Book Critic David Kipen is back.
After Thursdays windstorm, wind worn Californians may take comfort in remembering that writers Joan Didion and Raymond Chandler have done a little wind work of their own. "Red Wind," by Chandler and Didion's "The Santa Ana" face off.
Also, a look at the Argentinian novel "The Secret in Their Eyes." In the book, Benjamin Chaparro is a newly retired investigator in 1999 Buenos Aires. As Chaparro begins to write a book about a past investigation, we delve into the dark history of Argentina's Dirty War. The personal story of Chaparro's suspenseful investigation into the rape and murder a young woman gives a glimpse to the larger political scene of 1970s Argentina.
David Kipen is a book critic and the owner of Libros Schmibros, a lending library in Boyle Heights, Calif.