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  • Nick Hornby's 'Funny Girl' traces the road to stardom

    Nick Hornby's 'Funny Girl' traces the road to stardom
    Nick Hornby's last novel, "Juliet, Naked" (2009), felt like a culmination of a kind. Revolving around a reclusive rock star and the fans who will not let him rest, it was a callback to Hornby's early work — "Fever Pitch," a nonfiction account of his...
  • 'Descent' twists a familiar trope in an unforgettable novel

    "Descent" by Tim Johnston; Algonquin (375 pages, $25.95) The missing girl has become a common, almost tiresome, plot device in suspense fiction, which makes what novelist Tim Johnston does with the premise all the more remarkable. Author of the...
  • Check It Out: Prepare yourself for 2015's movies

    The holidays announced the arrival to the big screen of two longtime chart-topping books, "American Sniper" and "Unbroken." This appears destined to be a year of dozens of popular book adaptations. Before watching the films, check out the books they...
  • The Latest: Girls and other mysteries

    'City of Brick and Shadow' Tim Wirkus Tyrus Books; 282 pages Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in 1975, and most of us, I think, accept that the mob did him in. Amelia Earhart lost radio contact somewhere in the Pacific, and we've narrowed her fate down to...
  • Will the Supreme Court recognize modern marriage, or stick with a version that's now obsolete?

    Will the Supreme Court recognize modern marriage, or stick with a version that's now obsolete?
    By agreeing to hear four same-sex marriage cases this term, the U.S. Supreme Court probably will settle the issue once and for all by the end of June. The battles in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee — the four states from which the cases under...
  • Considering George Orwell on the anniversary of his death

    When we think of George Orwell, who died on this date in 1950 at the age of 46, it is primarily as a satirist. This is the legacy — the fault, really — of his last two novels, 1945’s “Animal Farm” and “1984,”...
  • Heritage Creek Book Club

    Heritage Creek Book Club
    Our club We are the Heritage Creek Book Club from Bolingbrook. Our meetings We have been meeting once a month for the past five years. We typically meet in the hosts' home for book club, but there have been several occasions when we have met outside...
  • Comic book roundup: 'Syllabus' by Lynda Barry, more

    Comic book roundup: 'Syllabus' by Lynda Barry, more
    Carl Barks' Duck by Peter Schilling Jr., Uncivilized, 122 pages, $12.95 "My cartoons weren't good," a Mickey Mouse doppelganger cheerfully declared on a recent episode of "The Simpsons." "They were just first." Fortunately, Disney's questionable quality...
  • Review: 'Unbecoming' by Rebecca Scherm

    Review: 'Unbecoming' by Rebecca Scherm
    By the end of Rebecca Scherm's debut novel, "Unbecoming," the protagonist, Grace, has transformed herself from a small-town sweetheart into an ice-cold international jewel thief. Yearning for a sense of belonging, Grace is a thief, not just of beautiful...
  • Chicago book news: Art Shay releases 'My Florence'

    Chicago book news: Art Shay releases 'My Florence'
    'My Florence: A 70-Year Love Story" by Art Shay will be published by Seven Stories Feb. 3. The Chicago-based photographer documents his marriage to Florence Gerson, who died in 2012 of ovarian cancer, and their family life in a collection of personal...
  • From the archives: Fanny Butcher on Virginia Woolf

    From the archives: Fanny Butcher on Virginia Woolf
    Editor's note: On the anniversary of Virginia Woolf's birthday — she would have been 133 years old Jan. 25 — we look back on Tribune critic Fanny Butcher's review of "A Room of One's Own," first published on Nov. 30, 1929. "A Room of One's...