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  • 'Magical Journey' by Katrina Kenison

    In this moving memoir, Katrina Kenison beckons readers into her world and proves to be an insightful guide and companion through the vicissitudes of life. After the death of a friend, and when her youngest son leaves their rural New Hampshire home to...
  • 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....
  • The Biblioracle: In memory of Warwick Deeping

    The Biblioracle: In memory of Warwick Deeping
    Between 1920 and 1930, there were three writers with at least five books in the list of 10 best-selling books, according to Publishers Weekly. Two of them are Zane Grey and Sinclair Lewis. The other is Warwick Deeping. Warwick Deeping? --------------...
  • Not Your Momma's Book Club

    Not Your Momma's Book Club
    We meet every six to eight weeks. More than half of our meetings are at local bars; the rest are at the host member's house. We are Chicago-based, 99 percent on the North Side. We do not read Oprah books! We are very proud of how diverse we are in...
  • George Saunders gets real in new story collection

    George Saunders gets real in new story collection
    For George Saunders, the lines between utopia and dystopia, between realism and science fiction, between humor and horror, have always been fine. Never is it more true, though, than in his new collection of short stories, “Tenth of December.”...
  • Time for a teacher's conference with Mr. Boone

    Time for a teacher's conference with Mr. Boone
    Learning last year that Bob Boone, one of my former teachers at Highland Park High School (never mind when), was still teaching creative writing to children and adults filled me with the kind of joy you get when you return to your hometown decades later...
  • John Updike, art critic

    John Updike, art critic
    Shortly before he died, John Updike paid tribute to that great painter of portraits, John Singer Sargent. “We're drawn to artists who tell us that art is difficult to do, and takes a spiritual effort, because we are still puritan enough to respect a...
  • Nathan Englander examines identity

    Nathan Englander examines identity
    Every journalist's nightmare is the interview with the subject who responds to questions with one-sentence (or even one-word) answers. Fortunately, the writer Nathan Englander — who was in Chicago recently as the inaugural Crown Speaker Series...
  • Amy Grace Loyd on 'Affairs of Others' and the writing process

    Amy Grace Loyd on 'Affairs of Others' and the writing process
    Like many people in the publishing world, Amy Grace Loyd always wanted to be a writer. But unlike most of her colleagues, Loyd has managed to make her ultimate goal — publishing her own fiction, rather than someone else’s — a reality....
  • Dog books certain to give you paws

    Dog books certain to give you paws
    My first dog was a golden retriever named Tisha. Tisha was quiet and friendly, a perfect golden for a 4-year-old boy; my mother swears that when we took her to the vet one last time, as the dog lay dying on the operating table, Tisha lifted her head at...
  • Alec Nevala-Lee

     Alec Nevala-Lee
    Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive? I'd love to spend a day with John Updike in his prime, when he was cranking out poems, essays, short stories, and wonderful novels like Rabbit is Rich, just to see how he did it. (When I mentioned this...