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  • Elephant Rock Books enters Y.A. with 'The Carnival at Bray'

    Elephant Rock Books enters Y.A. with 'The Carnival at Bray'
    Is there room in the Young Adult landscape for a coming-of-age novel that is not about vampires, set in a dystopian future, or written by John Green? Elephant Rock Books thinks so. The independent publisher, based in Connecticut but with strong...
  • In Amazon battle, book culture is the casualty

    In Amazon battle, book culture is the casualty
    About a month ago I quit Amazon cold turkey, and I feel great. I have bought nothing from Amazon since May 16. Not a book, not a DVD, not an MP3. After years of purchasing pop culture from the mega e-retailer at an embarrassing pace — even as I...
  • 'Twee' author Marc Spitz on his nod to a subculture gone too far

    'Twee' author Marc Spitz on his nod to a subculture gone too far
    The subtitle of "Twee" (It Books: 354 pp, $16.99 paper), Marc Spitz's new cultural history, says it all: "The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion, and Film." How we so "gently" arrived here, however, needs an explanation. In Spitz's...
  • Fact book an eye-opener on community associations

    A community association is a popular lifestyle choice for many people, but it has been difficult to determine just how many — until now. A new body of research, the "Community Association Fact Book," tallies the numbers of associations, housing...
  • E-reader: Aleksandar Hemon kicks out new soccer read

    E-reader: Aleksandar Hemon kicks out new soccer read
    Here are three new e-reads to check out. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the Sunday Chicago Tribune and by digital edition via email. Click here to learn about joining Printers...
  • J.K. Rowling spins a web inside a hall of mirrors in 'Silkworm'

    If J.K. Rowling had as much fun writing "The Silkworm" as I did reading it, she had a blast. As the woman who created Harry Potter, Rowling became one of the most famous authors on the planet. But she was known as a writer for kids. Her first book for...
  • Young adult market opens up a new world for authors

    Young adult market opens up a new world for authors
    Seth Fishman gave up on his third novel in 2010. A literary agent who studied with Chang-Rae Lee at Princeton University and represents acclaimed author Téa Obreht, Fishman had written two unpublished books before finishing a thriller about a poison...
  • In 'How Not to Be Wrong' Jordan Ellenberg makes math meaningful

    In 'How Not to Be Wrong' Jordan Ellenberg makes math meaningful
    In "How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking," Jordan Ellenberg writes about when it's a good idea to buy lottery tickets, why tall parents have shorter children, a dead fish in an MRI machine, and overperforming mutual funds. Because he'...
  • Jared Leto to Replace Will Smith in Legendary's 'Brilliance'

    In what would mark his first major role since winning the best supporting actor Oscar for his perf in "Dallas Buyers Club," sources tell Variety that Jared Leto is in talks to star in Legendary's "Brilliance." He would be replacing Will Smith, who was...
  • A literary map to end all literary maps

    A literary map to end all literary maps
    Charles Dickens would recognize the curve of the river and the placement of the streets -- but he would be surprised to learn that his "Bleak House" is right across the street from something called "Fight Club." The good folks at the British...
  • In Jennifer Weiner's latest, having everything isn't enough

    In Jennifer Weiner's latest, having everything isn't enough
    Reading one of Jennifer Weiner's contemporary novels of manners is a bit like biting into an apple. The experience is full of flavor, more crisp than juicy, and refreshingly tart. Partly, that's because the novels typically are narrated by a heroine...