Wednesday, April 13, 2005

L.A.'s "One Book" is by Walter Mosley
The prolific Walter Mosley rose to fame when President Clinton named him as one of his favorite writers. Now, with his Easy Rawlins crime novels set in 50's and 60's L.A. firmly established (Devil in a Blue Dress was made into a film) and his non-crime fiction like The Man in My Basement gaining respect, the city of Los Angeles has chosen Mosley's Little Scarlet for the fourth annual One Book, One City reading program. Not only are Angelenos encouraged to read the book, the city is holding a month-long series of events including tours of locations in the book, discussion groups at libraries, panel discussions and appearances by the author at several events. "The goal of the program is to strengthen civic pride, foster discussion among diverse residents of Los Angeles and bring communities together through the common bond of reading," reports the website.Read more

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