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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian

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by Julie Earhart-Cracchiolo I fell in love with Chris Bohjalian’s writings about a year after Oprah picked his novel Midwives as her Book Club Pick. I’ve read almost everything he’s written since then. Some I’ve loved; other not as much. But let me tell you, Bohjalian’s seventeenth novel Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is probably…

Lori Rader-Day to Sign her Debut Novel The Black Hour

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Left Bank Books presents debut author Lori Rader-Day, who will sign and discuss her mystery novel, The Black Hour (Seventh Street Books, July 2014), on Monday, August 11, 7pm, at Left Bank Books (399 N. Euclid). For Chicago sociology professor Amelia Emmet, violence was a research topic – until a student she’d never met shot her.…

Phaedra Parks Signs Her Books

Left Bank Books presents Phaedra Parks, who will sign copies of her etiquette book, Secrets of the Southern Belle: How to Be Nice, Work Hard, Look Pretty, Have Fun, and Never Have an Off Moment (Gallery Books, August 2014), on Saturday, August 9, 5pm, at Left Bank Books (399 N. Euclid). This event is a…

Dissolving Boundaries – Mark Tiedemann

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by Mark W. Tiedemann Author of Gravity Box and Other Spaces Recently I had a brief conversation about the changing nature of science fiction.  Not so much the stories being written, although that was part of the discussion as well, but the faces we see populating the lists of writers publishing new work.  There was a…

Book Review: A Life Apart by Y.L. Marlow

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Reviewed by Julie Failla Earhart Marlow’s second novel, A Life Apart, opens at the end of the story, then quickly reverts to the beginning. The beginning is December 7, 1941.  Since he was a kid, Morris Sullivan has loved ships. He built model ships as a child. After his high school girlfriend, sweetheart is too…