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  • Reading Between the Wines book club

    Reading Between the Wines book club
    Our club We are Reading Between the Wines in Aurora and Naperville. Most members are connected to Indian Prairie School District 204. Our meetings We meet about once a month. Our meetings rotate among club members' homes. One unique thing about us...
  • The Biblioracle: Patterson's new book is blowing up

    The Biblioracle: Patterson's new book is blowing up
    Immediately after turning in this column, I'm putting in a request to my Printers Row Journal overlords to increase my expense account to $294,038. Given that my current expense account is zero dollars, I might be in for some disappointment, but if a...
  • From the archives: Evanston church hears Dr. King

    Editor's note: On the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we look back more than 50 years to a Sunday in 1963 when the reverend delivered a sermon to an Evanston congregation. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. explored the parable of the Good Samaritan...
  • Books to read while waiting for 'Serial'

    Books to read while waiting for 'Serial'
    When the 12th and final episode of the WBEZ Chicago podcast "Serial" aired in December, its millions of listeners wanted more. "Serial" explores one true story in depth over the course of a season. In the first season, host Sarah Koenig investigated the...
  • Review: 'Trigger Warning' by Neil Gaiman

    Review: 'Trigger Warning' by Neil Gaiman
    With public appearances that pack arenas like rock concerts and platforms that include graphic novels, movies, TV, audiobooks, radio, stage musicals and video games, Neil Gaiman is the sort of literary celebrity who comes around once a generation. And...
  • Review: 'Etta and Otto and Russell and James' by Emma Hooper

    Review: 'Etta and Otto and Russell and James' by Emma Hooper
    You wouldn't think a title made up of proper pronouns would be particularly telling, but in the case of Emma Hooper's debut, "Etta and Otto and Russell and James," the title speaks to the most salient features of this novel, for better and also for worse....
  • Sports book roundup: Chris Chelios' memoir, more

    Sports book roundup: Chris Chelios' memoir, more
    You Can't Make This Up by Al Michaels with L. Jon Wertheim, William Morrow, 288 pages, $28.99 Nobody has documented more sports history in the past 50 years than Al Michaels. You name it, he's done it: Super Bowls, World Series, Olympics, NBA Finals....
  • As 'Fifty Shades of Grey' hits theaters, consider these books

    As 'Fifty Shades of Grey' hits theaters, consider these books
    The film adaptation of E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" is set to hit theaters this Feb. 13. The book has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and it has already broken records for ticket sales: Excited moviegoers made it the highest selling R-...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Thom Barthelmess

    Me, My Shelf and I: Thom Barthelmess
    Books occupy a sacred place in Thom Barthelmess' home, a renovated Humboldt Park church featuring exposed brick walls and eclectic modern decor. On a landing overlooking the living room, the librarian — now curator of the Butler Children's...
  • Children's roundup: 'Half a World Away,' more

    Children's roundup: 'Half a World Away,' more
    Half a World Away by Cynthia Kadohata, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 228 pages, $16.99, ages 10-14 Adopted from a Romanian foster home at age 8, Jaden has given his American parents a run for their money — stealing, hoarding food and setting...
  • Review: 'An Autobiography and Other Writings' by Anthony Trollope

    Review: 'An Autobiography and Other Writings' by Anthony Trollope
    Anthony Trollope was one of Victorian England's greatest and most prolific novelists. While working full time at the Post Office for the majority of his career, he was still able to write 47 novels (more than three times the number of novels written by...