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Jeffrey Eugenides

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  • The Biblioracle: A meditation on the future of books and reading

    The Biblioracle: A meditation on the future of books and reading
    Two separate incidents made me a little bit sad over the last couple weeks. One was in my academic writing class when I asked my students (most of them freshmen) if they'd consider taking another English class at some point in their college careers. The...
  • Gina's Gals Book Club

    Gina's Gals Book Club
    One thing to know about our book club Our book club is called Gina's Gals Book Club. Our leader is a librarian at the library where we meet. She is a "benevolent dictator" who selects all of our books and leads all of our discussions. She often brings...
  • The Investment Book Club

    The Investment Book Club
    One thing to know about our book club We are The Investment Book Club. We have 15 members and have all known each other since the mid 1970s. We are from Wheaton. At first, we were an active Investment Club in the late 1990s until 2004. By then, we had...
  • 'The Accursed' by Joyce Carol Oates: An engrossing throwback

    'The Accursed' by Joyce Carol Oates: An engrossing throwback
    In her long and famously prolific career as a novelist, Joyce Carol Oates has worked in many different modes, from the social realism of her National Book Award-winning "them" (1969) and the neo-Gothic storytelling of "Bellefleur" (1980) to the...
  • Biblioracle: Saluting the Bildungsroman

    Biblioracle: Saluting the Bildungsroman
    I've been spending my holiday teaching break trying to finish a manuscript for a young adult coming-of-age novel I'm working on, which has me thinking a lot about coming-of-age novels, which has me wondering if all good novels aren't coming-of-age novels....
  • Long Grove/Buffalo Grove Book Club

    Long Grove/Buffalo Grove Book Club
    We are from the Long Grove/Buffalo Grove area, and the core group has been meeting over 30 years. Our discussions, led by a professional reviewer, are always interesting. Providing background knowledge and steering discussion questions originate with the...
  • 'Object Lessons' edited by Lorin Stein and Sadie Stein

    'Object Lessons' edited by Lorin Stein and Sadie Stein
    "A short story must be, by definition, short. That's the trouble with short stories. That's why they're so difficult to write. How do you keep a narrative brief and still have it function as a story?" That's what Jeffrey Eugenides writes in his...
  • 'Hothouse' an irresistible history of Farrar Straus & Giroux, dirt and all

    Years ago, when he was publishing my first novel, Charles Scribner III told me a joke: "How do you make a small fortune in publishing?" The punch line: "Start with a large fortune." The joke came to mind while reading "Hothouse," Boris Kachka's juicy...
  • 'The Guilt Trip' review: Could have been worse

    'The Guilt Trip' review: Could have been worse
    **1/2 (out of four) The people behind “The Guilt Trip” should feel proud, not guilty, for the places the comedy doesn’t go. During an eight-day, cross-country road trip, Andy (Seth Rogen) and his overbearing mom, Joyce, (Barbra...
  • From politics to poetry

    From politics to poetry
    It's tempting, looking at the fall's books, to think of this as a political season. Dick Cheney got it started with "In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir," and Joe McGinnis pitched in with "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin." (That...
  • 'Marriage Plot' gives new twist to old tale

    'Marriage Plot' gives new twist to old tale
    The trouble with love triangles is, somebody almost always has to lose. This is a defect in real life, so why shouldn't it be a problem in fiction too? The endings of Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr. Sloane" and James L. Brooks' "Broadcast News" each got...