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  • 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: 2 2. "All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel" by Anthony Doerr (Scribner, $27). Last week: 3 3. "Saint Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel" by Dean Koontz...
  • New publishing trends reshaping reading

    New publishing trends reshaping reading
    In November, a pair of technology journalists issued the latest in what seems to be a constant stream of announcements proclaiming the start of a book publishing revolution. First, co-authors Jason Hiner and Lyndsey Gilpin said they would crowdfund...
  • E-reader: For Sherlock, game is afoot once again

    E-reader: For Sherlock, game is afoot once again
    The Three Monarchs by Anthony Horowitz, 30-minute read, $1.99, Kindle Single If you've already plowed through Anthony Horowitz's latest Sherlock Holmes novel, "Moriarty," consider this Kindle Single, "The Three Monarchs." Scotland Yard inspector...
  • Review: 'Get in Trouble' by Kelly Link

    Review: 'Get in Trouble' by Kelly Link
    Come over here for a moment. Kelly Link would like to show you something. It's in the palm of Kelly Link's hand. Bend down and take a closer look. What is that whispering sound? Squint your eyes and keep looking. What Kelly Link has in the palm of Kelly...
  • Nick Hornby on 'Funny Girl'

    Nick Hornby on 'Funny Girl'
    From "Are You Being Served?" and "Keeping Up Appearances" to "Fawlty Towers" and "Absolutely Fabulous," Americans have long appreciated British situation comedy with strong female characters. But the history of the woman-centered Britcom is surprisingly...
  • The Biblioracle: Savor your reading

    The Biblioracle: Savor your reading
    While Mrs. Biblioracle was doing her residency at Virginia Tech to become a small animal internal medicine specialist, we lived within easy driving distance of the greatest all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch of all time. The brunch was hosted by the Mountain...
  • Reviews: 'Mind Change,' 'The Internet Is Not the Answer'

    Reviews: 'Mind Change,' 'The Internet Is Not the Answer'
    Do we control the Internet or does the Internet control us? To what extent are social media sites — as British author, broadcaster and neuroscientist Susan Greenfield suggests in her new book, "Mind Change" — like junk food? Are digital...
  • Review: 'The Knife' by Ross Ritchell

    Review: 'The Knife' by Ross Ritchell
    In a mountain pass in what Ross Ritchell's characters call "Afghanipakiraqistan," members of a U.S. special ops team debate the threat posed by a young boy standing on a rock just 50 meters away. He could be a harmless goat herder or could be, as one...
  • Books to read while waiting for 'Serial'

    Books to read while waiting for 'Serial'
    When the 12thand final episode of the WBEZ Chicago podcast "Serial" aired in December, its millions of listeners wanted more. "Serial" explores one true story in depth over the course of a season. In the first season, host Sarah Koenig investigated the...
  • Review: 'Blood-Drenched Beard' by Daniel Galera

    Review: 'Blood-Drenched Beard' by Daniel Galera
    In Daniel Galera's "Blood-Drenched Beard," a young man travels to the small fishing village of Garopaba to investigate a mysterious death. This translation is a U.S. debut for Galera, a Brazilian author with three other novels under his belt. In his...
  • Chicago book news: Joe Black's daughter co-writes biography

    Chicago book news: Joe Black's daughter co-writes biography
    'Joe Black: More Than a Dodger" by Martha Jo Black and Chuck Schoffner was published by Chicago Review Feb. 1. This biography, co-written by Black's daughter, considers Black's pitching career, personal life, and post-baseball years as the first African-...