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  • Read & Write: Local authors on favorite book characters

    Read & Write: Local authors on favorite book characters
    As a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication, we asked several Chicago-area authors to tell us about favorite characters from childhood books. Here's what they said....
  • Josh Weil's 'Great Glass Sea' an epic fantasy of brotherly bonds

    Josh Weil's 'Great Glass Sea' an epic fantasy of brotherly bonds
    A fantasy about an alternate near-future Russia, Josh Weil's "The Great Glass Sea" tells the moving and sensitive tale of two brothers caught up in cultural turmoil. The author's first novel after his much-lauded collection, "The New Valley," it often...
  • 'Everything I Never Told You' a moving tale of a dysfunctional family

    'Everything I Never Told You' a moving tale of a dysfunctional family
    "Everything I Never Told You," Celeste Ng's excellent first novel about family, love and ambition, opens with a death. Indeed, the demise of Lydia Lee, the teenage middle daughter of a Chinese American professor and his Virginia-born wife, is...
  • Edward J. Rasmussen

    Edward J. Rasmussen
    Edward J. Rasmussen, a retired insurance broker who also translated Japanese, died June 20 of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 95. The son of J. David Rasmussen, a New York City insurance broker, and Ellamae Rasmussen, a homemaker,...
  • READER SUBMITTED: The Whaling City And The Sea

    On July 31, Robert Richter will continue The Friends of Fort Trumbull's presentation of "The Whaling City and the Sea," by discussing Eugene O'Neill, one of New London's most famous residents. Mr. Richter, a graduate of Connecticut College, is the...
  • Review: 'The Mockingbird Next Door' by Marja Mills

    Review: 'The Mockingbird Next Door' by Marja Mills
    Netflix night with Harper Lee sounds like a late-night comedy sketch, as does an afternoon at the laundromat, or even a quick stop at McDonald's with the famously reclusive author of "To Kill a Mockingbird." Yet these scenarios represent just another...
  • Bucks County home of Pearl S. Buck will inspire those who visit

    Tour Pearl S. Buck's home in Bucks County and you'll feel as if you've discovered a treasure as prized as an oyster's pearl. Layer after layer of Buck's story will peel away and inspire you as you go room to room, walk the grounds and visit her grave. A...
  • Cheney Mason tells CNN: Casey Anthony essentially imprisoned, working clerical job

    In promoting his new book about the Casey Anthony trial, Orlando defense attorney J. Cheney Mason told CNN on Thursday that his former client is essentially still imprisoned because of the public's hatred toward her. Mason told CNN that Anthony, who...
  • Book Talk: Keillor says he still has "distance to cover"

    By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK, July 3 (Reuters) - Don't tell Garrison Keillor that his new book, "The Keillor Reader," is the capstone to his more than 40-year career as a writer, humorist and host of the popular radio program "A Prairie Home Companion."...
  • Book Talk: Keillor says he still has 'distance to cover'

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Don't tell Garrison Keillor that his new book, "The Keillor Reader," is the capstone to his more than 40-year career as a writer, humorist and host of the popular radio program "A Prairie Home Companion." The book collects for the...
  • 'Trigger warnings' shackle free flow of ideas vital to higher education

    MADISON, Wis. Free-speech controversy is riveting higher education again. Major schools recently dis-invited graduation speakers whom activists deemed "improper" to their notions of justice. And many institutions have begun formally to institute or...