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  • Holiday books: Fiction

    Holiday books: Fiction
    Aleph A Novel Paulo Coelho Alfred A. Knopf, $24.95 A crisis of faith prompts a man to begin a journey of self-discovery from Africa to Asia. The Angel Esmeralda Nine Stories Don DeLillo Scribner, $24 The first collection of short stories from a...
  • Beth Emet the Free Synagogue's Book Kvutzah (group)

    Beth Emet the Free Synagogue's Book Kvutzah (group)
    Beth Emet the Free Synagogue's Book Kvutzah (group) Our book club is located at Beth Emet the Free Synagogue in Evanston. We are entering our third year of reading, discussing and enjoying each other's company. A recent favorite was "The Guernsey...
  • Best Translated Book Award finalists announced

     
    Best Translated Book Awards: 25 works of fiction are on the longlist for the 2012 Best Translated Book Awards....
  • Amos Oz goes through the motions in Rhyming Life & Death

    Amos Oz goes through the motions in Rhyming Life  &   Death
    As a work by one of Israel's most honored novelists, Rhyming Life & Death seems to exist more to keep its author's skills limber than to fully engage his characters or readers. The temptation, therefore, to term Amos Oz's short novel a finger exercise is...
  • 'Rhyming Life & Death: A Novel' by Amos Oz

    Rhyming Life & Death A Novel Amos Oz, translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 118 pp., $23 Through his fiction and nonfiction the Israeli Amos Oz has been the witty and melancholy recorder of his country's...
  • A mutual passion for the Middle East, and a divide

    I am a Jew, but also part Palestinian, and pretty much part Lebanese. My great-grandmother, a Jew, was born in northern Palestine and grew up in Beirut. Her first language was Arabic, her second French. By the rules defining who can be called an Arab, she...
  • Book review: 'To the End of the Land' by David Grossman

    Book review: 'To the End of the Land' by David Grossman
    To the End of the Land A Novel David Grossman Translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen Alfred A. Knopf: 582 pp., $27.95 From an American standpoint, the degree of moral authority conferred upon Israeli novelist David Grossman in his homeland can...
  • Chicagoland book club: Highland Park Hadassah's "Bookies"

    Chicagoland book club: Highland Park Hadassah's "Bookies"
    More than 20 years ago, a group of 7 women from Highland Park Hadassah founded "The Bookies" book discussion group. Today the group is has 25 members. One thing to know about our book club:We meet as friends, grow intellectually, and each member...
  • Herta Muller wins Nobel Prize in Literature

     
    An ethnic German born in Romania, writer Herta M??ller has won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. The 56-year-old, who emigrated to Germany in 1987, has made the trials of living under Nicolae Ceau??escu's dictatorship a focus of her work.......
  • Can Nick Cave rival Bad Sex Award favorite Philip Roth?

     
    British magazine the Literary Review has announced the shortlist of finalists for its Bad Sex Award. The contenders list could be plucked from any highbrow literary award competition: John Banville has won a Booker, Amos Oz has been awarded the......