Location(s): Hollywood, Los Angeles
Era(s): 1960s, 1970s
Beau Rosenwald – overweight, not particularly handsome, and improbably charismatic – arrives in Los Angles in 1962 with nothing but an ill-fitting suit and a pair of expensive brogues. By the late 1970s he has helped found the most...
Location(s): Dubai, Los Angeles, Pakistan, San Diego
Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
Kathryn, an American woman, and Rashid, a Pakistani-born Muslim man, seem to have bridged the divide between Western and Islamic world views with their marriage and two American-born children. But everything changes when Rashid’s father is suddenly killed by...
Location(s): Los Angeles, New York City (NYC), Paris
Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
The book is set among Jewish-Americans in the early 1950’s, the McCarthy years of loyalty oaths. Bea Nightingale,in her 50s is divorced in NYC where she teaches English and has put her life on hold since her divorce. She...
Location(s): Los Angeles
Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
Getting ahead in Hollywood poses a challenge for Raquel Azorian, a lowly marketing assistant at a major production company, and while she has ambition, energy, and smarts, the heroine of Candela’s wry latest doesn’t have a mentor or even...