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  • Jonathan Eig's 'Birth of the Pill' a deft study of revolution

     Jonathan Eig's 'Birth of the Pill' a deft study of revolution
    The most transformative technology to affect the lives of women in the 20th century might seem an odd subject for Jonathan Eig, the bestselling author known for his books about the lives of notables such as Jackie Robinson, Lou Gehrig and Al Capone. But...
  • From the Library Of... Danya Ruttenberg

    From the Library Of... Danya Ruttenberg
    "I was always kind of a nerdy kid," says Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, scanning her extensive book collection in the Evanston condo she shares with her husband and sons. "Aha! Here it is," she says, pulling out the first book she ever wrote, a pastel-colored...
  • Norman Lear's memoir looks back at family and 'Family'

    Norman Lear's memoir looks back at family and 'Family'
    At 92, Norman Lear belongs to a world-tilting generation of writers that, these days, he has almost all to himself. Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks and not many others remain from the great westward migration of talent that began after Sept. 4, 1951, when the...
  • Images move, evaporate in Killarney Clary's 'Shadow of a Cloud'

    Images move, evaporate in Killarney Clary's 'Shadow of a Cloud'
    Twenty-five years ago, Killarney Clary's first collection made an international splash: The prose poems of "Who Whispered Near Me" wove evanescent description of Clary's native Los Angeles, from her childhood's backyards to her office mates' cubicles,...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Deadline" by John Sandford (Putnam, $27.95). Virgil Flowers investigates the murder of a local Mississippi reporter. Last week: — 2. "Burn" by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown, $28). Detective Michael...
  • Fuminori Nakamura's 'Last Winter, We Parted' blurs reality, invention

     Fuminori Nakamura's 'Last Winter, We Parted' blurs reality, invention
    "Last Winter, We Parted," the third novel by Japan's Fuminori Nakamura to appear in English, is crime fiction that pushes past the bounds of genre, occupying its own nightmare realm. The book begins with its narrator, an unnamed writer, interviewing a...
  • Run (and laugh) at 3rd Runner's World Half & Festival

    Run (and laugh) at 3rd Runner's World Half & Festival
    There's nothing funny about running a half marathon. For most people, it takes months of hard work, sweat, aches and pains. And despite the desire to "just finish" a 13.1 mile run, there's the added pressure to meet your training goal or set a...
  • Jonathan Eig on 'The Birth of the Pill'

    Jonathan Eig on 'The Birth of the Pill'
    Of all the inventions of the 20th century, the birth control pill arguably had the most profound effect on the everyday lives of human beings. By making widely available a convenient and effective form of contraception, the pill gave women control over...
  • Review: 'Bad Paper' by Jake Halpern

    Review: 'Bad Paper' by Jake Halpern
    When a person stops paying his credit card bill, the lending bank has 180 days to collect on what is owed before it is required, by law, to "charge off" the account and file it as a loss. Soon afterward, the bank will sell the rights to collect on the...
  • The Biblioracle: Books live on thanks to youth

    The Biblioracle: Books live on thanks to youth
    Normally, when good news about the fate of books and literature comes down the line, I tend to look at it a little skeptically. After all, the prevailing wisdom is that soon enough, in a digital age of 24/7 Internet connectivity and our resultant...
  • Atul Gawande on 'Being Mortal'

    Atul Gawande on 'Being Mortal'
    Most of us aren't fond of even thinking about, let alone discussing, the details of our denouement: aging, frailty, dying ... the inescapable fact that being human means traveling on a journey from dust to dust. "People naturally prefer to avoid the...