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  • Review: 'Mr. West' by Sarah Blake

    Review: 'Mr. West' by Sarah Blake
    If you set out to write a poetry collection about Kanye West, someone who is himself arguably one of the most brilliant and influential poets of the 21st century so far, then it had better be good. Sarah Blake's debut book, "Mr. West" — impressive...
  • Adam Rapp on 'Know Your Beholder'

    Adam Rapp on 'Know Your Beholder'
    In young-adult novels such as "Punkzilla" and plays such as "Finer Noble Gases" (in which a dissolute band member urinates noisily into a tom-tom drum in full view of the audience), Adam Rapp has been telling the story of America's alienated youth. In his...
  • Review: 'Our Endless Numbered Days' by Claire Fuller

    Review: 'Our Endless Numbered Days' by Claire Fuller
    Last year's newest translation of the unexpurgated first edition of "The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm" gave many English readers their first glimpse of the German folk tales with all their original bloodlust and perversity intact....
  • The Reading Season Book Club

    The Reading Season Book Club
    Our club: We are the Reading Season Book Club. Based out of the western suburbs, we originally started as two foursomes of golfers. We then formed a book club to stay connected during the offseason. Friends invited friends, and we are now a group of 17...
  • Review: 'The Whites' by Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt

    When Richard Price adopted the pen name Harry Brandt for his new novel, "The Whites," this practitioner of hard-edged literary fiction ("Clockers," "Freedomland") did so thinking it would help ease him into a generic mode. But as someone who writes so...
  • James Patterson to donate $1.25 million to school libraries

    James Patterson to donate $1.25 million to school libraries
    James Patterson is one of the most famous authors in the world, with more than 100 books (at least one of which explodes) to his name. He's becoming just as well known in the publishing world for his philanthropy, after giving well more than $1 million to...
  • Review: 'The Future of the Catholic Church With Pope Francis' by Garry Wills

    Review: 'The Future of the Catholic Church With Pope Francis' by Garry Wills
    "The Future of the Catholic Church With Pope Francis," Garry Wills' new book, isn't really about Pope Francis, though that surprising man from Argentina figures in the story, nor is it a book about the future of the Catholic Church. But once you get...
  • Review: 'Lacy Eye' by Jessica Treadway

    Review: 'Lacy Eye' by Jessica Treadway
    While her older sister excelled on the athletic fields, in classrooms and at parties, Dawn was that girl who just never quite fit in. Maybe it was her amblyopia,the condition otherwise known as lazy eye, but maybe there was something more going on? That...
  • Reviews: 'Saturday Night Live: The Book,' '75 Years of Marvel Comics'

    Reviews: 'Saturday Night Live: The Book,' '75 Years of Marvel Comics'
    If I were the president of the world, Taschen, the fittingly German publisher of monolithic art books that manage to be simultaneously intimidating, terrifically obsessive, gorgeously produced and breathtakingly gaudy, would have the rights to publish...
  • Erik Larson on 'Dead Wake'

    Erik Larson on 'Dead Wake'
    Best known for "The Devil in the White City," his best-seller about the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago and the serial killer H.H. Holmes, Erik Larson has made a career of bringing half-remembered history to vivid, vibrant life. Using a narrative strategy...
  • How to raise a reader

    How to raise a reader
    Kids become lifelong readers for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes there’s one key book that captures a kid’s imagination and opens him or her up to the exciting world of fiction. Other times, a teacher who assigns great books in class sparks...