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  • Review: 'The Train to Crystal City' by Jan Jarboe Russell

    Review: 'The Train to Crystal City' by Jan Jarboe Russell
    During World War II, the U.S. government operated a network of alien detention facilities — a numbing euphemism for prisons — and filled them with about 120,000 Japanese-Americans, two-thirds of whom were American citizens and nearly all of...
  • New in paperbacks: BJ Novak's 'One More Thing,' others

    New in paperbacks: BJ Novak's 'One More Thing,' others
    One More Thing by B.J. Novak, Vintage Contemporaries, 276 pages, $14.95 Novak, a comedian, writer and actor famous for his role on "The Office," offers more than 60 short stories in "One More Thing." There's plenty of humor here: A woman sets out to...
  • New in paperbacks: 'Roosevelt's Beast,' others

    New in paperbacks: 'Roosevelt's Beast,' others
    Roosevelt's Beast by Louis Bayard, St. Martin's Griffin, 305 pages, $16.99 In Bayard's fictionalized account of the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition, Theodore Roosevelt and his son Kermit are kidnapped by a mysterious Amazon tribe. Hungry and...
  • Chicago book news: Joe Black's daughter co-writes biography

    Chicago book news: Joe Black's daughter co-writes biography
    'Joe Black: More Than a Dodger" by Martha Jo Black and Chuck Schoffner was published by Chicago Review Feb. 1. This biography, co-written by Black's daughter, considers Black's pitching career, personal life, and post-baseball years as the first African-...
  • New in paperbacks: 'It's Always Sunny' gang's self-help romp, more

    New in paperbacks: 'It's Always Sunny' gang's self-help romp, more
    The 7 Secrets of Awakening the Highly Effective Four-Hour Giant, Today by Charlie, Mac, Dennis, Sweet Dee and Frank, Dey Street, 236 pages, $16.99 Under the guise of (somehow) landing a real book deal with a real publishing company one night in Paddy'...
  • From the archives: Frederick Douglass on the Republican Party

    From the archives: Frederick Douglass on the Republican Party
    Editor's note: We mark the beginning of Black History Month with a 1883 letter from Frederick Douglass on his loyalty to the Republican Party. The letter followed on the heels of Douglass' appearance at the National Convention of Colored Men in...
  • Editor's choice: 'Florence Gordon' by Brian Morton

    Editor's choice: 'Florence Gordon' by Brian Morton
    As college students around the country debate whether to continue the tradition and stage a Valentine's Day performance of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" or cancel it for good, I found myself wondering: "What would Florence Gordon think?" Florence...
  • Kenan Heise releases autobiography

    Kenan Heise releases autobiography
    A few hours before an interview to talk about his just-published autobiography, "He Writes About Us," Kenan Heise sent an email that framed the conversation. "You cannot keep a job as an obituary writer for 15 years unless you believe people are...
  • Review: 'Refund' by Karen E. Bender

    Review: 'Refund' by Karen E. Bender
    The tales told in Karen E. Bender's "Refund," a collection of stories that centers on money and family, are exquisitely composed portraits of modern life, and chances are you will encounter characters that remind you a little or a lot of yourself. That'...
  • Heritage Creek Book Club

    Heritage Creek Book Club
    Our club We are the Heritage Creek Book Club from Bolingbrook. Our meetings We have been meeting once a month for the past five years. We typically meet in the hosts' home for book club, but there have been several occasions when we have met outside...
  • Comic book roundup: 'Syllabus' by Lynda Barry, more

    Comic book roundup: 'Syllabus' by Lynda Barry, more
    Carl Barks' Duck by Peter Schilling Jr., Uncivilized, 122 pages, $12.95 "My cartoons weren't good," a Mickey Mouse doppelganger cheerfully declared on a recent episode of "The Simpsons." "They were just first." Fortunately, Disney's questionable quality...