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January 21, 2019

Reflections on MLK day: young student leaders are the “hope for America’s future” »

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Claire Rudolf Murphy’s newest book Martin and Bobby: A Journey Toward Justice follows the lives, words and final days of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy. Fifty years later, their stories and speeches still stir people young and old, as Claire has seen in her bookstore events throughout A…

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January 18, 2019

Staff Reads – holiday reading »

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Read below to find out what books we’ve read over the holidays and what books we received as gifts that we’re most excited to start reading.

STAFF READS

 

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman is a perfect fall read, especially if you’re a fan of Practical Magic. It’s an enchanting look at …

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January 16, 2019

Author Q&A – Tidying Up with Alison Stewart »

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Are you just as obsessed with Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo as we are? Then you’ll know that most people have a basement, attic, closet or storage unit filled to the brim with stuff. Junk details award-winning journalist Alison Stewart’s three-year investigation into Americans’ growi…

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January 4, 2019

Excerpt from Gut Reactions »

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While reducing sugar and flour, increasing fiber, and drinking enough water are the most effective diet remedies, read below for additional fascinating tips that illuminate the science behind weight loss from Simon Quellen Field’s Gut Reactions.

Gut Reactions

 

Calcium

Test subjects taking a g…

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January 2, 2019

Reading Resolutions for 2019 »

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December 17, 2018

45th Anniversary – Reflections from the Publisher »

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Chicago Review Press celebrated our 45th Anniversary in 2018 and to round out another exciting year, publisher Cynthia Sherry has some words to say about where we’ve come from and where we’re going. Read below to take a walk down memory lane!

Spring @ AsuraSpring & Asura: Poems of Kenji Miyazawa, trans…

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December 14, 2018

Q & A with author Scott Martelle »

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Scott Martelle’s new book William Walker’s Wars depicts the dark history of William Walker’s campaigns in Mexico and his attacks on governments in Nicaragua and Honduras, all in a quest to establish a slave-based American empire to the south. Read below as Scott discusses his fascination with …

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December 7, 2018

6 Books for Kids (that adults should read too) »

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Friends of the Earth


Never grow out of your sense of wonder and appreciation for the world.


Friends of the Earth



US Congress for Kids


Young and old, we all need to brush up on political history.


US Congress for Kids, The



Frederick Douglass for Kids


Because apparently you can make it to sixty years and not know about this important m



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November 30, 2018

Staff Reads – November 29, 2018 »

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Check out what we've been reading over the Thanksgiving break and let us know your book recommendations in the comments below!

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I’m reading We Are Okay by Nina LaCour. It’s a slower-paced book that deals with grief and loneliness and healing and disillusionment. It's a powerful read, but …

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November 26, 2018

Musings on Joni Mitchell »

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Musings on Joni Mitchell

By Susan Whitall, editor of Joni on Joni: Interviews and Encounters with Joni Mitchell

Joni on Joni

 

It’s hard to narrow down my favorite Joni Mitchell songs, so think of this as a number of notable Joni songs, with my musings on what each one meant to me. Pour the w…

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