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  • A textbook case of gouging on college campuses

    A textbook case of gouging on college campuses
    To the editor: No one quoted in the article mentioned the possibility of not changing textbooks every year or so for some classes. Why is it necessary to change an algebra text or have bookkeeping, ancient history or language textbooks updated every year?...
  • Cal State looks for ways to drive down cost of textbooks

    Cal State looks for ways to drive down cost of textbooks
    It's the middle of summer and while many other students are hanging out at the beach or preoccupied with jobs, Elizabeth Rodriguez is emailing instructors for information about the books she will need as a Cal State Dominguez Hills junior this fall. Her...
  • 'Kingdom of Ice' uncovers a polar adventure frozen in time

    'Kingdom of Ice' uncovers a polar adventure frozen in time
    The great achievement of Hampton Sides' unforgettable new book about a group of American Arctic explorers only becomes apparent halfway into its 400-plus pages. "In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette" tells...
  • 'Panic in a Suitcase' a vivid immigrant tale of two cities

    'Panic in a Suitcase' a vivid immigrant tale of two cities
    Jewish immigrants have provided a rich source of comedy — some of it dark — in American literature. Think Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Gary Shteyngart and, more recently, Anya Ulinich. Make way for a fresh female voice. Yelena Akhtiorskaya,...
  • Rick Perlstein's 'The Invisible Bridge' spans Nixon-Reagan transition

    Rick Perlstein's 'The Invisible Bridge' spans Nixon-Reagan transition
    I watched Watergate unfold as if it were a spectator sport. Not just the Irvin committee hearings, at which John W. Dean intoned that "there was a cancer growing on the presidency," but also the House Judiciary Committee hearings, the press conferences,...
  • Chris Weitz talks about his YA novel, 'The Young World'

    Chris Weitz talks about his YA novel, 'The Young World'
    "I write lying down — much like Marcel Proust. The only thing I have in common with him," Chris Weitz says, laughing. Known as a director and screenwriter, Weitz has just published his first novel, "The Young World" (Little Brown: 384 pp, $19),...
  • 'Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel' conjures a new literary form

     'Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel' conjures a new literary form
    It's tempting to frame Anya Ulinich's "Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel" in terms of its antecedents: Bernard Malamud and Anton Chekhov, on the one hand, both of whom are referenced in the narrative, and on the other, graphic novelists such as Marjane Satrapi...
  • Bolingbrook couple buys used bookstore

    Bolingbrook couple buys used bookstore
    Paul Garrison had wanted to buy the Frugal Muse used bookstore on Lemont Road in Darien for the past few years. Finally, the Bolingbrook resident got a call from the owner of the chain of stores, which includes locations in Wisconsin, asking if Garrison...
  • First a portrait, now a book: George W. Bush takes 41 as his subject

    First a portrait, now a book: George W. Bush takes 41 as his subject
    It turns out that George W. Bush hasn’t been spending all of his post-White House time at his easel, painting portraits of foreign leaders and former pets. The 43rd president has written a biography of his father, the 41st president, George H.W....
  • John Green books come under parental fire again

    John Green books come under parental fire again
    First it was Florida, then Wisconsin. John Green's books -- though not "The Fault in Our Stars," which became the summer movie -- have come under fire from parents. In Pasco County, Fla., Green's young adult novel "Paper Towns" was removed from an...
  • 102-year-old literary scholar, Pynchon's prof, honored at White House

    102-year-old literary scholar, Pynchon's prof, honored at White House
    At 102 years old, literary scholar M.H. Abrams was awarded the National Humanities Medal on Monday at the White House by President Obama. Abrams is an emeritus professor at Cornell; in the 1950s, his students included Harold Bloom and Thomas Pynchon....