| Jul 4, 2012
The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
| Apr 26, 2009
There's a book I don't remember well, though I can remember precisely where I found it in my elementary school library -- three yards to the right of the door, in the middle of the third shelf from the floor.
I was, and remain, a compulsive reader. Back...
| Jun 18, 2010
Things to know about our book club: Our book club began in Glenview during the big snow in 1967 when two mothers, snowed in with young children, decided to organize a neighborhood book club for much-needed intellectual stimulation. We started with six...
| Apr 15, 2010
One thing to know about your book club: Our book club has been meeting for three years. We meet six to eight times a year and have a meal that matches the theme of the book or is really easy to make and tastes great. We met and discussed “The Help&...
| Jul 21, 2010
One thing to know about your book club: Our book club has been meeting for five years. We are a fun, casual group that meets one Friday morning a month. There are seven of us who meet regularly and a few others who come when they are able. Our group is...
| Nov 2, 2009
Stephen Elliott started playing around with drugs at 10 and ran away from home when he was 13. He spent most of his teens in and out of group homes; as an adult, he stripped at gay bars for a year while shooting heroin. It came to a crashing conclusion...
| Apr 29, 2010
| 5:42 PM
By Scott Turow
Grand Central Publishing, 416 pages, $27.99
"I found there is real poetry in the ways people can't help making the same mistakes. I have learned to never be surprised when people don't change." - Scott Turow
By Rick Kogan,...
| Sep 11, 2009
Litquake, San Francisco's independent book festival, will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year with appearances by James Ellroy, Sarah Vowell and Amy Tan, who will accept the festival's Barbary Coast Award. Rather than concentrating its events in...