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  • "MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend" by Rachel Bertsche

    "MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend" by Rachel Bertsche
    My one quibble with this book: Why didn't Rachel Bertsche call me? I would certainly have been her friend. New to Chicago, missing her lifetime besties on the East Coast, this young journalist established a challenge for herself: In the course of a year,...
  • 'The Tiger's Wife' by Tea Obreht

    'The Tiger's Wife' by Tea Obreht
    Attention all book groups: "The Tiger's Wife" is an ideal book for discussion, and not only because of the handy reader's guide included, or because of the nifty conversation between Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan and Tea Obreht, called one of the 20...
  • 'The Family Fang' by Kevin Wilson

    'The Family Fang' by Kevin Wilson
    Raising well-adjusted children is a challenging endeavor, but when the parents are nutty in the name of art, childhood presents a whole different set of challenges. For a family of performance artists — yes, the Fangs — reality tilts and time...
  • Winter books preview: Radiant heat of words fights chill

    Winter books preview: Radiant heat of words fights chill
    Chicago will loosen winter's gloomy grip by exerting some powerful literary muscle. In the next three months, award-winning Chicago-based writers such as Don De Grazia, Nami Mun and Stuart Dybek will give readings. And don't miss a local mystery author...
  • 'Down From Cascom Mountain' by Ann Joslin Williams

    'Down From Cascom Mountain' by Ann Joslin Williams
    At the center of this lovely novel is newlywed Mary Walker, who returns to the rural territory of her childhood with her new husband and a plan to restore the house in which she was raised. After her husband falls to his death on a mountain hike, Mary...
  • Stocking stuffers for all types

    Bachelor uncle who complains that the last good book he read was "Seabiscuit": "The Eighty Dollar Champion" by Elizabeth Letts, about a Dutch immigrant, the plow horse he rescues and their partnership as a show-jumper team. (Re-gift bonus: neighbor's...
  • "I'm With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet"

    "I'm With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet"
    Famed naturalist and writer John Muir (a founder of the Sierra Club) once observed that if it ever came down to a war between the races, he would side with the bears. That remark inspired the title of this compelling collection of short fiction...
  • Book review: 'Loose Diamonds … and Other Things I've Lost (and Found) Along the Way' by Amy Ephron

    Book review: 'Loose Diamonds … and Other Things I've Lost (and Found) Along the Way' by Amy Ephron
    Shelve this one under a category that should be named ''bouquet memoirs.'' Books like Amy Ephron's "Loose Diamonds … and Other Things I've Lost (and Found) Along the Way" are a nosegay of life essays whose pronouns are mostly "I" and "we," but are...
  • 'Writer, M.D.' edited by Leah Kaminsky

    'Writer, M.D.' edited by Leah Kaminsky
    Anton Chekhov's famous line, "Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other," inspires this collection of writing by physicians. And it is an inspired collection, with famous literary...
  • Carrie Fisher's life worth another look

    Carrie Fisher's life worth another look
    Carrie Fisher has done an excellent job of reinventing herself, evolving from ingenue actress to tell-it-like-it-is writer and humorist. And she has a lot to say, mostly about her odd but compelling life — enough to add a Part 2 to her memoirs....
  • Novel conjures enchanting heroine

    Novel conjures enchanting heroine
    "Don Tomas Urrea arrived astride Caballito Urrea. ... He wore his frilled white shirt and his tight black jacket cut high at the waist and embroidered with a shining scorpion on the back. Delicate red needlework etched the smallest red roses at each...