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  • Kurt Vonnegut documentary is 30-plus years in the making

     Kurt Vonnegut documentary is 30-plus years in the making
    For years, Bob Weide referred to Kurt Vonnegut as "the old man." The old man was 60 when they met, which was not long after Weide, who was barely out of college, typed him a letter that said, in essence: "You don't know me, but my name's Bob Weide....
  • Review: 'Aquarium' by David Vann

    Review: 'Aquarium' by David Vann
    "A beautiful book." This coded and cliched phrase, usually associated with a novel, generally speaks to an elegant use of language, a finely chiseled work of imagination. "Aquarium" by David Vann may be elegantly written and fiercely imagined, but it is...
  • Teens turn out to meet author

    Amrita Antony, 13, of Naperville, who attends All Saints Catholic Academy, admitted she was a little star struck Friday afternoon when she came to the Nichols Library. That's because she was meeting someone who, for her, has rock-star status. "I love...
  • U.S. blogger critical of Muslim extremists fatally stabbed in Bangladesh

    U.S. blogger critical of Muslim extremists fatally stabbed in Bangladesh
    Assailants hacked to death an American secular writer and blogger of Bangladeshi origin and seriously wounded his wife outside a book fair in Dhaka, the South Asian nation’s capital, officials said Friday. Avijit Roy, 42, a champion of...
  • Be an Angel smashes record with $432,000 in donations for local nonprofits

    Be an Angel smashes record with $432,000 in donations for local nonprofits
    Congratulations, angels! Your generosity last holiday season has made The Morning Call's 15th annual Be an Angel Campaign the most successful in the drive's history. Donations to Lehigh Valley nonprofit agencies, made in December and January, totaled...
  • Author David Bezmozgis To Be Honored At Mandell JCC

    Author David Bezmozgis To Be Honored At Mandell JCC
    Author David Bezmozgis has won the 2014 Edward Lewis Wallant Award, presented yearly by the University of Hartford's Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. Bezmozgis, who was born in Latvia and lives in Toronto, won for his novel, "The Betrayers"...
  • The Biblioracle: A fast break for book lovers

    The Biblioracle: A fast break for book lovers
    Is there anything worse in the world than Internet comments? Ebola? ISIS? The New York Knicks? On just about any site you care to name, the comments are a cesspool of ignorance, hatred and appalling spelling. There is an old spiritual with the line,...
  • 'The Jaguar's Children' is a brutally fascinating examination of illegal Mexican immigration

    "The Jaguar's Children" by John Vaillant; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (288 pages, $26) It's hard to imagine a more viscerally horrific scenario than the one John Vaillant devises for his characters in"The Jaguar's Children," a brutally fascinating novel....
  • Chicago book news: Curbside Splendor accepting submissions

    Chicago book news: Curbside Splendor accepting submissions
    Chicago-based publisher Curbside Splendor is accepting submissions through March 31. Submissions of poetry, art, photography and short fiction for the publisher's monthly e-magazine are free. Book submissions cost $10. For guidelines, visit...
  • Quan Barry's 'She Weeps' listens to the stories of Vietnam's dead

    Quan Barry's 'She Weeps' listens to the stories of Vietnam's dead
    Here's a true dumb American confession: I have a hard time with historical novels that take place outside of the U.S. I'm not much of a history buff, and I find it takes a skillful, engaging author to both situate and dazzle me with beauty at the same...
  • A worthy companion for Sherlock Holmes fans

    "The Sherlock Holmes Companion: An Elementary Guide" by Daniel Smith; Arum Press (224 pages, $27.99) Remember the glory days of literary "companions"? There was William S. Baring-Gould's (ironically) slim "Nero Wolfe of West 35th Street," the Edward...