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  • New in paperback: 'The First Phone Call From Heaven,' others

    New in paperback: 'The First Phone Call From Heaven,' others
    The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom, Harper, 327 pages, $15.99 The residents of Coldwater, Mich., begin receiving mysterious phone calls with voices on the other end saying they are calling from heaven. As "miracle fever" sweeps through...
  • Readers of the Week: Clare O'Connor & Wylie Aronow

    Readers of the Week: Clare O'Connor & Wylie Aronow
    Who we are Clare O'Connor from Seattle and Wylie Aronow from Miami. One unique thing about us Clare: I read the very best on airplanes. But I've learned to adapt to other locations, given the expense. Wylie: If I don't like a book I will sometimes...
  • Review: 'The Lost Book of Mormon' by Avi Steinberg

    Review: 'The Lost Book of Mormon' by Avi Steinberg
    Joan Didion famously said that "we tell ourselves stories in order to live." Didion was talking of the way we create narratives out of the stuff of our lives, attempting to make sense, to extract meaning, from what happens to us, what we observe around...
  • Review: 'See You in Paradise' by J. Robert Lennon

    Review: 'See You in Paradise' by J. Robert Lennon
    What's the worst thing that could happen between you and your wife? She cheats on you with a wealthy businessman and announces her plans to leave the family to live with him? She invites friends over for dinner then intentionally singes them with...
  • Military Spotlight on the Bookshelf

    Military Spotlight on the Bookshelf
    For this month’s roundup of new releases, in honor of Veterans Day, we’re spotlighting military history and books written by members of the armed forces. “The Early Morning of War” by Edward G. Longacre of Newport News....
  • 'Topless Cellist' depicts life of performance artist Charlotte Moorman

    'Topless Cellist' depicts life of performance artist Charlotte Moorman
    Charlotte Moorman was an ambitious, classically trained cellist when she arrived in New York in 1957. She aimed to become a soloist, but the career she ultimately attained as an avant-garde performance artist was truly singular. Joan Rothfuss, a...
  • 'The Mayor' by Richard Riordan short on revelations, insight

     'The Mayor' by Richard Riordan short on revelations, insight
    In his long public life in Los Angeles, including eight years as mayor, few ever accused Richard J. Riordan of being the Great Communicator. Sincere. Awkward. Generous. Tone deaf. Unbending. Passionate. All of those, yes. But capable of moving people...
  • Sherlock Holmes belongs to us all: Supreme Court declines to hear case

    Sherlock Holmes belongs to us all: Supreme Court declines to hear case
    It's official: Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective (and Benedict Cumberbatch's famous alter ego), is in the public domain. The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a case brought by Doyle's estate, which claimed that authors who...
  • Review: 'Yes Please' by Amy Poehler

    Review: 'Yes Please' by Amy Poehler
    I wrote this review for Amy Poehler's "Yes Please" on the Red Line to my cubicle job in the South Loop. I wrote it on a plane to a conference in Nashville, Tenn. I wrote it in the car, waiting for my 6-year-old son to finish school. I kept trying to...
  • Aasif Mandvi on 'No Land's Man'

     Aasif Mandvi on 'No Land's Man'
    As "senior brown correspondent" (and sometimes "senior Muslim correspondent"), Aasif Mandvi is often one of the funniest performers on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart." But in real life, Mandvi — whose family emigrated from India...
  • The Biblioracle: Speaking truth with power

    The Biblioracle: Speaking truth with power
    Ninety-percent of my reading diet is fiction. There's something about writers who take the ingredients of the world and turn them into something that reaches toward art that I find endlessly compelling. But I always mix a little nonfiction into my...