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  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION
  • Review: 'Misbehaving' by Richard H. Thaler

    Review: 'Misbehaving' by Richard H. Thaler
    Want a good short-hand introduction to (some of) the insights of behavioral economics? Try this one, courtesy of Richard H. Thaler's "Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economic": "(W)e experience life in terms of changes, we feel diminishing...

    Me, My Shelf and I: Evangeline McMullen and Michael Nuhn

    Me, My Shelf and I: Evangeline McMullen and Michael Nuhn
    The focal point of Evangeline McMullen and Michael Nuhn's Lincoln Square apartment is, unquestionably, the floor-to-ceiling custom bookshelves lining one wall of their dining room. Constructed by Nuhn, deputy managing editor at Groupon, the stained...

    Why Charles Dickens would approve of Illinois' juvenile solitary ban

    Why Charles Dickens would approve of Illinois' juvenile solitary ban
    Charles Dickens had a strained relationship with Illinois. On his sole visit in 1842, he found its towns muddy, the company tedious and the Looking Glass Prairie boring. On his second trip to the United States in 1868, he canceled his Chicago plans,...

    Review: 'The Book of Aron' by Jim Shepard

    Review: 'The Book of Aron' by Jim Shepard
    The narrator of Jim Shepard's harrowing new novel, "The Book of Aron," is the sort of anarchic and undomesticated boy who would be dubbed a rapscallion in the lexicon of Mark Twain. He lies, steals, torments his teachers and parents, and generally behaves...