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  • James Patterson is on a mission to #saveourbooks

     James Patterson is on a mission to #saveourbooks
    "There's no evidence at this stage that the great books in our culture can be produced through the Internet right now," says bestselling writer James Patterson. "If the equivalent of 'Ulysses' came along, out it would go on the Internet, it would get like about 12 Fs in a row — 'I couldn't get through the first page,' 'Couldn't get through the first chapter,' F-F-F-F-F, and 'Ulysses' would disappear."
  • The best suspense novels to give as gifts

    The best suspense novels to give as gifts
    "Gone Girl" was our notice: The adults are in charge again. No more vampires, no more zombies, no more hunger games. As the wars and financial panics of the last decade have dwindled into memory, so too have the grim apocalyptic novels they inspired, as...

    Fiction, nonfiction books to gift

    Fiction, nonfiction books to gift
    The first Christmas gift I can remember receiving was a book. I was 4 years old, still unable to read, but when Santa left me a copy of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by Chicago's own L. Frank Baum, I felt certain that it was the greatest gift any boy had...

    Reviews: 'When I Am Yes' and 'Walmart Republic'

    Reviews: 'When I Am Yes' and 'Walmart Republic'
    Any Chicagoan who loves poetry knows that the Guild Literary Complex has long been an essential inspiration and outlet for area poets. For 25 years, the Guild has been presenting and supporting diverse and emerging voices. And it was through the Guild,...

    Chicago book news: Pittard's new novel, other releases

    "Chicagoscapes" by Larry Kanfer with Alaina Kanfer was published by the University of Illinois Press Aug. 30. "Chicagoscapes" is a collection of photos of Chicago landmarks, neighborhoods and daily life. The Kanfers live in Champaign. →"Reunion" by...