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  • Editor's choice: 'The Secret Wisdom of the Earth' by Christopher Scotton

    Editor's choice: 'The Secret Wisdom of the Earth' by Christopher Scotton
    So many debut novels hit just one note. Coming of age. Small-town life. Adventure. Generational bonding. Social consciousness. How marvelous to start the year of reading with Christopher Scotton's big-hearted "The Secret Wisdom of the Earth," which has...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel" by Anthony Doerr (Scribner, $27). Last week: 1 2. "Gray Mountain: A Novel" by John Grisham (Doubleday, $28.95). Last week: 2 3. "Insatiable Appetites: A Stone Barrington Novel" by Stuart...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Alice Berry

    Me, My Shelf and I: Alice Berry
    A slice of sunlight pierces the wall of Alice Berry's high-ceilinged studio in Bucktown. It's warm in here, among vibrant spools of thread, scarves fashioned from chiffon and silk charmeuse, and shelves of reference books: “The History of...
  • Reading Between the Wines book club

    Reading Between the Wines book club
    Our club We are Reading Between the Wines in Aurora and Naperville. Most members are connected to Indian Prairie School District 204. Our meetings We meet about once a month. Our meetings rotate among club members' homes. One unique thing about us...
  • From the archives: Evanston church hears Dr. King

    Editor's note: On the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we look back more than 50 years to a Sunday in 1963 when the reverend delivered a sermon to an Evanston congregation. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. explored the parable of the Good Samaritan...
  • Review: 'Etta and Otto and Russell and James' by Emma Hooper

    Review: 'Etta and Otto and Russell and James' by Emma Hooper
    You wouldn't think a title made up of proper pronouns would be particularly telling, but in the case of Emma Hooper's debut, "Etta and Otto and Russell and James," the title speaks to the most salient features of this novel, for better and also for worse....
  • Sports book roundup: Chris Chelios' memoir, more

    Sports book roundup: Chris Chelios' memoir, more
    You Can't Make This Up by Al Michaels with L. Jon Wertheim, William Morrow, 288 pages, $28.99 Nobody has documented more sports history in the past 50 years than Al Michaels. You name it, he's done it: Super Bowls, World Series, Olympics, NBA Finals....
  • Review: 'Tasty' by John McQuaid

    Review: 'Tasty' by John McQuaid
    Few of us know more about the science of taste than what can be gleaned from that sixth-grade textbook illustration of the tongue segmented into the various kingdoms of sweet, salt, bitter and sour. If you went on to spend your lunch period wondering...
  • Review: 'See How Small' by Scott Blackwood

    Review: 'See How Small' by Scott Blackwood
    In 1991, four teenage girls, two of them sisters, were bound and gagged with their own clothes, raped, and shot to death in an I Can't Believe It's Yogurt shop that was then set on fire. Austin, Texas, was still a small town at the time, but the yogurt...
  • New in paperbacks: Elizabeth Kolbert's 'Sixth Extinction,' others

    New in paperbacks: Elizabeth Kolbert's 'Sixth Extinction,' others
    The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert, Picador, 319 pages, $16 Kolbert explores scientific research suggesting the earth is experiencing a great extinction, potentially the most devastating since the extinction of dinosaurs. Unlike the previous five...
  • Review: 'Whipping Boy' by Allen Kurzweil

    Review: 'Whipping Boy' by Allen Kurzweil
    When a middle-class Jewish boy from New York enrolled at a Swiss boarding school in 1971, the lessons in swordsmanship and elocution were hardly the strangest things he encountered. Unchaperoned boys were often sent with minimal supplies on expeditions...