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John Irving

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  • 'Casual Vacancy' fails to conjure Harry Potter's magic

    'Casual Vacancy' fails to conjure Harry Potter's magic
    It's hardly shocking that the most fully realized characters in "The Casual Vacancy," J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults, are the youngest. Fats Wall, Krystal Weedon, Gaia Bawden, Andrew Price, Sukhvinder Jawanda: Even the names are vaguely...
  • Watch novelist Ben Percy perplex Steve Harvey on the 'Today' show

    In publishing, landing a spot on the "Today" show has traditionally been thought of as a publicity holy grail. Is that why Benjamin Percy wore a pregnancy suit to get there? And did he have any idea just how strange the experience would be? Not...
  • Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford Featuring the Work of Graphic Novelist Mark Siegel

    Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford Featuring the Work of Graphic Novelist Mark Siegel
    Writing is frustrating work. Add pictures to the story, and watch your hair get even whiter with each passing pronoun. Author/illustrator Mark Siegel survived the process of creating a graphic novel, Sailor Twain, and he'll be appearing at (naturally)...
  • Go To The Mat To Keep Olympic Wrestling

    Ever wrestle? We speak of formal amateur wrestling, as mostly seen on the high school and college levels. If you have, you know it is one of the most demanding of sports, a total, all-out commitment of body and mind. It requires discipline and skill, it...
  • King epic takes on time travel

    King epic takes on time travel
    In every life, a little fall must reign. One slip, one missed opportunity, one hesitation or wrong turn can haunt you forever, casting an intractable shadow over the rest of your days. The words "if only" are never far from anyone's thoughts. But what...
  • 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,...
  • Certain themes resonate for Irving

    Certain themes resonate for Irving
    John Irving's latest book, "In One Person," is his most politically charged novel since his 1980s best-sellers "The Cider House Rules" and "A Prayer for Owen Meany." The book is about a bisexual boy from rural Vermont named Billy Abbott who has crushes...
  • Book review: 'Driving on the Rim' by Thomas McGuane

    Book review: 'Driving on the Rim' by Thomas McGuane
    Driving on the Rim A Novel Thomas McGuane Alfred A. Knopf: 310 pp., $26.95 Fiction is "the last frontier," Thomas McGuane writes in a poetic disclaimer to this powerful novel about Berl Pickett, a small town doctor faced with public condemnation, lest...
  • Joe Henry's writing life

     
    Joe Henry has been a laborer, rancher, boxer and, most prominently, a songwriter. With his MFA from the Iowa Writer's Workshop in hand, he's now tried his hand at a novel....
  • Album Review: Fountains of Wayne's 'Sky Full of Holes'

     
    Album Review: Fountains of Wayne’s ‘Sky Full of Holes’ gets three stars out of four....
  • First U.S. World Book Night giveaway announces book selections

     
    In 2012,the first World Book Night celebration in America will give away bestsellers by Stephen King, Patti Smith, Rebecca Skloot, Suzanne Collins and more, for free....