| 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...
| 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'...
| Mar 1, 2012
Biographers take you inside the art and science of their craft—and it's not as tame as you may think...
| Apr 1, 2012
Noir enthusiast Denise Hamilton proves the undertow of surf culture isn't as fun, fun, fun as you’d think...
| Apr 5, 2009
People Are Unappealing
True Stories of Our Collective
Capacity to Irritate and Annoy
Three Rivers Press: 224 pp., $13.95 paper
These days, the market is pretty well saturated when it comes to memoir. Which means it has to be good; it...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 10:56 AM
The plains and prairies of Willa Cather's “My Antonia” and cities of Theodore Dreiser's “Sister Carrie” have come to define the Midwestern literary tradition, while “Little Egypt,” the triangular tip of southern...
| Oct 6, 2010
As part of the Glendale Public Library citywide reading program, One Book/One Glendale, a series of events sponsored by Glendale Community College are being held on campus throughout the month highlighted by a keynote address and book signing from...
| Jun 18, 2010
One thing to know about your book club: The Bold and Brassy Book Group was organized by Nancy Lischer in 1998. Nancy started by asking women friends from various circles of her life to join, and over the years we have added and subtracted a few women, but...
| Apr 30, 2010
One thing to know about our book group: "Here's to Books" was inspired by Oprah Winfrey 14 years ago and includes half of the original members. We range in age from 32 to 78 and include educators and health professionals.
Authors we'd most like to meet:...
| Oct 24, 2010
The Wake of Forgiveness
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 310 pp., $26
Lavaca County, Texas — one moment it's a place you've never been, the next it's a place you can't forget, a place that comes to mind when you call yourself...
| Sep 17, 2010
| 9:08 PM
We entered Red Cloud from the east, just as novelist Willa Cather and her family did in 1884, when she was just 11 years old. The Cathers arrived by train at the Burlington & Missouri Railroad depot, in those days the usual portal into the small but...