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  • Leslie Jamison: For Christmas, a treasure map to the 'Heart of Darkness'

    Leslie Jamison: For Christmas, a treasure map to the 'Heart of Darkness'
    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...
  • Gary Ferguson shoulders grief's burden in 'The Carry Home'

    Gary Ferguson shoulders grief's burden in 'The Carry Home'
    The new book by celebrated nature writer Gary Ferguson, "The Carry Home: Lessons From the American Wilderness," is a big-hearted, soul-searching memoir about grief and ritual and identity, about a man looking to nature for answers after the death of his...
  • Sendak Museum, Archive Planned In Ridgefield

    Sendak Museum, Archive Planned In Ridgefield
    Well-loved children's author Maurice Sendak lives on through his books and soon his life and work could be acknowledged in the town where he lived for 40 years. Ridgefield's governing board recently voted unanimously to allow the town to work with the...
  • Crime Reporter To Talk At New Jewish Book Festival

    Crime Reporter To Talk At New Jewish Book Festival
    Hank Phillippi Ryan knows news, and she knows crime. As a longtime investigative reporter for Channel 7 news, the NBC affiliate in Boston, she has won 32 EMMYs, 12 Edward R. Murrow awards and many other honors. Ryan also is an author of award-winning...
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder's annotated autobiography, 'Pioneer Girl,' shows writer's world, growth

    "Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography" by Laura Ingalls Wilder, edited by Pamela Smith Hill; South Dakota State Historical Society (400 pages, $39.95) At least three different kinds of readers will find "Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography"...
  • James Patterson is on a mission to #saveourbooks

     James Patterson is on a mission to #saveourbooks
    "There's no evidence at this stage that the great books in our culture can be produced through the Internet right now," says bestselling writer James Patterson. "If the equivalent of 'Ulysses' came along, out it would go on the Internet, it would get like...
  • 'The Convert's Song' is a skillfully layered thriller

     'The Convert's Song' is a skillfully layered thriller
    At the center of "The Convert's Song" — Sebastian Rotella's riveting follow-up to his 2011 debut novel, "Triple Crossing" — are two childhood friends thrown together after 10 years of mutual silence, when their paths in life have clearly...
  • Annie Oakley show gets encore '

    Annie Oakley show gets encore '
    "Annie Get Your Gun," Irving Berlin's musical version of the life of sharp-shooter Annie Oakley, has been held over at the Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse, 1100 N. Unser St. in Mount Dora. The musical based on the biography of Annie Oakley is filled...
  • 'All Joy and No Fun' author Jennifer Senior talks modern parenting

     'All Joy and No Fun' author Jennifer Senior talks modern parenting
    Less than a week after "All Joy and No Fun" was named to Slate's Top 10 books of the year list, author and New York magazine editor Jennifer Senior trekked to Chicago's North Side to talk 21st-century parenting. A capacity crowd of just over 100...
  • Suzanne Shaw, social worker

    Suzanne Shaw, social worker
    Suzanne Shaw, a social worker whose love of female authors led her to found the Women's Literature Review, died of complications from dementia Dec. 1 at Copper Ridge, an assisted-living facility in Sykesville. The Radnor-Winston resident was 60. The...
  • Looking for a good book? Sherry Boas recommends four

    Looking for a good book? Sherry Boas recommends four
    Two things high on my list of life's pleasures are reading books and browsing library shelves in search of new authors to discover. Over the past year, my meanders through the stacks resulted in 60 enjoyable reads, including many by previously...