June 28, 2012
BOOKS Authors of "The Nanny Diaries" Emma McLaughlin and Nicole Krauss switch gears with the new novel "Between You and Me," which focuses on the dark side of fame in a manner that will look familiar to those who have kept a watchful eye on the up-and-down arc of Britney Spears. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywod. 7 p.m. Thurs. http://www.booksoup.com.
March 4, 2012 |
MARCH 7 Jodi Picoult The bestselling author discusses and signs her new novel, "Lone Wolf. " Told from multiple points of view, it's the story of grown siblings wrestling with the fate of their father, who is gravely ill. Picoult is known for writing popular fiction and for her outspoken support of women's fiction that focuses on families and relationships (just don't call it "chick lit"). Presented by Vroman's Bookstore. Ramo Auditorium at Caltech, 332 S . Michigan Ave. Free.
January 23, 2012
BOOKS Richard Sparks The choral conductor and co-author of "Along the Cherry Lane" discusses the music industry memoir he penned with father-in-law Milton Okun, the music producer and founder of Cherry Lane Music. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110. http://www.booksoup.com Norman Lebrecht The author of "Why Mahler? How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed Our World" will discuss the life, work and legacy of Gustav Mahler. Lebrecht will be joined by Deborah Borda, president and chief executive of the L.A. Philharmonic.
January 15, 2012
Compiled by Liesl Bradner. SUNDAY Dennis Palumbo: The author leads the workshop "Taking the Mystery Out of Writing Mysteries" and signs "Fever Dream," Vromans Bookstore 3729 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. 4 p.m. (626) 449-5320. Heather Donahue: The actress and author signs her memoir, "Grow Girl: How My Life After The Blair Witch Project Went to Pot. " Dark Delicacies 3512 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 2 p.m. (818) 556-6660. Tribute to Christopher Hitchens: A morning of remembrance along with reading selections from the late author's collection of writings.