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  • E-reader: The magic of Le Guin's sorcery, storytelling

    E-reader: The magic of Le Guin's sorcery, storytelling
    The Daughter of Odren by Ursula K. Le Guin, 30-minute read, $1.99, Kindle Singles Ursula K. Le Guin returns to her beloved Earthsea fantasy series with "The Daughter of Odren." Every morning for 14 years, Weed, the farmer's wife, brings offerings to a...
  • Review: 'The Strange Library' by Haruki Murakami

    Review: 'The Strange Library' by Haruki Murakami
    Hardship is an ancient topic. It is difficult to believe there is much new to say about it. Sure, insights can be drawn, good stories told. But can tales of hardship feel surprising? Apparently yes. The celebrated Japanese author Haruki Murakami's tales...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Tim Samuelson

    Me, My Shelf and I: Tim Samuelson
    Tim Samuelson leads the way to his Chicago Cultural Center office, all the while spouting trivia: "That's the top of the Tiffany dome, restored in 2008. ... And there's the roof where Kevin Costner confronts Billy Drago in 'The Untouchables.'" Chicago's...
  • Review: 'Funny Girl' by Nick Hornby

    Review: 'Funny Girl' by Nick Hornby
    Different writers are good at different things, and it would be unfair to expect Nick Hornby to write beautifully. His signature is a voice that doesn't sound like writing at all — highly readable, unpretentious on every subject except soul music,...
  • Milford Street Book Club

    Milford Street Book Club
    Our club We are the Milford Street Book Club from Cary. Our meetings We meet once a month in our homes. What's unique about us? We started with a small group of seven in a brand-new subdivision, and over the 25 years grew to 22 members. We all...
  • Spiritual roundup: 'The Norton Anthology of World Religions,' more

    Spiritual roundup: 'The Norton Anthology of World Religions,' more
    The Norton Anthology of World Religions, Vols. 1 and 2, edited by Jack Miles, Wendy Doniger, Donald S. Lopez Jr., James Robson, David Biale, Lawrence S. Cunningham, Jane Dammen McAuliffe, W.W. Norton, 4448 pages, $100 Weighing in at 8.4 pounds, a...
  • From the archives: A novelist with an apocalyptic vision of life

    From the archives: A novelist with an apocalyptic vision of life
    Editor's note: We take a look back this week at an excerpt from a 1981 interview with Robert Stone, who died last month. At the time of the interview, Stone had just published "A Flag for Sunrise," which would go onto become a finalist for the Pulitzer...
  • David Axelrod memoir 'Believer' offers inside glimpse of Obama White House

    David Axelrod memoir 'Believer' offers inside glimpse of Obama White House
    For most of Barack Obama's meteoric political career, David Axelrod was the guy. He was the rumpled fella over there in the corner plotting the next move. How to spin it, sell it, defend it, bury it. Whatever the occasion called for. It was Axelrod who...
  • The Biblioracle: Patterson's new book is blowing up

    The Biblioracle: Patterson's new book is blowing up
    Immediately after turning in this column, I'm putting in a request to my Printers Row Journal overlords to increase my expense account to $294,038. Given that my current expense account is zero dollars, I might be in for some disappointment, but if a...
  • Comic book roundup: 'Syllabus' by Lynda Barry, more

    Comic book roundup: 'Syllabus' by Lynda Barry, more
    Carl Barks' Duck by Peter Schilling Jr., Uncivilized, 122 pages, $12.95 "My cartoons weren't good," a Mickey Mouse doppelganger cheerfully declared on a recent episode of "The Simpsons." "They were just first." Fortunately, Disney's questionable quality...
  • Chicago book news: Art Shay releases 'My Florence'

    Chicago book news: Art Shay releases 'My Florence'
    'My Florence: A 70-Year Love Story" by Art Shay will be published by Seven Stories Feb. 3. The Chicago-based photographer documents his marriage to Florence Gerson, who died in 2012 of ovarian cancer, and their family life in a collection of personal...