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  • Chicago book news: Burton History Trees' Kickstarter

    Bucktown-based Burton History Trees is running a Kickstarter campaign to create illustrated family trees of all 30 NBA teams, starting with the Chicago Bulls. Each tree will consist of the entire history of a franchise, featuring player and personnel...
  • Audiobook roundup: Jeffery Deaver's 'Starling Project,' others

    Audiobook roundup: Jeffery Deaver's 'Starling Project,' others
    The Starling Project by Jeffery Deaver, featuring Alfred Molina, Lisa Stathoplos, David J. Curtis and Aaron Abano, Audible Studios, 4:10, $16.99 "The Starling Project" is pure Jeffery Deaver, with a plot that twists and turns upon itself and a brilliant...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Carly Kocurek

    Me, My Shelf and I: Carly Kocurek
    When students stop by Carly Kocurek's office at the Illinois Institute of Technology, they assume her extensive book collection is on loan from the campus library. "Wow, how many books does the library let you borrow?!" they ask. The confusion is...
  • From the Archives: Capote plays Santa

    From the Archives: Capote plays Santa
    Editor's note: For Christmas 1968, Truman Capote listed for the Tribune the books he would buy for his friends. Christmas is upon us, so we take a look back this week at a 1968 story Truman Capote wrote listing all the books he would buy for his friends....
  • Review: 'Fields of Blood' by Karen Armstrong

    Review: 'Fields of Blood' by Karen Armstrong
    People commit atrocities for a complex range of reasons," writes Karen Armstrong. "Yet so indelible is the aggressive image of religious faith in our secular consciousness that we routinely load the violent sins of the twentieth century onto the back of...
  • We Need Diverse Books sparks children's lit movement

    We Need Diverse Books sparks children's lit movement
    Last month, Daniel Handler, the author of the successful "A Series of Unfortunate Events" franchise, himself created an unfortunate event that got the book industry roiling. Handler was emceeing the National Book Awards in New York City, where, after...
  • The Biblioracle's Biblio Awards: Part II

    The Biblioracle's Biblio Awards: Part II
    Lots of Biblio Awards still to hand out, not a lot of space to put them in. It's like the orchestra is already warming up to shoo me off the stage of 2014's year in reading. Quiet down woodwinds: I've got more to say! Character I'd Most Like to...
  • Review: 'All My Puny Sorrows' by Miriam Toews

    Review: 'All My Puny Sorrows' by Miriam Toews
    It was late at night when I finished "All My Puny Sorrows," the heartbreaking, valiant, very funny new novel by Miriam Toews. Everyone was asleep. I slipped out of bed and went into the darkened living room, turned on my computer, and started to look...
  • 2014 books that flew under radar

    2014 books that flew under radar
    Newspaper book editors are a tough breed. They have to be, since whatever the satisfactions of their position — I'm sure there are many — they come to the job knowing that a high degree of failure is inevitable. There are so many new books,...
  • Experiencing Larry Levis' 'Widening Spell' in Nicaragua

    Experiencing Larry Levis' 'Widening Spell' in Nicaragua
    We stood on the bus stop — a concrete slab and bench roofed with galvanized steel — as our bus disappeared beyond the hill and into the mist blotting the rising sun. It was, in fact, the wrong bus, though that would have been helpful to know...
  • Actor, voice artist JoBe Cerny launches audiobook line

    Actor, voice artist JoBe Cerny launches audiobook line
    Maggie Pill, a Michigan-based mystery writer who uses a pseudonym, recently marked a first in her career: Her book "The Sleuth Sisters" was adapted for an audiobook. "I used to be a playwright," she said in a phone interview. "I can't explain (the...