'Follow Her Home' to Marlowe territory

Steph Cha's debut novel begins as an homage to the famous gumshoe and Raymond Chandler before ending up exploring vastly different mean streets of L.A. Raymond Chandler is among the undisputed masters of crime fiction, especially for stories set on the mean Southern California streets. His influence on crime fiction helped expand the genre's settings from sunny vicarages to gritty urban centers, set a high standard for using place as character, made the witty observation de rigueur and gave a new twist to the term "gimlet-eyed." Chandler's detective hero Philip Marlowe was very much a man of his times, and Chandler a faithful chronicler of them, which included slurs against minorities and gays and a not-so-subtle demonization of many female characters. Although such tendencies might cause modern readers to wince, they have not diminished his appeal for subsequent generations of crime writers, from Robert Parker to Michael Connelly. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

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Since President Trump took office, California has been the epicenter of the resistance, home to countless protests, marches, impromptu airport rallies and, of course, commentary of various kinds on Facebook and Twitter. But it’s all been done at a distance, because Trump has avoided California.... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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'Well done': home affairs chief Mike Pezzullo praised police for raiding journalist's home

Documents obtained by ABC show departmental secretary asked for his thanks to be passed on to AFP team involved The head of the Department of Home Affairs, Mike Pezzullo, congratulated the Australian federal police for conducting raids on journalists, new documents reveal.Correspondence obtained... Continue reading at The Guardian

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REMODELING Magazine Launches 'Home for Life' Virtual Home Tour

  REMODELING magazine announced its launch of “Home for Life 2013,” a virtual tour showing how to remodel a home to be cost-efficient, safe and comfortable for life after retirement. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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The surprising history of home economics, from industry to diplomacy

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Historic Home of Warwick's Saved After Friends Raise Millions

More than 30 people raised $8.35 million to buy the building that houses Warwick's bookstore in La Jolla, Calif., saving it from having to move from where it has operated since 1952. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Coming Home to Somewhere Unfamiliar

In an excerpt from her memoir Negative Space, Lilly Dancyger writes about moving back to New York City as a teenager and grappling with her father's death. Continue reading at Guernica

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Cookbook pioneer Croft on lunching, lockdown lessons and Chefs at Home

Bath-based gastronome Jon Croft’s four decades in book publishing and cookery TV production have reshaped the landscape, and his list’s latest title is giving back to staff working in the hospitality sectors. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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A Quest to Reclaim a Family Home Unearths a Past Buried by the Holocaust

In “Plunder,” a memoir by Menachem Kaiser, the author tries to repossess a building owned by his grandfather before the war and discovers a history he knew nothing about. Continue reading at The New York Times

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'Urgent' take on Britain's care home system to Bonnier

Bonnier Books UK has acquired world rights for an “urgent and critical” look at Britain’s care home system by youth advisor Chris Wild.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

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How 'Infinite Country' Found Its Perfect Home at Avid Reader Press

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