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September 21, 2018

International Day of Peace Roundup »

In honor of International Day of Peace, we asked several authors what inspiring message they'd like to share from their books. Read their messages below!


Patrick Parr, author of The Seminarian:

"The only way to bridge a divide is to understand both sides."



Linda Beckstrom a

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September 19, 2018

Bookalike – Podcasts »

As part of our new Bookalike series, we'll be pairing up a popular culture outlet with its Chicago Review Press book counterpart. This month, we're doing Podcasts! Read below to find the perfect book to complement your podcast tastes.

Under the Influence – This I Know

Canadian radio pers…

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September 14, 2018

Confidential Confidential Sneak Peek »

Read below for a SNEAK PEEK at chapter six of Samantha Barbas's new book Confidential Confidential, about Hollywood's most infamous scandal magazine.

Kirkus Reviews calls the books "a thoroughly researched history of a lurid publisher and Americans' lust for scandal."

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September 10, 2018

Creating “Pictures in Sound” with Sir George Martin »

Creating “Pictures in Sound” with Sir George Martin

By Ken Womack, author of Sound Pictures

For George Martin, the illustrious producer behind the Beatles’ unparalleled achievements in popular music, the recording studio emerged as a kind of magic workshop where sound could be transforme…

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September 7, 2018

Back-to-school encouragement and middle-grade nonfiction favorites »

In honor of back-to-school season, we've asked authors of our 2018 middle-grade titles if they have any words of encouragement for students. Read below for some motivation as well as new nonfiction picks to add to your reading list.



Elizabeth Raum, author of The Big, Bold, Adventurou

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September 5, 2018

Dorothy Carvello, the first woman A&R executive at Atlantic Records, says #MeToo in shocking new memoir »

9780912777917Dorothy Carvello began her career in 1987 at Atlantic Records as the assistant to founder and president Ahmet Ertegun. She went on to work for many of the biggest names in music—Morris, Azoff, Galante, Buziak and Ienner—at Atlantic, Giant, RCA, Relativity and Columbia. Her no-holds-barred memoir…

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August 31, 2018

Staff Reads – August 31, 2018 »

Staff Reads is back! We’ve got so many books to fill you in on. Check out what we’ve been reading below and let us know if you have any recommendations on what to read next.

OhioI just finished a second read of a good friend of mine’s book, Ohio. It’s one of those rare, beautiful and evocativ…

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August 29, 2018

Back from Hiatus »

After a brief hiatus this spring, the Chicago Review Press blog is back in full swing and we're excited to show you our nonfiction coming out this Fall 2018. From a food guide through the Pacific Northwest to a #MeToo memoir to the making of Dylan's Blonde on Blonde album, we've got a lot of intere…

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February 20, 2018

Staff Reads: Book Love At First Sight »

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked our staff what books they’ve fallen in love with at first sight. The insta-book love is real. Let us know your book loves in the comments below or on Twitter. #CRPreads

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I went a little crazy at ALA last year and picked up anything with a dark, brooding

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February 2, 2018

Staff Reads: February 2, 2018 »

Check out what our staff has been reading below and share what you’re reading in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag  #CRPreads.


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I just finished reading They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraqib. Abdurraqib worked as a columnist at MTV news and has w…

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