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November 19, 2018

Top Eight Early American Word Creations »

Top Eight Early American Word Creations

By Rosemarie Ostler, author of Splendiferous Speech

Americans have been inventing their own vocabulary since the first English-speaking settlers landed on North American shores. Hundreds of new terms entered the English language during the country’s ea…

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November 16, 2018

Bookalike – Netflix Binge Edition »


Complement your binge-watching preferences with these Netflix book pairings. Have fun binge-reading away!


Women and MadnessFeminists: What Were They Thinking & Phyllis Chesler

This documentary on second wave feminism interviews icons of the women’s movement in the ’70s, including Phyllis Chesler, whose

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October 31, 2018

Scariest part of the writing process »

In honor of Halloween, we asked a few of our authors about the scariest part of the writing process. Check out their spooky answers below!

The entire process is terrifying, from writing your lede to worrying about your facts to clearing quotes to hitting “send” on your final draft. But the mo…

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October 22, 2018

The Blonde on Blonde Fab Five »


The Blonde on Blonde Fab Five

By Daryl Sanders, author of That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound: Dylan, Nashville, and the Making of Blonde on Blonde

When Chicago Review Press asked if I would a contribute a piece to the CRP blog about my five favorite tracks from the 1966 Bob Dylan album Blonde on Blond

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October 15, 2018

Author Bob Burns discusses his newest book on the 1968 US men’s Olympic track and field team and modern activism »

Almost 50 years ago today, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in solidarity with the black power movement, one of the most iconic moments in sports activism. Bob Burns’s book The Track in the Forest: The Creation of a Legendary 1968 US Olympic Team describes how the 1968 US men’s Ol…

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October 12, 2018

Staff Reads – October 12, 2018 »

Check out what we’ve been reading below and let us know if you have any recommendations on what to read next!

9781101947135I recently finished Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. It’s a beautiful debut novel that traces the ancestry of two half sisters in Ghana that were never allowed to meet. Spanning 300 years, it…

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October 10, 2018

Fire Prevention Week – Excerpt from The School’s on Fire! »

In honor of National Fire Prevention Week, read below for a glimpse into Rebecca C. Jones's new book middle grade book The School's on Fire, which School Library Journal calls “[A] moving narrative of one of the most devastating school fires in U.S. history.” 




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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 featuring podcasts! Read below to find the perfect book to complement your podcast tastes.

Under the Influence – This I Know

Canadian radio …

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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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