The Readable Feast

Vegetarian Cookbooks for the Holidays

The holidays can be a challenge for vegetarians, who often find themselves with nothing to eat but salad and potatoes at family gatherings. Holiday meals can be an even bigger problem for…

Paperback LA 3: Secrets, Sigalerts, Ravines, Records

Paperback LA is back, and better than ever. In her third Los Angeles anthology, Paperback LA 3: Secrets, Sigalerts, Ravines, Records, editor Susan La Tempa once again weaves together a colorful cross-section…

Wild LA Invites Readers to Explore Urban Wildlife

If you want to see bats, bears, and bighorn sheep, you don’t have to travel too far from the city to find them. Yes, bighorn sheep can see downtown Los Angeles from…

Children Travel the World in Ann Stalcup’s Books

Ann Stalcup, a nonfiction writer and teacher, grew up in England where she intended to make either ballet or art her career. At some point she realized that neither career was practical.…

Letters from Home

“Dear Los Angeles: The City in Letters and Diaries, 1542-2018,” is garnering rave reviews in literary circles, and it’s easy to see why. This collection of excerpts selected from writings spanning more…

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New Books for the New Year

Four local authors have new books in four different genres just in time for the start of the new year. Self Help “Accepting Your Blended Family,” by Wendy Smith Baruc—Canyon resident Wendy…

Time Warps

The other day I was forging ahead in the battle against gravity and mutant genes and  musing about the way time warps. I was out for a walk to get some air…

Anne with an “E”

In 1908, L. M. Montgomery published her classic novel “Anne of Green Gables.” Today, her characters and settings spill off the page just as full of life as the moment they were…

Of Caves and Men—Part 3

The nurse came in early in the morning and pulled away the blinds covering the big window that looked out over the alley behind the hospital, between the buildings and parking areas.…