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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.

  • Review: 'Nabokov in America' by Robert Roper

    Review: 'Nabokov in America' by Robert Roper

    During his 20-year stay in the United States (1940–1960), Vladimir Nabokov enjoyed a remarkable friendship with the literary critic Edmund Wilson. The two giants had much in common: Nabokov the Russian and Wilson the Russophile; both men pedantic and exacting in their literary standards; each swift...

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