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26.REVIEW: 'Tennessee Williams' by John Lahr
Any biographer entering a crowded field — and the life and work of the great playwright Tennessee Williams is hardly virgin territory, given the confessional diaries, the innumerable extant letters, the documentary films, the previous analyses of his iconic American dramas — must...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 19th September, 2014

27.Eula Biss discusses 'On Immunity'
In preparation for giving birth to her first child five years ago, Eula Biss began researching the vaccination process. Public health policy strongly recommends that every child should be inoculated for a variety of diseases on a schedule that begins within 12 hours of his or her birth with a...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 19th September, 2014

28.National Book Award longlist for young adult books announced
The longlist for the 2014 National Book Award for Young People's Literature was announced Monday. The books are drawn from many genres: fiction, science fiction and fantasy, memoir, nonfiction and mystery.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 18th September, 2014

29.National Book Award fiction long list arrives early
The National Book Foundation's plan to release the news of its fiction long list Thursday morning was foiled by news outlets that posted the list Wednesday afternoon. With the embargo broken, we bring you the list now; it includes a National Book Award winner, two National Book Award finalists,...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 18th September, 2014

30.Editor's choice: 'The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace'
As the title of the astonishing book "The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace" makes clear, life did not turn out well for Robert Peace. But was it a tragedy of inevitability, or a tragedy of possibility?
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 18th September, 2014

31.'The Mockingbird Next Door' by Marja Mills: an excerpt
"Do you want to take a trip? You can say no." Tim Bannon, my editor at the Chicago Tribune, stood at my cubicle on an August day in 2001. Back then, he ran the daily features section. Tim knew I liked to travel for stories, and that if the story took me to an unusual part of the country, so...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 18th September, 2014

32.National Book Award longlist for poetry announced
The longlist for the 2014 National Book Award for poetry was announced Tuesday. The poets who made the cut include two MacArthur "genius" Fellows (Linda Bierds, Edward Hirsch and Mark Strand), an Episcopal priest (Spencer Reece), a professor at UC Riverside (Fred Moten) and a professor at...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Wednesday, 17th September, 2014

33.National Book Award announces nonfiction longlist
The longlist for the 2014 National Book Award for nonfiction was revealed Wednesday morning.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Wednesday, 17th September, 2014

34.Joan Rivers on 'Diary of a Mad Diva'
It wasn't long ago that Joan Rivers' career seemed to be — as she might have put it, ever so delicately — in the toilet. Banned for decades from "The Tonight Show," younger insult comics like Kathy Griffin and Lisa Lampanelli breathing down her neck, Rivers appeared to be fading into old age...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Wednesday, 17th September, 2014

35.Review: 'Landline' by Rainbow Rowell
For a lot of centuries in a row, plays ended in one of two ways: either almost everyone would die, or else almost everyone would get married. In exchange for your shilling, you got the satisfaction of a tragic ending or a happy ending — anyway, an ending.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Wednesday, 17th September, 2014

36.Tom Robbins on 'Tibetan Peach Pie'
The sacred, the profane, the comic, the tragic are all part of Tom Robbins' reality
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 12th September, 2014

37.Book clubs explore life, not just books
When I was a young man, I reveled in my physical strength and intellectual acuity. Today, I'm very aware of my fragility.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 12th September, 2014

38.Lauren Beukes on 'Broken Monsters'
The South African novelist Lauren Beukes has one twisted imagination. Best known in America for "The Shining Girls," her 2013 novel about a time-traveling serial killer in Chicago, Beukes is now following it up with "Broken Monsters," which begins with a Detroit detective examining a bizarre...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 12th September, 2014

39.Review: 'This Changes Everything' by Naomi Klein
If global warming is a worldwide wake-up call, we're all pretty heavy sleepers. It's telling that 20 years after the United Nations acknowledged the threat of human-driven climate change, we're still basically at a loss for how to get going on the solution. In fact, we're spewing more...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 12th September, 2014

40.Fall promises bounty of great new books
Writing a fall books preview on a limited word budget is a futile exercise. So many great titles hit the shelves in the peak publishing season that kicks off in September and runs through the end of the year, that even as we highlight quite a few, we unfairly omit countless others.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Monday, 8th September, 2014

41.David Mitchell on 'The Bone Clocks'
On its surface, David Mitchell's "The Bone Clocks," the sprawling and unclassifiable new novel by the author of the best-selling "Cloud Atlas" (2004), is a page-turning, time-traveling sci-fi yarn designed to appeal to the "Dr. Who" set. It centers on Holly Sykes, a teenage runaway who finds...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 4th September, 2014

42.Editor's Choice: 'Hold the Dark' by William Giraldi
If dark, violent novels aren't usually my cup of tea, why did "Hold the Dark" exert such a hold over me, right from the start?
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 4th September, 2014

43.Tavis Smiley on 'Death of a King'
We know nearly everything there is to know about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., or so we think. But in his new book, "Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year," the PBS and public radio host Tavis Smiley turns his attention — and, he hopes, ours —...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 29th August, 2014

44.Reviews: 'Cold Sweat' and 'Inside the Godfather'
James Brown reveled in tall tales, even though his incredible life story never needed any embellishment. For those who don't already know about how he rose up from rural poverty to wild acclaim across the planet, the new film "Get On Up" highlights these accomplishments. Now, two of his...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 29th August, 2014

45.Review: 'Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944' by Jean Guéhenno
Paris in August is a city turned over to visitors. The locals are on vacation, their numbers replaced by sunburned tourists taking selfies at the Eiffel Tower and, perhaps, ordering a "Cheese Max" burger or two from the nearest Quick fast-food joint. But 70 years ago this very weekend, all...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 22nd August, 2014

46.Review: 'Adultery' by Paulo Coelho
The Swiss narrator of Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho's latest novel introduces herself as a woman with little cause for complaint — beyond a faked orgasm or two. In her 30s, Linda has a rich financier husband who loves her, two children, and a reporting job at a respected Geneva newspaper....
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 22nd August, 2014

47.Kid critics weigh in on favorite summer reads
Summer is a quintessential time for reading. For kids, it entertains and inspires, nurtures imagination and creativity, and helps bridge the gap between school years. It's probably a safe bet that Printers Row Journal readers well remember childhood days spent in the pages of a favorite book....
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 15th August, 2014

48.Reviews: 'Getting Schooled' by Garret Keizer and 'Blackboard' by Lewis Buzbee
In the fall of 2010, after 14 years as a freelance writer, Garret Keizer returned for a single year to a profession he thought he had left behind forever: teaching high school. As it happened, he was returning to the same rural Vermont school where he had begun his teaching career 30 years...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 15th August, 2014

49.Midwest gets love in Man Booker Prize longlist
Midwestern natives among four of five Americans longlisted for literary award
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 15th August, 2014

50.Editor's choice: 'All Our Names' by Dinaw Mengestu
As first glance, "All Our Names" seems to be a straightforward immigrant story. A young man, carrying the name of Isaac on his passport, has come from Uganda to Laurel, a small Midwestern town, on a one-year student visa. His case is assigned to Helen, with Lutheran Relief Services. Chapters...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Wednesday, 13th August, 2014


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