November 20, 2011
Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Sam Brower : The author of "Prophet's Prey: My Seven-Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints" will discuss and sign his new book. Center for Inquiry, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 11 a.m. $8. (323) 666-9797. Ace Frehley : The KISS guitarist will present and sign his new memoir, "No Regrets. " Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 4 p.m. Free.
November 14, 2011
Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Demons Group Reading : Editor John Skipp will be joined by contributors to the new anthology, "Demons: Encounters with the Devil and His Minions, Fallen Angels and the Possessed": Laura Bahr, Cody Goodfellow, R.C. Matheson, Zak Jarvis and Mercedes M. Tardley. Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. 2 p.m. Free. (818) 556-6660. Five Points Reading Series : Authors Travis Diehl, Alex Kitnick and Rachel Kushner will read their work.
November 3, 2011
The native Angeleno Ry Cooder is known for his spare and beautiful guitar work, as well as his spearheading involvement with the Buena Vista Social Club. Now he's brought the same sensitive eye and underdog spirit to "Los Angeles Stories," a collection of loosely linked tales set in Bunker Hill, Chavez Ravine, Venice and Santa Monica. The musician will discuss his stories concerning the everyday people of his city with Los Angeles Times book critic David Ulin. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave. 5 p.m. Sun. (323)
October 13, 2011
BOOKS In "The Marriage Plot," Jeffrey Eugenides' first novel since 2002's Pulitzer Prize–winning "Middlesex," he examines the lives of three college seniors at Brown University in the '80s. The three characters — Madeleine, an incurable romantic; Leonard, a brilliant but unstable philosopher, and Mitchell, a clear-eyed religious-studies student — find themselves enveloped in a love triangle of sorts that loops in enigmatic professors, feminist theorists, neo-Victorians and concerned mothers.