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  • 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...
  • Chicago book news: Chicago Writers Association's annual awards winners announced

    The Chicago Writers Association recently announced the winners of their fourth annual Book of the Year Awards. The winners are "The Hundred-Year House" by Rebecca Makkai (Traditional Fiction), "Carpe Diem, Illinois (A Leo Townsend novel)" by Kristin A....
  • 2015 book preview: The future in reading

    2015 book preview: The future in reading
    In American pop culture, the year 2015 is kind of a big deal. It's the one Marty McFly visits in "Back to the Future II," replete with flying cars, hoverboards, rehydrated pizza and the Cubs winning the World Series — all cinematic prophesies we...
  • Review: 'Breathturn Into Timestead' by Paul Celan

    Review: 'Breathturn Into Timestead' by Paul Celan
    The poem, Paul Celan once said, "is lonely," and in its loneliness it reaches outward, "intends another ... goes toward it." In this way, Celan went on to explain, the poem creates the possibility for an encounter with the reader, for being heard and...
  • 'Weird Sports 2' by Sol Neelman is a victory in a vat of pudding

    'Weird Sports 2' by Sol Neelman is a victory in a vat of pudding
    'Weird Sports 2," as one might guess, is the follow-up to Skokie-born, Portland-based photographer Sol Neelman's first book: "Weird Sports." It introduces people to ostrich racing, chess boxing, pudding wrestling and, obviously, a Beard & Moustache...
  • Review: 'The Working Man's Reward' by Elaine Lewinnek

    Review: 'The Working Man's Reward' by Elaine Lewinnek
    Define "suburb." More specifically, define "Chicago suburb." The task is harder than it at first seems. Affluent residential communities from which the elite commute to the Loop? Sure, but what about Cicero or Blue Island? OK: Smaller towns outside...
  • From the archives: A look back at 'The Literary Life'

    From the archives: A look back at 'The Literary Life'
    Editor's note: As we head into the new year, we look back at a review that reminds us time is relative. Here's Robert Brown who was at the time the fiction editor at Esquire, writing on "The Literary Life: A Scrapbook Almanac of the Anglo-American...
  • Review: 'Boom, Bust, Exodus' by Chad Broughton

    Review: 'Boom, Bust, Exodus' by Chad Broughton
    Globalization — a familiar word, one that has become a bit of jargon, a sterile term slipped into the titles of intellectual-sounding texts or dropped nakedly into cable news debates. But whom does it affect most? This is the purpose of Chad...
  • Ellicott City's new GreenRow Books builds community through book clubs

    On an uncharacteristically warm November day, Main Street in Historic Ellicott City is bustling as neighbors chat in front of old brick and weatherworn paneled buildings. Inside GreenRow Books, which opened Oct. 1, candles and coffee mugs adorn...