| Oct 6, 2010
| 9:15 PM
"All I Ever Wanted"
By Kristan Higgins
HQN, $7.99 When the man she thought was going to propose breaks up with her instead, Callie Grey decides it is time to find the new love of her life. Callie just never thought it would turn out to be the town's...
| Nov 14, 2010
A change wasn't going to come. By 2005, Aloe Blacc's decade in hip-hop had begun to yield diminishing returns. Though the Orange County-raised rapper had earned underground respect, the genre increasingly favored flamboyant eccentrics like Kanye West...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 4:01 PM
The family of Ereck Plancher has dropped its wrongful death lawsuit against the UCF board of trustees, opting to solely continue its legal action against the UCF Athletics Association.
Before jury selection began in the Plancher-UCF civil trial Monday...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 2:28 PM
"A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness - and a Trove of Letters - Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression"
By Ted Gup
The Penguin Press, 365 pages, $23.95
You can tell the story of "A Secret Gift" in a sentence or two: A grandson opens a...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 3:22 PM
By Alan Heathcock
Graywolf. $15.00, 208 pages
Eight stories, by native Chicagoan Alan Heathcock, who lives and works in Idaho, where he seems to have found in that mostly rural state great inspiration in the pathetic and maniacal denizens...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 10:08 AM
WASHINGTON -- A debt crisis is a terrible thing to waste in a presidential election season, and Democrats and Republicans alike are responding on cue.
The news Saturday night that Republicans won't support a $4 trillion deficit reduction plan was a...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:35 PM
In celebration of July Fourth, Printers Row set out to create a reading list of patriotic books. But, how to define "patriotic"? We decided to have each contributing Tribune writer and editor pick a title that corresponds to his or her own definition....
| Jul 22, 2011
| 12:41 PM
A boy moves away from his small-town central Illinois home after his father murders a tenant farmer. Years later, an occasional childhood playmate ignores the boy in a high school corridor. Out of that awkward, wordless moment emerged "So Long, See You...
| May 4, 2011
| 12:37 PM
Former longtime Chicago Tribune reporter Bill Barnhart and his writing partner, Gene Schlickman, were among five Chicago-area writers winning recognition from the Society of Midland Authors, which announced winners of its annual Author Awards Wednesday...
| Jun 22, 2011
When Russ Hencinski looks out of his classroom window at Lane Tech High School, the science and astronomy teacher sees a strip mall with a Jewel-Osco grocery store and other smaller shops.
But in his mind's eye, Hencinski can conjure up an image of the...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 10:18 AM
WEST HOLLYWOOD (KTLA) -- The chief executive officer of National Lampoon Inc., the company that produced the movie "Animal House" and the "Vacation" franchise, was arrested for allegedly operating a $200 million Ponzi scheme, the FBI said.