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  • Worth Noting: Local authors part of multi-author book signing

    The Rev. Angela M. Gracey of Laurel will be one of many authors signing books Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 15455 Emerald Way in the Bowie Town Center, during a multi-author book signing from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Gracey will be signing copies of her book...
  • Reader of the Week: Jo Fredell Higgins

    Reader of the Week: Jo Fredell Higgins
    Who I am: Jo Fredell Higgins, originally from Peoria and now living in Aurora. One unique thing about me: I am the author of eight published books including a memoir of living in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and the histories of Naperville, Geneva,...
  • The Biblioracle: Droning on about efficiency

    Ever since Amazon settled its dispute with Hachette over wholesale prices and distribution, I took my eye off them, but they've been up to some stuff recently that has me thinking I need to be more vigilant. The first bit of news is that, frustrated...
  • R.J. Julia Celebrates 25 Years With Author Talks, Fun Run

    R.J.  Julia Celebrates 25 Years With Author Talks, Fun Run
    R.J. Julia Booksellers celebrates its 25th anniversary on April 19. The bookstore at 678 Boston Post Road, Madison, is known for presenting prominent and popular authors discussing their latest books, as well as other book-related events. On Monday,...
  • Chicago book news: Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski picks up award

    Chicago book news: Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski picks up award
    Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski was the recipient of the 2015 Gina Berriault Award April 14. The award, which is given by Fourteen Hills Press, is presented annually to an author who "looks unflinchingly into their characters" and who is "under-recognized,...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Mark Andersen

    Me, My Shelf and I: Mark Andersen
    Floating bookshelves, framed family photos, earth-tone walls: Mark Andersen's living room is an inviting space, its theme not immediately detectable. You could call this a crowning achievement on the part of Andersen's design-minded partner, Chris...
  • Crime fiction roundup: 'Reykjavik Nights' and others

    Crime fiction roundup: 'Reykjavik Nights' and others
    Reykjavik Nights by Arnaldur Indridason, translated by Victoria Cribb, Minotaur, 294 pages, $25.99 Since childhood, when he and his brother were lost in a blizzard in the mountains where he grew up, and he was found but his brother was not, Arnaldur...
  • Reviews: 'Spinster' and 'The Wild Oats Project'

    Reviews: 'Spinster' and 'The Wild Oats Project'
    In the half-century since Betty Friedan demolished the feminine mystique, we've cycled through consciousness raising and the rise of the career woman; backlash and the critique of backlash; endless colloquies about "having it all"; the phenomenon of...
  • Mary Morris on 'The Jazz Palace'

    Mary Morris on 'The Jazz Palace'
    The next time Mary Morris tells her writing students about the value of rejection, she can use her new book, "The Jazz Palace," as an invaluable object lesson. "I tell them that rejection is a terrible thing to go through," she said in a phone...
  • E-reader: Crimes and misdemeanors

    E-reader: Crimes and misdemeanors
    The Brief, Extraordinary Life of Cody Spafford by Allecia Vermillion, 45-minute read, Seattle Met, free On April 3, 2014, the staff at Seattle oyster bar Walrus and the Carpenter got terrible news. Their friend and co-worker Cody Spafford, known for his...
  • Reviews: 'I Refuse' and 'Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes' by Per Petterson

    Reviews: 'I Refuse' and 'Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes' by Per Petterson
    The Norwegian author Per Petterson's new novel, "I Refuse," bears a clear resemblance to his sensationally popular 2003 novel, "Out Stealing Horses," published in the United States in 2007, the book that propelled him to international fame. Both feature...