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  • Spirituality roundup: 'The Road to Character' by David Brooks, more

    Spirituality roundup: 'The Road to Character' by David Brooks, more
    The Road to Character by David Brooks, Random House, 301 pages, $28 He might be found on the op-ed pages of The New York Times, but David Brooks just as seamlessly might slip behind the pulpit, for his words of late seem to be taking on the tone of a...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

     Upcoming Chicago literary events
    July 10: Caitlin Moran will discuss her latest book, "How to Build a Girl," recently released in paperback. 7:30 p.m., Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St., $10 or free with purchase of any of Moran's books at Women & Children First, www....
  • E-reader: Podcast's finale points to archives

    E-reader: Podcast's finale points to archives
    The Arcade, Episode 51, featuring Kazuo Ishiguro, Hazlitt, 26 minutes, free After 51 episodes, Hazlitt's excellent literary podcast, "The Arcade," is waving goodbye — but not without a spectacular final episode. Host Anshuman Iddamsetty talks with...
  • Daniel Clowes on 'The Complete Eightball'

    Daniel Clowes on 'The Complete Eightball'
    The fringes of comics fandom became aware of Daniel Clowes in the 1980s when the Chicago cartoonist's distinctive drawings began appearing in the Mad magazine-knockoff Cracked and several issues of his absurdist farce "Lloyd Llewellyn" were published by...
  • Review: 'Bone Gap' by Laura Ruby

    Review: 'Bone Gap' by Laura Ruby
    Laura Ruby creates a dark and terrifying alternate world in the ominously titled "Bone Gap," a novel for young people that deals with serious adult and criminal issues. Finn O'Sullivan and his older brother, Sean, are carrying the mighty weight of their...
  • Review: 'Death and Mr. Pickwick' by Stephen Jarvis

    Review: 'Death and Mr. Pickwick' by Stephen Jarvis
    The world's view of Charles Dickens as a benevolent, all-around Christmas-y kind of guy has, in these latter days, been joined by another, that of a man coldly determined to have his own way. An early instance of his controlling nature may be seen in...
  • Rebecca Makkai on 'Music for Wartime'

    Rebecca Makkai on 'Music for Wartime'
    In an interview some years ago with Shenandoah magazine, the Chicago-area writer Rebecca Makkai was having trouble getting her mind around how a selection of her short stories — which range in tone and subject matter from dark and tragic to light...
  • Old Folios book club

    Old Folios book club
    Our club: We are Old Folios. We're an all-male group because females tend to avoid our 70-ish contrariness and curmudgeon-liness. Our meetings: We meet once a month in members' Wheaton homes for drinks, dinner and discussion. A typical evening...
  • Review: 'The Seven Good Years' by Etgar Keret

    Review: 'The Seven Good Years' by Etgar Keret
    Between the birth of his son Lev and the death of his father — the eponymous seven good years — Etgar Keret seems to have spent much of his time traveling from Tel Aviv to book fairs, festivals and readings around the globe. This, in itself,...
  • Prequels and Sequels book club

    Prequels and Sequels book club
    Our club: We are Prequels and Sequels. We are a diverse group of moms and daughters who live in the city. Our daughters attend the same Montessori school. We started meeting in 2009 when the girls were in the 3rd grade. Our meetings: We meet every six...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Laura Park

    Me, My Shelf and I: Laura Park
    "Cartoonists always have a ton of books," Laura Park says, wandering the sun- and plant-filled rooms of her Humboldt Park apartment, pulling out one mesmerizing volume after another. Bessie Smith croons from wireless speakers, and Walter, her French...