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  • Best-selling author James Patterson launches a children's book imprint

    Best-selling author James Patterson launches a children's book imprint
    He has written more than a dozen children's books and given away hundreds of thousands. He's launched a pro-reading website, funded teacher scholarships and donated more than $2.5 million to bookstores with children's sections and school libraries....
  • E-reader: Living in a world between life, death

    E-reader: Living in a world between life, death
    Living With Being Dead by Erika Hayasaki, 25-minute read, Matter, free "It's a maddening quandary to believe you are dead — to know you do not belong on this earth, yet remain here, utterly sad, hopelessly lingering around," writes Erika...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    June 17: Judy Blume will discuss her new book, "In the Unlikely Event," with Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens. Presented in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival. 7 p.m., Francis W. Parker School, 330 W. Webster Ave., $15, http://www....
  • Brooksday to honor Gwendolyn Brooks June 7

    Brooksday to honor Gwendolyn Brooks June 7
    We sometimes take our cultural treasures for granted. We pay lip service to their honors and accolades but let their actual work languish unexamined or unexplored. Brooksday, an annual celebration of the legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks, was created to...
  • The Biblioracle: Why books on paper may survive

    The Biblioracle: Why books on paper may survive
    Back in April I wrote about the increasing amount of evidence that the market share of e-books looks to be stabilizing and that printed books, unlike the compact disc or even the physical newspaper, are likely to endure. So far, this defies the...
  • Review: 'Empire of Deception' by Dean Jobb

    Review: 'Empire of Deception' by Dean Jobb
    Chicago in the 1920s seems to be an inexhaustible source for crime stories. The most famous — the 1919 Black Sox scandal (which broke in 1920), the kidnapping and murder of Bobby Franks in 1924 and the gangland exploits of Al Capone — have...
  • Review: 'The Underground Is Massive' by Michaelangelo Matos

    Review: 'The Underground Is Massive' by Michaelangelo Matos
    The first song I remember hearing that could be classified as electronic dance music was New Order's "Blue Monday." Released in 1983, it fused a martial drum machine rhythm with waves of icy synthesizers, and to a kid accustomed to the beige guitar rock...
  • Reader of the Week: Rochelle Lynn Holt

    Reader of the Week: Rochelle Lynn Holt
    Who I am: Rochelle Lynn Holt, born in Chicago before I lived in other states. Now I'm a snowbird between Fort Myers, Fla., and Bolingbrook for the past nine years. I taught for over 20 years before spending more time on my first career as a writer....
  • New in paperbacks: 'Michael Jordan: The Life'

    New in paperbacks: 'Michael Jordan: The Life'
    Michael Jordan: The Life by Roland Lazenby, 709 pages, Back Bay, $20 Lazenby examines the life and career of Michael Jordan, looking beyond the basketball highlights and commercial marketing successes to explore Jordan's personality and darker side,...
  • Science fiction roundup: 'The Water Knife,' more

    Science fiction roundup: 'The Water Knife,' more
    The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi, 376 pages, Knopf, $25.95 Paolo Bacigalupi has presented us with some pretty bleak futures in his short fiction and his multiple award-winning novel "The Windup Girl," but none have had quite the sense of immediacy...
  • Review: 'Misbehaving' by Richard H. Thaler

    Review: 'Misbehaving' by Richard H. Thaler
    Want a good short-hand introduction to (some of) the insights of behavioral economics? Try this one, courtesy of Richard H. Thaler's "Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics": "(W)e experience life in terms of changes, we feel diminishing...