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  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Revival" By Stephen King (Scribner, $30). Two men — one an addict, the other a fallen minister — reunite after more than a century. Last week: — 2. "Gray Mountain" by John Grisham (Doubleday, $28.95). A lawyer...
  • Review: 'Limonov' by Emmanuel Carrère

    Review: 'Limonov' by Emmanuel Carrère
    The American critic and biographer Leon Edel once told an interviewer that writing a biography is "like falling in love." Infatuation, explained Edel, is necessary, but so is the termination of the love affair, "if a useful biography is to emerge."...
  • Book club: Morowitz, Wexler and Young

    Book club: Morowitz, Wexler and Young
    Our club We are Morowitz, Wexler and Young from Wilmette. Our meetings We try to meet every two weeks on Sunday mornings at Jake Morowitz's house. We loved "Justice as Fairness" and "The Law of Peoples" by John Rawls. These books reflected a...
  • Review: 'The Laughing Monsters' by Denis Johnson

    Review: 'The Laughing Monsters' by Denis Johnson
    The Laughing Monsters" drops us onto the steamy airport tarmac of Freetown, Sierra Leone, then takes us on a no-seat-belts ride into the maelstrom of violence and corruption that personifies today's West Africa. The title of Denis Johnson's latest novel...
  • Reviews: 'Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis' and 'The Good Son'

    Reviews: 'Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis' and 'The Good Son'
    November was always tough for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The reason never needed explaining: President Kennedy had been assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Jackie — those of us alive in the 1960s need no other identifiers — was sitting...
  • E-reader: Emily Gould's online bookstore, more

    E-reader: Emily Gould's online bookstore, more
    Emily Books: An Indi(e) Bookstore, Book Subscription, $13.99/month Emily Books brings the feel of an indie bookstore to the online marketplace. Launched by novelist Emily Gould (above) and writer Ruth Curry, the site handpicks reads the same way...
  • Chicago book news: Society of Midland Authors awards, more

    The Society of Midland Authors is accepting nominations for its annual literary awards. The awards will recognize the best books written by Midwestern authors that were published in 2014. Each winner will receive $500 and a recognition award. For details,...
  • Military Spotlight on the Bookshelf

    Military Spotlight on the Bookshelf
    For this month’s roundup of new releases, in honor of Veterans Day, we’re spotlighting military history and books written by members of the armed forces. “The Early Morning of War” by Edward G. Longacre of Newport News....
  • Review: 'Without You, There Is No Us' by Suki Kim

    Review: 'Without You, There Is No Us' by Suki Kim
    During six months in 2011, journalist Suki Kim taught English at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) to the sons of North Korea's most elite families while secretly taking copious notes about what she saw and learned. Kim hid her...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Javier and Diego Ramirez

    Me, My Shelf and I: Javier and Diego Ramirez
    In the East Rogers Park home he shares with his father, 10-year-old Diego Ramirez has a collection of more than 100 books personally inscribed to him. That's because since he was born, Diego's literary-minded dad, Javier — manager of The Book...
  • New in paperbacks: Lorrie Moore's 'Bark,' others

    New in paperbacks: Lorrie Moore's 'Bark,' others
    Bark by Lorrie Moore, Vintage Contemporaries, 196 pages, $15 "Bark" is a collection of eight new short stories, most of which deal with life, divorce and politics with Moore's brand of tragic humor: A divorced man tries to keep calm at the breakout of...