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  • Review: 'Hush Hush' by Laura Lippman

    Review: 'Hush Hush' by Laura Lippman
    In "The Girl in the Green Raincoat," Laura Lippman's 2011 novella, private detective Tess Monaghan is being held hostage by her pregnancy. She's in the third trimester, on bed rest for pre-eclampsia and, much like the photographer in Alfred Hitchcock's...
  • Review: 'Girl in a Band' by Kim Gordon

    Review: 'Girl in a Band' by Kim Gordon
    To women of a certain age and sensibility, Kim Gordon — bassist and vocalist for the era-defining art-rock band Sonic Youth — wasn't just a girl in a band, she was the girl in the band, an icy blonde commanding the stage in a striped...
  • Science-fiction roundup: Joe Abercrombie and more

    Science-fiction roundup: Joe Abercrombie and more
    The Just City by Jo Walton, Tor, 368 pages, $25.99 Science fiction readers occasionally claim it's the only true literature of ideas, confronting philosophical issues more directly than most fiction even tries. But there's a good reason for not trying:...
  • Reader of the Week: Nneka Rimmer

    Reader of the Week: Nneka Rimmer
    Who I am Nneka Rimmer, senior adviser at Boston Consulting Group. I live in North Kenwood, which is between Bronzeville and Hyde Park. One unique thing about me I remember being a pre-teen and moving from my bed to my parents' bed to spend long,...
  • Five Questions for Ed Berlin, co-owner of the Ivy Bookshop

    Five Questions for Ed Berlin, co-owner of the Ivy Bookshop
    Ed and Ann Berlin's professional lives took a fresh turn when they bought the 10-year-old Ivy Bookshop in January 2012. She had years of experience as a book publishing executive, he had devoted much of his professional life to the technical side of...
  • 'Fifty Shades' of hype: List of absurd tie-ins to movie is long

    'Fifty Shades' of hype: List of absurd tie-ins to movie is long
    Talk about 50 shades of bombardment. This weekend, the highly anticipated movie “Fifty Shades of Grey,” based on the bestselling erotic novel, opens in theaters. The risque story line has already fueled some odd pop culture moments,...
  • Review: 'Jam on the Vine' by LaShonda Katrice Barnett

    Review: 'Jam on the Vine' by LaShonda Katrice Barnett
    So many historical novels read like connect-the-dots puzzles or costume dramas, so one that is fresh, original and time-travels to an undiscovered past is a real discovery. In her debut novel, "Jam on the Vine," LaShonda Katrice Barnett focuses on how...
  • New in paperbacks: 'Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore' by Walter Mosley, others

    New in paperbacks: 'Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore' by Walter Mosley, others
    Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore by Walter Mosley, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 265 pages, $14.95 In Mosley's latest novel, famed porn queen Debbie Dare is one of the industry's hottest stars until she has an epiphany on set. She later returns home to find...
  • Chicago book news: Jessie Ann Foley, Charles Finch receive honors

    Chicago book news: Jessie Ann Foley, Charles Finch receive honors
    "The Carnival at Bray" by Jessie Ann Foley was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association earlier this month. Foley is an English teacher at William Howard Taft High School. →Charles Finch, author of the Charles...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    Feb. 15: B.J. Novak will discuss his book "One More Thing," recently released in paperback, with Printers Row Journal editor Jennifer Day. 5:30 p.m., Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd., $20, $34 with purchase of book. March 3: David Axelrod...
  • Review: 'A Spool of Blue Thread' by Anne Tyler

    Review: 'A Spool of Blue Thread' by Anne Tyler
    There was a time when the favorite way to put down Anne Tyler was to refer to her novels as "middlebrow." Particularly in the 1980s, a decade of triumphs that began with "Morgan's Passing" and continued with "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant," "The...