Monday, December 17, 2007

Good writing is fine way to wish good tidings

Few gifts are more rewarding than books. I asked a few of my favorite award-winning and best-selling authors, many with Chicago ties, to make recommendations:

For younger readers, attorney and Chicago native Scott Turow recommends "Peter and the Secret of Rundoon" by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. In this, the last in the Starcatchers series, the main characters find themselves wandering a dangerous land ruled by an evil king whose pet snake eats his adversaries. For suspense lovers, Turow recommends Greg Iles' "Third Degree."

Turow, who's working on a sequel to his "Presumed Innocent," believes the best non-fiction book of the year is attorney Jeffrey Toobin's "The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court."

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