Former Catholic priest Richard Morrisroe reflects on his friend and fellow civil rights activist Jonathan Daniels who was gunned down by a segregationist in Alabama 50 years ago.
Long lost love: “I remember thinking that he looked like a north African Elvis Presley, but in a good way”
Born in Silver Creek, Mississippi, Thomas Armstrong was 14 in 1955—the same year another African-American 14-year-old, Emmett Till, was kidnapped, tortured, and killed in Mississippi for whistling at a white […]
From authors with a Chicago connection: a backpacker thriller, taking license with Louisa May Alcott, and more
Breast cancer memoirists all seem to agree that laughter is pretty good medicine.
More recent and upcoming releases by area authors
The path to love is especially rocky in conservative Saudi Arabia, with its segregation of the sexes, arranged marriages, double standard, and religious police at the ready to arrest unrelated […]
A bright red can of Pringles becomes magical in Bich Minh Nguyen’s graceful new memoir, Stealing Buddha’s Dinner (Viking/Penguin), about growing up in a refugee family in Grand Rapids, Michigan. […]
Apparently the thing to do is focus on your navel.
“Every suitcase contained the world,” Eduardo Galeano writes in “Immigrants a Century Ago,” one of 333 vignettes in his new collection, Voices of Time: A Life in Stories (Metropolitan). He […]
I’ll teach you to throat sing if she teaches me to crochet.
Early on in her stay in Port-au-Prince, writes Kathie Klarreich in her new memoir, Madame Dread: A Tale of Love, Vodou, and Civil Strife in Haiti (Nation Books), she saw […]
Jonathan Kozol is one of this country’s few true prophets, delivering unpleasant truths about race and class that are often ignored until, say, a natural disaster hits. For 40 years […]
Melanie Rehak’s history of the women who wrote the Nancy Drew books is a heap of facts in search of a thesis.
So this guy says to give him ten bucks to invest, and he’ll give you back $15 in 45 days. Guaranteed. Or give him $100, or $1,000. Don’t worry, he […]