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  • Review: 'What Comes Next and How to Like It' by Abigail Thomas

    Review: 'What Comes Next and How to Like It' by Abigail Thomas
    Pop quiz: Which is more unusual? (A) A debut memoir that Stephen King calls "The best memoir I have ever read ... (by) the Emily Dickinson of memoirists," or (B) An author who published her first memoir in her 60s (not in the '60s, which she credits, in...
  • Chicago book news: New titles by Sneed, Calkins to be published

    Chicago book news: New titles by Sneed, Calkins to be published
    "Paris, He Said" by Christine Sneed will be published by Bloomsbury May 5. The novel explores the complicated relationships of a woman who moves to Paris with her wealthy, art gallery-owning lover. Sneed teaches at the University of Illinois at Urbana&...
  • SeaWorld responds strongly to ex-trainer's critical book

    SeaWorld responds strongly to ex-trainer's critical book
    A book critical of SeaWorld has prompted the company to release a video of the author that shows him in an unflattering light. In "Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond 'Blackfish'," ex-SeaWorld killer whale trainer John...
  • The strange, true tale of the naked bookseller

    The strange, true tale of the naked bookseller
    In Quartzsite, Ariz., at the sprawling Reader's Oasis bookshop, readers can purchase their books from a man known as the naked bookseller. Also known as Paul Winer or Sweet Pie, the naked bookseller has been selling books for 24 years. Someplace...
  • Review: 'Sympathy for the Devil' by Michael Mewshaw

    Review: 'Sympathy for the Devil' by Michael Mewshaw
    Author Michael Mewshaw has parlayed his decadeslong acquaintance with novelist and essayist Gore Vidal into a slender volume that describes, in scabrous detail, Vidal's numerous failings as a writer and human being and pitilessly charts his long, slow,...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Jami Nakamura Lin

    Me, My Shelf and I: Jami Nakamura Lin
    Books loom large in Jami Nakamura Lin's earliest memories. "One day my dad came home from work and found my mom, sisters and I sobbing in the master bedroom, the entire bed covered in Kleenex." Her father's concern turned to laughter when they...
  • E-reader: Author's job adventures are 'Money' in the bank

    E-reader: Author's job adventures are 'Money' in the bank
    Some Things I Did for Money by Stephanie Georgopulos, 1-hour read, Kindle Single $2.99 Stephanie Georgopulos recalls a lifetime of unconventional and occasionally disastrous jobs in her Kindle Single, "Some Things I Did for Money." Growing up in a...
  • New in paperbacks: 'Can't and Won't' by Lydia Davis

    New in paperbacks: 'Can't and Won't' by Lydia Davis
    Can't and Won't by Lydia Davis, Picador, 289 pages, $16 Davis' collection ranges from stories that are one line long ("Bloomington") to transcriptions of email spam ("Hello Dear") to a cow's observations on life ("The Cows"). In reviewing the book for...
  • The Saucy Book Mavens book club

    The Saucy Book Mavens book club
    Our club: The Saucy Book Mavens, based out of the north and northwest sides. A series of coincidences: Before our first meeting in November 2011, Maureen, one of our members, answered an ad on Reader's Circle to join a book club. At Maureen's regular...
  • Review: 'Hissing Cousins' by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer

    Review: 'Hissing Cousins' by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer
    If the predictions of pundits and pols hold true, voters in 2016 will have little to decide but choice of dynasty: Bush or Clinton. Where, oh where, are the new faces and names, the critics have been moaning. Yet, American politics has long been...
  • Sara Gruen on 'At the Water's Edge'

    Sara Gruen on 'At the Water's Edge'
    All of Sara Gruen's novels, including her massive 2006 best-seller "Water for Elephants," feature animals — horses, apes, the eponymous pachyderms — and her new book dangles the possibility of continuing that string in the surprising form of...