CIty of Nets: A Portrait of Hollywood in the 1940's Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062326041
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 11th, 2014

Looking for a comprehensive guide to the movie, mob, and countercultural influence on mid-century LA? Look no further!

The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781613734049
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Published: Chicago Review Press - October 1st, 2015

Without Douglas Fairbanks, we probably wouldn't have Jack Sparrow, and our conventional notions of Zorro and Robin Hood would be quite different. This guy is one of the most interesting and underappreciated pioneers.

City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles Cover Image
By Mike Davis, Robert Morrow (Photographs by)
ISBN: 9781844675685
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Published: Verso - September 17th, 2006

This is one dense book! Give yourself plenty of time to read and re-read. It's fascinating stuff!

Crescent: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393325546
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 2004

This one is, in a word, sensuous. Be forewaned: It will make you very, very hungry. As a charming and thoughtful portrait of Arab-American Los Angeles, it's unmatched. Despite its 2004 publication date, it's the perfect antidote to everything right now.

The Face of Another (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375726538
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Published: Vintage - February 4th, 2003

To what extent are our actions, or desires, our capacities for good and evil, governed by the way we look? Can taking on the physical form of another person still give is room to remain ourselves? Will we even want to remain ourselves when given the opportunity to make such a transformation? If you're looking for short, easy answers to those questions, this book is not for you.

Never Let Me Go (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400078776
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Published: Vintage - March 14th, 2006

An astonishing work of subtle but terrifying science fiction, this one takes all the tropes of British culture - boarding schools, council flats, strict social hierarchies - and weavs them into a tapestry exquisite and nightmarish.

Raising Demons Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143127291
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Published: Penguin Books - May 5th, 2015

A delicious slice of mid-century Americana, full of all the alternating joy and anxiety that faces anyone undertaking the project of domesticity. As with her fiction, Jackson extracts humor and horror from the most mundane places and objects.

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307408877
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Published: Broadway Books - March 22nd, 2016

As per usual, Larson weaves a tapestry of contextualizing tangeants, intriguing characters, and narratives that at first seem only vaguely connected. Also per usual, he does a masterful job. Dead Wake is engrossing and chilling.

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307408853
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Published: Broadway Books - May 1st, 2012

Another page-turner from Larson. This account of the American embassador to Nazi Germany gives you the on-the-ground experience of watching a city you love slowly devolve into the capitol of a terrifying police state.

Maeve in America: Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143130161
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Published: Penguin Books - August 7th, 2018

Dating, cultural appropriation, rescue dog politics, and the perils of pronouncing an Irish name while American are just some of the topics covered in this soulful, conversational and laugh-out-loud funny collection.

Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall Cover Image
ISBN: 9781640091894
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - June 4th, 2019

This one bills itself as a secret history, but it's more of a dots-finally-connected sort of situation. Polchin brings remarkable sensitivity to this collected constellation of cases that meet at the intersection of Gay and True Crime.

On the Move: A Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804170932
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Published: Vintage - February 23rd, 2016

A masterful essayist who has never shied away from making himself a character in his medical histories, Sacks turns in a memoir that sweeps the reader off their feet with its elegance, compassion, and wistful humor.

A Far Cry from Kensington Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811223027
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Published: New Directions - May 27th, 2014

Savagey funny amd vividly gritty, this mystery takes you through the run-down backstairs, bedsits, and publishing offices of post-war London. The narrator's turns of phrase are positively to die for. This is Spark at her snappy, efficient best.