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  • Chicago book news: New titles by Sneed, Calkins to be published

    Chicago book news: New titles by Sneed, Calkins to be published
    "Paris, He Said" by Christine Sneed will be published by Bloomsbury May 5. The novel explores the complicated relationships of a woman who moves to Paris with her wealthy, art gallery-owning lover. Sneed teaches at the University of Illinois at Urbana&...
  • Hartford Comic Author Looking For Donations For New Book

    Hartford Comic Author Looking For Donations For New Book
    Who: Luke Foster The project: The Center of Somewhere, Volume 1 The website: drawnaway.centerofsomewhere.com Like many, Foster has a job in the insurance industry in Hartford. Unlike most, he also has a successful side gig as an author and...
  • SeaWorld responds strongly to ex-trainer's critical book

    SeaWorld responds strongly to ex-trainer's critical book
    A book critical of SeaWorld has prompted the company to release a video of the author that shows him in an unflattering light. In "Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond 'Blackfish'," ex-SeaWorld killer whale trainer John...
  • Editor's choice: 'Bettyville' by George Hodgman

    Editor's choice: 'Bettyville' by George Hodgman
    Paris, Mo., population 1,246 and falling: This is the hometown to which George Hodgman returned for his mother Betty's 91st birthday. Two weeks stretched into two months. He thinks about leaving but cannot bring himself to get a flight back to New York....
  • Reviews: 'So You've Been Publicly Shamed' and 'Is Shame Necessary?'

    Reviews: 'So You've Been Publicly Shamed' and 'Is Shame Necessary?'
    Early in 2012, a well-known writer seemed to go slightly crazy. Jon Ronson was already something of a journalistic stuntman, a sleuth who sniffed out strangely compelling stories on topics like military-funded psychics ("The Men Who Stare at Goats") and...
  • New in paperbacks: Phil Klay's National Book Award-winning 'Redeployment'

    New in paperbacks: Phil Klay's National Book Award-winning 'Redeployment'
    Redeployment by Phil Klay, Penguin, 291 pages, $16 Winner of the 2014 National Book Award, "Redeployment" is a collection of short, fictional stories about the war in Iraq and its consequences told from multiple perspectives, including that of soldiers,...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Jami Nakamura Lin

    Me, My Shelf and I: Jami Nakamura Lin
    Books loom large in Jami Nakamura Lin's earliest memories. "One day my dad came home from work and found my mom, sisters and I sobbing in the master bedroom, the entire bed covered in Kleenex." Her father's concern turned to laughter when they...
  • E-reader: Author's job adventures are 'Money' in the bank

    E-reader: Author's job adventures are 'Money' in the bank
    Some Things I Did for Money by Stephanie Georgopulos, 1-hour read, Kindle Single $2.99 Stephanie Georgopulos recalls a lifetime of unconventional and occasionally disastrous jobs in her Kindle Single, "Some Things I Did for Money." Growing up in a...
  • New in paperbacks: 'Can't and Won't' by Lydia Davis

    New in paperbacks: 'Can't and Won't' by Lydia Davis
    Can't and Won't by Lydia Davis, Picador, 289 pages, $16 Davis' collection ranges from stories that are one line long ("Bloomington") to transcriptions of email spam ("Hello Dear") to a cow's observations on life ("The Cows"). In reviewing the book for...
  • The Saucy Book Mavens book club

    The Saucy Book Mavens book club
    Our club: The Saucy Book Mavens, based out of the north and northwest sides. A series of coincidences: Before our first meeting in November 2011, Maureen, one of our members, answered an ad on Reader's Circle to join a book club. At Maureen's regular...
  • Review: 'Hissing Cousins' by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer

    Review: 'Hissing Cousins' by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer
    If the predictions of pundits and pols hold true, voters in 2016 will have little to decide but choice of dynasty: Bush or Clinton. Where, oh where, are the new faces and names, the critics have been moaning. Yet, American politics has long been...