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  • Printers Row Lit Fest preview: Lil' Lit Park

    Printers Row Lit Fest preview: Lil' Lit Park
    Kids who associate books with bedtime yawns will have a raucous awakening at Printers Row Lit Fest. Justin Roberts and The Not Ready for Naptime Players will get families on their feet during two performances at Lil' Lit Park, the kids' zone at the June...
  • Review: 'Ross Macdonald: Four Novels of the 1950s'

    Review: 'Ross Macdonald: Four Novels of the 1950s'
    She was waiting for me when I returned from the Starbucks on the corner. "I'm Nina Carmichael. You must be Mr. Wilson." "John." We shook hands, and I opened the outer door. We went through the waiting room and into my office. She was in her 20s...
  • Reader of the Week: Charlene Wexler

    Reader of the Week: Charlene Wexler
    Who I am: Charlene Wexler from Richmond, Ill. One unique thing about me: Now that I am an author I am definitely looking at novels with a more critical eye. I see things I never noticed before, like period mistakes. I also realize how hard it is to...
  • Review: 'Saint Mazie' by Jami Attenberg

    Review: 'Saint Mazie' by Jami Attenberg
    In 2012, Jami Attenberg's third novel, "The Middlesteins," became a best-seller, its food-addicted protagonist Edie striking a nerve in a culture increasingly obsessed with the social costs of obesity. Attenberg's latest heroine, Mazie Phillips-Gordon, is...
  • Chicago book news: Blue Balliett's new children's title out now

    Chicago book news: Blue Balliett's new children's title out now
    "Pieces and Players" by Blue Balliett, illustrated by Brett Helquist, was published by Scholastic March 31. In the middle school book, Calder, Petra and Tommy are joined by two other kids as they search throughout Chicago for 13 valuable pieces of art...
  • Authors recommend books for Mother's Day

    Authors recommend books for Mother's Day
    In honor of Mother's Day, we asked a few authors about what books resonate with them as mothers. Here's what they said. EULA BISS Eula Biss is the author of three books: “On Immunity: An Inoculation,” “Notes from No Man's Land:...
  • Printers Row Lit Fest preview: Good Eating Stage

    Printers Row Lit Fest preview: Good Eating Stage
    At Printer's Row Lit Fest, the Good Eating Stage is a celebration of food culture featuring a full menu of local and national chefs and food and drink artisans. The recipe for the stage has remained unchanged, offering a mix of cooking demonstrations,...
  • Printers Row Lit Fest to be June 6-7

    Printers Row Lit Fest to be June 6-7
    About 150,000 people are expected to converge in the South Loop on June 6-7 for the 31st annual Printers Row Lit Fest. This year's lineup is led by LeVar Burton, the actor and "Reading Rainbow" star who has turned his attention to promoting literacy among...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Mare Swallow

    Me, My Shelf and I: Mare Swallow
    "I don't have a very unusual collection," Mare Swallow says of the books in her Andersonville home. "One thing about my husband and me is we're purgers. I only hang on to a book if it really means something, or I'm dying to meet the author and get it...
  • Reader of the Week: Patricia Swindle

    Reader of the Week: Patricia Swindle
    Who I am: Patricia Swindle from Naperville. Since my retirement in 2003 as a director of public and media relations at a small college, I've been teaching English to speakers of other languages, privately and in classes at a community college. One...
  • Chicago book news: New Nick Offerman book forthcoming

    Chicago book news: New Nick Offerman book forthcoming
    "Gumption" by Nick Offerman will be published by Dutton May 26. The "Parks and Recreation" star highlights 21 figures from American history in a similar style to his previous book, "Paddle Your Own Canoe." Offerman grew up in Minooka. →"I Regret...