| May 24, 2009
"The Collected Works of Billy the Kid" was first published by a small press in the 1970s when its author, Michael Ondaatje, was still in his 20s and two decades away from the success and fame that would arrive with "The English Patient." Yet this early...
| May 29, 2008
| 6:45 PM
1. The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon ($15.95)
2. Loving Frank by Nancy Horan ($14)
3. Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson ($14)
4. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen ($13.95)
5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini ($16)
| Mar 9, 2012
| 5:28 PM
Our club has been meeting 10 times a year for more than 20 years. We work with our local library in Libertyville to procure our books and that month's host leads our discussion.
We have been spending more time on the book discussion recently because we'...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 2:09 PM
IWA (International Women Associates) has members in the city and suburbs.
About 25 to 30 members meet once a month, cheerfully squeezing into members' living rooms.
We come with notes and annotated copies.
Our many volunteer leaders are adept at...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 7:53 AM
"The Lost Memory of Skin" (Ecco) by Russell Banks. Coming Tuesday. Banks, one of our finest and most adventurous novelists, is not afraid to tackle big, tough topics that persistently bedevil the human species, and with his 17th book, he has...
| May 11, 2008
Stefan Merrill Block seems to have a knack for turning unpracticed steps into waltzes.
Take the 20something's new novel, "The Story of Forgetting." It has its roots in writing Block did while in India working as a videographer for a documentary about...