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  • Sine Nomine Book Club

    Sine Nomine Book Club
    Our club: We are the Sine Nomine Book Club, founded in January 2013. We're made up of extended family and friends of all ages and are based in Wheaton. Our meetings: We meet every eight to 10 weeks. We take turns hosting the meetings. Unique things...
  • 'Royal Childhood' chronicles British royals' upbringing

    'Royal Childhood' chronicles British royals' upbringing
    Royal children, despite their wealth, fame and often power, do not necessarily have it so good. Just remember the young princes locked in the tower, never to be seen again, by their uncle Richard III. But you'll find little angst in "Royal Childhood,"...
  • William Gibson coaxes the future out of the present

     William Gibson coaxes the future out of the present
    "I wanted buzzwords," William Gibson says of his early writing ambitions. "I wanted buzz-neologisms, really." He scored with "cyberspace," the term he coined in a short story and popularized in his 1984 novel "Neuromancer," to describe, well — never...
  • Coupon books with 2015 deals now available at Whitehall Township Public Library

    Area residents can support the Whitehall Township Public Library by purchasing a Save Around coupon book from Friends of the Library. The books cost $20 and offer over $4,200 in value for use at area businesses in 2015, according to the library's...
  • Galway Kinnell, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, is dead at 87

    Galway Kinnell, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, is dead at 87
    Galway Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose work explored themes of nature, religion and human rights, died Tuesday of leukemia at 87 in Sheffield, Vt., reports the New York Times. Kinnell wrote more than a dozen books of poetry in a career...
  • Would you pay $5,000 (or $10,000) for a Rolling Stones book?

    Would you pay $5,000 (or $10,000) for a Rolling Stones book?
    Yes, it's true. A very big-ticket Rolling Stones book is being published just in time for the holidays. Taschen is publishing a $5,000 collectors edition and a selection of $10,000 art editions of "Rolling Stones," which officially goes on sale in...
  • Anne Rice talks about reviving vampire creations in 'Prince Lestat'

    Anne Rice talks about reviving vampire creations in 'Prince Lestat'
    When Anne Rice published "Interview With the Vampire" in 1976, she didn't just launch her own vampire series — her sexy tragic vampire antiheroes launched an entirely new genre. The phrase paranormal romance "didn't exist when I wrote the...
  • Why the battle between publishing and Amazon matters

    Why the battle between publishing and Amazon matters
    Does publishing matter? Of course it does. That's one reason the dispute between Amazon.com and Hachette is so significant, because it has broader implications for the ways books are released and sold. Indeed, one of the finest aspects of the current...
  • Edward Carey discusses his gothic adventure, 'Heap House'

    Edward Carey discusses his gothic adventure, 'Heap House'
    It's 1875, and all of London's trash is banished to a wasteland known as "the heaps." The Iremonger family presides over this grim realm from Heap House, a mansion itself made up of parts of other buildings. Cut off and inter-marrying for generations,...
  • 'The Hilltop' views everyday absurdism in occupied territories

    'The Hilltop' views everyday absurdism in occupied territories
    Assaf Gavron's 2010 novel "Almost Dead" does something I would have thought impossible — it makes satire out of terrorism. The story of a man who becomes an Israeli national hero after surviving three attacks in a single week, the book offers a...
  • Do book prizes matter? One saved Richard Flanagan from the mines

    Do book prizes matter? One saved Richard Flanagan from the mines
    Amid the galas, the wagers, and the lists both short and long, some sceptics ask if book prizes really matter. Do all the fuss and bother actually reach new readers? Can it move the needle in book sales? With Richard Flanagan, it has in spades....