Books

Books

Patricia Hruby Powell | A clever remake of 'Pride and Prejudice'

"Pride" (Balzer & Bray 2018) by Ibi Zoboi is a remake of "Pride and Prejudice." If you've read Jane Austen's masterpiece, this is, in part, a fun puzzle. How will Zoboi — a National Book Award finalist in 2018 for her work "American Street"—translate 19th-century white mores to the hood? And who is who?

Library events, April 21-28, 2019

Champaign Public Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

At 10 a.m. Tuesday at the main library, get tips about growing day lilies from Rod Kroemer of 5-Acre Farm Daylilies. During April and May, learn how to improve your garden from local experts during Tuesdays at Ten: Out in the Garden.

Susan McKinney | Character has strong sense of justice

In "Save Me from Dangerous Men" by S.A. Lelchuk, Nikki Griffin loves books. Books were her retreat from an awful tragedy in her past. She now owns a bookstore in Berkeley, Calif. She also has an office above the bookstore where she takes on cases as a private detective.

Unbeknownst to most people, she has a side "business." She helps women who can't help themselves.

C-U haiku, April 21, 2019

Fallen in the mud,

Feet betrayed by the slick grass.

Up close, crocuses!

— Charlie Newman-Johnson, Champaign

Submissions may be made to cupoetry@gmail.com with C-U haiku in the subject line. Include your name and city, which will be published with your haiku.

UI graduate's novel 'The Overstory' earns Pulitzer Prize for fiction

It had been 60 years since a University of Illinois alum was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction — Robert Lewis Taylor, from the Class of 1933.

Monday, it happened for a second time, when Richard Powers ('78) received one of writing's highest honors for his 2018 novel, "The Overstory."

Nanette Donohue | Learn about the technology that has shaped our lives

By NANETTE DONOHUE

For many of us, technology is a pervasive part of daily life, and the pace of change is extraordinary. Two recent books, "Coders" by Clive Thompson and "We Are the Nerds" by Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, examine the people behind the innovations that we've grown dependent on in so many ways.

Letter from Birdland | Father writes about his son's incredible journey

Spring has come to Birdland, and it finds me with my nose in a book.

"Ephphatha" (which means "to be opened." Don't be embarrassed to look up the pronunciation: I had to) by Thomas M. Caulfield details his deaf son's journey through the educational system, basketball teams and a hearing society.

Library events, April 14-21, 2019

Champaign Public Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

At 12:30 p.m. Monday at the main library, entrepreneurs are invited to learn how to attract customers by using the library's free online resources as part of the Market Research 101 workshop series. Sign up at champaign.org/events or call 217-403-2070.

C-U haiku, April 14-21, 2019

As your pillow cools

Barred owl mourns the setting moon

Sorrow painted dawn

— Ann Hart, Mahomet

Submissions may be made to cupoetry@gmail.com with C-U haiku in the subject line. Include your name and city, which will be published with your haiku.

Alice B. McGinty | Fresh crop of books put our tall friends in spotlight

Outdoors, things are growing — and wonderful new books are growing, too!

"Stretch to the Sun: From a Tiny Sprout to the Tallest Tree on Earth (2018, Charlesbridge, written by Carrie Pearson, illustrated by Susan Swan, ages 4-9) tells the true story of survival — and more than 1,200 years of growth — of a special tree in California's Redwood National Park.

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