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  • 'Rain Gods' by James Lee Burke

    After getting the lay of the literary land in James Lee Burke's new Texas-based crime novel, I was reminded of a friend mentioning -- with film-buff certainty -- that Howard Hawks' classic western "Red River" was in fact an uncredited reworking of the sea...
  • Fall movie preview: The good, the bad and the really intriguing

    Fall movie preview: The good, the bad and the really intriguing
    All release dates are subject to change. "Limited" means limited markets for that date -- i.e. not Central Florida -- wider release dates also included where known. Oct. 9 Couples Retreat (Universal) Vince Vaughn, Malin Akerman, Kristen Bell, Faizon...
  • 'Crossers' by Philip Caputo

    'Crossers' by Philip Caputo
    Crossers A Novel Philip Caputo Alfred A. Knopf: 452 pp., $26.95 Rather than a Milagro Beanfield-style war over water rights, in Philip Caputo's "Crossers" we have a veritable hot zone, with faceoffs between drug runners packing automatic pistols,...
  • In 'Nothing Right,' writer Antonya Nelson homes in on modern life's contradictions

    The house Antonya Nelson shares with her husband, writer Robert Boswell, and their two grown children, Noah, 18, and Jade, 21, is doeskin adobe, built in 1910, surrounded by dusty, shaded sage plants. Inside, there is color everywhere: flowers, pottery,...
  • Chicagoland book club: Rachel Jacobsohn's Socratic method

    Chicagoland book club: Rachel Jacobsohn's Socratic method
    One thing to know about your book group: This is more literature seminar than coffee klatch. That's partly because the books are so challenging (“A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian” by Marina Lewycka?) and partly because our leader,...
  • Book review: 'The Wake of Forgiveness' by Bruce Machart

    Book review: 'The Wake of Forgiveness' by Bruce Machart
    The Wake of Forgiveness A Novel Bruce Machart Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 310 pp., $26 Lavaca County, Texas — one moment it's a place you've never been, the next it's a place you can't forget, a place that comes to mind when you call yourself...
  • The Western sage

    The California writer Wallace Stegner is well known to readers for novels such as "Angle of Repose" and "Crossing to Safety." But Stegner had another dimension, as an advocate for a literary West -- especially the West of mountains and desert and big...
  • The Siren's Call: Summer chills from Neil Gaiman & Co.

    The Siren's Call: Summer chills from Neil Gaiman & Co.
    Let's face it: If Homer or Virgil were writing today, their work would probably get shelved in the fantasy section of the bookstore rather than in "Classics of Western Literature." "Oh, c'mon," I imagine some bookseller saying, "the publisher says this...
  • 10 things you might now know about bestsellers

    10 things you might now know about bestsellers
    The book business is in the midst of an online price war over best-sellers, with Amazon, Wal-Mart and Target trying to undercut each other and alarming the entire industry. Among the books they're fighting over is Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue," which...
  • Do we really have to talk about the Oscars already?

     
    The Dodgers just landed Jim Thome, who'll give the club a pinch hitter with more career home runs than even Manny Ramirez; USC has a new freshman quarterback; and the Lakers are still enjoying their summer vacation -- but, hey,......
  • Oliver Stone takes to 'The Road'

     
    Oliver Stone, who directed a previous Oscar best picture ("Platoon"), is cheering on "The Road" as it jockeys for a spot in the top 10 of the current derby — plus top five in other categories. He says, "Although terrifying, 'The Road' transcends its...