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  • Review: 'Her 37th Year, An Index' by Suzanne Scanlon

    Review: 'Her 37th Year, An Index' by Suzanne Scanlon
    On the final two pages of her lyrical and slim — but far from slight — semi-autobiographical novella, "Her 37th Year, An Index," Suzanne Scanlon acknowledges no fewer than 48 "other writers and texts I've copied, (mis)quoted, reformulated,...
  • Flannery O'Connor honored with U.S. postage stamp

    Flannery O'Connor honored with U.S. postage stamp
    The U.S. Postal Service has been honoring authors in its Literary Arts stamp series since 1979 and has featured such writers as Ayn Rand, John Steinbeck and William Faulkner. The 30th stamp in their Literary Arts series honors Flannery O’Connor....
  • New in paperbacks: 'A Spy Among Friends' by Ben Macintyre

    New in paperbacks: 'A Spy Among Friends' by Ben Macintyre
    A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre, Broadway, 368 pages, $16 Macintyre examines the life of double-agent Kim Philby, who rose to head Britain's counterintelligence effort against the Soviet Union while working for the enemy. Philby became friends with...
  • Review: 'Man in Profile' by Thomas Kunkel

    Review: 'Man in Profile' by Thomas Kunkel
    Joseph Mitchell was an elegant prose stylist and incisive analyst of the human condition who came to New York from North Carolina at the time of the stock market crash in 1929 and lived in Greenwich Village until the 1990s, documenting the lives of the...
  • Searching for Donald Justice's Miami

    Searching for Donald Justice's Miami
    Donald Justice, the son of "crackers down from Georgia," wrote of his childhood in the 1930s in a Miami "not yet itself." Last year, I memorized my favorite poem of his, "Psalm and Lament," when I'd wavered in my own commitment to poetry, which then...
  • Spiritual book roundup: 'Walking With Jesus,' and more

    Spiritual book roundup: 'Walking With Jesus,' and more
    Walking With Jesus: A Way Forward for the Church by Pope Francis, foreword by Archbishop Blase J. Cupich, Loyola Press, 160 pages, $16.95 Given that he's the spiritual leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, and given that this is only the...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Evangeline McMullen and Michael Nuhn

    Me, My Shelf and I: Evangeline McMullen and Michael Nuhn
    The focal point of Evangeline McMullen and Michael Nuhn's Lincoln Square apartment is, unquestionably, the floor-to-ceiling custom bookshelves lining one wall of their dining room. Constructed by Nuhn, deputy managing editor at Groupon, the stained...
  • Why Charles Dickens would approve of Illinois' juvenile solitary ban

    Why Charles Dickens would approve of Illinois' juvenile solitary ban
    Charles Dickens had a strained relationship with Illinois. On his sole visit in 1842, he found its towns muddy, the company tedious and the Looking Glass Prairie boring. On his second trip to the United States in 1868, he canceled his Chicago plans,...
  • Review: 'The Book of Aron' by Jim Shepard

    Review: 'The Book of Aron' by Jim Shepard
    The narrator of Jim Shepard's harrowing new novel, "The Book of Aron," is the sort of anarchic and undomesticated boy who would be dubbed a rapscallion in the lexicon of Mark Twain. He lies, steals, torments his teachers and parents, and generally behaves...
  • E-reader: Tales from the Golden State

    E-reader: Tales from the Golden State
    How a Long-Lost L.A. Home Was Found 1,770 Miles Away by Steve Vaught, 30-minute read, Los Angeles Magazine, free It sounds like an architectural fairy tale: A Canadian woman falls in love with a derelict house and, in tracing its history, discovers it...
  • Chicago book news: New book explores W.E.B. Du Bois' legacy

    Chicago book news: New book explores W.E.B. Du Bois' legacy
    "The Scholar Denied" by Aldon D. Morris will be published by University of California Aug. 27. Morris looks at the birth of modern sociology and argues W.E.B. Du Bois' work is the founding of the discipline. Morris is the Leon Forrest Professor of...