A Reader writer looks back on a year in reading.
The amazing adventures of the author of this year’s One Book, One Chicago, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.
The new One Book, One Chicago selection, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, is still amazing after a dozen reads, writes Aimee Levitt.
And that is an amazingly awesome thing.
Katie Roiphe has a few things to say about a new tongue-in-cheek children’s book.
Hardcover Fiction 1. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown2. Hardball by Sara Paretsky3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett4. The Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore5. The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt Note: If you had tickets for Lorrie Moore’s November 7 Chicago Humanities Festival appearance, that’s been canceled.
Midweek is often a great time for readings and lectures. Some selections:
The New York Times critic appears this weekend at KAM Isaiah Israel in Hyde Park. Also this week: Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s “Tokyo Sonata” opens at Music Box; So Yong Kim’s “Treeless Mountain” closes the Asian American Showcase; and Kelly Reichardt’s “Wendy and Lucy” makes a curtain call at Facets.
Lecture on Edgar Allen Poe by novelist Michael Chabon on Monday.