RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Books

A collection of news and information related to Books published by this site and its partners.

Top Books Articles

Displaying items 89-99
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Thom Barthelmess

    Me, My Shelf and I: Thom Barthelmess
    Books occupy a sacred place in Thom Barthelmess' home, a renovated Humboldt Park church featuring exposed brick walls and eclectic modern decor. On a landing overlooking the living room, the librarian — now curator of the Butler Children's...
  • Children's roundup: 'Half a World Away,' more

    Children's roundup: 'Half a World Away,' more
    Half a World Away by Cynthia Kadohata, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 228 pages, $16.99, ages 10-14 Adopted from a Romanian foster home at age 8, Jaden has given his American parents a run for their money — stealing, hoarding food and setting...
  • Review: 'An Autobiography and Other Writings' by Anthony Trollope

    Review: 'An Autobiography and Other Writings' by Anthony Trollope
    Anthony Trollope was one of Victorian England's greatest and most prolific novelists. While working full time at the Post Office for the majority of his career, he was still able to write 47 novels (more than three times the number of novels written by...
  • David Treuer on 'Prudence'

    David Treuer on 'Prudence'
    David Treuer is a literary shape-shifter, with each of his novels — including "Little" (1995), "The Hiawatha" (1999) and "The Translation of Dr Apelles: A Love Story" (2006) — using distinctly different forms and styles. True to form, his...
  • Review: 'Jillian' by Halle Butler

    Review: 'Jillian' by Halle Butler
    Show me what you hate and I might show you that what you're pointing to is a mirror. "Jillian," Halle Butler's short and scathing debut novel, is not a "message" book, but if it were, that would be one of its messages. The old saw about how what we find...
  • Review: 'Lincoln and the Power of the Press' by Harold Holzer

    Review: 'Lincoln and the Power of the Press' by Harold Holzer
    For the North, the goal of the Civil War was to reunite the nation. That's how Abraham Lincoln defined it and why the Northern states rallied behind the effort. Yet, the question of abolishing slavery was always somewhere in the discussion. Many...
  • Review: 'Holy Cow' by David Duchovny

    Review: 'Holy Cow' by David Duchovny
    What happens when a famous actor with an English degree decides to write a book? David Duchovny has given us one possible outcome with his debut, "Holy Cow," about a cow named Elsie Bovary who makes a discovery that will send her fleeing for her life,...
  • Review: 'There's Something I Want You to Do' by Charles Baxter

    Review: 'There's Something I Want You to Do' by Charles Baxter
    "You'll never know me," a character in Charles Baxter's story "Chastity" says to her lover, Benny Takemitsu. "And I'll never know you." The speaker, Sarah Lemming, means it as a general comment about the unknowability and inscrutability of human beings,...
  • E-reader: Laura Lippman's writing ignites 'Five Fires'

    Five Fires by Laura Lippman, 40-minute read, $2.99, Kindle Someone has been setting fires in the town of Belleville, and high school student Beth makes it her job to trace the arson cases through the mundane days of a small-town summer. Laura Lippman'...
  • Chicago book news: Former Bears reporter pens 'The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher'

    Chicago book news: Former Bears reporter pens 'The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher'
    "The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher" by Sean Jensen was published by Broadstreet Feb. 17. The first in a planned Middle School Rules series, the book for young readers details the former Bears linebacker's childhood and how it impacted his later...
  • Find a Chicago book club

    Find a Chicago book club
    Looking to share your love of books? Here's a sample of Chicagoland discussion groups. →Town House Book Discussion Group For Adults meets the second Sunday of every month from 2-3:30 p.m. at Town House Books in St. Charles. It is free and open to...