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  • Shopping Scout: Motor scooter, 'Gad Zukes' cookbook, Pfaltzgraff plates, more

    Shopping Scout: Motor scooter, 'Gad Zukes' cookbook, Pfaltzgraff plates, more
    LOOKING FOR Digital camera: Doris of Bethlehem is looking for a digital camera for the nonprofit transitional housing for homeless adults. The one they had to take pictures for their brochures and website has stopped working. Books: Phyllis of...
  • Frederick Barthelme on 'There Must Be Some Mistake'

    Frederick Barthelme on 'There Must Be Some Mistake'
    There may be twists and turns in most novels, but things usually turn out more or less the way we expected. Even when there's a big surprise at the end, typically it seems, at least in hindsight, inevitable. Things fall into place, over a few hundred...
  • Reader of the Week: Clark Hulse

    Reader of the Week: Clark Hulse
    Who I am Clark Hulse, Chicago Humanities Festival board chair, from downtown Chicago. One unique thing about me I laughed all the way through "Moby-Dick." It's hilarious. I loved I've been reading novels by great novelists from places I knew...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Susan Hanes

    Me, My Shelf and I: Susan Hanes
    The library of Susan Hanes' Gold Coast residence is the perfect place to while away a chilly winter's eve — cozy armchairs, a crackling fireplace and, everywhere you look, books: stacked on a coffee table, filling wall-to-wall shelving and arrayed...
  • Top 3 Books: Children's Chapter Books

    THE PRINCESS IN BLACK By Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illustrated by Le Uyen Pham (Candlewick Press, $14.99) Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when ... Brring! Brring! The Monster alarm! Stopping monsters is no...
  • Best Sources For Hottest New Books And Author Talks Near You

    Best Sources For Hottest New Books And Author Talks Near You
    Where can you find information on books to read for your own pleasure or for book club meetings, or about author appearances in the area? The weekly Writestuff column is a good place to start, but there are other sources. First on your list should be...
  • Science fiction roundup: 'Galapágos Regained,' more

    Science fiction roundup: 'Galapágos Regained,' more
    Galapágos Regained by James Morrow, St. Martin's, 477 pages, $28.99 For more than two decades, James Morrow has enjoyed a reputation as science fiction's premier religious satirist, largely because of his "Godhead Trilogy" — which began with the...
  • The Biblioracle: A new year with an old West

    The Biblioracle: A new year with an old West
    I understand how New Year's Day is supposed to work, that it is a time of renewal, for looking forward with promise and hope. But I go the opposite way. New Year's is the time I look back on the year just passed and think, "Welp, that's 365 days...
  • Review: 'The Working Man's Reward' by Elaine Lewinnek

    Review: 'The Working Man's Reward' by Elaine Lewinnek
    Define "suburb." More specifically, define "Chicago suburb." The task is harder than it at first seems. Affluent residential communities from which the elite commute to the Loop? Sure, but what about Cicero or Blue Island? OK: Smaller towns outside...
  • From the archives: A look back at 'The Literary Life'

    From the archives: A look back at 'The Literary Life'
    Editor's note: As we head into the new year, we look back at a review that reminds us time is relative. Here's Robert Brown who was at the time the fiction editor at Esquire, writing on "The Literary Life: A Scrapbook Almanac of the Anglo-American...
  • Review: 'Boom, Bust, Exodus' by Chad Broughton

    Review: 'Boom, Bust, Exodus' by Chad Broughton
    Globalization — a familiar word, one that has become a bit of jargon, a sterile term slipped into the titles of intellectual-sounding texts or dropped nakedly into cable news debates. But whom does it affect most? This is the purpose of Chad...