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  • Review: 'Under This Beautiful Dome' by Terry Mutchler

    Review: 'Under This Beautiful Dome' by Terry Mutchler
    Illinois' capital city swells when the Legislature is in session, filled with lawmakers, staffers, journalists and lobbyists working hard and often playing hard in a place where rumors swirl and alcohol flows freely. It was into this world that Terry...
  • Review: 'Love Me Back' by Merritt Tierce

    Review: 'Love Me Back' by Merritt Tierce
    There's only two times in a restaurant: before and after," an Olive Garden waiter says to the young narrator of "Love Me Back" during her first training shift. "You walk in, you white-knuckle it, try not to f— up till it's over and then it's over."...
  • Children's roundup: 'Pirates of the Silver Coast,' more

    Children's roundup: 'Pirates of the Silver Coast,' more
    Pirates of the Silver Coast by Scott Chantler, Kids Can Press, $17.95, ages 9-12 I don't often review the fifth book in a series — in this case, the "Three Thieves" series — but then, I don't often come upon a graphic novel as gripping as...
  • 'Landmark': Photos explore how people shape landscape

    'Landmark': Photos explore how people shape landscape
    A collection of landscape photography sounds like the stuff of postcards and calendars. But "Landmark," a new collection of landscape photography curated by William A. Ewing, has higher aims: It works to explore the relationship between people and place...
  • Review: 'Some Luck' by Jane Smiley

    Review: 'Some Luck' by Jane Smiley
    Life is one thing and then another, one day and soon the next, ambition superseded by surprise, desire thwarted by the reality we didn't forecast. Sometimes we get out in front of life. Oftentimes, we don't. So here's the question: Where, in all of...
  • Wheaton's Women, Words and Wine Book Club

    Wheaton's Women, Words and Wine Book Club
    Our club: We are the Wheaton's Women, Words and Wine Book Club. We formed 40 years ago when a group of us sent our youngest children off to kindergarten. We agreed to discuss only the books and not mention our children, and now we try not to mention our...
  • Sarah Waters mixes crime and romantic strangers in 'Paying Guests'

    Sarah Waters seems to revel in 19th and 20th century British history as a dolphin does in water: Her literary depictions of domestic life, manners, architecture, class structure, the weight of war and the volatility of love all appear as effortless as...
  • Meg Wolitzer's 'Belzhar' nurses its teens back to emotional health

    Meg Wolitzer's 'Belzhar' nurses its teens back to emotional health
    Meg Wolitzer's fiction has attracted a great many superlatives over the last three decades. "The Interestings," published last year, prompted a reviewer for the Guardian to declare Wolitzer a "writer of prodigious energy and detail." The New York Times'...
  • Martin Amis takes on Nazi love in 'Zone of Interest.' Really.

    Martin Amis takes on Nazi love in 'Zone of Interest.' Really.
    When it comes to the Holocaust, enough already, sometimes, am I right? Enough art, music, books, museums concerning that outrage of the last century, that crime beyond all crimes, that archetype of man's inhumanity, etc. Of course, "enough of the...
  • Actor B.J. Novak's Brings His Unusual Children's Book To Madison

    Actor B.J. Novak's Brings His Unusual Children's Book To Madison
    You may know actor B.J. Novak from his hilarious role as Ryan the weasel-y temp on TV's "The Office,'' but he is a comedian, director, producer and author, too. Novak won praise for his debut story collection, "One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories"...
  • In 'This Changes Everything,' Naomi Klein sounds climate alarm

    In 'This Changes Everything,' Naomi Klein sounds climate alarm
    Naomi Klein has made a career critiquing the effects of global capital and consumerism. Her 2000 book "No Logo" looked at the exploitation of workers by large multinationals, including Nike; her follow-up, "The Shock Doctrine" (2007), examined the ways in...