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  • The Biblioracle: Is 'Kandy' still dandy?

    The Biblioracle: Is 'Kandy' still dandy?
    It's time for another installment of my ongoing series, "But Does It Hold Up?" in which I take a fresh look at a book I treasured at some earlier point in my life and see if it manages to bring the same pleasure. Sometime in my early teens, I was...
  • Lindsay Hunter on 'Ugly Girls'

    Lindsay Hunter on 'Ugly Girls'
    When Lindsay Hunter's "Don't Kiss Me" was released in 2013, Printers Row Journal called it "at once both repelling and mesmerizing." Kirkus reviewed it as a "beautiful observation of lives lived outside the scope of the mainstream." It's Hunter's...
  • Review: 'The Nazis Next Door' by Eric Lichtblau

    Review: 'The Nazis Next Door' by Eric Lichtblau
    It is no longer a revelation that U.S. intelligence services and other government agencies allowed thousands of Nazis, from rocket scientists to concentration camp guards, to stream into this country after World War II. Richard Rashke's excellent 2013...
  • Audiobook roundup: Dick Cavett's 'Brief Encounters,' others

    Audiobook roundup: Dick Cavett's 'Brief Encounters,' others
    Gutenberg's Apprentice by Alix Christie, read by Robert Petkoff, 14:14, HarperAudio, $27.99 Johann Gutenberg is mercurial and secretive and works against his own best interest in a mistaken grasp for short-term gain. He is also feverishly and...
  • William Gibson on 'Peripheral'

    William Gibson on 'Peripheral'
    Novelist William Gibson may be the greatest fortune teller in the history of speculative fiction. Gibson coined the term "cyberspace," and in his first novel, "Neuromancer" (1984), he more or less accurately described the World Wide Web well before it...
  • Time Machine: 1974 review of 'All the President's Men'

    Editor's note: With the recent passing of longtime Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, we look back 40 years to the Chicago Tribune's book review of "All the President's Men" by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. Everyone will have his own favorite...
  • A case for reading political fiction

    A case for reading political fiction
    In an understandably cynical mood about the fractured state of American government, one might be inclined to wonder: When so much of politics and what politicians say is fiction to begin with, what does a reader need with political fiction? Fiction as...
  • 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...