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  • Review: 'A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka' by Lev Golinkin

    Review: 'A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka' by Lev Golinkin
    In the late '80s — the last few years of the Soviet Union — a flood of Jews streamed across its boarders. Many had waited a decade or more to leave and suffered untold personal and professional hardship in doing so. The inscrutable...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Britt Julious

    Me, My Shelf and I: Britt Julious
    When she needs to get out of a rut, over a hump or otherwise inspired, Chicago-based freelance journalist Britt Julious turns to books. "Matilda" by Roald Dahl, which she continues to read on a near-annual basis, encouraged the 27-year-old Oak Park...
  • From the Archive: Uncensored 'From Here to Eternity' found

    From the Archive: Uncensored 'From Here to Eternity' found
    Editor's note: Dec. 7 is Pearl Harbor Day, so we thought we'd revisit James Jones' classic, "From Here to Eternity." In 1990, an early, unedited manuscript was found in a bank vault by a University of Illinois professor. More recently, a restored...
  • Michael Lerman uses assistive technology to self-publish poetry

    Michael Lerman uses assistive technology to self-publish poetry
    This past June, Michael Lerman, 38, self-published "Flow of Illuminati," the second book of verses in his Michaels Lyric series. He writes of sadness and lovesickness, joy and pain. His lyrics are raw, baring a life that is full of longing, alienation and...
  • New in paperbacks: 'Coming Out to Play' by Robbie Rogers, more

    New in paperbacks: 'Coming Out to Play' by Robbie Rogers, more
    Coming Out to Play by Robbie Rogers with Eric Marcus, Penguin, 222 pages, $17 The LA Galaxy winger and fullback details his life, including his decision to come out as the first openly gay professional athlete to a play a major team sport in the...
  • YA books to place under the Christmas tree

    YA books to place under the Christmas tree
    This past year, adults who enjoy reading young adult novels were told to grow up. Like Goldilocks sinking into Mama Bear's chair, cultural critics such as A.O. Scott of The New York Times, Ruth Graham of Slate and Christopher Beha of The New Yorker...
  • Gift ideas for the book lover

    Gift ideas for the book lover
    Shopping for the book lover in your life doesn't necessarily mean taking a trip to your local bookstore. Here are some book-related gift ideas for the literary-minded person on your holiday shopping list. If Big Brother is watching you, the least you...
  • Great children's books for holiday giving

    Great children's books for holiday giving
    My kids loved Holly Hobbie's "I'll Be Home for Christmas" because it was full of holiday excitement and hushed wonder and plucky pink pigs. I loved it because it was a surprisingly soulful meditation on the push and pull of serious long-term friendship...
  • 2015 Algren contest begins

    2015 Algren contest begins
    The Chicago Tribune's Algren Awards contest is officially under way. This nationally recognized contest for original short fiction, named in honor of the Chicago literary great Nelson Algren, is now accepting entries until the deadline of 11:59 p.m....
  • President Obama shops for books at -- where else? -- Politics and Prose

    President Obama shops for books at -- where else? -- Politics and Prose
    In between the nationally hyped Black Friday and Cyber Monday, some Americans did their holiday shopping at locally owned stores on Small Business Saturday. Among those supporting smaller, non-corporate businesses was President Obama, who, along with...
  • Printers Row Picks: The best books of 2014

    Printers Row Picks: The best books of 2014
    We picked the best books from 2014 that stood out amongst the rest in a year filled with good literature. Here are our picks. The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses by Kevin Birmingham (Penguin, $29.95) Sex and anarchy! A...