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  • Mona Simpson's 'Casebook' seeks to untangle family ties

    When his mother begins getting serious about her new boyfriend, 15-year-old Miles Adler-Hart does what any good citizen of L.A. would do: He hires a private detective. "Casebook," the sixth novel by Mona Simpson, focuses on divorce and its aftermath...
  • Turning negative feedback into a positive

    Turning negative feedback into a positive
    Feedback is everywhere. Not just in the form of professional performance reviews and unwanted comments from your parents, children and partners. Social media and review sites have unleashed the critic in us all. Eating a meal out? Post what you think of...
  • It's a matter of health and taste for publisher and 'Organic Manfesto' author

    Maria Rodale is the third generation to lead Rodale Inc., the independent publisher of health and environmental books and magazines in Pennsylvania. Her grandfather started Organic Gardening Magazine, and she is a longtime organic advocate but says she...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Chase Collegiate Teacher And Author To Share Writing Expertise

    This month, Chase Collegiate School's Upper School English Department Chair and resident author Mary Sharnick will take part in the Silas Bronson Library's Local Author Series and the Writers' Weekend at the Mark Twain House. The Local Authors Series...
  • Review: 'Life, Animated' by Ron Suskind

    Review: 'Life, Animated' by Ron Suskind
    Ron Suskind's "Life, Animated" is an extraordinary saga of an exceptional boy from a remarkable family and their compelling journey through autism. How much more it is will likely depend on the reader. Those looking for a smart, well-written, deeply...
  • Alex Beam's 'American Crucifixion' takes on early Mormon history

    It didn't last long, but for a short time in the 1840s the Mississippi River town of Nauvoo was the largest city in Illinois. While most municipalities thrived on trade, Nauvoo's propelling force was something much less tangible: faith. And that would...
  • Authors M-Q

     - Return to other listings Patrick McBriarty Patrick McBriarty authored “Chicago River Bridges” and co-produced “Chicago Drawbridges” broadcast on Chicago and Milwaukee public television in 2013. His PTM Werks Series of...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "Be Safe I Love You" by Cara Hoffman; Simon & Schuster ($26) Beautifully written and unflinching in its honesty, Cara Hoffman's provocative second novel offers a window into events we'd prefer...
  • Democrats debate in race for Bucks' 8th Congressional District

    Democrats debate in race for Bucks' 8<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> Congressional District
    Bucks County's two Democratic congressional candidates offered voters a contrast in styles Tuesday at their final 8th District debate. Kevin Strouse, a former CIA analyst and Army Ranger who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, talked about how he would apply...
  • Michael Lewis' 'Flash Boys' focuses on Wall Street computer scheme

    Michael Lewis' 'Flash Boys' focuses on Wall Street computer scheme
    There's something delightfully strange and counterintuitive about the way time operates in the opening chapters of Michael Lewis' new book, "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt." Lewis describes a new kind of Wall Street gold rush. In the entirely...
  • Authors A-C

       - Return to other listings 2nd Story 2nd Story is a collective of story-makers and story-lovers working together to build community through the power of storytelling. They host story-sharing experiences in Chicago and beyond, in the form of both...