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  • The Biblioracle: Re-writing 'Fifty Shades' not that novel

    The Biblioracle: Re-writing 'Fifty Shades' not that novel
    By the time you read this, E.L. James' "Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian" will be available and pumping up publishing industry coffers. James is responding to the demands of her audience who want to experience the events from inside the...
  • Margaret McMullan discusses 'Every Father's Daughter'

    Margaret McMullan discusses 'Every Father's Daughter'
    Prior to a recent signing at Lake Forest Book Store, Margaret McMullan jokes that she is slowly going south. The author of "How I Found the Strong" and "Sources of Light" is not referring to her career but to her life journey. A Mississippi native, she...
  • Review: 'The Festival of Insignificance' by Milan Kundera

    Review: 'The Festival of Insignificance' by Milan Kundera
    Both fascism and comedy take life very, very lightly. That's the essential insight that has defined the novels of Milan Kundera, the renowned Czech author who turned 86 this year — the way that governments and jokes, in pursuit of their own ends, so...
  • Chicago area LGBT authors recommend LGBT books

    Chicago area LGBT authors recommend LGBT books
    LGBT pride should be exercised every day, of course, and not just in the month of June when so much attention is focused on big, splashy parades hosted by many cities. One year-round way to celebrate pride in being lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...
  • Sports roundup: 'Men in Green,' and more

    Sports roundup: 'Men in Green,' and more
    Men in Green by Michael Bamberger, Simon & Schuster, 263 pages, $27 This is the golf version of Roger Kahn's classic "The Boys of Summer" on the old Brooklyn Dodgers. Bamberger, long-time golf writer for Sports Illustrated, goes on a journey to find the...
  • Chicago book news: Gioia Diliberto pens bio of Diane von Furstenberg

    Chicago book news: Gioia Diliberto pens bio of Diane von Furstenberg
    "Diane von Furstenberg: A Life Unwrapped" by Gioia Diliberto will be published by Dey Street July 7. The biography examines von Furstenberg's life as the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and her rise in the fashion industry in the 1970s. Diliberto lives...
  • Literacenter opens doors in West Loop

    Literacenter opens doors in West Loop
    Searching for real estate in Chicago is a lot like finishing a book — it can take a while, but it's usually worth the wait. After a three-year hunt, Stacy Ratner, co-founder of the Chicago Literacy Alliance and founder of Open Books, can now call...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    June 24: Michael Harvey will discuss his new novel, "The Governor's Wife." 7 p.m., Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, www.andersonsbookshop.com, 630-355-2665 June 25: Jami Attenberg will discuss her new novel, "Saint Mazie." 7 p.m.,...
  • Rebecca Makkai on 'Music for Wartime'

    Rebecca Makkai on 'Music for Wartime'
    In an interview some years ago with Shenandoah magazine, the Chicago-area writer Rebecca Makkai was having trouble getting her mind around how a selection of her short stories — which range in tone and subject matter from dark and tragic to light...
  • Old Folios book club

    Old Folios book club
    Our club: We are Old Folios. We're an all-male group because females tend to avoid our 70-ish contrariness and curmudgeon-liness. Our meetings: We meet once a month in members' Wheaton homes for drinks, dinner and discussion. A typical evening...
  • The opulence and drama of the Asian jetset in 'China Rich Girlfriend'

    The opulence and drama of the Asian jetset in 'China Rich Girlfriend'
    "China Rich Girlfriend," Kevin Kwan's follow-up to his highly successful 2013 novel "Crazy Rich Asians," is in equal measures a celebration and an insider take-down, validating contemporary Asian culture and its consumerist aspirations as much as it pokes...