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  • From the Archive: Uncensored 'From Here to Eternity' found

    From the Archive: Uncensored 'From Here to Eternity' found
    Editor's note: Dec. 7 is Pearl Harbor Day, so we thought we'd revisit James Jones' classic, "From Here to Eternity." In 1990, an early, unedited manuscript was found in a bank vault by a University of Illinois professor. More recently, a restored...
  • New in paperbacks: 'Coming Out to Play' by Robbie Rogers, more

    New in paperbacks: 'Coming Out to Play' by Robbie Rogers, more
    Coming Out to Play by Robbie Rogers with Eric Marcus, Penguin, 222 pages, $17 The LA Galaxy winger and fullback details his life, including his decision to come out as the first openly gay professional athlete to a play a major team sport in the...
  • YA books to place under the Christmas tree

    YA books to place under the Christmas tree
    This past year, adults who enjoy reading young adult novels were told to grow up. Like Goldilocks sinking into Mama Bear's chair, cultural critics such as A.O. Scott of The New York Times, Ruth Graham of Slate and Christopher Beha of The New Yorker...
  • Great children's books for holiday giving

    Great children's books for holiday giving
    My kids loved Holly Hobbie's "I'll Be Home for Christmas" because it was full of holiday excitement and hushed wonder and plucky pink pigs. I loved it because it was a surprisingly soulful meditation on the push and pull of serious long-term friendship...
  • 2015 Algren contest begins

    2015 Algren contest begins
    The Chicago Tribune's Algren Awards contest is officially under way. This nationally recognized contest for original short fiction, named in honor of the Chicago literary great Nelson Algren, is now accepting entries until the deadline of 11:59 p.m....
  • President Obama shops for books at -- where else? -- Politics and Prose

    President Obama shops for books at -- where else? -- Politics and Prose
    In between the nationally hyped Black Friday and Cyber Monday, some Americans did their holiday shopping at locally owned stores on Small Business Saturday. Among those supporting smaller, non-corporate businesses was President Obama, who, along with...
  • Printers Row Picks: The best books of 2014

    Printers Row Picks: The best books of 2014
    We picked the best books from 2014 that stood out amongst the rest in a year filled with good literature. Here are our picks. The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses by Kevin Birmingham (Penguin, $29.95) Sex and anarchy! A...
  • The Biblioracle: Taking a reading on gift-giving

    The Biblioracle: Taking a reading on gift-giving
    Christmas is the most exciting time of the year for book lovers. Suddenly, books become relevant to people that normally don't give them a second thought, as they realize that purchasing a book as a gift for the literary-minded people in their lives might...
  • Give the gift of Chicago writing

    Give the gift of Chicago writing
    This year, Chicago authors published books that grapple with, among other themes, identity, discovery, secrecy, citizenship and home. Some captured surreal images of city life with uncanny lyricism, as in Stuart Dybek's "Paper Lantern" and "Ecstatic...
  • Holiday book drives offer gift of reading

    Holiday book drives offer gift of reading
    Give the gift of a book this year by donating to one of these local book drives. The Young Lawyers Section of The Chicago Bar Association will collect new and gently used children's books through Dec. 5 to benefit a number of community organizations....
  • PEN auction features authors' notes on first editions

    PEN auction features authors' notes on first editions
    Collectors of first editions ordinarily would steer clear of books marked up and full of scribbled notes — but it depends who's doing the scribbling. For the 75 books on auction at the PEN American Center's "First Editions/Second Thoughts," they may...