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  • 'Hobbit' a worthy tribute to timeless book

    Readers of J.R.R. Tolkien's book "The Hobbit" know that the author saved the best material for last, as Tolkien wove his story strands together to create a parable of the wages of vengeance and greed. It's this narrative balance that makes the last...
  • Author details harsh toll of Alzheimer's on caregivers

    "Slow Dancing With a Stranger: Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer's"; HarperOne (240 pages, $26.99) Meryl Comer probably couldn't tell you the most harrowing moment of her journey through Alzheimer's. Maybe it happened before her husband Harvey's...
  • 'Moriarty' gives minor character from Holmes' stories the spotlight

    "Moriarty" by Anthony Horowitz; Harper (304 pages, $26.99) Meet the new Athelney Jones. Version 2.0. He's a Scotland Yard inspector who originally appeared in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second Sherlock Holmes novel. In 1890's "The Sign of Four," Jones...
  • 10 favorite new books of 2014: Editor's picks

    To my surprise, my list of favorite new books this year breaks down the same way my 2013 list did: six fiction, four nonfiction; eight books written by women, two by men. During the past few years, one of my goals has been to make sure at least half of...
  • A round-up of this year's local interest food and dining books

    A round-up of this year's local interest food and dining books
    Here are some of the local-interest cookbooks that got our attention this year. Consider them for holiday giving, or as a gift to yourself. "Baltimore Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from Charm City and the Surrounding Counties"  ($24.95, Globe...
  • Simon Rich's Hanukkah gift: '500 Essential Words'

    Simon Rich's Hanukkah gift: '500 Essential Words'
    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...
  • Jane Smiley on the wonder of the World Book Encyclopedia

    Jane Smiley on the wonder of the World Book Encyclopedia
    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...
  • Author discusses Israel's innovations

    Author discusses Israel's innovations
    Author Marcella Rosen recently presented the book "El Pequeño Dínamo" at Books & Books in Coral Gables. This is a Spanish translation of the book she authored in English, "Tiny Dynamo: How One of the Smallest Countries Is Producing Some of Our Most...
  • Philip K. Dick would have been 86 today: Some thoughts on his legacy

    The late Philip K. Dick, born 86 years ago today in Chicago, is something of a cautionary figure in American literature: brilliant, prolific, often sloppy, and woefully underappreciated during his lifetime. It was only with the 1982 release of the film...
  • Folio Prize announces long, long long list

    The Folio Prize, founded to re-elevate the literary component of literary prizes, has announced its long list for 2014. It's a long, long, long list: 80 books. The list includes Lily King's "Euphoria," James Ellroy's "Perfidia," Peter Carey's "Amnesia"...
  • Annie Oakley show gets encore '

    Annie Oakley show gets encore '
    "Annie Get Your Gun," Irving Berlin's musical version of the life of sharp-shooter Annie Oakley, has been held over at the Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse, 1100 N. Unser St. in Mount Dora. The musical based on the biography of Annie Oakley is filled...