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  • New in paperbacks: 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt

    New in paperbacks: 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt
    The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, Back Bay, 774 pages, $20 Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel follows 13-year-old Theo Decker, who survives an explosion that kills his mother. Taken in by the wealthy family of a friend, Theo feels out of place and...
  • Science fiction roundup: 'Persona,' others

    Science fiction roundup: 'Persona,' others
    Persona by Genevieve Valentine, Saga Press, 309 pages, $24.99 The line between espionage fiction and science fiction is often blurred, from James Bond's cool gadgets to Jason Bourne's near-superhuman survival skills. So when Genevieve Valentine —...
  • Review: 'We Are Pirates' by Daniel Handler

    Review: 'We Are Pirates' by Daniel Handler
    On the back cover of the children's book, "The Bad Beginning," author Daniel Handler, writing under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket, warns his young readers that the book may be upsetting to them. "A librarian, bookseller, or acquaintance should be able to...
  • E-reader: The true story behind 'Lolita'

    E-reader: The true story behind 'Lolita'
    The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman, 45-minute read, Hazlitt free Sarah Weinman explores the real-life abduction case that inspired Nabokov's "Lolita." In 1948, 11-year old Sally Horner was kidnapped by Frank La Salle, a grizzled former mechanic who kept...
  • Review: 'The Kitchen-Dweller's Testimony' by Ladan Osman

    Review: 'The Kitchen-Dweller's Testimony' by Ladan Osman
    In his tongue-in-cheek manifesto "Personism," Frank O'Hara says "only Whitman and Crane and Williams, of the American poets, are better than the movies." He was clearly kidding around, but in all seriousness, the poems in Somali-American poet Ladan Osman'...
  • Review: 'What Comes Next and How to Like It' by Abigail Thomas

    Review: 'What Comes Next and How to Like It' by Abigail Thomas
    Pop quiz: Which is more unusual? (A) A debut memoir that Stephen King calls "The best memoir I have ever read ... (by) the Emily Dickinson of memoirists," or (B) An author who published her first memoir in her 60s (not in the '60s, which she credits, in...
  • Chicago book news: New titles by Sneed, Calkins to be published

    Chicago book news: New titles by Sneed, Calkins to be published
    "Paris, He Said" by Christine Sneed will be published by Bloomsbury May 5. The novel explores the complicated relationships of a woman who moves to Paris with her wealthy, art gallery-owning lover. Sneed teaches at the University of Illinois at Urbana&...
  • Hartford Comic Author Looking For Donations For New Book

    Hartford Comic Author Looking For Donations For New Book
    Who: Luke Foster The project: The Center of Somewhere, Volume 1 The website: drawnaway.centerofsomewhere.com Like many, Foster has a job in the insurance industry in Hartford. Unlike most, he also has a successful side gig as an author and...
  • The strange, true tale of the naked bookseller

    The strange, true tale of the naked bookseller
    In Quartzsite, Ariz., at the sprawling Reader's Oasis bookshop, readers can purchase their books from a man known as the naked bookseller. Also known as Paul Winer or Sweet Pie, the naked bookseller has been selling books for 24 years. Someplace...
  • The Biblioracle: Does centireading have legs?

    The Biblioracle: Does centireading have legs?
    Writing in the Guardian newspaper recently, novelist and Esquire columnist Stephen Marche extolled the virtues of "centireading." You read that correctly. He has read a book a hundred times. Two books, actually, "Hamlet," as part of his graduate...
  • Consumer Reports: Must-try free apps

    Book a blowout at a bargain price — or find some new skin-care products that you might like to try. ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports, describes nine free apps that are worth checking out. 1. Virtual Nail...