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  • Review: 'There's Something I Want You to Do' by Charles Baxter

    Review: 'There's Something I Want You to Do' by Charles Baxter
    "You'll never know me," a character in Charles Baxter's story "Chastity" says to her lover, Benny Takemitsu. "And I'll never know you." The speaker, Sarah Lemming, means it as a general comment about the unknowability and inscrutability of human beings,...
  • E-reader: Laura Lippman's writing ignites 'Five Fires'

    Five Fires by Laura Lippman, 40-minute read, $2.99, Kindle Someone has been setting fires in the town of Belleville, and high school student Beth makes it her job to trace the arson cases through the mundane days of a small-town summer. Laura Lippman'...
  • Chicago book news: Former Bears reporter pens 'The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher'

    Chicago book news: Former Bears reporter pens 'The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher'
    "The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher" by Sean Jensen was published by Broadstreet Feb. 17. The first in a planned Middle School Rules series, the book for young readers details the former Bears linebacker's childhood and how it impacted his later...
  • Find a Chicago book club

    Find a Chicago book club
    Looking to share your love of books? Here's a sample of Chicagoland discussion groups. →Town House Book Discussion Group For Adults meets the second Sunday of every month from 2-3:30 p.m. at Town House Books in St. Charles. It is free and open to...
  • From the archives: Society's love stories

    From the archives: Society's love stories
    Editor's note: A young woman hides away in a cottage to write a novel — scandal! Or maybe not quite, but it was enough of an oddity in 1888 to make national newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune. Some of the observations here — that...
  • Reader of the Week: Miriam O. Ezenwa

    Reader of the Week: Miriam O. Ezenwa
    Who I am Miriam O. Ezenwa, Ph.D., R.N. I am originally from Akokwa, Imo State, Nigeria. But now I reside in Chicago. One unique thing about me When I read a book, I not only enjoy the story as viewed from the author, I think about how to rewrite the...
  • Nick Hornby on 'Funny Girl'

    Nick Hornby on 'Funny Girl'
    From "Are You Being Served?" and "Keeping Up Appearances" to "Fawlty Towers" and "Absolutely Fabulous," Americans have long appreciated British situation comedy with strong female characters. But the history of the woman-centered Britcom is surprisingly...
  • Review: 'Unbecoming' by Rebecca Scherm

    Review: 'Unbecoming' by Rebecca Scherm
    By the end of Rebecca Scherm's debut novel, "Unbecoming," the protagonist, Grace, has transformed herself from a small-town sweetheart into an ice-cold international jewel thief. Yearning for a sense of belonging, Grace is a thief, not just of beautiful...
  • Review: 'The Evil Hours' by David J. Morris

    Review: 'The Evil Hours' by David J. Morris
    'The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder" is an engaging exploration of, and a timely resource on, the affliction first known in modern times as shell shock. David J. Morris, a former Marine who covered the Iraq war until he was...
  • Review: 'Get in Trouble' by Kelly Link

    Review: 'Get in Trouble' by Kelly Link
    Come over here for a moment. Kelly Link would like to show you something. It's in the palm of Kelly Link's hand. Bend down and take a closer look. What is that whispering sound? Squint your eyes and keep looking. What Kelly Link has in the palm of Kelly...
  • The Biblioracle: Savor your reading

    The Biblioracle: Savor your reading
    While Mrs. Biblioracle was doing her residency at Virginia Tech to become a small animal internal medicine specialist, we lived within easy driving distance of the greatest all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch of all time. The brunch was hosted by the Mountain...