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  • Find a Chicago book club

    Find a Chicago book club
    Looking to share your love of books? Here's a sample of Chicagoland discussion groups. →Town House Book Discussion Group For Adults meets the second Sunday of every month from 2-3:30 p.m. at Town House Books in St. Charles. It is free and open to...
  • From the archives: Society's love stories

    From the archives: Society's love stories
    Editor's note: A young woman hides away in a cottage to write a novel — scandal! Or maybe not quite, but it was enough of an oddity in 1888 to make national newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune. Some of the observations here — that...
  • Reader of the Week: Miriam O. Ezenwa

    Reader of the Week: Miriam O. Ezenwa
    Who I am Miriam O. Ezenwa, Ph.D., R.N. I am originally from Akokwa, Imo State, Nigeria. But now I reside in Chicago. One unique thing about me When I read a book, I not only enjoy the story as viewed from the author, I think about how to rewrite the...
  • Five Questions for Ed Berlin, co-owner of the Ivy Bookshop

    Five Questions for Ed Berlin, co-owner of the Ivy Bookshop
    Ed and Ann Berlin's professional lives took a fresh turn when they bought the 10-year-old Ivy Bookshop in January 2012. She had years of experience as a book publishing executive, he had devoted much of his professional life to the technical side of...
  • 'Fifty Shades' of hype: List of absurd tie-ins to movie is long

    'Fifty Shades' of hype: List of absurd tie-ins to movie is long
    Talk about 50 shades of bombardment. This weekend, the highly anticipated movie “Fifty Shades of Grey,” based on the bestselling erotic novel, opens in theaters. The risque story line has already fueled some odd pop culture moments,...
  • Review: 'Jam on the Vine' by LaShonda Katrice Barnett

    Review: 'Jam on the Vine' by LaShonda Katrice Barnett
    So many historical novels read like connect-the-dots puzzles or costume dramas, so one that is fresh, original and time-travels to an undiscovered past is a real discovery. In her debut novel, "Jam on the Vine," LaShonda Katrice Barnett focuses on how...
  • Review: 'A Spool of Blue Thread' by Anne Tyler

    Review: 'A Spool of Blue Thread' by Anne Tyler
    There was a time when the favorite way to put down Anne Tyler was to refer to her novels as "middlebrow." Particularly in the 1980s, a decade of triumphs that began with "Morgan's Passing" and continued with "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant," "The...
  • Kim Gordon on her new memoir, 'Girl in a Band'

    Kim Gordon on her new memoir, 'Girl in a Band'
    Kim Gordon is a founding member of Sonic Youth, visual artist, feminist icon, mother and fashion trendsetter. Now she can now add "memoirist" to her list of accomplishments. Her new "Girl in a Band," not only offers insight into music, art, the shifting...
  • The Biblioracle: The Books of Love

    The Biblioracle: The Books of Love
    I am not well-versed in romance (just ask Mrs. Biblioracle), but I like to think I know a little something about love (just ask Mrs. Biblioracle, to whom I have been faithful and have received faithfulness in return for 23 years). Valentine's Day is...
  • Review: 'My Sunshine Away' by M.O. Walsh

    Review: 'My Sunshine Away' by M.O. Walsh
    The book publicist's job — to turn an unknown book and/or author into a best-selling phenom — is not easy nowadays. Nearly a million books are published annually in the United States. With promotional opportunities shrinking — Oprah's...
  • Review: 'Leaving Before the Rains Come' by Alexandra Fuller

    Review: 'Leaving Before the Rains Come' by Alexandra Fuller
    I want to read the memoirist who is uneasy with ease. The one who doubles back, isn't sure, scuffs the page with maybe. Who knows something of the art of digression. Who yields to the calamity of self-examination, who is dissuaded by the possibility of...