Talk about literary America and Los Angeles is not exactly the first locale that comes to mind. However, the truth is that the City of Angels has a deep and enduring place in the history of American letters. Here are just five of the many fiction and nonfiction books that attempt to unravel the mystery that is L.A.
journalist Charles Lachman argues that former US President Grover Cleveland once raped a young woman but successfully covered the scandal up.
A book currently known as "Untitled" by "Anonymous" seems likely to be an insider's look at the downfall of Bernie Madoff.
A new 2012 biography of Mick Jagger promises to show a tamer side of rock-and-roll's bad boy.
A high school in Republic, Mo. bans two books, including Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five," after a parent complains about material incompatible with the Bible.
There may not be any new books or movies to come, but the spirit of "Harry Potter" lives on – now a part of our culture in so many ways. Aside from re-watching and re-reading J.K. Rowling's work, avid fans have found various ways to incorporate the novels into their daily lives. Here are examples of five ways in which "Harry Potter" has infiltrated modern Muggle life. Some may surprise you!
Amazon is taking steps to grow its Indian markets, although a series of obstacles – including concerns about India's infrastructure – could prove problematic.
The British journalist who broke the story about the News of the World hackings will publish a book about the tabloid's collapse next fall.
The final 13 novels in the running for the 2011 Man Booker prize have been announced.
A Books-A-Million deal to buy 30 Borders' stores – perhaps saving nearly 1,000 jobs – has stalled.
Kindle textbook rentals will allow students to rent Kindle versions of textbooks for short periods of time and at a low, low price.
The recent movie adaptation of Lisa See's bestselling novel got mixed reviews.