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  • New book details UNC academic, athletic scandals

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. A new book offers a stinging critique of UNC-Chapel Hill's handling of the academic and athletic wrongdoing that kept student athletes eligible to compete and persisted for nearly two decades. The book, titled "Cheated," is co-...
  • Local author expands to helping teens

    Dr. Bridget Cooper, a Glastonbury resident, published her self-help book "Feed the Need" back in June of 2013, and has seen it be very successful. A new book is aimed at helping teens in a similar way. "It's been very well received," Cooper said. "I've...
  • Benedict Arnold Bio, Mah Jongg Guide Among R.J. Julia Talks

    Benedict Arnold Bio, Mah Jongg Guide Among R.J. Julia Talks
    A biography of famous Revolutionary War era traitor Benedict Arnold and a guide for collectors of a Chinese game that has intrigued countless Americans will be discussed by their authors at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison. Both talks...
  • Want to discuss cats, baseball or novels? Haruki Murakami is available for next 2 weeks

    If you are troubled, lost in life or just feel like discussing cats and Japanese baseball, visit "Mr. Murakami's Place" online. Starting Thursday, author Haruki Murakami is taking questions and responding as best as he can for the next two weeks. A best-...
  • Orwellian wordcrimes: The perils of not taking language seriously

    Orwellian wordcrimes: The perils of not taking language seriously
    In the early '80s, the era of Reagan, Indiana Jones, and K-cars, I read George Orwell's "Animal Farm" for seventh grade English class and wasn't sure what to make of it. Where were the human beings? What was the deal with Stalin and communism? Were 12-...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    Jan. 20: Zoe Sugg, the YouTube vlogger known as "Zoella," will discuss her debut novel, "Girl Online." 6 p.m., Barnes & Noble- Old Orchard, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, barnesandnoble.com, 847-676-2230 Jan. 22: Shari Goldhagen will discuss her new...
  • 'Gone Girl' author, screenwriter visits Skokie amid wild run

    'Gone Girl' author, screenwriter visits Skokie amid wild run
    The following isn’t a scene you’d expect to find in one of Gillian Flynn’s dark razor-sharp novels that have kept readers up well past their bedtimes. An author writes a third book, hoping to build off of the success of the previous...
  • Crime fiction writer Ruth Rendell suffers serious stroke

    Ruth Rendell, 84, suffered a serious stroke last Wednesday, the Guardian reports. The author of more than 60 thrillers and mysteries is best known for her Inspector Wexford series. The author remains hospitalized "in a critical but stable condition,"...
  • Tamil writer quits after book 'One Part Woman' sparks protests in India by right-wing Hindus

    An Indian novelist went into hiding and said he has quit writing after his latest book about a woman's efforts to get pregnant with a stranger sparked virulent protests by right-wing Hindu and caste groups. Perumal Murugan's publisher was pulling all...
  • Book Review: 'The Last American Vampire' takes a bite out of history

    Book Review: 'The Last American Vampire' takes a bite out of history
    Don’t let the book’s title fool you: We haven’t heard the last of vampires. In “The Last American Vampire,” author Seth Grahame-Smith expands his world of the undead. Its predecessor, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,...
  • Review: 'See How Small' by Scott Blackwood

    Review: 'See How Small' by Scott Blackwood
    In 1991, four teenage girls, two of them sisters, were bound and gagged with their own clothes, raped, and shot to death in an I Can't Believe It's Yogurt shop that was then set on fire. Austin, Texas, was still a small town at the time, but the yogurt...