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  • Best-selling author James Patterson launches a children's book imprint

    Best-selling author James Patterson launches a children's book imprint
    He has written more than a dozen children's books and given away hundreds of thousands. He's launched a pro-reading website, funded teacher scholarships and donated more than $2.5 million to bookstores with children's sections and school libraries....
  • E-reader: Living in a world between life, death

    E-reader: Living in a world between life, death
    Living With Being Dead by Erika Hayasaki, 25-minute read, Matter, free "It's a maddening quandary to believe you are dead — to know you do not belong on this earth, yet remain here, utterly sad, hopelessly lingering around," writes Erika...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    June 17: Judy Blume will discuss her new book, "In the Unlikely Event," with Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens. Presented in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival. 7 p.m., Francis W. Parker School, 330 W. Webster Ave., $15, http://www....
  • Brooksday to honor Gwendolyn Brooks June 7

    Brooksday to honor Gwendolyn Brooks June 7
    We sometimes take our cultural treasures for granted. We pay lip service to their honors and accolades but let their actual work languish unexamined or unexplored. Brooksday, an annual celebration of the legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks, was created to...
  • Edward P. Jones on receiving the Harold Washington Literary Award

    Edward P. Jones on receiving the Harold Washington Literary Award
    Although Edward P. Jones has produced only three books of fiction in his long career — the short story collections "Lost in the City" (1992) and "All Aunt Hagar's Children" (2006) and the novel "The Known World" (2003), which won the Pulitzer...
  • Review: 'The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty' by Vendela Vida

    Review: 'The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty' by Vendela Vida
    Vendela Vida began building a micro-genre all her own with 2003's "And Now You Can Go," a novel about a young woman struggling to make sense of a brutal encounter with a gun-toting stranger. Vida's next two novels, "Let the Northern Lights Erase Your...
  • The Biblioracle: Why books on paper may survive

    The Biblioracle: Why books on paper may survive
    Back in April I wrote about the increasing amount of evidence that the market share of e-books looks to be stabilizing and that printed books, unlike the compact disc or even the physical newspaper, are likely to endure. So far, this defies the...
  • Review: 'Only the Strong' by Jabari Asim

    Review: 'Only the Strong' by Jabari Asim
    One of the special pleasures of reading African-American fiction is relishing the names of characters. Ralph Ellison, for example, created a couple of the most memorable in "Invisible Man": Dr. Bledsoe, the two-faced president of the protagonist's...
  • Review: 'Empire of Deception' by Dean Jobb

    Review: 'Empire of Deception' by Dean Jobb
    Chicago in the 1920s seems to be an inexhaustible source for crime stories. The most famous — the 1919 Black Sox scandal (which broke in 1920), the kidnapping and murder of Bobby Franks in 1924 and the gangland exploits of Al Capone — have...
  • Review: 'The Underground Is Massive' by Michaelangelo Matos

    Review: 'The Underground Is Massive' by Michaelangelo Matos
    The first song I remember hearing that could be classified as electronic dance music was New Order's "Blue Monday." Released in 1983, it fused a martial drum machine rhythm with waves of icy synthesizers, and to a kid accustomed to the beige guitar rock...
  • Reader of the Week: Rochelle Lynn Holt

    Reader of the Week: Rochelle Lynn Holt
    Who I am: Rochelle Lynn Holt, born in Chicago before I lived in other states. Now I'm a snowbird between Fort Myers, Fla., and Bolingbrook for the past nine years. I taught for over 20 years before spending more time on my first career as a writer....