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Lives and legacy of a notorious Chicago housing project
In his new book, “High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing,” Ben Austen recounts Shays's stay from the viewpoint of K-So, a longtime resident who appreciates the politician's interest but is skeptical of whether the visit will ...

Notes From the Book Review Archives
Joyce liked to boast that “Ulysses” was so detailed a portrait of Dublin that if the city were to be destroyed — an eventuality that in his darker moments of Hibernophobia he would probably have welcomed — it could be rebuilt brick by brick, using ...

Book review: “Atomic City Girls”
This book cover image released by William Morrow shows "The Atomic City Girls," a novel by Janet Beard. (William Morrow via AP). NOTEWORTHY. “Atomic City Girls”. Janet Morrow. William Morrow publishing. Eager to escape life in the country, June Walker ...

Book Review: 'Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin,' by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin
The old saying that we die twice—when we stop breathing and when there is no one left alive who still remembers us—is a less than subtle reminder that our lives have to have impact. We have to conduct our lives in a way that guarantees that we “live ...

Book Review: Lippman's 'Sunburn' is intriguing mystery
Laura Lippman's versatility as a writer ascends to a new level with her excellent 22nd novel, "Sunburn," which ignites as a classic hard-boiled mystery and contemporary domestic thriller. Lust, deceit and the simple quest for happiness rule the plot as ...

A Tale of Young Grief
Fortuna author J. Lynn Bailey's emotional second YA novel begins with the death of Jasper Stone. His twin sister Livia is plunged into a grief so profound that she finds herself clutching at anything that will dull her pain, even for a moment. Having ...

Book Review: 'Build it: The Rebel Playbook for World Class Employee Engagement,' by Glenn Elliott and Debra Corey
What does employee engagement have to do with rebelliousness? Everything. In their new book, Build it: The Rebel Playbook for World Class Employee Engagement (Wiley, March, 2018) Glenn Elliott and Debra Corey focus on the nonconformist approaches taken ...

Book Review: 'Which Way Tree' a fun, old-time Texas tale
An unnaturally cunning and powerful mountain lion who goes by the name of El Demonio de Dos Dedos (the demon of two toes) prowls the Texas Hill Country and borderlands, terrorizing families. A violent, sociopathic Confederate soldier intent on cheating ...

Book Review: Lippman's 'Sunburn' an intriguing mystery
This book cover image released by William Morrow shows "Sunburn," a novel by Laura Lippman. (William Morrow via AP). HONS. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. prev. next. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. Laura Lippman's versatility as a ...

Book review: 'Hotel Silence' by Audur Ava Olafsdottir
Jónas Ebeneser has decided to end his life. He is nearly 50, divorced, and his ex-wife has told him that Gudrún Waterlily, their grown daughter, is not his. Other than his mother, who is rapidly declining into dementia, he is alone in a flat, colorless ...

Shenq And Hong, Value Investing In Asia [Book Review]
I can't begin to guess how many feet of library shelves it would take to house all the books that have been written on value investing. The best answer is probably “too many.” So do we need yet another one? Yes. Value Investing in Asia by Stanley Lim ...

Book Review: 'An Enchantment of Ravens'
Isobel, heroine of Margaret Rogerson's debut novel “An Enchantment of Ravens,” is the finest portrait artist in all of Whimsy, the land between the mundane World Beyond and the forests where the fair folk—or faeries—dwell. For years, she has ...





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