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  • Review: 'Galileo's Middle Finger' by Alice Dreger

    Review: 'Galileo's Middle Finger' by Alice Dreger
    Alice Dreger had just left a session of the National Women's Studies Association where fellow academics savaged her research. She had known the panel would be far from flattering, and it was. The historian had twice petitioned organizers to be allowed...
  • E-reader: The magic of Le Guin's sorcery, storytelling

    E-reader: The magic of Le Guin's sorcery, storytelling
    The Daughter of Odren by Ursula K. Le Guin, 30-minute read, $1.99, Kindle Singles Ursula K. Le Guin returns to her beloved Earthsea fantasy series with "The Daughter of Odren." Every morning for 14 years, Weed, the farmer's wife, brings offerings to a...
  • Review: 'The Strange Library' by Haruki Murakami

    Review: 'The Strange Library' by Haruki Murakami
    Hardship is an ancient topic. It is difficult to believe there is much new to say about it. Sure, insights can be drawn, good stories told. But can tales of hardship feel surprising? Apparently yes. The celebrated Japanese author Haruki Murakami's tales...
  • Editor's choice: 'Bettyville' by George Hodgman

    Editor's choice: 'Bettyville' by George Hodgman
    Paris, Mo., population 1,246 and falling: This is the hometown to which George Hodgman returned for his mother Betty's 91st birthday. Two weeks stretched into two months. He thinks about leaving but cannot bring himself to get a flight back to New York....
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Tim Samuelson

    Me, My Shelf and I: Tim Samuelson
    Tim Samuelson leads the way to his Chicago Cultural Center office, all the while spouting trivia: "That's the top of the Tiffany dome, restored in 2008. ... And there's the roof where Kevin Costner confronts Billy Drago in 'The Untouchables.'" Chicago's...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Anthony Romero and Abigail Satinsky

    Me, My Shelf and I: Anthony Romero and Abigail Satinsky
    "This book is about how to intellectually be together," says Abigail Satinsky, associate director of Threewalls, pulling out a copy of "The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study," by Stefano Harney and Fred Moten. "It's about how everyday social...
  • Scott Ellsworth on 'The Secret Game'

    Scott Ellsworth on 'The Secret Game'
    On a Sunday morning in the spring of 1944, two college basketball teams laced up and squared off against each other in Durham, N.C. The game wasn't advertised; almost no one but the players and coaches themselves knew what was happening. The doors to...
  • Review: 'I Will Love You for the Rest of My Life' by Michael Czyzniejewski

    Review: 'I Will Love You for the Rest of My Life' by Michael Czyzniejewski
    Chilling, strange and devastating in equal measures, the 29 stories in Michael Czyzniejewski's fiction collection "I Will Love You for the Rest of My Life: Breakup Stories," detail the aftereffects of toxic relationships, traumas and delusions. Less...
  • Chicago book news: Jeffery Renard Allen shortlisted for PEN/Faulkner Award

    Chicago book news: Jeffery Renard Allen shortlisted for PEN/Faulkner Award
    Jeffery Renard Allen's novel "Song of the Shank" is one of five finalists for the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. "Song of the Shank" is a fictionalized account of 19th century piano prodigy "Blind Tom" Wiggins, who was born into slavery in 1840s...
  • New in paperbacks: Smith Henderson's 'Fourth of July Creek,' more

    New in paperbacks: Smith Henderson's 'Fourth of July Creek,' more
    Fourth of July Creek: A Novel by Smith Henderson, Ecco, 470 pages, $15.99 Social worker Pete Snow is hard at work trying to help 11-year-old Benjamin Pearl in the Montana wilderness when he encounters the malnourished boy's father, Jeremiah, a disturbed...
  • From the archives: James Thurber on the perplexities of educating a daughter

    From the archives: James Thurber on the perplexities of educating a daughter
    Editor's note: Two years after James Thurber died, the Chicago Tribune published a series of letters written by Thurber to Sarah B. Whitaker, the headmistress of Northampton School for Girls. Thurber's daughter, Rosemary, attended the school, and in the...