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  • Between the Covers

    Between the Covers
    Our club has been meeting 10 times a year for more than 20 years. We work with our local library in Libertyville to procure our books and that month's host leads our discussion. We have been spending more time on the book discussion recently because we'...
  • The best of Word Play in 2009

    The best of Word Play in 2009
    My pick as best picture book of the year, "All the World" (Beach Lane/Simon & Schuster: $17.99, ages 3-7), could easily replace the traditional holiday greeting card as a perfect expression of peace and goodwill. Liz Garton Scanlon's lilting rhymes...
  • Down Around Midnight: A Memoir of Crash and Survival by Robert Sabbag, I'm Off Then by Hape Kerkeling, Vanessa and Virginia by Susan Sellers

    Down Around Midnight A Memoir of Crash and Survival Robert Sabbag Viking: 216 pp., $25.95 "The things I remember," writes Robert Sabbag of the night 28 years earlier when the plane he took to Cape Cod crashed in a forest outside Hyannis, "are among...
  • Chicagoland book clubs: Tabor Hills retirement community

    Chicagoland book clubs: Tabor Hills retirement community
    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...
  • Chicagoland book club: third Thursday club

    Chicagoland book club: third Thursday club
    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,...
  • Chicagoland book club: Get a life, Uncle Rich!

    Chicagoland book club: Get a life, Uncle Rich!
    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...
  • Live review: Desert Rose Band reunion in Bakersfield

     
    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......
  • The Hay Festival is underway without Henning Mankell

     
    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...
  • John Jorgenson brings Django Reinhardt-inspired Gypsy jazz back to SoCal

     
    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...