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  • Review: 'The Making of Zombie Wars' by Aleksandar Hemon

    Review: 'The Making of Zombie Wars' by Aleksandar Hemon
    Aleksandar Hemon's third novel, "The Making of Zombie Wars," follows "The Book of My Lives," a collection of autobiographical essays published two years ago. There, he told the story of his youth in his native Yugoslavia, later Bosnia and Herzegovina,...
  • California Bookstore Day goes national Saturday

    California Bookstore Day goes national Saturday
    Once again, California leads the nation: This time, it's in independent bookstore celebrations. Spring 2014 marked the first-ever California Bookstore Day, in which independent bookstores offered limited-edition books, novelty items and special events...
  • Review: 'Michelle Obama: A Life' by Peter Slevin

    Review: 'Michelle Obama: A Life' by Peter Slevin
    Toward the end of a recent moderated discussion of his new book, "Michelle Obama: A Life," Northwestern University journalism professor Peter Slevin was asked whether the biography would have been different if he were a black man. "It certainly would have...
  • Chicago book news: Jeffrey Brown's latest 'Darth Vader' book published

    Chicago book news: Jeffrey Brown's latest 'Darth Vader' book published
    "Darth Vader and Friends" by Jeffrey Brown was published by Chronicle April 28. The latest children's graphic novel in Brown's "Darth Vader" series explores the various friendships in the "Star Wars" universe, including those between Princess Leia and the...
  • The Book Club from Spring Meadows

    The Book Club from Spring Meadows
    Our club: We are The Book Club from Spring Meadows of Libertyville, a senior independent living facility. We meet monthly and boast 14 women members ranging in age from 80 to 97. One unique thing about us: We look at first lines because they are the...
  • New in paperbacks: 'The Zhivago Affair' and more

    New in paperbacks: 'The Zhivago Affair' and more
    The Zhivago Affair by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée, Vintage, 384 pages, $16.95 Finn and Couvée explore the story behind "Doctor Zhivago," which won Boris Pasternak the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1958. Considered seditious by the Soviet government,...
  • E-reader: Worthy e-reads from the realm of poetry

    E-reader: Worthy e-reads from the realm of poetry
    Is SHE Available? by Igor Goldkind, 1-hour read, iBooks, $9.99 Chameleon Publishing, poet Igor Goldkind and a slew of musicians, animators and artists teamed up for the interactive and visually stunning "Is SHE Available?" Goldkind's words appear next...
  • Review: 'A God in Ruins' by Kate Atkinson

    Review: 'A God in Ruins' by Kate Atkinson
    Kate Atkinson just keeps getting better. That's a hell of a thing to say of someone whose debut novel, "Behind the Scenes at the Museum," nabbed the 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year Prize from under Salman Rushdie's nose, provoking reactionary hand-...
  • USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS

    1. "Memory Man" by David Balducci (Grand Central Publishing) 2. "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 3. "The Bone Tree" by Greg Iles (Riverhead) 4. "The Liar" by Nora Roberts (G.P. Putnam's Sons) 5. "And the Good News Is..." by Dana...
  • Children's roundup: 'The Grasshoppers & the Ants,' more

    Children's roundup: 'The Grasshoppers & the Ants,' more
    The Grasshopper & the Ants by Jerry Pinkney, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 40 pages, $18, ages 3 to 6 Pinkney says it took him years to reimagine Aesop's fable about the hardworking ants and the happy-go-lucky grasshopper, and this gorgeous...
  • Review: 'The Folded Clock' by Heidi Julavits

    Review: 'The Folded Clock' by Heidi Julavits
    Heidi Julavits' new book, "The Folded Clock: A Diary," is a playful, intimate, and deeply insightful collection written over the course of two years. Beginning each entry with the simple "Today I …" along with a date, Julavits adopts the...