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  • Review: 'The Strange Library' by Haruki Murakami

    Review: 'The Strange Library' by Haruki Murakami
    Hardship is an ancient topic. It is difficult to believe there is much new to say about it. Sure, insights can be drawn, good stories told. But can tales of hardship feel surprising? Apparently yes. The celebrated Japanese author Haruki Murakami's tales...
  • Haruki Murakami's upcoming novel excerpted at Slate

    Haruki Murakami's upcoming novel excerpted at Slate
    There is more than a fortnight to wait for Haruki Murakami's new novel, "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage," but today fans can get a taste at Slate. A review of the book that had been posted by The Guardian early Monday has been...
  • Book review: '1Q84' by Haruki Murakami

    Book review: '1Q84' by Haruki Murakami
    1Q84 A Novel Haruki Murakami, translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin and Philip Gabriel Alfred A. Knopf: 926 pp., $30.50 Here's an unorthodox suggestion: Try to read Haruki Murakami's "1Q84" in as close to a single sitting as you can. It won't be...
  • 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...
  • Fall book preview

    Fall book preview
    It's tempting, looking at the fall's books, to think of this as a political season. Dick Cheney got it started with "In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir," and in November we'll see a different (and perhaps conflicting?) take when Condoleezza...
  • '1Q84' skillfully re-imagines our reality

    '1Q84' skillfully re-imagines our reality
    Here's an unorthodox suggestion: Try to read Haruki Murakami's "1Q84" in as close to a single sitting as you can. It won't be easy — the novel clocks in at 926 pages and is often densely allusive, if readable throughout. Still, there's something...
  • Earthquakes in literature

    Earthquakes in literature
    Earthquakes are the expression of a living planet, the earth's way of re-inventing itself. But while this knowledge may be consoling in the abstract, it's not very useful in the face of a catastrophe such as the quake and tsunami in Japan. At these times,...
  • The Bad Sex in Fiction Award goes to David Guterson's "Ed King"

    The Bad Sex in Fiction Award goes to David Guterson's "Ed King"
    David Guterson has won 2011's Bad Sex in Fiction Award. The tongue-in-cheek prize was presented at a ceremony in London on Tuesday. As in years past, the award-winning author was not in attendance. Guterson was awarded the prize for writing a marathon...
  • The Chicago Tribune's favorite books of 2011

    The Chicago Tribune's favorite books of 2011
    As 2011 comes to a close, we take a minute to reflect on the year's best in the world of publishing. Here is the list of our favorites, all published this year: FICTION "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain This gorgeous novel portrays the whirlwind...
  • Like/Dislike: Megan Walburn, WJZ executive producer

    Like/Dislike: Megan Walburn, WJZ executive producer
    The summer before Megan Walburn's senior year at Washington College she met someone at a cookout who worked at WJZ. Soon there was a writing test. Then a gig freelancing. She has stayed at WJZ (our media partner) for the last five years producing, and...
  • Haruki Murakami's '1Q84': The first words

     
    Haruki Murakami's much-anticipated mega novel, "1Q84," will appear in October 2011....