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  • Scott Turow on "Innocent," the sequel to "Presumed Innocent"

    Scott Turow on "Innocent," the sequel to "Presumed Innocent"
    "Innocent" By Scott Turow Grand Central Publishing, 416 pages, $27.99 "I found there is real poetry in the ways people can't help making the same mistakes. I have learned to never be surprised when people don't change." - Scott Turow By Rick Kogan,...
  • Chicagoland book club: Chapter One book club

    Chicagoland book club: Chapter One book club
    One thing to know about your book club: Our book club has been meeting for five years. We are a fun, casual group that meets one Friday morning a month. There are seven of us who meet regularly and a few others who come when they are able. Our group is...
  • The Big Read is a national page-turner

    The Big Read is a national page-turner
    There was no snow at the Huntington Library in Pasadena, but the four sled dogs tethered there seemed acclimated enough. One amiably licked the face of a child in a stroller. The hubbub wasn't much like the Yukon, but the dogs were there to excite...
  • 'Bonesetter's Daughter' at San Francisco Opera

    'Bonesetter's Daughter' at San Francisco Opera
    APOWERFUL new wave of opera combining Chinese and Western music and drama and written by Chinese composers, many of whom have immigrated to the U.S., has swept much of America, as well as parts of Europe and Asia, in the last 15 years. That it has...
  • Stephen Elliott is an open book in 'The Adderall Diaries'

    Stephen Elliott is an open book in 'The Adderall Diaries'
    Stephen Elliott started playing around with drugs at 10 and ran away from home when he was 13. He spent most of his teens in and out of group homes; as an adult, he stripped at gay bars for a year while shooting heroin. It came to a crashing conclusion...
  • Chicagoland book club: 43 years after the big snow

    Chicagoland book club: 43 years after the big snow
    Things to know about our book club: Our book club began in Glenview during the big snow in 1967 when two mothers, snowed in with young children, decided to organize a neighborhood book club for much-needed intellectual stimulation. We started with six...
  • Chicagoland book club: the theme lunch group

    Chicagoland book club: the theme lunch group
    One thing to know about your book club: Our book club has been meeting for three years. We meet six to eight times a year and have a meal that matches the theme of the book or is really easy to make and tastes great. We met and discussed “The Help&...
  • Writers and editors

    Writers and editors George MacDonald Fraser, 82; author of the "Flashman" series of historical adventure novels (Jan. 2) Gilbert A. Harrison, 92; editor of the New Republic, helped launch new talent (Jan. 3) Philip Agee, 72; former CIA official wrote...
  • Litquake scores big names for 10th anniversary

     
    Litquake, San Francisco's independent book festival, will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year with appearances by James Ellroy, Sarah Vowell and Amy Tan, who will accept the festival's Barbary Coast Award. Rather than concentrating its events in...
  • Why we read

    Why we read
    There's a book I don't remember well, though I can remember precisely where I found it in my elementary school library -- three yards to the right of the door, in the middle of the third shelf from the floor. I was, and remain, a compulsive reader. Back...