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  • Margaret McMullan discusses 'Every Father's Daughter'

    Margaret McMullan discusses 'Every Father's Daughter'
    Prior to a recent signing at Lake Forest Book Store, Margaret McMullan jokes that she is slowly going south. The author of "How I Found the Strong" and "Sources of Light" is not referring to her career but to her life journey. A Mississippi native, she moved with her family at age 10 to Chicago's northern suburbs, settling in Lake Forest.
  • Stephen King in the New Yorker; how does he stack up?

    Stephen King in the New Yorker; how does he stack up?
    Stephen King has a short story in this week's New Yorker, "A Death," set in the Dakota territory in the 1880s.  There was a time when a writer who topped bestseller lists with terrifying stories of homicidal writers, sadistic fans and haunted pet...

    Literature and the moral question

    Over the weekend, the National Catholic Reporter reported on a literary award to be administered by America Magazine, in conjunction with Yale University’s St. Thomas More Chapel: the George V. Hunt, SJ Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts and...

    2014 in Review: David L. Ulin looks at the year in books

    2014 in Review: David L. Ulin looks at the year in books
    What was the upshot of my year in reading — the ideas, the through lines that most stirred or provoked me in 2014? The dominant thread was what we might call that of common experience, work that finds significance in incidental things. Karl Ove...

    Alice Munro's 'Family Furnishings' is deep and surprising

    Alice Munro's 'Family Furnishings' is deep and surprising
    The most astonishing aspect of Alice Munro's "Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014" may be its chronology. The two dozen efforts here come from late in her career, after she had established herself as (perhaps) the preeminent short-fiction...