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  • Dennis Lehane drinks in some sunlight

    Dennis Lehane drinks in some sunlight
    Dennis Lehane is one of Boston's best-known writers. Born and raised in the community of Dorchester (or, as he would pronounce it, "Dorchestah"), he's got a Bostonian no-nonsense, tough-guy edge, and his books, including "Mystic River" and the six-book...
  • Oak Park-River Forest High School alum's book looks at modern-day search for Atlantis

    Oak Park-River Forest High School alum's book looks at modern-day search for Atlantis
    It all started with Plato, and remains a fascinating topic to most and an obsession to some — the search for the lost city of Atlantis. Did Atlantis actually exist, or was it made up by the famous Greek philosopher? Will we ever know? When the...
  • 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...
  • Cape Cod Off Season, Hiking, Museums, Movies, Birdwatching

    Cape Cod Off Season, Hiking, Museums, Movies, Birdwatching
    We love Cape Cod in summer, but hate the crowded beaches and golf courses, packed restaurants and soul-sucking traffic jams. During the off-season, from now to Memorial Day weekend, there's plenty to do, minus the crowds. Here are some suggestions (it's...
  • MAR 3 | Printers Row: David Axelrod

    MAR 3 | Printers Row: David Axelrod
    Political strategist David Axelrod will join Tribune Editorial Board member and author Clarence Page in discussion about Axelrod's new book, “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics.” From New York to Chicago to the White House, “Believer&...