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  • Review: 'Women of Karantina' by Nael Eltoukhy

    Review: 'Women of Karantina' by Nael Eltoukhy
    Nael Eltoukhy's "Women of Karantina" revels in the violence and treachery committed by its female crime bosses, divided over the 60 years the novel spans. While this is not the Egyptian writer's first novel, its over-the-top rendering of the struggles...
  • Chicago book news: New Nick Offerman book forthcoming

    Chicago book news: New Nick Offerman book forthcoming
    "Gumption" by Nick Offerman will be published by Dutton May 26. The "Parks and Recreation" star highlights 21 figures from American history in a similar style to his previous book, "Paddle Your Own Canoe." Offerman grew up in Minooka. →"I Regret...
  • Review: 'All the Wild That Remains' by David Gessner

    Review: 'All the Wild That Remains' by David Gessner
    A decade ago I happened upon David Gessner's book of essays, "Sick of Nature," at an environmental writing conference. Drawn to the title essay, I was fascinated by Gessner's attempt to redefine nature writing — to move beyond all the quiet...
  • Reading the classics on a tablet

    Reading the classics on a tablet
    I write with a fountain pen. I don't watch television. I don't own an iPad, an iPod, a desktop, a laptop or a smart phone. I am, in short, the last person you'd suspect would get involved with an e-reader. But when I saw last year that Amazon had...
  • Young Adult roundup: 'The Cost of All Things' and more

    Young Adult roundup: 'The Cost of All Things' and more
    The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman, Balzer + Bray, 410 pages, $17.99, ages 14+ What if painful memories could disappear? What if friends were guaranteed to stick around? Such wishful thinking comes true with unforeseen consequences in Maggie...
  • Review: 'Lord Fear' by Lucas Mann

    Review: 'Lord Fear' by Lucas Mann
    When Josh Mann overdosed in May 2000, he seemed an awful lot like thousands of other Gen-X heroin casualties from the previous decade. He was young, had grown up comfortably and died in his New York apartment surrounded by the detritus of an unrealized...
  • Review: 'Orient' by Christopher Bollen

    Review: 'Orient' by Christopher Bollen
    The talent outruns the proficiency sometimes, in younger novelists. There are only three disciplines that produce prodigies — math, music and chess — and what they have in common is that none of them requires emotional intelligence. The...
  • The Biblioracle: A Nobel recommendation in full Blume

    The Biblioracle: A Nobel recommendation in full Blume
    The Nobel Prize in Literature isn't awarded until October, but it's never too early to start the speculating, and maybe even the lobbying. You see, I think it's high time for another American to win the award. The last U.S.-born recipient was Toni...
  • Reader of the Week: Eileen P. Gardner

    Reader of the Week: Eileen P. Gardner
    Who I am: Eileen P. Gardner, a 54-year-old former paralegal for a major bank enjoying a work sabbatical, trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Part of the pleasure of the past year has been the freedom to read at any time instead of...
  • Scott McEwen on 'The Sniper and the Wolf'

    Scott McEwen on 'The Sniper and the Wolf'
    In real life and in pop culture, the sniper is a figure of fascination and fear. Now, thanks to "American Sniper" — the wildly popular Clint Eastwood film that starred Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, a real-life Navy SEAL sniper — a new...
  • Review: 'The Millionaire and the Bard' by Andrea E. Mays

    Review: 'The Millionaire and the Bard' by Andrea E. Mays
    A photo in "The Millionaire and the Bard" by Andrea E. Mays shows 82 copies of the First Folio — the first full collection of Shakespeare's plays, printed in 1623 — resting horizontally on 13 shelves at the Folger Shakespeare Library in...