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  • Me, My Shelf and I: Susan Hanes

    Me, My Shelf and I: Susan Hanes
    The library of Susan Hanes' Gold Coast residence is the perfect place to while away a chilly winter's eve — cozy armchairs, a crackling fireplace and, everywhere you look, books: stacked on a coffee table, filling wall-to-wall shelving and arrayed...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Jan. 13: Scott Turow will discuss the rights of authors in the digital age. The program will be presented by the Society of Midland Authors in collaboration with Chicago Public Library. 6 p.m., Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St.,...
  • From the archive: Cuba's revolution of the arts

    From the archive: Cuba's revolution of the arts
    Editor's note: As the process of normalizing U.S.-Cuban relations begins, we look back to 1969 when critic Renata Adler assessed the impact of Cuba's revolution on the nation's artists. In this year of severe rationing and shortages of nearly everything...
  • Chicago book news: Yorkville featured in 'Images of America' book

    'Yorkville" by Jillian Duchnowski was published by Arcadia Dec. 15. The Images of America series entry collects historical photos the showcase the development of Yorkville. Duchnowski lives in DeKalb. →"He Writes About Us" by Kenan Heise was...
  • Science fiction roundup: 'Galapágos Regained,' more

    Science fiction roundup: 'Galapágos Regained,' more
    Galapágos Regained by James Morrow, St. Martin's, 477 pages, $28.99 For more than two decades, James Morrow has enjoyed a reputation as science fiction's premier religious satirist, largely because of his "Godhead Trilogy" — which began with the...
  • Frederick Barthelme on 'There Must Be Some Mistake'

    Frederick Barthelme on 'There Must Be Some Mistake'
    There may be twists and turns in most novels, but things usually turn out more or less the way we expected. Even when there's a big surprise at the end, typically it seems, at least in hindsight, inevitable. Things fall into place, over a few hundred...
  • Reader of the Week: Clark Hulse

    Reader of the Week: Clark Hulse
    Who I am Clark Hulse, Chicago Humanities Festival board chair, from downtown Chicago. One unique thing about me I laughed all the way through "Moby-Dick." It's hilarious. I loved I've been reading novels by great novelists from places I knew...
  • Review: 'The Cause of All Nations' by Don H. Doyle

    Review: 'The Cause of All Nations' by Don H. Doyle
    For many years, our popular conception of the Civil War has been of the war itself — military strategists peering over giant maps, soldiers advancing on the battlefields at Antietam and Gettysburg, Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House —...
  • We Need Diverse Books sparks children's lit movement

    We Need Diverse Books sparks children's lit movement
    Last month, Daniel Handler, the author of the successful "A Series of Unfortunate Events" franchise, himself created an unfortunate event that got the book industry roiling. Handler was emceeing the National Book Awards in New York City, where, after...
  • The Biblioracle's Biblio Awards: Part II

    The Biblioracle's Biblio Awards: Part II
    Lots of Biblio Awards still to hand out, not a lot of space to put them in. It's like the orchestra is already warming up to shoo me off the stage of 2014's year in reading. Quiet down woodwinds: I've got more to say! Character I'd Most Like to...
  • Review: 'All My Puny Sorrows' by Miriam Toews

    Review: 'All My Puny Sorrows' by Miriam Toews
    It was late at night when I finished "All My Puny Sorrows," the heartbreaking, valiant, very funny new novel by Miriam Toews. Everyone was asleep. I slipped out of bed and went into the darkened living room, turned on my computer, and started to look...