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  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events

    July 10: Caitlin Moran will discuss her latest book, "How to Build a Girl," recently released in paperback. 7:30 p.m., Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St., $10 or free with purchase of any of Moran's books at Women & Children First, www.womenandchildrenfirst.com, 773-769-9299

  • Children's Read & Write: Local authors on favorite book settings

    Children's Read & Write: Local authors on favorite book settings

    As a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication, we asked several Chicago-area authors to tell us what book's setting they would love to live in. Here's what they said.

  • Review: 'Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks'

    Review: 'Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks'

    A new retrospective takes the best of stunning photography by Edward S. Curtis to give a fresh insight on the American Indian at the nexus of America's westward march and the cultural annihilation of tribes that stood in the way of frontier progress.

  • A visit to Harper Lee's hometown of Monroeville, Ala.

    A visit to Harper Lee's hometown of Monroeville, Ala.

    Some 200 miles to the west, signs around Jackson, Miss., proudly direct tourists to the home of Eudora Welty. The house, now a museum, is a national historic landmark, a fitting tribute to one of America's greatest writers.

  • Chicago book news: Stuart Dybek's 'Paper Lantern' now in paperback

    Chicago book news: Stuart Dybek's 'Paper Lantern' now in paperback

    The paperback edition of "Paper Lantern" by Stuart Dybek was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux June 2. The nine short stories in the collection all deal with aspects of romantic love. Dybek, a Chicago native, is the distinguished writer in residence at Northwestern University.

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