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  • E-reader: Crimes and misdemeanors

    E-reader: Crimes and misdemeanors
    The Brief, Extraordinary Life of Cody Spafford by Allecia Vermillion, 45-minute read, Seattle Met, free On April 3, 2014, the staff at Seattle oyster bar Walrus and the Carpenter got terrible news. Their friend and co-worker Cody Spafford, known for his...
  • Reviews: 'I Refuse' and 'Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes' by Per Petterson

    Reviews: 'I Refuse' and 'Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes' by Per Petterson
    The Norwegian author Per Petterson's new novel, "I Refuse," bears a clear resemblance to his sensationally popular 2003 novel, "Out Stealing Horses," published in the United States in 2007, the book that propelled him to international fame. Both feature...
  • Review: 'Bettyville' by George Hodgman

    Review: 'Bettyville' by George Hodgman
    Kindness. The word is scribbled throughout the margins of my copy of George Hodgman's new memoir, "Bettyville." If you think of that word as a sentimental squish, if you believe memoirs are best built for retribution and self-promotion, let Hodgman change...
  • Review: 'All Who Go Do Not Return' by Shulem Deen

    Review: 'All Who Go Do Not Return' by Shulem Deen
    What if religious faith, or the lack thereof, were encoded in our DNA — not a matter of choice or will, but simply a biological fact? In "All Who Go Do Not Return," a harrowing memoir about one man's loss of faith, Shulem Deen, formerly a member...
  • New in paperbacks: Man Booker-winning 'Narrow Road to the Deep North'

    New in paperbacks: Man Booker-winning 'Narrow Road to the Deep North'
    The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan, Vintage, 399 pages, $15.95 In Flanagan's Man Booker Prize-winning novel, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans lies in a brutal Japanese World War II POW camp on the Thai-Burma Death Railway....
  • Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey brings underdog message to Chicago

    Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey brings underdog message to Chicago
    For his first trick, Captain Underpants creator Dav Pilkey will mesmerize 400 excitable young children. The white cinder block gym at Pleasantdale Elementary School in La Grange buzzes and hums with excitement as hundreds of children take their seats on...
  • Review: 'God Help the Child' by Toni Morrison

    Review: 'God Help the Child' by Toni Morrison
    Toni Morrison is an American literary treasure. But some treasures, no matter how valued or precious, can have blemishes that mar their luster. That's sadly the case with Morrison's 11th novel, "God Help the Child." The theme is vintage Morrison: an...
  • Luis Alberto Urrea on new poetry, short story collections

    Luis Alberto Urrea on new poetry, short story collections
    The Chicago-area writer Luis Alberto Urrea is a literary jack-of-all-trades, publishing novels, short stories, nonfiction and poetry with success in all these modes. His nonfiction book about Mexican immigrants in Arizona, "The Devil's Highway" (2004),...
  • Review: 'The Dream Lover' by Elizabeth Berg

    Review: 'The Dream Lover' by Elizabeth Berg
    Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dudevant, née Dupin, is not a household name, yet she has the distinction of being France's first best-selling female novelist. Dudevant wrote under a pseudonym — George Sand — and is known more for wearing men's...
  • Worth Noting: Local authors part of multi-author book signing

    The Rev. Angela M. Gracey of Laurel will be one of many authors signing books Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 15455 Emerald Way in the Bowie Town Center, during a multi-author book signing from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Gracey will be signing copies of her book...
  • J.K. Rowling: new book, charity launch, Harry Potter rumors

    J.K. Rowling: new book, charity launch, Harry Potter rumors
    A book release, an upcoming movie, a lighting ceremony at the Empire State Building and the usual questions about Harry Potter: It's been an unusually busy month for J.K. Rowling. The British author released a new book yesterday -- but don't get too...