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  • Review: 'Life Drawing' by Robin Black

    Review: 'Life Drawing' by Robin Black
    Wives and husbands have extramarital affairs. People we love die young. Intimacy can be healing or diabolical or both. Grief fades but never dies. We know these things. Novelists, journalists, pop psychologists write books about these things. What,...
  • Review: 'The Angel in My Pocket' by Sukey Forbes

    Review: 'The Angel in My Pocket' by Sukey Forbes
    On Aug. 18, 2004, Sukey Forbes' middle child woke not feeling well. Forbes sent her two siblings off to camp and kept 6-year-old Charlotte home. They made cinnamon toast and put each other's hair up in pigtails. A few hours later, in the emergency room of...
  • Comic-Con 2014: 12 vital comic and graphic novel creators to watch

     
    Over the course of four decades, San Diego's Comic-Con International has grown from modest roots to become a powerful marketing […]...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits
    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Act of War" by Brad Thor (Atria, $27.99). The U.S. president orders dangerous covert operations after a series of overseas deaths and disappearances. Last week: — 2. "Invisible" by James Patterson and David Ellis (Little,...
  • Chatting with "Goodnight Darth Vader" cartoonist

    Chatting with "Goodnight Darth Vader" cartoonist
    Jeffrey Brown probably seemed, at first, an unlikely creator to help expand the “Star Wars” universe. The Chicago-based artist began his comics career penning memoirs that resembled personal sketchbooks. Since becoming a father, however, Brown...
  • 'The Book of Life' a bewitching end to All Souls Trilogy

    'The Book of Life' a bewitching end to All Souls Trilogy
    Diana Bishop, a witch and Yale historian, and Matthew Clairmont, a vampire and Oxford biochemist, have been searching for Ashmole 782 (a.k.a. the Book of Life) through the first two books of Deborah Harkness' All Souls Trilogy. Harkness has immersed and...
  • Ghosts soar in William Vollmann's hefty 'Last Stories'

    Ghosts soar in William Vollmann's hefty 'Last Stories'
    It has been a season of giants in the arts. In New York, Jeff Koons' "Split-Rocker," a 37-foot-tall foliage sculpture of a rocking horse made up of 50,000 flowering plants, has given Kara Walker's sphinx, a 35-foot-tall sculpture made of an estimated 40...
  • Part of Cleveland comic book icon's CD collection up for auction

    CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The widow of underground comic book writer Harvey Pekar, whose life story was told in the movie "American Splendor," is auctioning part of his extensive jazz CD collection to raise money for the family of a restaurant owner killed in...
  • Same-sex penguin parents spark literary controversy in Singapore

    Same-sex penguin parents spark literary controversy in Singapore
    The children’s title “And Tango Makes Three” sparked controversy when it was first published in the United States in 2005. The illustrated book tells the real-life story of two male penguins who hatched an egg together at New York’...
  • Two dog memoirs shed light on human nature

    Two dog memoirs shed light on human nature
    Dog memoirs are a tricky literary tradition. Writers are naturally solitary people, so it's no surprise they often form close bonds with such loyal, social animals and that, in turn, their pooches begin to inspire (or some might say dictate) their written...
  • Book Talk: Tom Rachman on identity, writing and finding success

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Best-selling author Tom Rachman plays with identity in his latest novel, "The Rise & Fall of Great Powers," which follows the life of a woman taken from her home as a young girl and left to wander the world with an unusual cast of...