Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Hector Tobar’


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The men who work inside the San José Mine are divided into two shifts, A and B, each working seven days at a time, and all of these men have been assigned to A shift. The A shift, in turn, is divided into twelve-hour-long night and day shifts that keep the mine working around the […]

A Literary Salon with Gold (Jonathan)

A Literary Salon with Gold (Jonathan)

“To seek, honor, and reflect on multiple viewpoints in order to broaden understanding and solve problems.” This is the Sequoyah School’s definition of perspective, one of the seven “Habits of Mind,” which are set as goals for each student and member of their community. Habits of Mind are described as “best practices,” aiming to “challenge […]

It’s Time to “Shop Indie”

It’s Time to “Shop Indie”

November 30th is a big day for the “small” guy. It’s the day we focus on the hundreds of independent stores and businesses that give our hometowns their unique flair. Whether you are beginning, continuing, or wrapping it up, show your appreciation by patronizing these indie stores and making your holiday purchases. Pasadena Playhouse District […]

Héctor Tobar Speaks

Héctor Tobar Speaks

Not surprisingly, as the son of Guatemalan parents, a L.A. native, a former Los Angeles Times bureau chief in Buenos Aires, and a weekly local columnist, Héctor Tobar’s fiction is infused with the desire to illuminate the complex layers, significance, and consequences of cultural and ethnic differences and conflict. His latest novel, The Barbarian Nurseries, is an […]

The Barbarian Nurseries

The Barbarian Nurseries

Pulitzer Prize–winning L.A. Times columnist Héctor Tobar captures the angst and ecstasy of living in Southern California in this tale of dislocation, dysfunction and miscommunication. Enigmatic Araceli Ramirez, who has put her dreams of an art career in Mexico City aside for economic reasons, is the live-in housekeeper for a well-to-do Orange County family falling […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 10/31/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 10/31/11

Hardcover Fiction 1Q84, Haruki Murakami The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje The Litigators, John Grisham The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides Triangles, Ellen Hopkins The Barbarian Nurseries, Héctor Tobar The Best of Me, Nicholas Sparks The Affair, Lee Child Damned, Chuck Palahniuk Hardcover Non-Fiction Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson All Wound Up, Stephanie Pearl McPhee News For All The People, […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 10/24/11

Hardcover Fiction The Cats Table, Michael Ondaatje The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides Dreams of Joy, Lisa See The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach Shock Wave, John Sandford The Barbarian Nurseries, Hèctor Tobar The Best of Me, Nicholas Sparks Feast Day of Fools, James Burke Zone One, Colson Whitehead […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 10/17/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 10/17/11

Hardcover Fiction Die Once Live Twice, Lawrence Door Troubled Bones, Jeri Westerson The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje The Barbarian Nurseries, Hector Tobar Shock Wave, John Sandford The Buddha In The Attic, Julie Otsuka Aleph, Paulo Coelho The Best of Me, Nicholas Sparks Reamde, Neal Stephenson Hardcover Non-Fiction War of the Worldviews, […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 10/10/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 10/10/11

Hardcover Fiction Die Once Live Twice, Lawrence Door Shock Wave, John Sandford The Barbarian Nurseries, Hector Tobar The Cats Table, Michael Ondaatje The Affair, Lee Child The Paris Wife, Paula Mclain It’s Classified, Nicolle Wallace Reamde, Neal Stephenson A Dance with Dragons, George R R Martin Feast Day of Fools, James Burke Hardcover Non-Fiction Boomerang, […]

Winter Is our Spring

Winter Is our Spring

The other day Los Angeles Times columnist Hector Tobar wrote a lovely piece on the beauty of the L.A. basin in wintertime, and what this time of year means to us natives. If you missed it, read it here. He really captured it: the joys of the clean air, the views, the snow on the […]

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