December 14, 2009
Too Much Money A Novel Dominick Dunne Crown: 288 pp., $26
November 5, 2011
No Higher Honor A Memoir of My Years in Washington Condoleezza Rice Crown: 784 pp.,$35
March 16, 2011
The Company We Keep A Husband-and-Wife True-Life Spy Story Robert and Dayna Baer Crown: 305 pp., $26
November 30, 2011
'The Profession' A Novel Steven Pressfield Crown: 336 pp., $25
April 12, 2013 |
SWEETWATER, TEXAS - Kyndra Vaught caught everybody's attention when she arrived at the rattlesnake roundup here in West Texas last month wearing her crown and rhinestone cowboy boots. “Are you the snake charmer queen?” shouted a man selling rattlesnake head canes, porcelain rattlesnake “eggs” and snakeskin wallets. “You need a snake.” Kyndra, 17, let him drape an oversized plastic rattlesnake over her shoulders as she posed for photos. She had just been named Miss Snake Charmer the night before, part of the roundup pageant detailed in Friday's Los Angeles Times.
September 23, 2010
Promise Me How a Sister's Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer Nancy G. Brinker with Joni Rodgers Crown: 356 pp., $25.99
September 17, 2011
THE ROGUE Searching for the Real Sarah Palin Joe McGinniss Crown: 322 pps., $25
March 10, 2002
The Feb. 17 magazine was incredibly elegant, starting with the cover image of an incredible green crater. I was not aware what was giving me so much pleasure as I leafed through the magazine until I hit the photograph of the tree in "Lawn Alternatives" (by Susan Heeger). That discontinuous palm shifts abruptly to the right to get out of the way of the stream of words extending into the image. The crown of the tree is actually taken from a lower angle to give an additional sense of height.