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  • Anthony Horowitz on 'Moriarty'

    Anthony Horowitz on 'Moriarty'
    Well over a century after he first appeared in a London magazine, the great detective Sherlock Holmes is more popular than ever. Some of his latter-day incarnations are in pastiche forms and settings that his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, could not...
  • From the Archives: Capote plays Santa

    From the Archives: Capote plays Santa
    Editor's note: For Christmas 1968, Truman Capote listed for the Tribune the books he would buy for his friends. Christmas is upon us, so we take a look back this week at a 1968 story Truman Capote wrote listing all the books he would buy for his friends....
  • Indie bookstores give what Amazon lacks: A human touch

    Indie bookstores give what Amazon lacks: A human touch
    Walking into the entryway of Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Hyde Park is like entering an Athenaeum, a kind of temple of books. Intellectuals furrow their brows and read in comfortable chairs, framed by tall shelves that house the published volumes of the...
  • Review: 'The Confessions of Frances Godwin' by Robert Hellenga

    Review: 'The Confessions of Frances Godwin' by Robert Hellenga
    Frances Godwin, 60-some years old and widowed, is writing her spiritual autobiography — filling the pages of a Clairefontaine notebook with the story of her life. Her sentences are plain as day and she can repeat herself. She seems frustratingly...
  • Maureen Holtz on 'The Last Resort'

    Maureen Holtz on 'The Last Resort'
    "The Last Resort" is a provocative drama about an African nation that hatches an economic development plan to legalize physician-assisted suicide and attract "death tourism." Set in 2021, the novel alternates between Mkanda and Sangamon, Ill., where...
  • ‘Shutter’: Joe Keatinge, Leila Del Duca get weird with Image series

     
    While interviewing writer Joe Keatinge and artist Leila Del Duca about their creator-owned Image Comics series “Shutter,” the first thing […]...
  • Ask Amy: This year, put a "Book on Every Bed"

     Ask Amy: This year, put a "Book on Every Bed"
    Dear Readers: This is one of my favorite days of the year because this is the day I get to step out from behind my desk and advocate — simply and sincerely — for literacy. I choose this particular day because it is my mother's birthday. She...
  • Moravian Book Shop lines up book signings

    Moravian Book Shop lines up book signings
    Lew Bryson knows everything there is to know about whiskey — from Scotch to bourbon to whiskies from Ireland, Japan and Canada. Bryson's new book, "Tasting Whiskey: An Insider's Guide to the Unique Pleasures of the World's Finest Spirits," is...
  • Illustrated books make great gifts for kids

     Illustrated books make great gifts for kids
      "Before After" Written and illustrated by Anne-Margot Ramstein and Matthias Aregui (Candlewick Press, $20) A witty, wordless rumination on the old "which came first?" chestnut, "Before After" offers lessons about the passage of time. An...
  • 'Inherent Vice': Paul Thomas Anderson on His Trip Through Thomas Pynchon's L.A.

    "What are we talking about? I'm lost," says Paul Thomas Anderson midway through a lunch interview, as he runs a hand quizzically through his unkempt brown hair. It's a reminder that a conversation with Anderson can be akin to one of his own movies: a jam-...
  • Molly Antopol on the gift of Grace Paley

    Molly Antopol on the gift of Grace Paley
    Each day from now through Hanukkah and on to Christmas, we'll post an author's reflection on giving books as holiday gifts. Follow us on Twitter @ChiTribBooks to be alerted to new posts and tell us about your book-related holiday memories by using...