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Beneath the Same Heaven

Beneath the Same Heaven

Author(s): Anne Marie Ruff

Location(s): Dubai, Los Angeles, Pakistan, San Diego

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

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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...

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The Tiger Catcher

The Tiger Catcher

Author(s): Paullina Simons

Location(s): London, Los Angeles

Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance

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Can true love ever die? Julian lives a charmed life in Los Angeles. Surrounded by friends, he is young, handsome, and runs a successful business. Everything changes after he has a fateful encounter with a mysterious young woman named...

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All Involved

All Involved

Author(s): Ryan Gattis

Location(s): Los Angeles

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1990s

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On an April night in 1992, Payasa learns that her older brother has been stabbed to death, his body left out in the road to rot. He was never involved. He was innocent. He didn’t even carry a gun. And...

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American Dream Machine

American Dream Machine

Author(s): Matthew Specktor

Location(s): Hollywood, Los Angeles

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1960s, 1970s

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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...

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Beautiful Ruins

Beautiful Ruins

Author(s): Jess Walter

Location(s): Italy, Los Angeles, United Kingdom

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1960s and 2000s

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The story begins on the Italian coast in 1962. A young innkeeper watches in disbelief as a beautiful American girl gets out of a boat and climbs towards his hotel. She turns out to be an actress, on the...

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Bright Shiny Morning

Bright Shiny Morning

Author(s): James Frey

Location(s): Los Angeles

Genre(s): Crime, Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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Welcome to LA. City of contradictions. It is home to movie stars and down-and-outs. Palm-lined beaches and gridlock. Shopping sprees and gun sprees. Bright Shiny Morning takes a wild ride through the ultimate metropolis, where glittering excess rubs shoulders...

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Fever City

Fever City

Author(s): Tim Baker

Location(s): Dallas, Los Angeles

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 1960s/2014

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Nick Alston, a Los Angeles private investigator, is hired to find the kidnapped son of America’s richest and most hated man. Hastings, a mob hitman in search of redemption, is also on the trail. But both men soon become...

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Good-bye To All That

Good-bye To All That

Author(s): Margo Candela

Location(s): Los Angeles

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Modern

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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...

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Harbor Nocturne

Harbor Nocturne

Author(s): Joseph Wambaugh

Location(s): Los Angeles

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): Modern

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Set in San Pedro, a southern district of Los Angeles and one of the world’s busiest ports. Dinko Babich and Medina, a young Mexican dancer, from a local topless bar start building up a relationship, a life together fraught...

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I Heart Hollywood

I Heart Hollywood

Author(s): Lindsey Kelk

Location(s): Los Angeles

Genre(s): Romance

Era(s): Modern

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Celebs, sunshine and beautiful boys…enough to lead a girl astray? Angela Clark can’t believe her luck… she’s an English girl living in New York with a dream job at hip magazine The Look and a sexy boyfriend. Her latest...

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