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  • Chicago book news: Society of Midland Authors awards, more

    The Society of Midland Authors is accepting nominations for its annual literary awards. The awards will recognize the best books written by Midwestern authors that were published in 2014. Each winner will receive $500 and a recognition award. For details,...
  • Military Spotlight on the Bookshelf

    Military Spotlight on the Bookshelf
    For this month’s roundup of new releases, in honor of Veterans Day, we’re spotlighting military history and books written by members of the armed forces. “The Early Morning of War” by Edward G. Longacre of Newport News....
  • Review: 'Without You, There Is No Us' by Suki Kim

    Review: 'Without You, There Is No Us' by Suki Kim
    During six months in 2011, journalist Suki Kim taught English at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) to the sons of North Korea's most elite families while secretly taking copious notes about what she saw and learned. Kim hid her...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Javier and Diego Ramirez

    Me, My Shelf and I: Javier and Diego Ramirez
    In the East Rogers Park home he shares with his father, 10-year-old Diego Ramirez has a collection of more than 100 books personally inscribed to him. That's because since he was born, Diego's literary-minded dad, Javier — manager of The Book...
  • New in paperbacks: Lorrie Moore's 'Bark,' others

    New in paperbacks: Lorrie Moore's 'Bark,' others
    Bark by Lorrie Moore, Vintage Contemporaries, 196 pages, $15 "Bark" is a collection of eight new short stories, most of which deal with life, divorce and politics with Moore's brand of tragic humor: A divorced man tries to keep calm at the breakout of...
  • Review: 'A Map of Betrayal' by Ha Jin

    Review: 'A Map of Betrayal' by Ha Jin
    Thanks to the massive success of the James Bond movies, the spy novel genre has been largely dominated by implausible potboilers featuring unusual locations, unrestrained sexual adventurism, unlikely gadgets, unbridled machismo and underdeveloped plots....
  • 'What Jennifer Saw' marks debut for Evanston man

    'What Jennifer Saw' marks debut for Evanston man
    For writers hoping to sell their first books, Emma Cline represents the dream. Evanston resident Hal Schweig is more the reality check. Cline, 25, with but a few essays and two published short stories to her credit, recently signed a three-book deal...
  • Science fiction roundup: 'The Three Body Problem,' others

    Science fiction roundup: 'The Three Body Problem,' others
    The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu, Tor, 399 pages, $25.99 China is one of the largest markets in the world for science fiction, and yet we here in the West seldom have a chance to see the work of even the most popular Chinese...
  • The Biblioracle: Hanks, but no thanks, New Yorker

    The Biblioracle: Hanks, but no thanks, New Yorker
    Condensed version of this week's column: Tom Hanks, get off my lawn! The full story: In the Oct. 27 issue, The New Yorker featured a debut short story called "Alan Bean Plus Four" by a previously unpublished, apparently up-and-coming fiction writer...
  • Top 3 Moravian Book Shop best-sellers: Young adult books

    SINNER By Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic, $18.99) This fourth — stand-alone — chapter in the "Shiver "series follows Cole St. Clair and Isabel to LA. These two secondary characters finally have their time to shine in this touching and...
  • Editor's choice: 'The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014'

    Editor's choice: 'The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014'
    Despite my best efforts, I can't keep track of everything I want to read. Aside from the obvious weekly and monthly literary magazines and journals, there are others I see inconsistently, but approach with the fervor of a high school sweetheart —...