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26.Review: 'Lincoln's Greatest Case' by Brian McGinty
On the Mississippi River, between Rock Island, Ill., and Davenport, Iowa, a steamboat crashed into the first railroad bridge ever built across the river. The impact caused the boat, known as the Effie Afton, to explode into flames and sink into the river.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 20th February, 2015

27.30 days and 30 nights to write
How 3 Chicago authors jumpstarted their latest novels
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 19th February, 2015

28.'Queen of Crime' Sara Blaedel translates passion for genre into literary success
Just two months into 2015, and Sara Blaedel already is having quite a year. The Danish author recently won the Golden Laurel award, Denmark's most prestigious literary award.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 19th February, 2015

29.James McGrath Morris on Ethel Payne, 'Eye on the Struggle'
Although white Chicagoans knew little about Ethel Payne, a city reporter and later Washington correspondent for the Chicago Defender in the 1950s and '60s, African-Americans here and around the country came to venerate her as the most prominent female black journalist of her day. Late in...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 19th February, 2015

30.Review: 'Lucky Alan' by Jonathan Lethem
Jonathan Lethem's imagination seemingly knows no bounds. Having published science-fiction novels and stories early in his career, he has gained more mainstream recognition with the critical and popular successes of novels such as "Motherless Brooklyn" and "The Fortress of Solitude." Nonetheless...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 19th February, 2015

31.'Grand Budapest Hotel' special among Oscar-nominated screenplays
This year's Academy Award-nominated screenplays in the "adapted" category include a trio of variously effective and affecting whitewash jobs based on real people ("American Sniper," "The Imitation Game," "The Theory of Everything"); a ripping melodrama taken from a short film designed to...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 19th February, 2015

32.Recently discovered Dr. Seuss book coming out in July
More than 20 years after his death, there is still plenty of news about Dr. Seuss.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Wednesday, 18th February, 2015

33.Review: 'Jam on the Vine' by LaShonda Katrice Barnett
So many historical novels read like connect-the-dots puzzles or costume dramas, so one that is fresh, original and time-travels to an undiscovered past is a real discovery.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 13th February, 2015

34.Review: 'Blood-Drenched Beard' by Daniel Galera
In Daniel Galera's "Blood-Drenched Beard," a young man travels to the small fishing village of Garopaba to investigate a mysterious death. This translation is a U.S. debut for Galera, a Brazilian author with three other novels under his belt. In his story, the mysterious death is that of the...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 12th February, 2015

35.Kim Gordon on her new memoir, 'Girl in a Band'
Kim Gordon is a founding member of Sonic Youth, visual artist, feminist icon, mother and fashion trendsetter. Now she can now add "memoirist" to her list of accomplishments. Her new "Girl in a Band," not only offers insight into music, art, the shifting tides of underground culture and the...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 12th February, 2015

36.Review: 'A Spool of Blue Thread' by Anne Tyler
There was a time when the favorite way to put down Anne Tyler was to refer to her novels as "middlebrow." Particularly in the 1980s, a decade of triumphs that began with "Morgan's Passing" and continued with "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant," "The Accidental Tourist" and the Pulitzer...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 12th February, 2015

37.Review: 'Believer' by David Axelrod
For most of Barack Obama's meteoric political career, David Axelrod was the guy. He was the rumpled fella over there in the corner plotting the next move. How to spin it, sell it, defend it, bury it. Whatever the occasion called for. It was Axelrod who produced "Yes we can!" when Obama was...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Monday, 9th February, 2015

38.Review: 'Trigger Warning' by Neil Gaiman
With public appearances that pack arenas like rock concerts and platforms that include graphic novels, movies, TV, audiobooks, radio, stage musicals and video games, Neil Gaiman is the sort of literary celebrity who comes around once a generation.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Monday, 9th February, 2015

39.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
 Chicago Tribune ~ Monday, 9th February, 2015

40.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.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Monday, 9th February, 2015

41.Editor's choice: 'The Man Who Couldn't Stop' by David Adam
Eccentric and lovable detectives have become standard for so many police procedurals, and science writer David Adam presents a corrective to this popular image presented by germaphobe "Monk" and his idiosyncratic comrades on "Law & Order" spinoffs in the form of his new book, "The Man Who...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Monday, 9th February, 2015

42.Review: 'The Knife' by Ross Ritchell
In a mountain pass in what Ross Ritchell's characters call "Afghanipakiraqistan," members of a U.S. special ops team debate the threat posed by a young boy standing on a rock just 50 meters away. He could be a harmless goat herder or could be, as one soldier points out, "strapped with a vest."
 Chicago Tribune ~ Tuesday, 3rd February, 2015

43.Second Harper Lee novel to be published in July
"To Kill a Mockingbird" will not be Harper Lee's only published book after all.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Tuesday, 3rd February, 2015

44.Review: 'Unbecoming' by Rebecca Scherm
By the end of Rebecca Scherm's debut novel, "Unbecoming," the protagonist, Grace, has transformed herself from a small-town sweetheart into an ice-cold international jewel thief.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Tuesday, 3rd February, 2015

45.Top childrens books honored
Twenty-two books written for children and young adults received national recognition Monday by the American Library Association.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Monday, 2nd February, 2015

46.Review: 'Get in Trouble' by Kelly Link
Come over here for a moment. Kelly Link would like to show you something. It's in the palm of Kelly Link's hand. Bend down and take a closer look. What is that whispering sound? Squint your eyes and keep looking. What Kelly Link has in the palm of Kelly Link's hand, lucky reader, is you.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 30th January, 2015

47.Reader of the Week: County Board President Toni Preckwinkle
Who I am
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 30th January, 2015

48.Editor's choice: 'Reeling Through Life' by Tara Ison
As a reader by calling and temperament (and, yes, profession), I bring full engagement and critical perspective to books, but that vanishes with movies. For movies, I just need to bring lots of tissues (I'm a crier), sit back, absorb and devour peppermint patties. I have thought of this as a...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 30th January, 2015

49.Nick Hornby on 'Funny Girl'
From "Are You Being Served?" and "Keeping Up Appearances" to "Fawlty Towers" and "Absolutely Fabulous," Americans have long appreciated British situation comedy with strong female characters. But the history of the woman-centered Britcom is surprisingly fraught, with origins in the early 1960s,...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 30th January, 2015

50.Ex-aide writes about being Obama's friend, valet and 'surrogate son'
President Barack Obama's former personal assistant has penned a memoir, sidestepping public policy for the most part but dishing on the president's likes and dislikes.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 29th January, 2015


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