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  • Lost F. Scott Fitzgerald story published

    Lost F. Scott Fitzgerald story published

    A year before F. Scott Fitzgerald died of a heart attack, he completed a short story about a hard-drinking writer diagnosed with cardiac disease.

  • Children's Read & Write:With the Bhaers, in the woods

    Children's Read & Write:With the Bhaers, in the woods

    Looking for reading inspiration this summer? As a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, an annual back-to-school tradition that invites children to submit book reviews to the Chicago Tribune, we asked several area authors to tell us what book's setting they would love to live...

  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Aug. 1-2: Anderson's Bookshop will celebrate the grand opening of its La Grange store with a ribbon cutting, storytime, free coffee, giveaways and games all weekend. On Aug. 1 at 2 p.m., Susan Elizabeth Phillips will discuss "Heroes Are My Weakness." On Aug. 2 at 2 p.m., Holly Madison will sign...

  • Review: 'Flood of Fire' by Amitav Ghosh

    Review: 'Flood of Fire' by Amitav Ghosh

    "Flood of Fire" brings to a close Amitav Ghosh's densely populated, prodigiously detailed "Ibis Trilogy," a 1,600-plus-page fictional encounter with the First Opium War (1839-42). Beginning with "Sea of Poppies" (2008), the plot set off in 1838, one branch coming from Benares, another from Baltimore,...

  • Review: 'Dragonfish' by Vu Tran

    Review: 'Dragonfish' by Vu Tran

    The expression, "It's a Vietnamese thing" is uttered more than once in "Dragonfish," Vu Tran's odd, transfixing existential thriller. Robert Ruen, an Oakland cop, has spent several years and a marriage trying to get to the heart of what it means. But when his Vietnamese wife, whom he calls Suzy,...

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