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  • The anti-Hillary Clinton books are coming

    The anti-Hillary Clinton books are coming
    Every presidential election brings a seemingly unending series of books by prospective and declared candidates, and they start coming earlier every cycle. The 2016 race promises to bring another kind of book, though, and they've already started arriving...
  • Reader of the Week: Jo Fredell Higgins

    Reader of the Week: Jo Fredell Higgins
    Who I am: Jo Fredell Higgins, originally from Peoria and now living in Aurora. One unique thing about me: I am the author of eight published books including a memoir of living in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and the histories of Naperville, Geneva,...
  • Death in the bookmobile

    The Riverside County bookmobile came to the Alpha Beta parking lot on Fridays from 2:30 to 4:45, and I would sit there on the long strip of carpet in the air-conditioned hum reading books not appropriate at all for me, full of death — until the poor...
  • The Biblioracle: Droning on about efficiency

    Ever since Amazon settled its dispute with Hachette over wholesale prices and distribution, I took my eye off them, but they've been up to some stuff recently that has me thinking I need to be more vigilant. The first bit of news is that, frustrated...
  • 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: 4 3. "The Stranger" by Harlan Coben (Dutton, $27.95)....
  • USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS

    1. "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead)' 2. "The Longest Ride" by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 3. "Hot Pursuit" by Stuart Woods (G.P. Putnam's Sons) 4. "The Stranger" by Harlan Coben (Dutton) 5. "Bill O'Reilly's Legends...
  • R.J. Julia Celebrates 25 Years With Author Talks, Fun Run

    R.J.  Julia Celebrates 25 Years With Author Talks, Fun Run
    R.J. Julia Booksellers celebrates its 25th anniversary on April 19. The bookstore at 678 Boston Post Road, Madison, is known for presenting prominent and popular authors discussing their latest books, as well as other book-related events. On Monday,...
  • Chicago book news: Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski picks up award

    Chicago book news: Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski picks up award
    Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski was the recipient of the 2015 Gina Berriault Award April 14. The award, which is given by Fourteen Hills Press, is presented annually to an author who "looks unflinchingly into their characters" and who is "under-recognized,...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Mark Andersen

    Me, My Shelf and I: Mark Andersen
    Floating bookshelves, framed family photos, earth-tone walls: Mark Andersen's living room is an inviting space, its theme not immediately detectable. You could call this a crowning achievement on the part of Andersen's design-minded partner, Chris...
  • Crime fiction roundup: 'Reykjavik Nights' and others

    Crime fiction roundup: 'Reykjavik Nights' and others
    Reykjavik Nights by Arnaldur Indridason, translated by Victoria Cribb, Minotaur, 294 pages, $25.99 Since childhood, when he and his brother were lost in a blizzard in the mountains where he grew up, and he was found but his brother was not, Arnaldur...
  • Reviews: 'Spinster' and 'The Wild Oats Project'

    Reviews: 'Spinster' and 'The Wild Oats Project'
    In the half-century since Betty Friedan demolished the feminine mystique, we've cycled through consciousness raising and the rise of the career woman; backlash and the critique of backlash; endless colloquies about "having it all"; the phenomenon of...