The Nix is author Nathan Hill’s widely acclaimed first novel.  In a story that travels from the suburbs of Chicago to New York City, and through Norwegian folktales and obsessive video-gaming, Hill tells a story of the fraught relationship between a son and his mother. The Nix is at times sad, dark, but also politically… Read More

Anna Kendrick is best known as an actress and singer, star of Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2.  She also appeared in Up In The Air, a performance for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.  Late last year, Ms. Kendrick also published her memoir, Scrappy Little Nobody. The series of… Read More

Best known as a musician and the lead guitarist and songwriter for “The Band,” Robbie Robertson has just published Testimony, his new memoir. In Testimony, you’ll find a treasure-trove of memories and headline news from Robertson, detailing his childhood in Canada, growing up on the Six Nations Indian Reserve and in Toronto, through his ground-breaking work… Read More

Herman Koch is a Dutch author and actor who has written both short stories and novels. His latest, Dear Mr. M, is one of our recent acquisitions for the Unwind the Mind: Popular Reading Collection – a collection of popular fiction and non-fiction best-sellers available at both the Lincoln Park and Loop campus libraries. Dear Mr.… Read More

One of the most fascinating new books about brain science and how our minds work is this recent addition to our Unwind the Mind collection: The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel J. Levitin.  Levitin is James McGill Professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal. In this book,… Read More

This month’s featured author from our Unwind the Mind: Popular Reading Collection is Bill Bryson, author most recently of The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain.   Bryson is known for humorous travel accounts like The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-town America and A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail.  He’s also… Read More

With spring break right around the corner, consider checking out a book from our Unwind the Mind: Popular Reading Collection.  We are holding a pop-up shop Tuesday, March 15th from 11:00am to 1:00pm in the SAC pit (across from the Bean) and on the 11th floor of the DePaul Center in the Loop. There will… Read More

This month’s featured author from our Unwind the Mind: Popular Reading Collection is David McCullough, author most recently of The Wright Brothers. McCullough is a prolific author, lecturer, and historian.  He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book John Adams and also for Truman, both of which were adapted for TV by HBO.  He also won the National Book Award… Read More

This month’s featured writer is Lucia Berlin.  Her collection of short stories, A Manual For Cleaning Women, made several “Best of 2015” lists, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Publisher’s Weekly.  This posthumously published volume (Berlin herself passed away in 2004) highlights some of her most intriguing and vibrant stories.  They are sincere yet… Read More

Welcome to the first installment of our monthly series highlighting authors in our Unwind the Mind: Popular Reading Collection. Unwind the Mind contains contemporary fiction, popular non-fiction and best sellers and is located in the John T. Richardson Library’s Haber Lounge and at the entrance of the Loop Library. This month’s featured writer is Sarah Vowell. You may recognize Vowell’s name from This… Read More