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February 24, 2017

Book recs for Oscar-nominated characters »

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It's Oscar weekend, and we thought it would be fun to offer up some book recommendations to the men, women, and one bunny, who appear in the Oscar-nominated films.

Share you thoughts on our recommendations, and offer up your own in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #OscarBookRec

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February 17, 2017

Deb Aronson’s Alexandra the Great tells the story of a horse who showed people exactly what it means to “run like a girl.” »

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AronsonRachel Alexandra grew from a knock-kneed foal abandoned by her mother into an athlete that dominated every filly on the track, but she still wasn’t allowed to compete against the colts. When a new owner saw her potential, Rachel and her team lined up against competitors threatened by her speed and…

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Staff Reads: February 17, 2017 »

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In this week’s staff reads, our reading choices seem to reflect how we feel about what’s happening in the real world. We’ve got a mix of activism, tragedy, and escapist themes

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February 10, 2017

Music biographer Peter Benjaminson presents an unabashed look at the life and career of Rick James in Super Freak »

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PeterBenjaminsonForJacketFew American entertainers have stories that are richer, wilder, or more excessive than Rick James. He played in a band with Neil Young, spent years in jail, self-produced his first album (which was then picked up by Motown), crossed rock and funk to come up with one of the best-selling albums of the…

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February 9, 2017

Herb Karl discusses “connecting the historical dots” of John Brown’s life and writing his new novel, The Insurrectionist »

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Photo1From his involvement in Bleeding Kansas to the invasion of Harpers Ferry, John Brown has gone down in American history as one of the most dogmatic and influential abolitionists in the years leading up to the Civil War. The Insurrectionist: A Novel by Herb Karl presents a fictionalized account of Joh…

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February 3, 2017

Staff Reads: All About the Bookstore Love »

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For the Chicago Review Press staff, bookstores aren’t simply buildings filled with books. They are reminders of the past, inevitable detours, homes away from home, and always great sources of comfort. Check out our favorite bookstores below and share yours below or on Twitter. #CRPreads

 


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January 20, 2017

Staff Reads: January 20, 2017 »

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Our blog has been a bit quiet this month, but we'll be back to our regularly scheduled posts in February where we'll share interviews with authors and staff, as well as book collections and other behind the scenes goings on. We can't wait to share with you what we have in store for 2017 and beyond.




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January 20, 2017

Flashback Friday: Presidential picks »

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Inauguration Day is the perfect time to reflect on Presidents past and present and so we're revisiting a post from November 4, 2016. (more…)

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January 6, 2017

Staff Reads: Best of 2016 »

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In our first Staff Reads post of 2017, we look back on some of our favorite books from 2016 to remind ourselves of the shiny moments in a challenging year.

Share your favorite 2016 titles in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #CRPreads

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December 16, 2016

Staff Reads, December 16, 2016 »

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IMG_20161205_152006Winter weather is here, the holidays are just around the corner, and this is our last staff reads post of the year. Enjoy! We’ll be back soon with what we’re reading in the New Year. #CRPreads

 

I’ve got a ton of books on my to-be-read list, so I’m hoping to check off a few of the…

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