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  • Review: 'The Future of the Catholic Church With Pope Francis' by Garry Wills

    Review: 'The Future of the Catholic Church With Pope Francis' by Garry Wills
    "The Future of the Catholic Church With Pope Francis," Garry Wills' new book, isn't really about Pope Francis, though that surprising man from Argentina figures in the story, nor is it a book about the future of the Catholic Church. But once you get...
  • The Biblioracle: Who is the Great American Novelist?

    The Biblioracle: Who is the Great American Novelist?
    When Jonathan Franzen's next novel, "Purity," is released in September, you're going to read a lot of debate about whether Franzen is the Great American Novelist. He's a contender for sure, but is he the "greatest"? Just because Time magazine put...
  • Review: 'Blue Stars' by Emily Gray Tedrowe

    Review: 'Blue Stars' by Emily Gray Tedrowe
    One of the most dramatic scenes in Emily Gray Tedrowe's riveting war novel takes place, not on streets of Iraq and Afghanistan strewn with improvised explosive devices, but in a suburban Whole Foods not far from Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Lacey Diaz...
  • Highlights at this year's Story Week

    Highlights at this year's Story Week
    Story Week is easy to love. Presented by the Columbia College Department of Creative Writing — this year March 15-21 — the annual festival features seven days of readings, publishing panels and writing workshops, all of which are free and open...
  • Review: 'God's Bankers' by Gerald Posner

    Review: 'God's Bankers' by Gerald Posner
    Soon after coming into office, Pope Francis began reforming the church's secretive yet powerful institution, the Institute for the Works of Religion, also known as the Vatican Bank. He issued decrees speeding reviews and improving transparency. He created...
  • Robert Goldsborough continues Nero Wolfe legacy with 'Archie in the Crosshairs'

    Robert Goldsborough continues Nero Wolfe legacy with 'Archie in the Crosshairs'
    Last year marked the 80th anniversary of "Fer-de-Lance," the late Rex Stout's mystery that introduced Nero Wolfe, corpulent gourmand, orchid breeder and New York brownstone-dwelling detective. Stout wrote more than 70 Nero Wolfe novels and novellas before...
  • Comic book roundup: 'Adventure Time: Candy Capers,' more

    Comic book roundup: 'Adventure Time: Candy Capers,' more
    Adventure Time: Candy Capers Mathematical Edition written by Ananth Panagariya and Yuko Ota, illustrated by Ian McGinty, KaBOOM!, 160 pages, $29.99 History is written by the winners, and comics history is often reduced to Marvel vs. DC. Those...
  • New in paperbacks: Phil Klay's National Book Award-winning 'Redeployment'

    New in paperbacks: Phil Klay's National Book Award-winning 'Redeployment'
    Redeployment by Phil Klay, Penguin, 291 pages, $16 Winner of the 2014 National Book Award, "Redeployment" is a collection of short, fictional stories about the war in Iraq and its consequences told from multiple perspectives, including that of soldiers,...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Wendy McClure and Christopher Sienko

    Me, My Shelf and I: Wendy McClure and Christopher Sienko
    "I'm super itchy about distinguishing between memoir and essays," says Christopher Sienko, a content director for InfoSec Institute. In the Ravenswood Manor home he shares with his wife, author and editor Wendy McClure, Sienko has a meticulous system...
  • E-reader: Leslie Jamison on the loneliest whale

    E-reader: Leslie Jamison on the loneliest whale
    52 Blue by Leslie Jamison, 45-minute read, $3.99, Atavist Leslie Jamison writes about loneliness — on land and under the sea — in "52 Blue." In 1992, naval scientists discovered a blue whale that sings at 52 hertz — a considerably...
  • Chicago book news: Henríquez, MacLean paperbacks released

    Chicago book news: Henríquez, MacLean paperbacks released
    The paperback edition of Cristina Henríquez's latest novel, "The Book of Unknown Americans," was published by Vintage March 3. It follows the children of two immigrant families who fall in love after the injury sustained by the daughter of one family...