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News Wed Dec 19 2007

Recent Stories

Your round-up of recent Chicago related lit news from around the web:

Ana Castillo is interviewed in Color Lines, and she talks about her most recent novel, The Guardians. (read the GB Book Club review of The Guardians here)

• The Chicago Tribune looks at a new book about the Garfield Park Conservatory titled Inspired by Nature: The Garfield Park Conservatory and Chicago's West Side, and reviews Person of Interest by Theresa Schwegel, calling it "an indisputable crime fiction tour de force."

• In the New York Times Sunday Book Review Rachel Donadio wonders why J.M. Coetzee left South Africa and asks, "Were his 2002 move and his taking of Australian citizenship last year a betrayal of his homeland, or a rejoinder to a country whose new government had denounced one of his most important novels as racist?"

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