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  • Review: 'The Festival of Insignificance' by Milan Kundera

    Review: 'The Festival of Insignificance' by Milan Kundera
    Both fascism and comedy take life very, very lightly. That's the essential insight that has defined the novels of Milan Kundera, the renowned Czech author who turned 86 this year — the way that governments and jokes, in pursuit of their own ends, so...
  • Chicago area LGBT authors recommend LGBT books

    Chicago area LGBT authors recommend LGBT books
    LGBT pride should be exercised every day, of course, and not just in the month of June when so much attention is focused on big, splashy parades hosted by many cities. One year-round way to celebrate pride in being lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...
  • Sports roundup: 'Men in Green,' and more

    Sports roundup: 'Men in Green,' and more
    Men in Green by Michael Bamberger, Simon & Schuster, 263 pages, $27 This is the golf version of Roger Kahn's classic "The Boys of Summer" on the old Brooklyn Dodgers. Bamberger, long-time golf writer for Sports Illustrated, goes on a journey to find the...
  • Chicago book news: Gioia Diliberto pens bio of Diane von Furstenberg

    Chicago book news: Gioia Diliberto pens bio of Diane von Furstenberg
    "Diane von Furstenberg: A Life Unwrapped" by Gioia Diliberto will be published by Dey Street July 7. The biography examines von Furstenberg's life as the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and her rise in the fashion industry in the 1970s. Diliberto lives...
  • Summer's best new books -- for the beach and beyond

    Summer's best new books -- for the beach and beyond
    What comes to mind when you think of a "beach read"? A $7.99 mass-market novel set in Nantucket or the South Carolina low country, featuring some treacly romantic storyline and photo-realistic cover art of an Adirondack chair, sun hat and/or lighthouse?...
  • Prequels and Sequels book club

    Prequels and Sequels book club
    Our club: We are Prequels and Sequels. We are a diverse group of moms and daughters who live in the city. Our daughters attend the same Montessori school. We started meeting in 2009 when the girls were in the 3rd grade. Our meetings: We meet every six...
  • Flying Monkey Brigade book club

    Flying Monkey Brigade book club
    Our club: We are the Flying Monkey Brigade Book Club. We are all women of a certain age who met while working at Elsie C. Johnson Elementary School in Hanover Park. Our meetings: Monthly at Panera Bread. We loved: "Close to Shore" by Michael Capuzzo....
  • 2015 Children's Read & Write: Librarians recommend exciting books

    2015 Children's Read & Write: Librarians recommend exciting books
    We've asked Chicago-area librarians to suggest well-written, age-appropriate books in six categories for our annual Children's Read & Write program. Here are their suggestions. The Animal Kingdom "How to Speak Dog" and "How to Speak Cat" by Aline...
  • Review: 'How to Raise an Adult' by Julie Lythcott-Haims

    Review: 'How to Raise an Adult' by Julie Lythcott-Haims
    All parents are amateurs. So we turn to the "experts" to answer our questions about vaccinations and sleep schedules and developmental milestones, as well as the more cosmic queries we wrestle with: Will my child be happy? Will my child fit in? Will my...
  • Review: 'In the Unlikely Event' by Judy Blume

    Review: 'In the Unlikely Event' by Judy Blume
    If you've ever wondered how childhood experiences impact a novelist's plots and characters, consider this. In December 1951, Judy Blume was in the eighth grade at Hamilton Junior High in Elizabeth, N.J., when a plane crashed in the city limits. Two more...
  • Review: 'Primates of Park Avenue' by Wednesday Martin

    Review: 'Primates of Park Avenue' by Wednesday Martin
    Wednesday Martin had a delicious idea: Treat her wealthy Park Avenue neighbors like the subjects of an anthropological expedition. She would learn the unusual folkways of this insular culture and reveal them to a curious world. She had the opportunity...