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  • Review: 'The World Before Us' by Aislinn Hunter

    Review: 'The World Before Us' by Aislinn Hunter
    The romance of the archive is a puzzling genre. A.S. Byatt's "Possession," in which archival research unearths a Victorian love scandal and causes modern-day entanglements, is exemplary; brilliant, but hardly reflective of the prosaic realities of the...
  • Chicago book news: Roger Reeves wins Whiting Award

    Chicago book news: Roger Reeves wins Whiting Award
    Roger Reeves, assistant professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was recently named a recipient of a Whiting Award for his poetry. The $50,000 prize is given to authors and poets for "early accomplishment and the promise of great...
  • Review: 'The World Beyond Your Head' by Matthew B. Crawford

    Review: 'The World Beyond Your Head' by Matthew B. Crawford
    When it comes to dystopias, you can keep your "Hunger Games" and "1984s." The most terrifying vision of the future I've seen came in the movie "WALL-E," where a spaceship jammed with pampered, Earth-fleeing refugees glides aimlessly through the universe....
  • Spiritual roundup: 'Between the Dark and the Daylight,' more

    Spiritual roundup: 'Between the Dark and the Daylight,' more
    Between the Dark and the Daylight by Joan Chittister, Image, 173 pages, $20 As a believer that there is much wisdom to be mined at the margins, those in-between spaces in life where all is not either this way or that, I was drawn first by the title...
  • Review: 'Unabrow' by Una LaMarche

    Review: 'Unabrow' by Una LaMarche
    The cover of "Unabrow," the first essay collection by young-adult novelist Una LaMarche, is a portrait of the author as a young, cute, eager, unibrowed girl. "Poor thing," one thinks, imagining the bullying, the self-doubt, the suffering this child must...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    April 16: Actress Kate Mulgrew ("Orange Is the New Black") will discuss her memoir, "Born With Teeth," with Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens. 7 p.m., Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave., $20, $45 with copy of book. To buy tickets or redeem your free...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Anthony Romero and Abigail Satinsky

    Me, My Shelf and I: Anthony Romero and Abigail Satinsky
    "This book is about how to intellectually be together," says Abigail Satinsky, associate director of Threewalls, pulling out a copy of "The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study," by Stefano Harney and Fred Moten. "It's about how everyday social...
  • Scott Ellsworth on 'The Secret Game'

    Scott Ellsworth on 'The Secret Game'
    On a Sunday morning in the spring of 1944, two college basketball teams laced up and squared off against each other in Durham, N.C. The game wasn't advertised; almost no one but the players and coaches themselves knew what was happening. The doors to...
  • The Biblioracle: Does centireading have legs?

    The Biblioracle: Does centireading have legs?
    Writing in the Guardian newspaper recently, novelist and Esquire columnist Stephen Marche extolled the virtues of "centireading." You read that correctly. He has read a book a hundred times. Two books, actually, "Hamlet," as part of his graduate...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Girl on the Train: A Novel" by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead, $26.95). Last week: 1 2. "All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel" by Anthony Doerr (Scribner, $27). Last week: 4 3. "Last One Home: A Novel" by Debbie Macomber...
  • Review: 'Bettyville' by George Hodgman

    Review: 'Bettyville' by George Hodgman
    Paris, Mo., population 1,246 and falling: This is the hometown to which George Hodgman returned for his mother Betty's 91st birthday. Two weeks stretched into two months. He thinks about leaving but cannot bring himself to get a flight back to New York....