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Read the novel that’s got L.A. turning pages
Know that special feeling of joy that comes when you discover someone likes the same book as you? (It?s like finding another GoT fan, except a million times more rare.)
Now you can get that feeling all over Los Angeles with The Big Read, an annual city-organized series of free-for-everyone book discussions--along with related film, music and even farmers? market events.
This year?s read: Into the Beautiful North, by Luis Alberto Urrea, is a sweet-funny quest novel inspired by the classic John Sturges Western film The Magnificent Seven, in which gunslingers fend off a bandit. In this retelling, plucky 19-year-old Nayeli?s Mexican village is threatened by narco-terrorists, and the men have all left town to find work in the United States.
The book?s a page-turner, and we?re looking forward to showing up at the discussions--even a showing of The Magnificent Seven--which start March 29 and run through April in public libraries. We can?t wait to find fresh perspectives and maybe some new friends who love a good story.