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by intern

Santa Monica-based author Mona Simpson (My Hollywood, Anywhere But Here) releases Casebook this spring…

a novel inspired by Simpson’s conversations with an L.A. private detective and the philosophies of mathematician Ian Stewart. Festooned with cartoon art, the tome stars the curious protagonist Miles, whose probing look into the lives of his parents—eavesdropping, wiretapping and laptop snooping included—hints at the author’s own elusive family history (she didn’t meet her biological brother, Steve Jobs, until her mid-twenties).

Written by Elizabeth Khuri Chandler and Megan Meyer.