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  • 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...
  • 2014 books that flew under radar

    2014 books that flew under radar
    Newspaper book editors are a tough breed. They have to be, since whatever the satisfactions of their position — I'm sure there are many — they come to the job knowing that a high degree of failure is inevitable. There are so many new books,...
  • Experiencing Larry Levis' 'Widening Spell' in Nicaragua

    Experiencing Larry Levis' 'Widening Spell' in Nicaragua
    We stood on the bus stop — a concrete slab and bench roofed with galvanized steel — as our bus disappeared beyond the hill and into the mist blotting the rising sun. It was, in fact, the wrong bus, though that would have been helpful to know...
  • Actor, voice artist JoBe Cerny launches audiobook line

    Actor, voice artist JoBe Cerny launches audiobook line
    Maggie Pill, a Michigan-based mystery writer who uses a pseudonym, recently marked a first in her career: Her book "The Sleuth Sisters" was adapted for an audiobook. "I used to be a playwright," she said in a phone interview. "I can't explain (the...
  • Review: 'In Search of a Lost Avant-Garde' by Matti Bunzl

    Review: 'In Search of a Lost Avant-Garde' by Matti Bunzl
    Matti Bunzl entered the Museum of Contemporary Art in January 2008, not to check out the paintings but to conduct field research. The museum granted Bunzl, an anthropologist at the University of Illinois, unrestricted access to view the making of cultural...
  • 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...