| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:20 PM
It's not clear to me why anyone tries predicting anything, because no one is any good at it.
There is a tie at the top of the horrible prognosticators list between sports reporters and political pundits. Often, the greater the apparent expertise, the...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:54 PM
James McBride won the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction for “The Good Lord Bird,” a satirical account of pre-Civil War America that features a cross-dressing slave who gets caught up in John Brown’s famous anti-slavery rebellion....
| May 29, 2013
| 11:02 AM
The National Endowment for the Arts announced $1 million in grants for the Big Read projects taking place across the U.S. in 2013-14.
The Big Read was launched in 2005 to help create one-city-one-book-style projects; for each title on its list, it...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 1:46 PM
One thing to know about our book club
We are the Bookies. We started as neighbors, living on Edgewood Lane in Winnetka in the late 1990s. We have since grown to 17 members.
We meet monthly, mostly in the evenings. Each year we have...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Apparently, we're in them midst of a short story boomlet. I know this because The New York Times told me so in a recent article, "Good Fit for Today's Little Screens: Short Stories."
I tend to put little trust in trend pieces. If I believed every...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Aleksandar Hemon landed in the United States two decades ago, January 1992. He was 27, a young Bosnian journalist from Sarajevo arriving on a one-month visa, arranged through a cultural exchange program sponsored by the State Department. Just after he...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Things to know about our book club
The Inquiring Minds Book Group was started 16 years ago by a teacher going on maternity leave who wanted to keep connected to friends and create opportunities for intellectual stimulation. We pride ourselves on in-depth...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 9:00 PM
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:34 PM
In 2012,the first World Book Night celebration in America will give away bestsellers by Stephen King, Patti Smith, Rebecca Skloot, Suzanne Collins and more, for free....
| Apr 23, 2012
| 4:35 PM
It's World Book Night, a massive international book giveaway that this year is making its U.S. debut....
| May 30, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Esquire's 75 books by dudes for dudes is three years old, but Joyland created a list of 250 books for dudes by chicks....
| Aug 19, 2011
| 12:40 PM
Our book club began in 2001 with five original members. We have grown to 14. Most of us have been educators at some point in our lives, teaching everything from preschool to college.
Laura Caldwell, author of "Long Way Home: A Young Man Lost in the...