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

    HARDCOVER FICTION
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Vu Tran

    Me, My Shelf and I: Vu Tran
    In Vu Tran's Hyde Park home, the writing is on the wall — or, more precisely, the writers: neat rows of black-and-white photos featuring literary heavyweights. There's Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Toni Morrison, Ralph Ellison and Flannery O'Connor......

    Review: 'Nabokov in America' by Robert Roper

    Review: 'Nabokov in America' by Robert Roper
    During his 20-year stay in the United States (1940–1960), Vladimir Nabokov enjoyed a remarkable friendship with the literary critic Edmund Wilson. The two giants had much in common: Nabokov the Russian and Wilson the Russophile; both men pedantic...

    Chicago book news: Stuart Dybek's 'Paper Lantern' now in paperback

    Chicago book news: Stuart Dybek's 'Paper Lantern' now in paperback
    The paperback edition of "Paper Lantern" by Stuart Dybek was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux June 2. The nine short stories in the collection all deal with aspects of romantic love. Dybek, a Chicago native, is the distinguished writer in...

    Review: 'The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far' by Quintan Ana Wikswo

    Review: 'The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far' by Quintan Ana Wikswo
    Quintan Ana Wikswo's strange and haunting debut, "The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far" is less like a book of stories and more like a museum installation. Surrounded by and broken up with white space and interspersed with Wikswo's own dim and...