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  • Evanston author Lynn Sloan publishes debut novel

    Evanston author Lynn Sloan publishes debut novel
    Principles of Navigation," Evanston resident Lynn Sloan's debut novel, is something of a time capsule. She completed it in 1999, but the novel sat in her desk drawer for more than a decade after her New York agent abruptly quit the business six days after...
  • Readers of the Week: Patty Spannagel and Layla Winn

    Readers of the Week: Patty Spannagel and Layla Winn
    Who we are Patty Spannagel and Layla Winn, 8, from Arlington Heights and Normal, respectively. One unique thing about us We are grandmother and granddaughter who share a love of Nancy Drew mystery stories. The books in Patty's Nancy Drew...
  • Riikka Kuittinen curates compelling street art in 'Street Craft'

    Riikka Kuittinen curates compelling street art in 'Street Craft'
    In the landscape of street art, graffiti paved the way for guerrilla gardening and yarnbombing. In "Street Craft," Riikka Kuittinen thoughtfully explores this evolution, offering a catalog of highly ephemeral art that has popped up worldwide in potholes,...
  • Helen Macdonald's 'H Is for Hawk' swoops into the wild

    Helen Macdonald's 'H Is for Hawk' swoops into the wild
    When her beloved father died in London, Helen Macdonald slipped past grief into a melancholic depression, and as a poet, naturalist and close observer of nature and words, she identified what she felt and what she intuitively needed. In this singular...
  • Paul Beatty's bruising, satirical 'Sellout' is driven by black voices

    Paul Beatty's bruising, satirical 'Sellout' is driven by black voices
    I knew when I read "The White Boy Shuffle" as a junior in college that Paul Beatty had written the book every afflicted black boy wannabe novelist dreamed of creating. Because we lived in the United States, and because we were black boys, and because we...
  • Common Sense book reviews

    Common Sense book reviews
    American history comes alive with these great reads for kids. From picture books to novels, silly stories to serious biographical accounts, these books draw on America’s heritage and heroes to entertain, educate, and inspire kids of all ages....
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    March 3: David Axelrod will discuss his memoir, "Believer: My Forty Years in Politics" with Tribune Editorial Board member Clarence Page. 7 p.m., Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave., $20. April 16: Actress Kate Mulgrew (“Orange Is the New Black&...
  • 'Going Into the City,' rock critic Robert Christgau's back pages

     'Going Into the City,' rock critic Robert Christgau's back pages
    If we peg the birth of rock writing to Richard Goldstein establishing his "Pop Eye" column in the Village Voice, the form turns 50 next summer. If instead we tie it to Jane Scott's Cleveland Plain Dealer report on the Beatles in September 1964, we...
  • Rosamund Pike in talks to join Christian Bale in 'Deep Blue Good-by'

    Rosamund Pike in talks to join Christian Bale in 'Deep Blue Good-by'
    After vanishing without warning in "Gone Girl," Rosamund Pike may be preparing to say good-by the next time around. The Oscar-nominated actress is in talks to star opposite Christian Bale in Fox's adaptation of the John D. MacDonald novel "The Deep Blue...
  • 'Focus' to top 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' 'Lazarus Effect'

    'Focus' to top 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' 'Lazarus Effect'
    Christian Grey has some competition at the domestic box office this weekend. Warner Bros.' "Focus," starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, is expected to push Universal Pictures' "Fifty Shades of Grey" out of the top spot. The R-rated romantic crime...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Girl on the Train: A Novel" by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead, $26.95). Last week: 1 2. "All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel" by Anthony Doerr (Scribner, $27). Last week: 3 3. "Obsession in Death" (In Death series) by J. D. Robb...