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A widow's interior life as she emerges from grief

A widow's interior life as she emerges from grief

"Nora Webster" is a compelling portrait of a grieving widow's interior life as she slowly emerges from the pain of her husband's death. The story is filtered so completely through Nora's point of view that the reader almost can't see how emot…

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Oct. 2, 2014

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Oct. 2, 2014

Our monthly round-up of new children's media.

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Shelf Life: Shifting perspectives reveal many angles

Shelf Life: Shifting perspectives reveal many angles

In the new book by Garth Stein, for Trevor Riddell, who first came to Riddle House just before he turned 14, the story begins with recounting the story of that event 23 years ago to his family.

September 25, 2014 12:00 pm

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Sept. 4, 2014

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Sept. 4, 2014

Our monthly round-up of new children's media.

September 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Aug. 7, 2014

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Aug. 7, 2014

Our monthly round-up of new children's media.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Talk of the Town: Joan Rivers doesn't hold back in new book or her everyday life

Talk of the Town: Joan Rivers doesn't hold back in new book or her everyday life

Even though comedienne Joan Rivers says it's no surprise Kim Kardashian and her sisters are among the favorite targets included in her new book, she admits there's also "some brains among that bunch."

August 02, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for July 3, 2014

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for July 3, 2014

Our monthly round-up of new children's media.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Shelf Life: Experiencing authentic Chicago Blues

Shelf Life: Experiencing authentic Chicago Blues

Marcus Goldman, a successful young author albeit one currently suffering from writer's block, takes a journey to the village of Somerset, N.H. to visit his mentor Harry Quebert.

June 15, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Father and Son Life Lessons: New book and local signing event highlight Polish family life with a father's strict guidance

Father and Son Life Lessons: New book and local signing event highlight Polish family life with a father's strict guidance

Early on, in his new 176-page paperback book of his childhood stories, author Richard Post, who was raised in the Polish neighborhood of Chicago known as "Goose Island" during the 1940s and 1950s, shares a vivid story about the importance his…

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Shelf Life: Author uses experience and history to put herself in others' shoes

Shelf Life: Author uses experience and history to put herself in others' shoes

Marcus Goldman, a successful young author albeit one currently suffering from writer's block, takes a journey to the village of Somerset, N.H. to visit his mentor Harry Quebert.

June 08, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Writer John Green on Hollywood and teen whispering

Writer John Green on Hollywood and teen whispering

When "The Fault in Our Stars" landed on bookshelves more than two years ago, John Green's enthusiasm was nonexistent for a screen version of his story featuring teens with cancer.

June 08, 2014 8:00 am

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for June 5, 2014

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for June 5, 2014

Our monthly round-up of new children's media.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Shelf Life: Writer's block gives way to a plot full of twist and turns in New England

Shelf Life: Writer's block gives way to a plot full of twist and turns in New England

Marcus Goldman, a successful young author albeit one currently suffering from writer's block, takes a journey to the village of Somerset, N.H. to visit his mentor Harry Quebert.

June 01, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Poet Maya Angelou dead at 86

Poet Maya Angelou dead at 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune.

May 28, 2014 10:30 am Related

Book chronicles Memorial Day Massacre

Book chronicles Memorial Day Massacre

Police shot, clubbed and gassed striking steelworkers who were marching across a prairie to the Republic Steel mill in Hegewisch on May 30, 1937, in what became known as the Memorial Day Massacre.

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