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  • Reviews: 'Suspicion' by Joseph Finder, 'The Book of You' by Claire Kendal

    Reviews: 'Suspicion' by Joseph Finder, 'The Book of You' by Claire Kendal
    I spent April and part of May feeling like occupied France, a Hun-like bacterial force having invaded my ears and sinuses. I couldn't do much besides imagine the antibiotics I was taking as tiny biplanes strafing tiny cornfields through which tiny Cary...
  • It's here: Amazon's e-book subscription service, Kindle Unlimited

    Leaked on Wednesday, launched on Friday: Meet Kindle Unlimited, Amazon's e-book subscription service. Think of it as Netflix for e-books. Like Netflix, the idea is that the service will provide unfettered access to all the content you might imagine...
  • Rifqa Bary, symbol of religious persecution, becomes college student

    Rifqa Bary, symbol of religious persecution, becomes college student
    Five years ago Sunday a 16-year-old Ohio girl climbed aboard a Greyhound bus and ran away to the home of an Orlando pastor and his wife, saying her Muslim father had threatened to kill her because she had become an evangelical Christian. In the months...
  • Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited e-book service

    Amazon.com Inc. on Friday introduced Kindle Unlimited, an all-you-can-read e-book subscription service available for $9.99 a month. Similar to Netflix and other movie streaming services, Kindle Unlimited makes available a library of 600,000 titles and...
  • Women & Children First starts fresh chapter with new owners

    Women & Children First starts fresh chapter with new owners
    Women & Children First bookstore enthusiasts, of whom there are legions, let out a collective cheer last week when the outgoing owners announced they were handing the reins to Sarah Hollenbeck and Lynn Mooney, current employees and friends to the...
  • Curt Gentry dies at 83; California historian co-wrote 'Helter Skelter'

    Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent...
  • Disney in Talks With Mike White to Write Gorilla Tale 'The One and Only Ivan' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Walt Disney Pictures is in negotiations with Mike White to write the adaptation of Katherine Applegate's children's gorilla story "The One and Only Ivan." The book, published by HarperCollins in 2011, centers on the silverback gorilla Ivan, who is in a...
  • Batman's top writer talks about hero's 75th anniversary

    Batman's top writer talks about hero's 75th anniversary
    It would have been nice to get all dramatic and scratchy-voiced right now and say that Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is the 75th anniversary of Batman, and that there can be only one Dark Knight. But that would be a lie. And it wouldn't be honoring the most...
  • A Word, Please: Can't we all cooperate on whether to hyphenate 'co' as a prefix?

    Sometimes I think the people behind punctuation rules are co-conspirators in a plot to drive us insane. Then I realize they could be coconspirators. That's when I know their plot has succeeded. Of all the prefixes in the English language, "co" may be...
  • Kashkari plays up Republican loyalty on talk radio

    It was Neel Kashkari’s third gig as a talk radio guest host since he emerged from last month’s primary as Gov. Jerry Brown’s Republican challenger, and the pressure was on to walk the party line. One caller asked if Kashkari had...
  • Read & Write: Local authors on favorite book characters

    Read & Write: Local authors on favorite book characters
    As a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication, we asked several Chicago-area authors to tell us about favorite characters from childhood books. Here's what they said....