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  • From the archives: Society's love stories

    From the archives: Society's love stories
    Editor's note: A young woman hides away in a cottage to write a novel — scandal! Or maybe not quite, but it was enough of an oddity in 1888 to make national newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune. Some of the observations here — that...
  • Reader of the Week: Miriam O. Ezenwa

    Reader of the Week: Miriam O. Ezenwa
    Who I am Miriam O. Ezenwa, Ph.D., R.N. I am originally from Akokwa, Imo State, Nigeria. But now I reside in Chicago. One unique thing about me When I read a book, I not only enjoy the story as viewed from the author, I think about how to rewrite the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Biblioracle: A Year of Books with Facebook

    The Biblioracle: A Year of Books with Facebook
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is starting a book club. My question: Who brings the wine? Is there an app for that? Zuckerberg announced the book club on — where else? — Facebook. He intends to read a book every other week for an entire...
  • Review: 'The Evil Hours' by David J. Morris

    Review: 'The Evil Hours' by David J. Morris
    'The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder" is an engaging exploration of, and a timely resource on, the affliction first known in modern times as shell shock. David J. Morris, a former Marine who covered the Iraq war until he was...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Recent memoirs highlight brilliance of failure

    Recent memoirs highlight brilliance of failure
    Gary Shteyngart, gooey-lunged and height-a-fearing, arrives in America by way of the Soviet Union (and elsewhere) in the beseeching care of parents who might have been/could have been Someones. By high school, Shteyngart is, he says, failing his future....
  • Editor's choice: 'Reeling Through Life' by Tara Ison

    Editor's choice: 'Reeling Through Life' by Tara Ison
    As a reader by calling and temperament (and, yes, profession), I bring full engagement and critical perspective to books, but that vanishes with movies. For movies, I just need to bring lots of tissues (I'm a crier), sit back, absorb and devour peppermint...
  • 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...