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December 6, 2016

Welcome to the CRP team, Ashley »

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20161206_140825This November Chicago Review Press welcomed Ashley Alfirevic as our new publicity associate. A native of the south suburbs, Ashley headed west for college and majored in english literature and communication studies at Colorado State and earned a graduate certificate from the Denver Publishing Instit…

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December 2, 2016

Staff Reads: “Winter is coming.” »

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With this winter season gearing up to be one of the coldest yet, it’s best to bundle up in front of the fire and read away. Find out what books remind the CRP staff of winter and get some great recommendations below. On a side note: How did nobody suggest Game of Thrones? Winter is coming, anybody…

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December 1, 2016

Elizabeth Kern discusses her novel Fire Angels, based on Chicago’s December 1, 1958 Our Lady of the Angels school fire »

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Elizabeth Kern photoOn December 1, 1958, one of the deadliest fires in America broke out at Our Lady of the Angels school in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, claiming the lives of 92 children and three nuns. A tight-knit faith community was changed forever by the fire, and there was a new public clamor for safe…

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November 18, 2016

Staff Reads: November 18, 2016 »

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Check out CRP’s staff reads for some excellent Thanksgiving break reading recommendations. #CRPreads

I’ve been jumping around with far too many print books as of late, but I can’t stop listing to the audiobook for Kitchens of the Great Midwest. I’m a bit behind in discovering it, but the …

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November 4, 2016

Staff Reads: Book to film adaptations »

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In light of all of the exciting book-to-film adaptations coming up within the next few years, the CRP staff chimed in with what they’re most excited to see on the big screen.

Check out our infographic and let us know in the comments or on social media what book-to-film adaptation you can't wait…

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November 4, 2016

Election roundup: Presidential history for adults & kids »

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It's been a quite a week in these here parts, what with our (Chicago's) World Series victory and all. We now turn our attention to the election! We've collected titles for adults (some quirky, some not) and kids who are curious about presidents, election history, and our nation's capital. You will b…

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November 1, 2016

Autumnal reads: Our November books hit the shelves »

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It's officially autumn, right? As temperatures hit 70 here in Chicago and the Cubs prep for a win tonight in Cleveland, our November books officially hit the shelves. #CRPreads #FlyTheW


New for adults:

Lennon on Lennon     Showstoppers!     Fire Angels

 
New for Kids:

Marie Curie for KidsNovember 7: Happy Birthday to Marie Curie!

Kir

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October 21, 2016

Staff Reads: October 21, 2016 »

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Now that fall is officially here, it’s time to curl up with some apple cider and a good read. Get some recommendations from our staff below! #CRPreads

senses     common     underground

I just saw Ann Patchett last night on her book tour for Commonwealth. Indie bookstore Women and Children First hosted her at…

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October 17, 2016

Staff Songs: CRP’s personal showstoppers »

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Who doesn’t love a great Broadway musical? That’s the collective sentiment here at CRP, at least. In honor of our forthcoming book, Showstoppers! The Surprising Backstage Stories of Broadway’s Most Remarkable Songs by Gerald Nachman (out in November), CRP staff share their favorite show tunes …

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October 12, 2016

Flashback: Production manager (and Beach Boys fan) Allison Felus recalls working on the first edition of Wouldn’t It Be Nice »

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Wouldn't It Be Nice_revised

Originally published in 2003, a revised & updated edition of Chuck Granata's Wouldn't It Be Nice: Brian Wilson and the Making of the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds officially hit shelves on October 1. We asked our production manager, Allison Felus, to share her memories from working on the fir

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