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  • Editor's choice: 'Florence Gordon' by Brian Morton

    Editor's choice: 'Florence Gordon' by Brian Morton
    As college students around the country debate whether to continue the tradition and stage a Valentine's Day performance of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" or cancel it for good, I found myself wondering: "What would Florence Gordon think?" Florence...
  • Kenan Heise releases autobiography

    Kenan Heise releases autobiography
    A few hours before an interview to talk about his just-published autobiography, "He Writes About Us," Kenan Heise sent an email that framed the conversation. "You cannot keep a job as an obituary writer for 15 years unless you believe people are...
  • Review: 'Refund' by Karen E. Bender

    Review: 'Refund' by Karen E. Bender
    The tales told in Karen E. Bender's "Refund," a collection of stories that centers on money and family, are exquisitely composed portraits of modern life, and chances are you will encounter characters that remind you a little or a lot of yourself. That'...
  • Heritage Creek Book Club

    Heritage Creek Book Club
    Our club We are the Heritage Creek Book Club from Bolingbrook. Our meetings We have been meeting once a month for the past five years. We typically meet in the hosts' home for book club, but there have been several occasions when we have met outside...
  • 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...
  • Review: 'Unbecoming' by Rebecca Scherm

    Review: 'Unbecoming' by Rebecca Scherm
    By the end of Rebecca Scherm's debut novel, "Unbecoming," the protagonist, Grace, has transformed herself from a small-town sweetheart into an ice-cold international jewel thief. Yearning for a sense of belonging, Grace is a thief, not just of beautiful...
  • 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...
  • From the archives: Fanny Butcher on Virginia Woolf

    From the archives: Fanny Butcher on Virginia Woolf
    Editor's note: On the anniversary of Virginia Woolf's birthday — she would have been 133 years old Jan. 25 — we look back on Tribune critic Fanny Butcher's review of "A Room of One's Own," first published on Nov. 30, 1929. "A Room of One's...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    March 3: David Axelrod will discuss his memoir, "Believer: My Forty Years in Politics" with Tribune Editorial Board member Clarence Page. 7 p.m., Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave., $20. Printers Row members receive priority seating at the above...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Saint Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel" by Dean Koontz (Bantam, $28). Last week: — 2. "The Girl on the Train: A Novel" by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead, $26.95). Last week: — 3. "All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel" by...
  • Top 3 Books: Young Adult

    SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: THE NOT-SO-SECRET LIFE OF A TRANSGENDER TEEN By: Arin Andrews and Joshua Lyon ($17.99, Simon and Schuster) Being a junior in high school is tough on anyone, but imagine going through all of that stress with the knowledge that...