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  • Neal Stephenson's 'Seveneves' is moonstruck by nerdiness

    Neal Stephenson's 'Seveneves' is moonstruck by nerdiness
    Neal Stephenson is amazing at beginnings and not so hot at endings, and his new novel, "Seveneves," has a marvelous opening sentence: "The moon blew up without warning and for no apparent reason." The reigning monarch of geek novelists since his 1992...
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and 'The Fellowship' of fantasy writers

     J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and 'The Fellowship' of fantasy writers
    In a pub in Oxford there lived some writers. Not nasty, dirty decadent writers, whose books were filled with intimations of sex and an oozy smell, nor yet dry, bare Modernists with a horror of heroics or fantastical things: These Oxford writers were...
  • Michelle Goldberg's book 'The Goddess Pose' paints vivid picture of yoga pioneer Indra Devi

     Michelle Goldberg's book 'The Goddess Pose' paints vivid picture of yoga pioneer Indra Devi
    Millions of Americans practice yoga as a workout, a spiritual exercise or a combination of the two. Those who wonder if their pigeon pose or sun salute carry centuries of Hindu tradition from India to their sleek modern gym can relax. Change, adaptation...
  • Prequels and Sequels book club

    Prequels and Sequels book club
    Our club: We are Prequels and Sequels. We are a diverse group of moms and daughters who live in the city. Our daughters attend the same Montessori school. We started meeting in 2009 when the girls were in the 3rd grade. Our meetings: We meet every six...
  • Flying Monkey Brigade book club

    Flying Monkey Brigade book club
    Our club: We are the Flying Monkey Brigade Book Club. We are all women of a certain age who met while working at Elsie C. Johnson Elementary School in Hanover Park. Our meetings: Monthly at Panera Bread. We loved: "Close to Shore" by Michael Capuzzo....
  • Wendell Steavenson's book 'Circling the Square' charges into Egypt's turmoil

    Wendell Steavenson's book 'Circling the Square' charges into Egypt's turmoil
    The way she writes about the Egyptian revolution, it's as if Wendell Steavenson fell in love all at once with a people, a place and a moment in time. "I would wake up in the morning and the protests on Tahrir were waking too, rising from their flower...
  • In 'The Invaders,' an unlikely family tries to fit into the Connecticut country club life

    In 'The Invaders,' an unlikely family tries to fit into the Connecticut country club life
    Karolina Waclawiak wants to talk about class. We're sitting at Stark Bar on the campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It's the end of the workday, and office workers and museum goers alike are letting themselves loosen in the gently failing...
  • 2015 Children's Read & Write: Librarians recommend exciting books

    2015 Children's Read & Write: Librarians recommend exciting books
    We've asked Chicago-area librarians to suggest well-written, age-appropriate books in six categories for our annual Children's Read & Write program. Here are their suggestions. The Animal Kingdom "How to Speak Dog" and "How to Speak Cat" by Aline...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Marci Merola

    Me, My Shelf and I: Marci Merola
    Stories of unsung artists, poets and political activists, particularly those of Italian and Mexican descent, populate the bookshelves of Marci Merola's Logan Square home. "I'm all Italian but in love with South American culture," says the writer and...
  • E-reader: Living in a world between life, death

    E-reader: Living in a world between life, death
    Living With Being Dead by Erika Hayasaki, 25-minute read, Matter, free "It's a maddening quandary to believe you are dead — to know you do not belong on this earth, yet remain here, utterly sad, hopelessly lingering around," writes Erika...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    June 17: Judy Blume will discuss her new book, "In the Unlikely Event," with Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens. Presented in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival. 7 p.m., Francis W. Parker School, 330 W. Webster Ave., $15, http://www....