main page, the Sun-Times has published an excerpt of James Laski's memoir My Fall From Grace: City Hall to Prison Walls. The book recalls Laski's involvement in the hired truck scandal and was written during..." />

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• As reported on the main page, the Sun-Times has published an excerpt of James Laski's memoir My Fall From Grace: City Hall to Prison Walls. The book recalls Laski's involvement in the hired truck scandal and was written during his time in prison.

Mark Lawson compares the Oscar-nominated movie There Will Be Blood with Oil!, the Upton Sinclair novel on which it is based (Sinclair is also the author of The Jungle).

• Romance, suspense, young adult and children's book author Phyllis Whitney passed away last week. She was the children's book editor for the Chicago Sun, a predecessor of the Sun-Times and penned 76 books. Her obituary can be found in the Sun-Times and the Guardian has a nice profile of the author and her work as well.

• The University of Chicago blog gives a brief review of Hazel Rowley's new biography of Richard Wright, titled Richard Wright: The Life and Times. Join us in September when we read and discuss Native Son, one of Wright's most famous works.

 
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