| Oct 24, 2009
In 2006 a group of readers retired seniors living in Naperville’s Tabor Hills Retirement Community formed a book club, selecting "Teacher Man," by Frank McCourt, for their initial book. Since then, the group has met monthly and discussed over more...
| Oct 2, 2010
One thing to know about our book club: On the third Thursday of each month for the last 34 years, our book club has to discuss books that add another dimension to our very hectic existence. Over the years, we have watched our members marry, divorce,...
| May 12, 2010
We started out as a family book club without a name. When our relative Rich retired, he had a lot of time on his hands and would come to our meetings having done much research on the books and their authors. In time we began calling ourselves the GALUR...
| Nov 21, 2010
A Short History of Private Life
Doubleday: 500 pp., $28.95
"At Home: A Short History of Private Life" begins on the roof of the Victorian rectory that Bill Bryson and his family occupy in flattest Eastern England. Surveying the...
| Dec 5, 2010
The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society
Edited by Bill Bryson
William Morrow: 506 pp., $35
There are about 1,400 people currently entitled to tack on "F.R.S." to the end of their names, possibly the world'...
| Dec 11, 2010
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One thing to know about our club: Our Champaign- Urbana book club has been meeting monthly since 1983 and has read more than 280 books. More than half of our members have belonged since the club began. Our very first book was "One Hundred Years of...
| May 28, 2010
Reporting from Bakersfield The Desert Rose Band couldn’t have picked a more apropos site for launching a brief reunion tour than Buck Owens' Crystal Palace in the capital of California country music. The group formed by Byrds and Flying Burrito......
| Jun 1, 2010
The Hay Festival of literature and the arts, held annually in Hay-on-Wye in Wales, kicked off May 27 and continues through Sunday. The popular festival, which regularly features audiences of 1,500, is sponsored by the Guardian. Authors who've already...
| Aug 26, 2010
In the year that marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gypsy jazz pioneer Django Reinhardt, Southland fans will have reason to celebrate with several Southland appearances later this week by contemporary Reinhardt devotee John Jorgenson. The...