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Books newsletter: A desert anniversary, Zadie Smith and more in books

A lot has been happening here at the L.A. Times; if you haven’t heard, we have a new owner, Patrick Soon-Shiong. Once all the paperwork is done and hurdles cleared, the paper will return to local ownership for the first time in 18 years. I’m Carolyn Kellogg, our books editor, and here’s what we’ve...
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