Critical Notes

Roundup: Los Angeles Festival of Books, Daniel Sada, Anna Quindlen, more

By Mark Athitakis

Last weekend marked the 17th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, which attracted plenty of big names, including NBCC nonfiction winner Steve Lopez, fiction finalist Dana Spiotta, National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, along with panels on YA, the LA riots, and more. The Times’s book blog, Jacket Copy, has complete coverage.

Steve Weinberg reviews Andrew Gumbel and Roger Charles’ Oklahoma City: What the Investigation Missed—And Why It Still Matters for the Kansas City Star. Laura Miller reviews the book for Salon.

Heller McAlpin reviews Anna Quindlen’s memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake for

Laura Collins-Hughes reviews the text of David Auburn’s play The Columnist for the Boston Globe.

Steven G. Kellman reviews Daniel Sada’s novel Almost Never for the Dallas Morning News.

Maureen Corrigan reviews Alice Kessler-Harris’ biography of Lillian Hellman, A Difficult Woman, for

Craig Seligman reviews Nadine Gordimer’s novel No Time Like the Present for Bloomberg.

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