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Jeffrey Eugenides

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  • The Biblioracle: Estimating his prophet margin

    The Biblioracle: Estimating his prophet margin
    It's not clear to me why anyone tries predicting anything, because no one is any good at it. There is a tie at the top of the horrible prognosticators list between sports reporters and political pundits. Often, the greater the apparent expertise, the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • John Freeman, at Skylight Tuesday, on 'How to Read a Novelist'

    On his book tour, the tables have been turning on John Freeman: A parade of luminous authors are interviewing him. He's already sat down for public conversations with Teju Cole, Geoff Dyer, Aleksandar Hemon, and Marilynne Robinson, and on Tuesday night,...
  • Q&A: Donna Tartt on 'The Goldfinch'

    Q&A: Donna Tartt on 'The Goldfinch'
    Novelist Donna Tartt doesn't publish very often — her engrossing new book, “The Goldfinch,” is her first since 2002's “The Little Friend,” which itself trailed her wildly popular fictional debut, “The Secret History,&...
  • Loretta Nyhan

     Loretta Nyhan
    What do you think of when you think of Chicago? Home. Always. Who is an author you’d like to meet, dead or alive? John Irving. I stood behind him on an escalator once, and stared at the back of his neck. That doesn’t count as meeting...
  • Author profiles. Book reviews. Commentary. Live events. Community. Join the conversation.

    Author profiles. Book reviews. Commentary. Live events. Community. Join the conversation.
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Book Club

    Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Book Club
    Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Book Club In January: We celebrated our 11th anniversary. We have discussed: Nearly 80 books. Our group: Ranges in age from 40s to 80s and includes women and men with a wide mix of careers. We don't: Get off target...
  • Hoyne Book Club

    Hoyne Book Club
    Hoyne Book Club Our book club started: With two neighbors who shared books, then thought it would be fun to include other women on our block. Once or twice a year: We have a field trip pairing a theme of a book with an outing. For example, the group...
  • Carillon North book club

    Carillon North book club
    Carillon North Book Club Our book club: was established 10 years ago in the Carillon North community of Grayslake. Our group is made up of men and women. The Grayslake Area Public Library: helps us locate books from our reading list and makes them...
  • 'Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar' by Richard Ford

    "Work, as you will see, is imagined broadly in these stories - as labor, as chores, as business, as duty, as habit, as memory, as art, and as priestly avocation," writes Richard Ford in his introduction to this wonderful anthology of stories about work,...