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  • 'God Loves Gays' billboard goes up near Westboro Baptist Church

    'God Loves Gays' billboard goes up near Westboro Baptist Church
    A Facebook page known as "God" has put up a billboard displaying "God Loves Gays" in Topeka, Kan., the home of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church.  The religious satire page, which has more than 1.7 million likes on Facebook, raised more than...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Personal" by Lee Child (Delacorte, $28). Jack Reacher comes out of retirement to stop an assassin from his past. Last week: — 2. "Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good" by Jan Karon (Putnam, $27.95). A priest loses his...
  • Aisha Tyler to host PEN Awards with appearance by Amy Poehler

    Aisha Tyler to host PEN Awards with appearance by Amy Poehler
    The PEN literary awards celebrate many things: People who write under threat of danger, West Coast authors of outstanding books, significant screenwriters and longtime literary figures. Held at the Beverly Hills Hotel each fall, the annual awards ceremony...
  • The best place to hide a body? Just ask writer Tod Goldberg

    The best place to hide a body? Just ask writer Tod Goldberg
    In Tod Goldberg's new novel, "Gangsterland" (Counterpoint: 420 pp., $26), a Mafia hitman named Sal Cupertine makes an uncharacteristic mistake and kills three federal agents in a Chicago hotel. The local mob leaders decide to spare his life and send him...
  • Authors On Vintage Baseball, Auto Racing And Cats Giving Talks At Twain House

    Authors On Vintage Baseball, Auto Racing And Cats Giving Talks At Twain House
    Books about auto racing, baseball and cats will be discussed at programs at the Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, and writing workshops and courses are being offered there. >>On Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., five experts from...
  • Review: 'Neverhome' by Laird Hunt

    Review: 'Neverhome' by Laird Hunt
    It was maybe an hour after I finished reading Laird Hunt's new novel "Neverhome" that the gears of my mind suddenly shifted and fell into place. Up until that point, I had been alternately impressed by the novel's quietly dazzling language and irritated...
  • Review: 'The Bone Clocks' by David Mitchell

    Review: 'The Bone Clocks' by David Mitchell
    Just to get it out of the way, here is the basic plot of "The Bone Clocks" — the bare frame on which its many elaborate back stories hang: War brews between two supernatural factions. One is a handful of immortal psychics called Horologists, who...
  • Cedering Fox's WordTheatre gives voice to authors' works

    Cedering Fox's WordTheatre gives voice to authors' works
    "It's really exciting when an audience hears a good actor read great writing," says Cedering Fox, founder of WordTheatre. Since 2003, Fox has been combining literary fiction with award-winning actors (Screen Actors Guild Awards, plus Emmys, Tonys and even...
  • Mary Kubica makes 'Good'

    Mary Kubica makes 'Good'
    For Mary Kubica, right now, it's all "Good." Kubica, 36, a Lake Zurich resident and mother of two, is one of those overnight sensations almost a decade in the making. Her recently published debut novel, "The Good Girl," took four years to write. It took...
  • Fall books preview: A busy literary season ahead

    Fall books preview: A busy literary season ahead
    If there's a consolation for the end of summer, it's that fall brings an array of books and book events. Below are eight that no dedicated reader should overlook: the high points of a busy season in literature. Sept. 17 The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin:...
  • Book Talk: Karl Ove Knausgaard on life after his 'Struggle'

    By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard won critical praise for his first two novels, one of which was a highly inventive tale of human encounters with angels. But for his third book, Knausgaard wrote...