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  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Truth or Die" By James Patterson and Howard Roughan (Little, Brown, $28). Last week: — 2. "The Girl on the Train: A Novel" by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead, $26.95). Last week: 2 3. "The Melody Lingers On" by Mary Higgins...
  • 'A Wailing of a Town' paints a vivid picture of San Pedro's punk scene

     'A Wailing of a Town' paints a vivid picture of San Pedro's punk scene
    Ever since 1996's "Please Kill Me" by Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil, oral histories have become the go-to genre for underground music narratives. In "A Wailing of a Town," the latest addition to this populist discourse, San Pedro artist and musician...
  • Real-life 'Billion Dollar Spy' reads like a Cold War fiction thriller

     Real-life 'Billion Dollar Spy' reads like a Cold War fiction thriller
    One wintry night in early 1977, in the depths of the Cold War, a furtive man approached a CIA officer at a gas station reserved for foreign diplomats in Moscow and slipped him a note offering to spy for America. CIA supervisors in Washington were so...
  • Lisa Glatt talks catharsis, nudism and her new novel, 'The Nakeds'

    In Lisa Glatt's new novel, "The Nakeds" (Regan Arts: 288 pp., $24.95), first-grader Hannah Teller is hit by a car one morning in 1970 in a Southern California beach town. The teenage drunk driver, Martin, flees the scene. As a result of her injuries,...
  • 'Influence Machine' reveals how U.S. Chamber of Commerce oils the engine of politics

    Nearly 50 years ago, California Assembly Speaker Jesse Unruh famously compared campaign cash to mother's milk. Though money and influence have always shaped American politics, the nature of that power is changing. Driven by the rise of political action...
  • Review: 'Book of Numbers' by Joshua Cohen

    Review: 'Book of Numbers' by Joshua Cohen
    In Roger Ebert's review of Robert Altman's 1975 film "Nashville," he praises the movie's ability to effortlessly capture the zeitgeist of the 1970s. "(Altman) does it all so easily, or seems to, that watching 'Nashville' is as easy as breathing and as...
  • AICS Book Club

    AICS Book Club
    Our club: We are the AICS Book Club. We are a subdivision of the American Italian Cultural Society located in Crest Hill. All our members are from the Joliet area. Our meetings: We meet once a month at various local restaurants. We loved: "Unto the...
  • Review: 'Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks'

    Review: 'Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks'
    A new retrospective takes the best of stunning photography by Edward S. Curtis to give a fresh insight on the American Indian at the nexus of America's westward march and the cultural annihilation of tribes that stood in the way of frontier progress....
  • The Biblioracle: Don't sit on your book idea

    The Biblioracle: Don't sit on your book idea
    Speaking at BookExpo America in May, Jane McGonigal, an academic, author, and evangelist for "gaming" as a route to improving our lives, declared that "90 percent of young people in the United States say they want to write a book someday." McGonigal did...
  • Children's Read & Write: Local authors on favorite book settings

    Children's Read & Write: Local authors on favorite book settings
    As a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication, we asked several Chicago-area authors to tell us what book's setting they would love to live in. Here's what they said....
  • Chicago book news: 'Bulletproof Vest' paperback released

    Chicago book news: 'Bulletproof Vest' paperback released
    The paperback edition of "Bulletproof Vest" by Maria Venegas was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux June 2. In the memoir, Venegas documents the violence in her father's life and the murder of her brother. Venegas grew up in Chicago. →"Dime...