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Chicago-related lit news and reviews from around the web:

• The Chicago Tribune reviews More Than a Dream: The Cristo Rey Story: How One School's Vision Is Changing the World by G.R. Kearney, about Chicago's Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, and says "what is most notable about the book is its honest willingness to leave all the warts on the story."

• Jane Dailey also looks at Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets
by Sudhir Venkatesh in the Trib
, and believes Venkatesh "romanticizes the drug world."

• "Mr. Wonderful" by Daniel Clowes, which was serialized in the New York Times, has been nominated for an Eisner Award in the "Best Short Story" category. Chris Ware is also nominated for no less than three awards for Acme Novelty Library #18, Best American Comics 2007 and Sundays with Walt and Skeezix.

 
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