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  • Review: 'Wolf in White Van' by John Darnielle

    Review: 'Wolf in White Van' by John Darnielle
    In 1999, a Baltimore high school teen, Hae Min Lee, was found strangled in a park. Her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was convicted of the crime. He maintains his innocence. Their story is the focus of Serial, the podcasting phenomenon that has spawned endless...
  • Chicago book news: Burton History Trees' Kickstarter

    Bucktown-based Burton History Trees is running a Kickstarter campaign to create illustrated family trees of all 30 NBA teams, starting with the Chicago Bulls. Each tree will consist of the entire history of a franchise, featuring player and personnel...
  • Review: 'Fields of Blood' by Karen Armstrong

    Review: 'Fields of Blood' by Karen Armstrong
    People commit atrocities for a complex range of reasons," writes Karen Armstrong. "Yet so indelible is the aggressive image of religious faith in our secular consciousness that we routinely load the violent sins of the twentieth century onto the back of...
  • Audiobook roundup: Jeffery Deaver's 'Starling Project,' others

    Audiobook roundup: Jeffery Deaver's 'Starling Project,' others
    The Starling Project by Jeffery Deaver, featuring Alfred Molina, Lisa Stathoplos, David J. Curtis and Aaron Abano, Audible Studios, 4:10, $16.99 "The Starling Project" is pure Jeffery Deaver, with a plot that twists and turns upon itself and a brilliant...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Carly Kocurek

    Me, My Shelf and I: Carly Kocurek
    When students stop by Carly Kocurek's office at the Illinois Institute of Technology, they assume her extensive book collection is on loan from the campus library. "Wow, how many books does the library let you borrow?!" they ask. The confusion is...
  • From the Archives: Capote plays Santa

    From the Archives: Capote plays Santa
    Editor's note: For Christmas 1968, Truman Capote listed for the Tribune the books he would buy for his friends. Christmas is upon us, so we take a look back this week at a 1968 story Truman Capote wrote listing all the books he would buy for his friends....
  • James Patterson is on a mission to #saveourbooks

     James Patterson is on a mission to #saveourbooks
    "There's no evidence at this stage that the great books in our culture can be produced through the Internet right now," says bestselling writer James Patterson. "If the equivalent of 'Ulysses' came along, out it would go on the Internet, it would get like...
  • 'Hollywood Cats' showcases feline celebrity before days of Grumpy Cat

     'Hollywood Cats' showcases feline celebrity before days of Grumpy Cat
    Lil Bub, Grumpy Cat and other felines of the World Wide Interweb, take note: If you want your fame to be timeless, curl up to a celebrity. That much is clear after one spin through "Hollywood Cats" (ACC Distribution, $45), the new photo book of...
  • The best suspense novels to give as gifts

    The best suspense novels to give as gifts
    "Gone Girl" was our notice: The adults are in charge again. No more vampires, no more zombies, no more hunger games. As the wars and financial panics of the last decade have dwindled into memory, so too have the grim apocalyptic novels they inspired, as...
  • Fiction, nonfiction books to gift

    Fiction, nonfiction books to gift
    The first Christmas gift I can remember receiving was a book. I was 4 years old, still unable to read, but when Santa left me a copy of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by Chicago's own L. Frank Baum, I felt certain that it was the greatest gift any boy had...
  • Reviews: 'When I Am Yes' and 'Walmart Republic'

    Reviews: 'When I Am Yes' and 'Walmart Republic'
    Any Chicagoan who loves poetry knows that the Guild Literary Complex has long been an essential inspiration and outlet for area poets. For 25 years, the Guild has been presenting and supporting diverse and emerging voices. And it was through the Guild,...