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June 3, 2007
The following reviews are scheduled: Ronald Brownstein reviews "A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton" by Carl Bernstein and "Her Way: The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton" by Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta Jr. Richard Schickel reviews "This Time, This Place: My Life in War, the White House, and Hollywood" by Jack Valenti. Tim Rutten reviews "The Uncertain Hour," a novel by Jesse Browner.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2011 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
Tiger's Curse A Novel Colleen Houck Splinter: 416 pp., $17.95 Inter-species romance has become routine in young adult lit lately, especially between nubile young women who like their guys muscular and wolfen, at least for part of the day. In the kickoff to a trilogy from debut author Colleen Houck, the object of affection this time is feline ? a big cat of regal bearing with azure eyes and a purr that rumbles like a train. FOR THE RECORD: "Tiger's Curse": A Jan. 16 review of Colleen Houck's novel "Tiger's Curse" calls it the first part of a trilogy; it is part of a five-book series.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2009
Fiction 1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95) 2. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery ($15) 3. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout ($14) 4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows ($14) 5. The Private Patient by P.D. James ($15) 6. The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee ($15) 7. The Road by Cormac McCarthy ($14.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2010 | By Rachel Abramowitz
CAST: Logan Lerman, Rosario Dawson, Pierce Brosnan, Uma Thurman, Catherine Keener. Directed by Chris Columbus. BACK STORY: Based on the Rick Riordan bestseller, a huge fan favorite among 10-year-old boys, the film tells of young Percy, a fatherless kid suffering from dyslexia and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, who discovers that he's actually the son of the immortal Poseidon and that the mythic Mount Olympus of Greek gods...
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter
The Peculiar A Novel Stefan Bachmann Greenwillow Books: 384 pp., $16.99, ages 9 and up The average 16-year-old who writes usually does so for school, bringing the same level of rigor and enthusiasm to the endeavor as he would to cleaning a public toilet. Not Stefan Bachmann, a teenager who makes his authorial debut with a middle-grade novel so polished and fun to read that one would never suspect he was in high school when he began to write it. "The Peculiar" is the title of Bachmann's steampunk fairy tale set in an alternate Victorian-era London - a book that, at times, recalls Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment," Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" and more recent classics, such as J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" and Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events.
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