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  • Top 3 Books: Children's Chapter Books

    THE PRINCESS IN BLACK By Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illustrated by Le Uyen Pham (Candlewick Press, $14.99) Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when ... Brring! Brring! The Monster alarm! Stopping monsters is no...
  • Best Sources For Hottest New Books And Author Talks Near You

    Best Sources For Hottest New Books And Author Talks Near You
    Where can you find information on books to read for your own pleasure or for book club meetings, or about author appearances in the area? The weekly Writestuff column is a good place to start, but there are other sources. First on your list should be...
  • Science fiction roundup: 'Galapágos Regained,' more

    Science fiction roundup: 'Galapágos Regained,' more
    Galapágos Regained by James Morrow, St. Martin's, 477 pages, $28.99 For more than two decades, James Morrow has enjoyed a reputation as science fiction's premier religious satirist, largely because of his "Godhead Trilogy" — which began with the...
  • The Biblioracle: A new year with an old West

    The Biblioracle: A new year with an old West
    I understand how New Year's Day is supposed to work, that it is a time of renewal, for looking forward with promise and hope. But I go the opposite way. New Year's is the time I look back on the year just passed and think, "Welp, that's 365 days...
  • Review: 'The Martini Shot' by George Pelecanos

    Review: 'The Martini Shot' by George Pelecanos
    George Pelecanos is widely considered to be one of the best crime novelists going, but he's never fit all that comfortably into the genre. His writing is properly hard-boiled, his heroes are attractively flawed and his villains leave trails of blood...
  • Harriet Lane on 'Her'

    Harriet Lane on 'Her'
    Horror stories typically take place in all the expected places: gloomy mansions, torture chambers, dark alleys. We know from Edgar Allan Poe's description of Roderick Usher's house, well before we step inside, that nothing good will happen there. But in...
  • How to build a better book club

    How to build a better book club
    The new year is a time when people turn the page and begin a new chapter in their lives. What better time to consider joining or starting a book club? "Book groups broaden one's perspective by exposing participants to various subjects and viewpoints,"...
  • Roundup: Books for the soul

     Roundup: Books for the soul
    Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace by Anne Lamott, Riverhead, 287 pages, $22.95 Anne Lamott is practically a household word in the peeling-back-the-soul department. She's utterly disarming. She's hysterically funny. One minute, you're...
  • New in paperbacks: Ted Williams bio 'The Kid,' others

    New in paperbacks: Ted Williams bio 'The Kid,' others
    The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams by Ben Bradlee Jr., Back Bay, 864 pages, $25 Bradlee details the life and career of "The Splendid Splinter," including the five years Williams was out of baseball to serve as a Marine pilot in World War II...
  • Book club: Book Belles of Brookdale Hoffman Estates

    Book club: Book Belles of Brookdale Hoffman Estates
    Our club We are the Book Belles of Brookdale Hoffman Estates, which is an independent retirement community. We have 11 members, but are always receptive to our new residents. Our meetings We meet the first Thursday of each month at 10:15 a.m....
  • Author Stella Atrium: An academic inspired by science fiction

    Author Stella Atrium: An academic inspired by science fiction
    Authors of science fiction and fantasy often ground their writing in real-life history and social issues. Star Hall, a Chicago author who writes under the pen name Stella Atrium, became so immersed in her research for a science-fiction novel about six...