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  • Katie Ernst finds jazz in Dorothy Parker's poems

    Katie Ernst finds jazz in Dorothy Parker's poems
    Anyone who has attended Chicago jazz performances during the past couple of years probably has noticed her: a versatile young bassist who plays in far-flung bands and sings with uncommon delicacy and authenticity. Last May, she played the world premiere...
  • Why 'Mockingbird' won't die

    Why 'Mockingbird' won't die
    Until a week or so ago, Harper Lee was the model of literary reticence. In the 55 years since the publication of her "To Kill a Mockingbird," she had settled into silence, firmly resisting the pleas of her many admirers for a second book. All that...
  • Book Events: B.J. Novak At Twain House; 'Still Alice' Discussion

    Book Events: B.J. Novak At Twain House; 'Still Alice' Discussion
    Mark Twain's international travels and what they taught him will be explored in the spring series of free talks and readings called "The Trouble Begins at 5:30" at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. The events complement the...
  • Review: 'World Gone By' by Dennis Lehane

    Review: 'World Gone By' by Dennis Lehane
    “I ... love being a gangster!” says Rico, one of the lower-level crime bosses in Dennis Lehane's terrific “World Gone By.” Now, there's something you never hear the gloomy dons in “The Godfather” and “The...
  • Review: 'Welcome to Braggsville' by T. Geronimo Johnson

    Review: 'Welcome to Braggsville' by T. Geronimo Johnson
    In the opening scenes of T. Geronimo Johnson's genre-busting second novel, Georgia boy D'aron Davenport has no idea how much trouble is headed his way. D'aron and three friends from the University of California at Berkeley are traveling to his hometown of...
  • Review: 'The Buried Giant' by Kazuo Ishiguro

    Review: 'The Buried Giant' by Kazuo Ishiguro
    If I had to nominate one novel from the last 50 years for preservation, it would be “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro.  It’s probably the wrong choice — a book without the vast synoptic intelligence of “Infinite Jest”...
  • The Biblioracle: Wishful lost manuscripts to be found

    The Biblioracle: Wishful lost manuscripts to be found
    The market for "lost" or "hidden" manuscripts appears to be heating up. It was announced last year that a new collection of stories and essays from Shirley Jackson (of "The Lottery" fame) would be culled from her papers at the Library of Congress. This...
  • 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award winners announced

     2014 National Book Critics Circle Award winners announced
    Claudia Rankine, Marilynne Robinson and Roz Chast were some of the winners of the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Awards, which were announced Thursday at a ceremony at the New School in New York. Claremont poet Rankine won the poetry award for...
  • From farms to family history, 'One Book' offers something for all

    Whether you have a love of genealogy, a fascination with family farms or are drawn to a tale well told, you will probably find something that intrigues you at the Wilmette Public Library's 2015 "One Book, Everybody Reads" program. Among the attractions...
  • Terry Pratchett dead at 66; fantasy author wrote more than 70 books

    Terry Pratchett dead at 66; fantasy author wrote more than 70 books
    Author Terry Pratchett, who earned acclaim for his "Discworld" science fiction series, died Wednesday at 66. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease seven years ago. His death at his home in England was confirmed by his publisher. “I...
  • 'Love Playbook' author La La Anthony offers winning strategies for romance

     'Love Playbook' author La La Anthony offers winning strategies for romance
    It's not surprising that Alani "La La" Anthony, being the wife of New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, compares love to basketball: It gets your heart racing, palms sweating and can even break your heart. And like every sport, it has its rules. The...