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  • A July Fourth reading list

    A July Fourth reading list
    In celebration of July Fourth, Printers Row set out to create a reading list of patriotic books. But, how to define "patriotic"? We decided to have each contributing Tribune writer and editor pick a title that corresponds to his or her own definition....
  • A criminal mind — or is it?

    A criminal mind — or is it?
    The headline blares: "Elderly Chicago woman found dead, mutilated." Four fingers of her right hand had been severed. The prime suspect? The slain woman's best friend, Dr. Jennifer White, a recently retired orthopedic surgeon who is also her neighbor on...
  • 'Rich Boy' by Sharon Pomerantz

    'Rich Boy' by Sharon Pomerantz
    Though a friend likened "Rich Boy" to "The Great Gatsby" in its depiction of a young man living under the illusion that money can buy happiness, for me it evoked "An American Tragedy," Theodore Dreiser's great dramatic novel about a young man's struggle...
  • Sold: Elizabeth Taylor's longtime home in Bel-Air

    Sold: Elizabeth Taylor's longtime home in Bel-Air
    Update: The longtime Bel-Air home of actress Elizabeth Taylor has sold for an undisclosed amount. The house came on the market in May at $8.6 million. The listing agent, David Mossler of Teles Properties in Beverly Hills, declined to reveal the sales...
  • "Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way" by Jon Krakauer

    "Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way" by Jon Krakauer
    Appearing on "60 Minutes" several months ago, author Jon Krakauer took aim at a fellow best-selling author and mountain climber. His target: Greg Mortenson, author of "Three Cups of Tea" and "Stones Into Schools." More than 5 million copies of Mortenson's...
  • A "Precious" interview of Sapphire, author of "Push," and its sequel, "The Kid"

    A "Precious" interview of Sapphire, author of "Push," and its sequel, "The Kid"
    “Precious” (movie) put Sapphire (author) on the map. Claireese Precious Jones, the poor, obese, sexually abused girl with AIDS who triumphed by learning to write, was also a mother. Her son is the focus of Sapphire’s new novel “The...
  • Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne put Hidden Hills estate on the market

    Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne put Hidden Hills estate on the market
    Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne have listed their Hidden Hills estate for sale at $12,999,000. The 2.5-acre promontory sits off a cul-de-sac in the gated community. The Cape Cod-inspired mansion, built in 2001 and featured in the June issue of Architectural...
  • "So Long, See You Tomorrow" by William Maxwell

    "So Long, See You Tomorrow" by William Maxwell
    A boy moves away from his small-town central Illinois home after his father murders a tenant farmer. Years later, an occasional childhood playmate ignores the boy in a high school corridor. Out of that awkward, wordless moment emerged "So Long, See You...
  • 'The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing' by Melissa Bank

    'The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing' by Melissa Bank
    Before Match.com, just as "Sex and the City" was making a splash, and before bookstores were embattled, "The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing" arrived on the scene. In a series of linked stories published in 1999, young women could see themselves as...
  • Kathleen Kennedy Townsend advocates for home births in The Atlantic

    Kathleen Kennedy Townsend advocates for home births in The Atlantic
    Former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, who gave birth to three of her four daughters at home, writes about the advantages of home births in The Atlantic. Home births are a less expensive and more personal option for some mothers, she writes. "Each...
  • 'Rules of Civility' by Amor Towles

    'Rules of Civility' by Amor Towles
    In the first few pages of "Rules of Civility," Amor Towles' wonderful debut novel, it's New Year's Eve in Manhattan, with 1938 a few hours away. Snow powders Washington Square's trees, gates and brownstones as the curtain is drawn back and "the ghost of...