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  • Review: 'Where To?' by Dmitry Samarov

    Review: 'Where To?' by Dmitry Samarov
    All cabdrivers get dispatched, but most cabdrivers don't send dispatches. Artist, writer and former taxi driver Dmitry Samarov does, though, and has for years: on his blog and through Twitter as well as in his first book "Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab"...
  • Review: 'Deep Down Dark' by Hector Tobar

    Review: 'Deep Down Dark' by Hector Tobar
    When I was a child, I enjoyed visits to the doctor because of the long waits in the waiting room. There, stacked high on small tables, were battered copies of Reader's Digest, each containing a single gem: a "Drama in Real Life," a true-life story of a...
  • Time Machine: H.L. Mencken's 1925 review of 'The Great Gatsby'

    Time Machine: H.L. Mencken's 1925 review of 'The Great Gatsby'
    Time Machine is a new Printers Row Journal feature offering a look at past Tribune books coverage. This week, we offer H.L. Mencken's 1925 review of “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Scott Fitzgerald's new novel, "The Great Gatsby"...
  • From the Library Of... Liz and Joe Mason

    From the Library Of... Liz and Joe Mason
    When Liz and Joe Mason first moved in together, they didn't merge their books right away. Eventually, though, the literary minded couple combined their quirky, offbeat collections, forming an extensive library not unlike that of Quimby's Bookstore,...
  • E-reader: 'I Had a Stroke at 33,' more

    I Had a Stroke at 33 by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee, BuzzFeed, 20-minute read, free Over at BuzzFeed, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee recounts the stroke that reset her life at age 33. On Dec. 31, 2006, everything stopped making sense. The world separated into...
  • Barbara Mahany on 'Slowing Time'

    Barbara Mahany on 'Slowing Time'
    Publishers Weekly named "Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door" one of the 10 most anticipated religion books for the fall. But former Chicago Tribune reporter Barbara Mahany would like to tweak that: "It's a spirituality book," she...
  • Science fiction roundup: 'Bathing the Lion,' more

    Science fiction roundup: 'Bathing the Lion,' more
    Bathing the Lion by Jonathan Carroll, St. Martin's, 280 pages, $25.99 Jonathan Carroll is something of a genius at rug-pulling. In any given novel, it's almost impossible to anticipate when his utterly believable portraits of domestic life might veer...
  • Review: 'On Immunity' by Eula Biss

    Review: 'On Immunity' by Eula Biss
    You read Eula Biss' new book slowly, with care. You are not sure, at first, where it is going. The topic is immunity, also inoculation, also vaccination, epidemics, social responsibility, vampirism and the impossibility of completely knowing. There are...
  • Stonebridge Women's Book Club of Aurora

    Stonebridge Women's Book Club of Aurora
    Our club: We are the Stonebridge Women's Book Club from Aurora. Our meetings: Our 15 members meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Stonebridge Country Club for dinner. One unique thing about us: We're all suburbanites living in the same...
  • How Hollywood scandal was born

    How Hollywood scandal was born
    In its regular roundup of celebrities caught in public performances of latte-sipping, stroller-pushing everydayness, US Weekly assures its readers that stars are "just like us!" But why would we want stars, those shiny embodiments of melodrama and...
  • Marlon James' views of a crime in 'A Brief History of Seven Killings'

    Marlon James' views of a crime in 'A Brief History of Seven Killings'
    Marlon James' "A Brief History of Seven Killings," is a thrilling, ambitious fictionalization of the assassination attempt on Bob Marley in 1976 and the afterlives of Marley's would-be assassins. Both intense and epic — it's told in rapid-fire...