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  • Colombia stunned by theft of rare Gabriel Garcia Marquez first edition

    Colombia stunned by theft of rare Gabriel Garcia Marquez first edition
    Colombian police are investigating the theft of a valuable first edition copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's masterpiece "One Hundred Years of Solitude." The book disappeared over the weekend from a display case at Bogota's book fair, which this year is...
  • Novelist Ruth Rendell leaves behind dual legacy

    Novelist Ruth Rendell leaves behind dual legacy
    This week has seen many obituaries mourning the death at age 85 of Ruth Rendell, author of the popular Inspector Wexford mysteries. When asked in a 2013 Guardian interview how she'd like to be remembered, Rendell responded brusquely: "I don't really...
  • Scott Simon on 'Unforgettable'

    Scott Simon on 'Unforgettable'
    National Public Radio host Scott Simon turns a corner at the Art Institute of Chicago and there it is: "Nighthawks" by Edward Hopper, four lonely figures whiling away the wee hours in a New York City diner of the 1940s. Simon's late mother, Patricia...
  • Review: 'Missoula' by Jon Krakauer

    Review: 'Missoula' by Jon Krakauer
    Nestled in an ancient glacial lake bed in the Northern Rockies, Missoula is Montana's second largest city. It's bisected by the Clark Fork, a major tributary of the Columbia River, confluent with the Bitterroot River to the southwest and Big Blackfoot...
  • California Bookstore Day goes national Saturday

    California Bookstore Day goes national Saturday
    Once again, California leads the nation: This time, it's in independent bookstore celebrations. Spring 2014 marked the first-ever California Bookstore Day, in which independent bookstores offered limited-edition books, novelty items and special events...
  • Review: 'Michelle Obama: A Life' by Peter Slevin

    Review: 'Michelle Obama: A Life' by Peter Slevin
    Toward the end of a recent moderated discussion of his new book, "Michelle Obama: A Life," Northwestern University journalism professor Peter Slevin was asked whether the biography would have been different if he were a black man. "It certainly would have...
  • Chicago book news: Jeffrey Brown's latest 'Darth Vader' book published

    Chicago book news: Jeffrey Brown's latest 'Darth Vader' book published
    "Darth Vader and Friends" by Jeffrey Brown was published by Chronicle April 28. The latest children's graphic novel in Brown's "Darth Vader" series explores the various friendships in the "Star Wars" universe, including those between Princess Leia and the...
  • The Book Club from Spring Meadows

    The Book Club from Spring Meadows
    Our club: We are The Book Club from Spring Meadows of Libertyville, a senior independent living facility. We meet monthly and boast 14 women members ranging in age from 80 to 97. One unique thing about us: We look at first lines because they are the...
  • New in paperbacks: 'The Zhivago Affair' and more

    New in paperbacks: 'The Zhivago Affair' and more
    The Zhivago Affair by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée, Vintage, 384 pages, $16.95 Finn and Couvée explore the story behind "Doctor Zhivago," which won Boris Pasternak the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1958. Considered seditious by the Soviet government,...
  • E-reader: Worthy e-reads from the realm of poetry

    E-reader: Worthy e-reads from the realm of poetry
    Is SHE Available? by Igor Goldkind, 1-hour read, iBooks, $9.99 Chameleon Publishing, poet Igor Goldkind and a slew of musicians, animators and artists teamed up for the interactive and visually stunning "Is SHE Available?" Goldkind's words appear next...
  • Children's roundup: 'The Grasshoppers & the Ants,' more

    Children's roundup: 'The Grasshoppers & the Ants,' more
    The Grasshopper & the Ants by Jerry Pinkney, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 40 pages, $18, ages 3 to 6 Pinkney says it took him years to reimagine Aesop's fable about the hardworking ants and the happy-go-lucky grasshopper, and this gorgeous...