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  • 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.,...
  • Mitchell Bornstein on 'Last Chance Mustang'

    Mitchell Bornstein on 'Last Chance Mustang'
    Writing one's first book could be said to be akin to rehabilitating a troubled, wayward horse. Both pursuits require unyielding patience, perseverance and hope, and the persistence of vision to help cope with humbling setbacks. Case in point: Horse...
  • Chicago book news: Stuart Dybek's 'Paper Lantern' now in paperback

    Chicago book news: Stuart Dybek's 'Paper Lantern' now in paperback
    The paperback edition of "Paper Lantern" by Stuart Dybek was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux June 2. The nine short stories in the collection all deal with aspects of romantic love. Dybek, a Chicago native, is the distinguished writer in...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Vu Tran

    Me, My Shelf and I: Vu Tran
    In Vu Tran's Hyde Park home, the writing is on the wall — or, more precisely, the writers: neat rows of black-and-white photos featuring literary heavyweights. There's Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Toni Morrison, Ralph Ellison and Flannery O'Connor......
  • Not-to-be-missed authors at Printers Row Lit Fest

    Not-to-be-missed authors at Printers Row Lit Fest
    Printers Row Lit Fest kicks off June 6 with more than 150 events. Drawing on reviews of recent books, here's a roundup of some must-see authors. Erik Larson Best known for "The Devil in the White City," his best-seller about the 1893 World's Fair in...
  • Chicago book news: New Nick Offerman book forthcoming

    Chicago book news: New Nick Offerman book forthcoming
    "Gumption" by Nick Offerman will be published by Dutton May 26. The "Parks and Recreation" star highlights 21 figures from American history in a similar style to his previous book, "Paddle Your Own Canoe." Offerman grew up in Minooka. →"I Regret...
  • 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, chicagohumanities.org,...
  • Chicago book news: 'Empire of Deception' explores Leo Koretz, master swindler

    Chicago book news: 'Empire of Deception' explores Leo Koretz, master swindler
    "Empire of Deception" by Dean Jobb will be published by Algonquin May 19. Subtitled "The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation," it explores the crimes of 1920s Chicago lawyer Leo Koretz, who enticed hundreds...
  • Novelist Ruth Rendell leaves behind dual legacy

    Novelist Ruth Rendell leaves behind dual legacy
    This week has seen many obituaries mourning the death at age 85 of Ruth Rendell, author of the popular Inspector Wexford mysteries. When asked in a 2013 Guardian interview how she'd like to be remembered, Rendell responded brusquely: "I don't really...
  • Chicago book news: Mary Kubica's 'Good Girl' optioned by Anonymous Content

    Chicago book news: Mary Kubica's 'Good Girl' optioned by Anonymous Content
    Mary Kubica's debut novel, "The Good Girl," has been optioned by production company Anonymous Content. The novel follows a young Chicago teacher who is kidnapped by a man she meets at a bar. Kubica lives in Lake Zurich. →"The Big Jones Cookbook" by...
  • Brillat-Savarin's gastronomic gem resonates nearly 200 years later

     Brillat-Savarin's gastronomic gem resonates nearly 200 years later
    Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin was a French judge and politician who managed to survive revolution, the Napoleonic wars and the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy, all the while exercising a considerable and nuanced appreciation for the pleasures of the...