Picks and Pans Review: Great Reads
by Paul Rudnick
Hilarious essays about playwright-screenwriter Rudnick's work and oddball family. Sedaris fans, take note.
by Rula Jebreal
A novel about a Palestinian girl growing up amid Arab-Israeli conflict. Soon to be a film starring Freida Pinto.
LA'S ORCHESTRA SAVES THE WORLD
by Alexander McCall Smith
It's his 25th book, and he hasn't run out of warmth or wit.