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  • Review: 'The Laughing Monsters' by Denis Johnson

    Review: 'The Laughing Monsters' by Denis Johnson
    The Laughing Monsters" drops us onto the steamy airport tarmac of Freetown, Sierra Leone, then takes us on a no-seat-belts ride into the maelstrom of violence and corruption that personifies today's West Africa. The title of Denis Johnson's latest novel...
  • Reviews: 'Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis' and 'The Good Son'

    Reviews: 'Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis' and 'The Good Son'
    November was always tough for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The reason never needed explaining: President Kennedy had been assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Jackie — those of us alive in the 1960s need no other identifiers — was sitting...
  • E-reader: Emily Gould's online bookstore, more

    E-reader: Emily Gould's online bookstore, more
    Emily Books: An Indi(e) Bookstore, Book Subscription, $13.99/month Emily Books brings the feel of an indie bookstore to the online marketplace. Launched by novelist Emily Gould (above) and writer Ruth Curry, the site handpicks reads the same way...
  • Chicago book news: Society of Midland Authors awards, more

    The Society of Midland Authors is accepting nominations for its annual literary awards. The awards will recognize the best books written by Midwestern authors that were published in 2014. Each winner will receive $500 and a recognition award. For details,...
  • Top 3 Moravian Book Shop best-sellers: Young adult books

    SINNER By Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic, $18.99) This fourth — stand-alone — chapter in the "Shiver "series follows Cole St. Clair and Isabel to LA. These two secondary characters finally have their time to shine in this touching and...
  • Review: 'Without You, There Is No Us' by Suki Kim

    Review: 'Without You, There Is No Us' by Suki Kim
    During six months in 2011, journalist Suki Kim taught English at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) to the sons of North Korea's most elite families while secretly taking copious notes about what she saw and learned. Kim hid her...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Javier and Diego Ramirez

    Me, My Shelf and I: Javier and Diego Ramirez
    In the East Rogers Park home he shares with his father, 10-year-old Diego Ramirez has a collection of more than 100 books personally inscribed to him. That's because since he was born, Diego's literary-minded dad, Javier — manager of The Book...
  • New in paperbacks: Lorrie Moore's 'Bark,' others

    New in paperbacks: Lorrie Moore's 'Bark,' others
    Bark by Lorrie Moore, Vintage Contemporaries, 196 pages, $15 "Bark" is a collection of eight new short stories, most of which deal with life, divorce and politics with Moore's brand of tragic humor: A divorced man tries to keep calm at the breakout of...
  • Review: 'Beijing Bastard' by Val Wang

    Review: 'Beijing Bastard' by Val Wang
    In the 1990s, when thousands of young Chinese nationals, including this reviewer, fled China's dusty streets and stifling political environment for the U.S. Val Wang, a Chinese-American, went the other direction. Wang was raised in an affluent suburb of...
  • Reader of the Week: Arsalan Iftikhar

    Reader of the Week: Arsalan Iftikhar
    Who I Am Arsalan Iftikhar from Downers Grove. One unique thing about me I prefer audiobooks. Please don't tell anyone. I liked "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas, "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte, "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D....
  • Review: 'Ada's Algorithm' by James Essinger

    Review: 'Ada's Algorithm' by James Essinger
    The story of Ada Lovelace would be irresistible even if she did not hold a singular place in the history of the computer. Her father was the celebrated poet Lord Byron. His brief marriage to Annabella Milbanke is the stuff of bodice rippers, with the...