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December 02, 2007

Jonathan Kirsch reviews "Souls of Angels," a novel by Thomas Eidson.

Dick Lochte reviews "T Is for Trespass," a novel by Sue Grafton.

Tim Rutten reviews "Rumpole Misbehaves," a novel by John Mortimer.

The following reviews are scheduled:

Kenneth Turan reviews "Hollywood's Censor: Joseph I. Breen and the Production Code Administration" by Thomas Doherty.

Susan Salter Reynolds reviews "Bella Abzug: How One Tough Broad From the Bronx Fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, Pissed Off Jimmy Carter, Battled for the Rights of Women and Workers, Rallied Against War and for the Planet, and Shook Up Politics Along the Way," an oral history by Suzanne Braun Levine and Mary Thom.

Erika Schickel reviews "Punching In: The Unauthorized Adventures of a Front-Line Employee" by Alex Frankel.

On the Web

This week at latimes.com/books:

In Astral Weeks, Ed Park writes about the Ouroboros, the symbolic snake devouring its own tail that stands for the circularity of life and death. Such an image dates to Phoenician times, but Park focuses on two more contemporary appearances: E.R. Eddison's 1922 epic "The Worm Ouroboros" and Rafael Abalos' new young adult novel "Grimpow: The Invisible Road."

Lists and blog: Look for expanded bestseller lists, book excerpts and our guide to local literary events, as well as Jacket Copy, our book information blog, at latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy.

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