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  • Lev Grossman on falling in love with 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'

    Lev Grossman on falling in love with 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'
    For much of December, we posted the authors' reflections on giving books as holiday gifts. Today is our last installment. Thanks for following along and happy holidays! Lev Grossman Author of "The Magicians" series I don't ordinarily like being...
  • Amy Bloom: Handing down a good book

    Amy Bloom: Handing down a good book
    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...
  • Phil Klay on the gift of a good book in wartime

    Phil Klay on the gift of a good book in wartime
    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...
  • Molly Antopol on the gift of Grace Paley

    Molly Antopol on the gift of Grace Paley
    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...
  • '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...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "God'll Cut You Down: The Tangled Tale of a White Supremacist, a Black Hustler, A Murder, and How I Lost a Year in Mississippi" by John Safran; Riverhead (368 pages, $27.95) John Safran is a...
  • Glendale children's author, illustrator wins award for book cover design

    Glendale children's author, illustrator wins award for book cover design
    A first-time children’s book author in Glendale recently got a nod for her tale of an envious hermit crab. Elisabeth Ekornes wrote “Shelly’s New Shell,” and illustrated the cover, which earned her an honorable mention from Royal...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...