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John Irving

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  • Paperback Writers: Slaughter and rubble

    Paperback Writers: Slaughter and rubble
    "The only way I can regain credit for my early work is to die," Kurt Vonnegut once said, sounding more amused than worried about it. Ever the realist, ever the stoic, ever the cynic, Vonnegut got how the lit game works. Reputations soar, tumble into the...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Nov. 22, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. || 24 || || 2. || The Lacuna by Barbara...
  • Chicagoland book club: The McGowan Women

    Chicagoland book club: The McGowan Women
    One thing to know about our book club: We meet every other month, rotating at a different family member’s house. The host provides a buffet dinner and if possible attempts to reflect something of the book in the menu. Occasionally, we dress in theme...
  • Most challenged books of the past decade, 71-80

    71. "Junie B. Jones" (series), by Barbara Park  72. "Song of Solomon," by Toni Morrison  73. "What’s Happening to My Body Book," by Lynda Madaras  74. "The Lovely Bones," by Alice Sebold  75. "Anastasia" (series), by Lois Lowry  76. "A Prayer...
  • 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: the (originally) West Loop book club

    Chicagoland book club: the (originally) West Loop book club
    One thing to know about our book club: Our group formed about five years ago with people living in two condo communities in the West Loop. Although some of us have moved away, it is a testament to our group that we now meet all over town as we continue to...
  • 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...
  • A writing career becomes harder to scale

    A writing career becomes harder to scale
    In the late 1980s, when I was a graduate student working on short stories and flirting with the idea of a novel, I came across an essay that was being passed around my circle of friends. It was titled "Writing in the Cold: The First Ten Years," and the...
  • 'Last Night in Twisted River' by John Irving

    'Last Night in Twisted River' by John Irving
    Last Night in Twisted River A Novel John Irving Random House: 558 pp., $28 The opening passages of "Last Night in Twisted River" recycle John Irving's signature themes at such dizzy speed, it's as though the author were ticking boxes. New England?...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Nov. 15, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (Doubleday: $25.99) Harvard professor Robert Langdon uses his symbology skills to find a missing Freemason in Washington, D.C. || 8 || || 2. || Nine Dragons by...
  • Weiner Talks 'Mad Men'

     
    This morning's Variety has what I believe to be one of the more exhaustive discussions of "Mad Men" I've seen, and the guy doing the discussing is none other than creator Matthew Weiner. I could send you to Variety,......