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  • Crime fiction roundup: 'Reykjavik Nights' and others

    Crime fiction roundup: 'Reykjavik Nights' and others
    Reykjavik Nights by Arnaldur Indridason, translated by Victoria Cribb, Minotaur, 294 pages, $25.99 Since childhood, when he and his brother were lost in a blizzard in the mountains where he grew up, and he was found but his brother was not, Arnaldur...
  • Reviews: 'Spinster' and 'The Wild Oats Project'

    Reviews: 'Spinster' and 'The Wild Oats Project'
    In the half-century since Betty Friedan demolished the feminine mystique, we've cycled through consciousness raising and the rise of the career woman; backlash and the critique of backlash; endless colloquies about "having it all"; the phenomenon of...
  • Mary Morris on 'The Jazz Palace'

    Mary Morris on 'The Jazz Palace'
    The next time Mary Morris tells her writing students about the value of rejection, she can use her new book, "The Jazz Palace," as an invaluable object lesson. "I tell them that rejection is a terrible thing to go through," she said in a phone...
  • E-reader: Crimes and misdemeanors

    E-reader: Crimes and misdemeanors
    The Brief, Extraordinary Life of Cody Spafford by Allecia Vermillion, 45-minute read, Seattle Met, free On April 3, 2014, the staff at Seattle oyster bar Walrus and the Carpenter got terrible news. Their friend and co-worker Cody Spafford, known for his...
  • Reviews: 'I Refuse' and 'Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes' by Per Petterson

    Reviews: 'I Refuse' and 'Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes' by Per Petterson
    The Norwegian author Per Petterson's new novel, "I Refuse," bears a clear resemblance to his sensationally popular 2003 novel, "Out Stealing Horses," published in the United States in 2007, the book that propelled him to international fame. Both feature...
  • Review: 'Bettyville' by George Hodgman

    Review: 'Bettyville' by George Hodgman
    Kindness. The word is scribbled throughout the margins of my copy of George Hodgman's new memoir, "Bettyville." If you think of that word as a sentimental squish, if you believe memoirs are best built for retribution and self-promotion, let Hodgman change...
  • Worth Noting: Local authors part of multi-author book signing

    The Rev. Angela M. Gracey of Laurel will be one of many authors signing books Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 15455 Emerald Way in the Bowie Town Center, during a multi-author book signing from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Gracey will be signing copies of her book...
  • Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey brings underdog message to Chicago

    Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey brings underdog message to Chicago
    For his first trick, Captain Underpants creator Dav Pilkey will mesmerize 400 excitable young children. The white cinder block gym at Pleasantdale Elementary School in La Grange buzzes and hums with excitement as hundreds of children take their seats on...
  • Review: 'God Help the Child' by Toni Morrison

    Review: 'God Help the Child' by Toni Morrison
    Toni Morrison is an American literary treasure. But some treasures, no matter how valued or precious, can have blemishes that mar their luster. That's sadly the case with Morrison's 11th novel, "God Help the Child." The theme is vintage Morrison: an...
  • Luis Alberto Urrea on new poetry, short story collections

    Luis Alberto Urrea on new poetry, short story collections
    The Chicago-area writer Luis Alberto Urrea is a literary jack-of-all-trades, publishing novels, short stories, nonfiction and poetry with success in all these modes. His nonfiction book about Mexican immigrants in Arizona, "The Devil's Highway" (2004),...
  • Review: 'The Dream Lover' by Elizabeth Berg

    Review: 'The Dream Lover' by Elizabeth Berg
    Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dudevant, née Dupin, is not a household name, yet she has the distinction of being France's first best-selling female novelist. Dudevant wrote under a pseudonym — George Sand — and is known more for wearing men's...