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  • New in paperbacks: Phil Klay's National Book Award-winning 'Redeployment'

    New in paperbacks: Phil Klay's National Book Award-winning 'Redeployment'
    Redeployment by Phil Klay, Penguin, 291 pages, $16 Winner of the 2014 National Book Award, "Redeployment" is a collection of short, fictional stories about the war in Iraq and its consequences told from multiple perspectives, including that of soldiers,...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Wendy McClure and Christopher Sienko

    Me, My Shelf and I: Wendy McClure and Christopher Sienko
    "I'm super itchy about distinguishing between memoir and essays," says Christopher Sienko, a content director for InfoSec Institute. In the Ravenswood Manor home he shares with his wife, author and editor Wendy McClure, Sienko has a meticulous system...
  • Chicago book news: Henríquez, MacLean paperbacks released

    Chicago book news: Henríquez, MacLean paperbacks released
    The paperback edition of Cristina Henríquez's latest novel, "The Book of Unknown Americans," was published by Vintage March 3. It follows the children of two immigrant families who fall in love after the injury sustained by the daughter of one family...
  • Review: Myth Bar at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

    Review: Myth Bar at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
    In most of the world, the hotel bar is something of a blank slate, an anonymous place where guests can chat up fellow travelers, grouse about airline food to the bartender, then leave the next day to make way for the next crop of strangers. But this, of...
  • Trying to make sense of the world of ubiquitous surveillance

    Trying to make sense of the world of ubiquitous surveillance
    Airports are exemplars of our surveillance society. Here a raft of digital surveillance, targeting and sorting systems come together. And they start working well before you arrive for check-in, with the U.S. government comparing your name against watch...
  • Hanif Kureishi's 'The Last Word' lacks a certain sense of voice

     Hanif Kureishi's 'The Last Word' lacks a certain sense of voice
    Hanif Kureishi's "The Last Word" suffers from the genius problem: To create a believable virtuoso, the character's brilliance must light up the page. Such an issue arises any time an author tries to write about such a figure: J.D. Salinger, whose...
  • In the Pipeline: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar stands tall as an author as well

    In the Pipeline: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar stands tall as an author as well
    He enters the room so silently that you don't notice until he's almost right next to you. He's dressed casually in jeans, a black warm-up jacket and a blue UCLA baseball cap. Quietly, he sits down at a small table. "Man, I'm so hungry," he says softly....
  • Cardiologist donates book sales to Perk Center Café

    Cardiologist donates book sales to Perk Center Café
    When asked how a full-time cardiologist, who is actively involved in several non-profit organizations, managed to write and publish three novels last year, Dr. Allan Zelinger, said finding the time is easy, as he looks at being a novelist as his...
  • Interview with Phil Klay, author of 'Redeployment'

    Phil Klay understands that when you are a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and you write fiction about war, some readers will assume every story is your own. This, he wants you to know, is not the case. "I don't think you can read the whole book and...
  • 'Pay Any Price': New York Times reporter James Risen vows to go to jail before revealing his sources

    "Pay and Price: Greed, Power, And Endless War" by James Risen; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (309 pages, $28) James Risen is a bona fide constitutional hero, apart from being an author who has written a very readable book on a fascinating subject. The U.S....
  • 'The Girl on the Train' is a runaway hit for Paula Hawkins

    The tedium of the daily commute has turned out to be pretty productive for Paula Hawkins. Journeys spent staring out railway-carriage windows inspired the former journalist's first thriller, "The Girl on the Train," whose title character glimpses...