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Julie’s Book Review: Almost Perfect

Almost Perfect by Diane Daniels Manning reviewed by Julie Failla Earhart I know I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but I do. If the cover looks like something I would like, or the title intrigues me, then I try it. Usually I’ve made up my mind long before I read the back cover.…

About Hild, A New Novel, A New World

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by Mark W. Tiedemann (first published in The Proximal Eye November 13, 2013) It is completely fitting that science fiction writers should write historical fiction.  Both forms deal with the same background—alien worlds. Because we live in a story-saturated era where access to the ages is easily had with a visit to the library, the local…

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

Lori Rader Day

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…