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  • A grave new world awaits in Edan Lepucki's 'California'

    A grave new world awaits in Edan Lepucki's 'California'
    In Edan Lepucki's debut novel, "California," young married couple Frida and Cal must navigate a post-apocalyptic landscape in a broken-down near-future. Lepucki focuses on the complexities of basic human emotions, testing allegiances and letting secrets...
  • Nelson Algren Award win caps storybook period for Ben Hoffman

    Nelson Algren Award win caps storybook period for Ben Hoffman
    On a Saturday afternoon that dripped with sticky June heat, author Ben Hoffman and his groomsmen readied for his impending nuptials in the West Loop by basking in his hotel suite's air conditioning and a few moments of tranquility, a respite from the...
  • Helping encourage a love for reading

    Name: Fern Jacoby Residence: Boca Raton Birthplace: Brooklyn, N.Y. Family: Husband, Arthur Jacoby; son, Aron Jacoby Career: Retired teacher Organization: Brandeis Used Book Store, which is in Boca Raton and benefits the Brandeis University library in...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits
    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Invisible" by James Patterson and David Ellis (Little, Brown, $28). An FBI researcher on leave thinks hundreds of murders, rapes and kidnappings are connected, but no one believes her. Last week: 1 2. "Top Secret Twenty-One" by...
  • Movie stars top 2014 Emmy nominations: TV no longer a vast wasteland

    Movie stars top 2014 Emmy nominations: TV no longer a vast wasteland
    Will the red carpet this August be for the Emmys or the Oscars? It's getting hard to tell. Anyone needing proof that television has usurped much of the movies' cultural relevance need look no further than Thursday's announcement of nominations for the...
  • Review: 'California' by Edan Lepucki

    Review: 'California' by Edan Lepucki
    Much drama has befallen California this year. And not only in real life — that endless drought — but in fiction, as authors have made the Golden State the site of several ambitious works. At the far edge of the continent, it's a good place for...
  • The Biblioracle: No reason to shame Y.A. lovers

    The Biblioracle: No reason to shame Y.A. lovers
    Ruth Graham recently declared in Slate that adults who read young adult literature should be "embarrassed when what you're reading was written for children." The outrage was swift and predictable. As of this writing, there are more than 3,000 comments...
  • Edan Lepucki on 'California'

    Edan Lepucki on 'California'
    In the world of books, the apocalypse is big business — bigger than ever, in fact, with the surge in popularity of young-adult dystopian novels such as the "Hunger Games" and "Divergent" trilogies. But while those books offer a relatively...
  • Review: 'A Literary Education' by Joseph Epstein

    Review: 'A Literary Education' by Joseph Epstein
    Joseph Epstein knows who he is; and by the end of "A Literary Education and Other Essays," should you make it that far, you will, too. In fact it will have become apparent, well before the final essay in this collection, that Epstein is a cultural and...
  • Happy birthday Marcel Proust!

    Happy birthday Marcel Proust!
    Marcel Proust was born on this day in 1871. Happy 143rd birthday, Marcel Proust! These days Proust is known as a genius, the author of the brilliant, mammoth novel, known as both "Remembrance of Things Past" and "In Search of Lost Time." But how was...
  • George R.R. Martin is not dying, and 'Game of Thrones' leads Emmys

    George R.R. Martin is not dying, and 'Game of Thrones' leads Emmys
    “Game of Thrones,” HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy novels, earned a leading 19 Emmy nominations on Thursday in North Hollywood. Meanwhile, over on the other side of the Atlantic, the 65-year-old Martin was...