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News Tue Apr 08 2008

Recent News

Time to close a few bookmarks. Here is some recent book news and reviews with a Chicago connection from around the web:

• The Chicago Tribune reviews Easy Innocence, a new mystery by local author Libby Fischer Hellman.

• The Denver Post reviews Windy City, the new political novel by Scott Simon, and calls it "nothing less than a passionate love letter to Chicago and its political machine."

Sara Paretsky talks to the Independent about everything from obesity to embryo research to Barack Obama as Bleeding Kansas is published in the UK.

• Tony D'Souza writes a long essay about Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee for the NBCC blog, in which he argues that the novel is "the definitive work on South Africa’s present state."

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