| Jan 23, 2013
Dear Amy: I'm 27 and have been with my boyfriend "Mike" for three years. We intend to get married down the line. However, I'm discovering that Mike has a string of female admirers in all of his friend groups — women from college, clubs, interest...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:30 PM
More Than a Book Club
Our book club began almost accidentally at a Mary Kay party in 1994. Someone at the event suggested we begin one, and before we knew it we were reading "A Thousand Acres" by Jane Smiley and meeting once a month at each other's...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 12:36 PM
How does an author of seriously literary fiction discover one of his books was owned by Bernie Madoff, the investor who defrauded his clients of billions of dollars? He sees it listed in an auction on EBay. That's how Rick Moody came to know that Madoff's...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Our club has 16 members, all of whom live in Sun City Huntley and are also members of P.E.O. International (a philanthropic organization that promotes educational opportunities for women).
We are in our seventh year and meet once a month in each others'...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Noir enthusiast Denise Hamilton proves the undertow of surf culture isn't as fun, fun, fun as you’d think...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Biographers take you inside the art and science of their craft—and it's not as tame as you may think...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 3:15 PM
December is that special time when several holidays are shared. Use these titles to help your children learn, understand and appreciate the holidays of others.
"Bear's First Christmas," by Robert Kinerk (Ages birth to 5)
Under the stars, the bear...
| Feb 19, 2012
The shuttering of the Union Stock Yard and Transit Co. on July 30, 1971, didn't mark the end of Chicago's role as "hog butcher for the world." That came a year earlier, when "hog alley" closed, a victim of the stockyards' long descent from years of...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Our name stands for "Read, eat and discuss" or "Read, eat and dine."
We meet in a restaurant in Tinley Park rather than in members' homes.
Members bring friends, sisters, and mothers. We do not have a set group, which brings different viewpoints to...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 5:05 AM
Summer vacation is not just for getting away. It can also be educational.
The sheer size of our nation is daunting. On our vacation, a relative raised in London noted that Europeans do not sufficiently appreciate the immensity of the United States. While...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:51 AM
Our book club is a Facebook book club. We chat on our Facebook page throughout the year and meet three times a year for the grand finale at one of our homes.
We started with 45 people who resolved to read "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy and finish it...