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  • Nine west suburban libraries 'celebrate home' with host of programs

    Nine west suburban libraries 'celebrate home' with host of programs
    Nine west suburban libraries are serving up a delightful buffet of literary and cultural experiences this spring with a theme of Celebrating Home. Rather than everybody reading and discussing one book for the Big Read, librarians decided to change up...
  • Secrets and scandals good enough for fiction, but some of it's true

    Secrets and scandals good enough for fiction, but some of it's true
    Growing up in Baltimore as the child of Trinidadian immigrants, Lauren Francis-Sharma saw her hardworking parents pursue the American dream, while holding fast to nostalgic dreams of a Caribbean homeland an ocean away. "From an early age, I straddled...
  • British actor embodies C.S. Lewis for one-man show

    British actor embodies C.S. Lewis for one-man show
    British actor David Payne is a big fan of C.S. Lewis, author of "The Chronicles of Narnia" fantasy novels regarded as a classic of children's literature. And though Payne, by his own count, has portrayed the late literary giant on stage "well over 500...
  • Isabel Allende moves to Atria

    Isabel Allende moves to Atria
    Author Isabel Allende has taken her next book to Atria, Publishers Weekly reports. The publishing house will also pick up four books from Allende's backlist, including her best-known novel, "The House of the Spirits." That book -- her first -- was a hit...
  • James Patterson to donate $1.25 million to school libraries

    James Patterson to donate $1.25 million to school libraries
    James Patterson is one of the most famous authors in the world, with more than 100 books (at least one of which explodes) to his name. He's becoming just as well known in the publishing world for his philanthropy, after giving well more than $1 million to...
  • BookFest taps into 'Twilight effect'

    BookFest taps into 'Twilight effect'
    The publishing industry called it the "Twilight effect," referring to the boom in sales of science-fiction and fantasy novels after the five blockbuster "Twilight Saga" films. "People have been asking us to dedicate our three-day [Lake] BookFest to this...
  • Interviewing Marie Osmond: New show at Sands Bethlehem Event Center takes you through her life with music

    Interviewing Marie Osmond: New show at Sands Bethlehem Event Center takes you through her life with music
    Singer Marie Osmond — whose career started when she was 4 years old as part of The Osmond Brothers on TV’s “The Andy Williams Show” — says she has had two constants over 50 years. Her music and her fans. Osmond says those...
  • Chicago book news: Henríquez, MacLean paperbacks released

    Chicago book news: Henríquez, MacLean paperbacks released
    The paperback edition of Cristina Henríquez's latest novel, "The Book of Unknown Americans," was published by Vintage March 3. It follows the children of two immigrant families who fall in love after the injury sustained by the daughter of one family...
  • Trying to make sense of the world of ubiquitous surveillance

    Trying to make sense of the world of ubiquitous surveillance
    Airports are exemplars of our surveillance society. Here a raft of digital surveillance, targeting and sorting systems come together. And they start working well before you arrive for check-in, with the U.S. government comparing your name against watch...
  • Local Writer Publishes Tales Of A Therapy Dog

    Local Writer Publishes Tales Of A Therapy Dog
    Like many people, Teresa Pelham and her 12-year-old son, Carter, fell in love with dogs from a shelter. Unlike most people who rescue dogs, Teresa and Carter were inspired to write about them — the newest book, "Roxy and Her Annoying Little...
  • Erik Larson on 'Dead Wake'

    Erik Larson on 'Dead Wake'
    Best known for "The Devil in the White City," his best-seller about the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago and the serial killer H.H. Holmes, Erik Larson has made a career of bringing half-remembered history to vivid, vibrant life. Using a narrative strategy...