'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'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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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Follow the new Ohio Literary Trail for the state’s best writerly spots.

This is cool: The Ohioana Library Association has released a map and list tracing a new “literary trail” through the state, featuring historical landmarks, museums, unique libraries, and other hidden destinations. The list isn’t limited to the state capital of Columbus, either. The selections... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Iconic Lower East Side bookstore Bluestockings has found a new home!

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In ‘Luster,’ Young Black Women Feel Uneasy in a White American Home

Raven Leilani’s debut novel follows an interracial, intergenerational affair as it leads to an unusual redefinition of family. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Spicer's Lost Dog finds home at Netflix

Netflix has won an auction for screen rights to Lost Dog: A Love Story by journalist Kate Spicer (Ebury). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Publisher and lifestyle brand OWN IT! is to release Sam Conniff's How to Be More Pirate, a follow-up to his debut with Penguin. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Chatto signs Invisible Women follow-up from Caroline Criado Perez

Chatto & Windus has signed activist and author Caroline Criado Perez's follow-up to the award-winning bestseller Invisible Women (also Chatto). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Akwaeke Emezi follows the much-lauded “Freshwater” with another powerful novel, ‘The Death of Vivek Oji’

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Hearst Magazines Names Acting President Following Troy Young’s Resignation

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Michael Cohen will be released and allowed to finish his memoir from home confinement.

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Meredith Brings Print Subscriptions Back to Traditional Home

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4A's challenges Nielsen on out-of-home ratings decision

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