Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:01 am
 Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement, by Thomas Geoghegan. The New Press, 2014.Gov. Bruce Rauner’s first six weeks in office have been an interesting time...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am

While the Spanish club met, poet John Knoepfle wrote essays from downtown Springfield

 A benign rainbow trout sits comfortably – as best a trout can – before its coffee cup, smelling a lily. Yes, it’s our favorite trout from the mural painted by Julie Hulvey that once graced...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 The Round Barn: Volume Three. Beloit City Press, 475 pp. $24.95Upon finishing volume three of The Round Barn, a Biography of an American Farm, I am envious. I want to become a time traveler – ...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield author’s latest mystery is a satisfying read

Widow, by Martha Miller. Bold Strokes Press, 2014.With Widow, her sixth book, Springfield novelist Martha Miller has created a page-turning mystery, suspenseful and moving. When Judge Bertha Brannon�...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am

Former local educator Harriet Arkley’s new book tells of work at Withrow and Ball Charter schools

The Good News Chair: A simple tool for shaping a child’s positive behavior and self-image, by Harriet Arkley, published April 29, 2014. Available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Village Books.&...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am

UIS professor Rosina Neginsky’s new book explores images of a woman who “never was”

 Some philosophers and psychologists think we are “hardwired for beauty”: it “inspires and motivates us.” Rosina Neginsky has spent her lifetime learning about, experiencing and understan...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am

New book about legendary baseball moment

 Babe Ruth’s Called Shot: The Myth and Mystery of Baseball’s Greatest Home Run, by Ed Sherman. Lyons Press, $25.95.The 2014 baseball season marks the 100th year of baseball at storied Wrigley...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am

Andrew Lam’s historical novel portrays war in 1940s China

Two Sons of China, by Andrew Lam, paperback, 466 pages, Bonfire Books, published December 2013. Available through Amazon, iTunes, and via www.TwoSonsofChina.com.Andrew Lam, M.D., who graduated from Sp...

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