Doris Kearns Goodwin combines Theodore Roosevelt and William H. Taft's relationship with a portrait of the muckraker era for a riveting if overly detailed read.
How I searched for meaning in a library of books about the John F. Kennedy assassination.
When Adam Bernales and Denice Diaz started Seite Books in a little storefront in East Los Angeles, a lot of people thought their taste in books was too highbrow.When Adam Bernales and Denice Diaz started Seite Books in a little storefront in East Los Angeles, a lot of people thought their taste in books was too highbrow.
Over the last decade, hundreds of war memoirs have been written by soldiers and journalists who have experienced the war in the Middle East from the front lines. However, in “Friday Was the Bomb: Five Years in the Middle East” (Dzanc, $14.95 paper), Nathan Deuel recounts his time in...
Willy Vlautin knows what it's like to hit the road to bring his work to audiences. He's been leading his alt-country band Richmond Fontaine for 20 years, doing vans-and-better tours of the U.S. and Europe. So while a typical novelist usually does a limited number of readings around a book's...