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  • Review: 'The Seven Good Years' by Etgar Keret

    Review: 'The Seven Good Years' by Etgar Keret
    Between the birth of his son Lev and the death of his father — the eponymous seven good years — Etgar Keret seems to have spent much of his time traveling from Tel Aviv to book fairs, festivals and readings around the globe. This, in itself,...
  • Literacenter opens doors in West Loop

    Literacenter opens doors in West Loop
    Searching for real estate in Chicago is a lot like finishing a book — it can take a while, but it's usually worth the wait. After a three-year hunt, Stacy Ratner, co-founder of the Chicago Literacy Alliance and founder of Open Books, can now call...
  • New in paperbacks: David Mitchell's 'The Bone Clocks'

    New in paperbacks: David Mitchell's 'The Bone Clocks'
    The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell, Random House, 637 pages, $18 David Mitchell continues to build his own universe in "The Bone Clocks," which features characters from his earlier novels. This one centers on Holly Sykes, who becomes embroiled in a...
  • Judy Blume on her new novel for adults, 'In the Unlikely Event'

    Judy Blume on her new novel for adults, 'In the Unlikely Event'
    Judy Blume's latest novel, "In the Unlikely Event" — her first book for adults in 17 years — orbits around a series of horrifying plane crashes that took place in her hometown of Elizabeth, N.J., in the early 1950s. The book almost didn't take...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    June 24: Michael Harvey will discuss his new novel, "The Governor's Wife." 7 p.m., Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, www.andersonsbookshop.com, 630-355-2665 June 25: Jami Attenberg will discuss her new novel, "Saint Mazie." 7 p.m.,...
  • Rare first editions of Walt Whitman, Tennessee Williams up for auction

    Rare first editions of Walt Whitman, Tennessee Williams up for auction
    Swann Auction Galleries will tomorrow hold an online “19th & 20th Century Literature” auction that features rare first editions of books by Walt Whitman, Agatha Christie, Mark Twain, James Joyce and F. Scott Fitzgerald, among others. “...
  • Review: 'Charlie Martz and Other Stories' by Elmore Leonard

    Review: 'Charlie Martz and Other Stories' by Elmore Leonard
    "Novelist Discovered After 23 Books" read the headline on a 1983 New York Times feature on Elmore Leonard. At a time when it's possible for a fiction writer to be tagged a major discovery before actually publishing anything, the idea of an artist plugging...
  • The Biblioracle: Re-writing 'Fifty Shades' not that novel

    The Biblioracle: Re-writing 'Fifty Shades' not that novel
    By the time you read this, E.L. James' "Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian" will be available and pumping up publishing industry coffers. James is responding to the demands of her audience who want to experience the events from inside the...
  • Review: 'Blackout' by Sarah Hepola

    Review: 'Blackout' by Sarah Hepola
    Readers approach memoirs with skepticism these days, and for good reason. The lure of the tell-all is fueled by the schadenfreudian urge to minimize one's own problems by comparing them to another's: "Lucky me; I wasn't molested as a child/diagnosed...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    June 17: Judy Blume will discuss her new book, "In the Unlikely Event," with Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens. Presented in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival. 7 p.m., Francis W. Parker School, 330 W. Webster Ave., $15, http://www....
  • Summer's best new books -- for the beach and beyond

    Summer's best new books -- for the beach and beyond
    What comes to mind when you think of a "beach read"? A $7.99 mass-market novel set in Nantucket or the South Carolina low country, featuring some treacly romantic storyline and photo-realistic cover art of an Adirondack chair, sun hat and/or lighthouse?...