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  • The Biblioracle: The struggle over Knausgaard

    The Biblioracle: The struggle over Knausgaard
    It's time to talk about Knausgaard. No, Knausgaard isn't some new upholstery protectant they try to sell you at the deluxe car wash. Knausgaard is Karl Ove Knausgaard, a Norwegian writer who has become famous for his 3,600-page, six-volume...
  • Man Booker longlist announced: First global list embraces America

    Man Booker longlist announced: First global list embraces America
    The first-ever global longlist for the Man Booker Prize was announced Wednesday, and includes four Americans. For 2014, books written in English and published in Britain were eligible, regardless of the author's nationality. Americans on the list are...
  • Review: 'Shadows in the Vineyard' by Maximillian Potter

    Review: 'Shadows in the Vineyard' by Maximillian Potter
    A few years ago, I got into something of a Twitter war with an aspiring sommelier. He'd tweeted about having been to a dinner party hosted by a wine collector, mentioning the bottles of expensive wine that the collector had served. I replied that the...
  • Women & Children First starts fresh chapter with new owners

    Women & Children First starts fresh chapter with new owners
    Women & Children First bookstore enthusiasts, of whom there are legions, let out a collective cheer last week when the outgoing owners announced they were handing the reins to Sarah Hollenbeck and Lynn Mooney, current employees and friends to the...
  • Children's book roundup: 'Strange Fruit,' others

    Children's book roundup: 'Strange Fruit,' others
    Here are three new children's books for your kids to check out. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the Sunday Chicago Tribune and by digital edition via email. Click here to learn...
  • Read & Write: Final batch of authors on favorite characters

    Read & Write: Final batch of authors on favorite characters
    What literary character resonated with you when you were a child? We posed the question to Chicago-area authors in the lead-up to this year's Children's Read & Write program, which invites kids to submit book reviews for possible publication (see...
  • Christine Sneed: Short stories deserve love, too

    Christine Sneed: Short stories deserve love, too
    A paradox resides within the heart of the large and thriving community that produces, publishes and consumes works of fiction: short story collections are often regarded by the book-world rainmakers as the literary equivalent of the poor relation who...
  • Midwest gets love in Man Booker Prize longlist

    Midwest gets love in Man Booker Prize longlist
    Lost in the news on Wednesday about the first batch of American nominees for the prestigious Man Booker Prize -- which, for the first time in the 46-year history of the award, has been opened to writers beyond the U.K., the Commonwealth and Ireland -- was...
  • Windy City Wine and Book Club

    Windy City Wine and Book Club
    Our club: Founded in 2008, the Windy City Wine and Book Club is a group of 18 fun-loving, passionate, career-oriented and diverse women.  How we got started: Our founding member, Anne Uible, decided to start the club shortly after graduating from the...
  • Marja Mills addresses Harper Lee controversy at literary event

    Marja Mills addresses Harper Lee controversy at literary event
    Less than a week after the publication of Marja Mills' memoir, “The Mockingbird Next Door,” her story of befriending the famously reclusive 88-year-old author Harper Lee, the book remains embroiled in controversy. On July 14, the day...
  • New books by Hampton Roads authors

    New books by Hampton Roads authors
    It's time for this month's new-release roundup. Once again, Hampton Roads authors offer enough topics and genres to make any bibliophile happy. Check out this month's offerings. Maybe you'll find one or two that pique your fancy. FICTION "The Button...