| Apr 15, 2010
One thing to know about your book club: Our book club has been meeting for three years. We meet six to eight times a year and have a meal that matches the theme of the book or is really easy to make and tastes great. We met and discussed “The Help&...
| Jun 13, 2010
SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — The red-haired toddler's blue eyes filled with tears as the big red ball in the sky vanished beneath the Lake Michigan horizon. No one recalls exactly what he said that day, but it was clear he was heartbroken. Turns out he...
| Feb 8, 2010
| 6:04 PM
It's hard to stay together when your husband always is being spirited off to a different time and place. So learns the heroine ( Rachel McAdams) of this adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger's best seller, with Eric Bana as the man fated by genetics to move...
| Oct 25, 2009
1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95)
2. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery ($15)
3. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout ($14)
4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and...
| Apr 9, 2011
"The wonderful thing about making records is something comes out you never expected," explains Ray Davies, who knows of what he speaks. In nearly five decades as leader of one of rock's great bands, the Kinks, and as a solo artist, Davies has been...
| May 29, 2011
There's no point in getting wordy, so we'll simply remind you that the Tribune-sponsored 27th annual Printers Row Lit Fest takes place June 4-5. For now, here are 10 "chapters" of Chicago lit:
1 Ben Hecht, who co-wrote the play "The Front Page" and was a...
| Nov 29, 2010
Last Saturday night, as the hordes gathered on and about Michigan Avenue to celebrate the lighting of lights and the beginning of the gift-buying season, a few hundred members of the Chicago literary community settled into the seats in the handsome...
| Dec 4, 2010
| 4:53 PM
One thing to know about our club:Our husbands or fiances were all in a fraternity together at the University of Illinois. We started Intellectu-Gals as a pseudo-excuse to get together, chat and enjoy good food and wine. The enjoying good food and wine...
| Dec 25, 2010
| 1:24 PM
Things to know about our club: Women Who Read has been in existence for 14 years, beginning as a small group of co-workers who then brought along friends and neighbors. We're a diverse group, with careers ranging from artist to scientist, but our love...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 8:44 AM
Our "booklub" started about six years ago. We all lived within a few blocks in Wilmette.
We really enjoyed "Small Island" by Andrea Levy. We were appalled by the treatment of black soldiers in Britain during World War II. The author's descriptions helped...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 10:24 AM
Our club meets quarterly on Thursdays, and our selections are available to be checked out from the Glencoe Library. Both genders are welcome.
One book we loved: "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas. Faced with enormous odds of merely survival,...