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This Week in Calendar

June 29, 2008

The following reviews are scheduled:

Jonathan Kirsch reviews "The Book of Getting Even," a novel by Benjamin Taylor.

Donna Rifkind reviews "Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel" by Robert Crais.

Tim Rutten reviews "Painter in a Savage Land: The Strange Saga of the First European Artist in North America" by Miles Harvey.

Steve Ryfle reviews "In Search of the Black Fantastic: Politics and Popular Culture in the Post-Civil Rights Era" by Richard Iton.

Gordon Marino reviews "American Son: My Story" by Oscar De La Hoya with Steve Springer.

Lee Drutman reviews "The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)" by Mark Bauerlein.

On the Web

In Word Play, Sonja Bolle looks at Ted Bell's seafaring time travel adventure "Nick of Time" and Catherine Brighton's picture book biography of Buster Keaton, "Keep Your Eye on the Kid." And in The Siren's Call, Nick Owchar reads the history of a subgenre in the anthology "Steampunk," edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer.

Lists and readings: Look for expanded bestsellers and our calendar of literary events.

Also, please visit Jacket Copy, our books blog, at latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy.

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