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  • Veronica Roth writing new book series

    Veronica Roth writing new book series
    Veronica Roth fans can start the countdown. The "Divergent" author is set to write a new two-book series, HarperCollins Children's Books told The Associated Press on Monday. The books currently are untitled, with the first one expected in 2017 and the...
  • Readers of the Week: Patty Spannagel and Layla Winn

    Readers of the Week: Patty Spannagel and Layla Winn
    Who we are Patty Spannagel and Layla Winn, 8, from Arlington Heights and Normal, respectively. One unique thing about us We are grandmother and granddaughter who share a love of Nancy Drew mystery stories. The books in Patty's Nancy Drew...
  • Review: 'The Buried Giant' by Kazuo Ishiguro

    Review: 'The Buried Giant' by Kazuo Ishiguro
    If I had to nominate one novel from the last fifty years for preservation, it would be “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro.  It’s probably the wrong choice — a book without the vast synoptic intelligence of “Infinite Jest&...
  • The Biblioracle: A fast break for book lovers

    The Biblioracle: A fast break for book lovers
    Is there anything worse in the world than Internet comments? Ebola? ISIS? The New York Knicks? On just about any site you care to name, the comments are a cesspool of ignorance, hatred and appalling spelling. There is an old spiritual with the line,...
  • Chicago book news: Curbside Splendor accepting submissions

    Chicago book news: Curbside Splendor accepting submissions
    Chicago-based publisher Curbside Splendor is accepting submissions through March 31. Submissions of poetry, art, photography and short fiction for the publisher's monthly e-magazine are free. Book submissions cost $10. For guidelines, visit...
  • Review: 'Aquarium' by David Vann

    Review: 'Aquarium' by David Vann
    "A beautiful book." This coded and cliched phrase, usually associated with a novel, generally speaks to an elegant use of language, a finely chiseled work of imagination. "Aquarium" by David Vann may be elegantly written and fiercely imagined, but it is...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Girl on the Train: A Novel" by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead, $26.95). Last week: 1 2. "All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel" by Anthony Doerr (Scribner, $27). Last week: 3 3. "Obsession in Death" (In Death series) by J. D. Robb...
  • Mohsin Hamid on 'Discontent and Its Civilizations'

    Mohsin Hamid on 'Discontent and Its Civilizations'
    Best known for his fiction, especially the acclaimed novels "Moth Smoke" (2000), "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" (2007) and "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" (2013), Mohsin Hamid maintains a fruitful sideline as an essayist and commentator on...
  • Audiobook roundup: 'Vanessa and Her Sister,' more

    Audiobook roundup: 'Vanessa and Her Sister,' more
    Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar, narrated by Emilia Fox, Clare Corbett, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Daniel Pirrie, Anthony Calf, Random House Audio, 10:52, $20 Priya Parmar spins a vivid novel about a singular relationship in "Vanessa and Her Sister," the...
  • From the archives: Chicago is fertile soil for a fledgling writer

    From the archives: Chicago is fertile soil for a fledgling writer
    Editor's note: This week, we take a look back at a 1977 piece by Saul Bellow. The essay, which appeared about a year after he won the Nobel Prize for Literature, was excerpted from the Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities. Later this month, a new...
  • USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS

    1. "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 2. "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James (Vintage) 3. "American Sniper" by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice (William Morrow) 4. "Fifty Shades Darker" by E.L. James (Vintage) 5. "Fifty...