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  • Review: 'The Seven Good Years' by Etgar Keret

    Review: 'The Seven Good Years' by Etgar Keret
    Between the birth of his son Lev and the death of his father — the eponymous seven good years — Etgar Keret seems to have spent much of his time traveling from Tel Aviv to book fairs, festivals and readings around the globe. This, in itself,...
  • Review: 'Charlie Martz and Other Stories' by Elmore Leonard

    Review: 'Charlie Martz and Other Stories' by Elmore Leonard
    "Novelist Discovered After 23 Books" read the headline on a 1983 New York Times feature on Elmore Leonard. At a time when it's possible for a fiction writer to be tagged a major discovery before actually publishing anything, the idea of an artist plugging...
  • E-reader: Quick reads on defining family

    E-reader: Quick reads on defining family
    Fade Out by Kayleen Schaefer, Kindle Single, hour read, $2.99 After losing her magazine job, Kayleen Schaefer can only focus on one thing: finding her younger brother Jarrett, a filmmaker who disappeared (of his own accord) after the release of his...
  • The Biblioracle: Re-writing 'Fifty Shades' not that novel

    The Biblioracle: Re-writing 'Fifty Shades' not that novel
    By the time you read this, E.L. James' "Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian" will be available and pumping up publishing industry coffers. James is responding to the demands of her audience who want to experience the events from inside the...
  • Review: 'Blackout' by Sarah Hepola

    Review: 'Blackout' by Sarah Hepola
    Readers approach memoirs with skepticism these days, and for good reason. The lure of the tell-all is fueled by the schadenfreudian urge to minimize one's own problems by comparing them to another's: "Lucky me; I wasn't molested as a child/diagnosed...
  • Review: 'The Festival of Insignificance' by Milan Kundera

    Review: 'The Festival of Insignificance' by Milan Kundera
    Both fascism and comedy take life very, very lightly. That's the essential insight that has defined the novels of Milan Kundera, the renowned Czech author who turned 86 this year — the way that governments and jokes, in pursuit of their own ends, so...
  • Chicago area LGBT authors recommend LGBT books

    Chicago area LGBT authors recommend LGBT books
    LGBT pride should be exercised every day, of course, and not just in the month of June when so much attention is focused on big, splashy parades hosted by many cities. One year-round way to celebrate pride in being lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...
  • Sports roundup: 'Men in Green,' and more

    Sports roundup: 'Men in Green,' and more
    Men in Green by Michael Bamberger, Simon & Schuster, 263 pages, $27 This is the golf version of Roger Kahn's classic "The Boys of Summer" on the old Brooklyn Dodgers. Bamberger, long-time golf writer for Sports Illustrated, goes on a journey to find the...
  • Chicago book news: Gioia Diliberto pens bio of Diane von Furstenberg

    Chicago book news: Gioia Diliberto pens bio of Diane von Furstenberg
    "Diane von Furstenberg: A Life Unwrapped" by Gioia Diliberto will be published by Dey Street July 7. The biography examines von Furstenberg's life as the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and her rise in the fashion industry in the 1970s. Diliberto lives...
  • Literacenter opens doors in West Loop

    Literacenter opens doors in West Loop
    Searching for real estate in Chicago is a lot like finishing a book — it can take a while, but it's usually worth the wait. After a three-year hunt, Stacy Ratner, co-founder of the Chicago Literacy Alliance and founder of Open Books, can now call...
  • New in paperbacks: David Mitchell's 'The Bone Clocks'

    New in paperbacks: David Mitchell's 'The Bone Clocks'
    The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell, Random House, 637 pages, $18 David Mitchell continues to build his own universe in "The Bone Clocks," which features characters from his earlier novels. This one centers on Holly Sykes, who becomes embroiled in a...