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  • Vonnegut gets a new voice

    By Amy Raymond Senior News Editor araymond@oklahoman.com | Updated: 21 hr ago

    Audiobook review: “Breakfast of Champions” by Kurt Vonnegut, narrated by John Malkovich (Audible, 6 hours, 27 minutes, available online)

  • PBS special, events in Oklahoma herald ‘Watchman’

    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Oklahoma City’s PBS station, OETA, will air “Harper Lee: American Masters” from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Friday. Edmond businesses Best of Books and Bayou Grill & Bakery will host a special Southern dinner inspired by the food in “Mockingbird” July 14.

  • Cronenberg pens novel as oblique as his movies

    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Book review: “Consumed” by David Cronenberg (Scribner, 321 pages, in stores)

  • Oklahoma best-sellers

    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Best-sellers in Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma Book signings

    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Oklahoma Book signings

  • Oklahoma City philanthropist shares tips on living a 'joy-filled life'

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Oklahoma City businesswoman and philanthropist Mo Anderson, known for her kind heart and generous spirit, shares wisdom and "Mo-Mentum Builders" in her new book, "A Joy-Filled Life: Lessons From a Tenant Farmer's Daughter ... Who Became a CEO" (Tate Publishing).

  • Oklahoma best-sellers

    Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Best-selling books in Oklahoma.

  • Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park goes beyond The Bard with 'You Never Can Tell'

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park will continue its 31st summer season in July with Shaw’s “You Never Can Tell,” opening Thursday on the Myriad Gardens Water Stage in Oklahoma City.

  • Book review: “Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread” by Chuck Palahniuk

    By Jim Basile for The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Book review: “Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread” by Chuck Palahniuk

  • Book review: “Miss Jessie’s: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch – Naturally” by Miko Branch

    Terri Schlichenmeyer for The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Business know-how from scratch

  • Oklahoma book signings

    Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Oklahoma book signings

  • New release from a King

    Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    If you can’t wait to get your hands on horror writer Stephen King’s latest work, you’re going to have to read with your ears.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area community briefs

  • Word Balloons: Robert Picardo among headliners for SoonerCon

    By Matthew Price Features Editor mprice@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    SoonerCon, the Oklahoma City metro area's sci-fi/fantasy convention that dates back to 1986, is Friday through Sunday at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City.

  • Book review: 'Aiko'

    BY YVETTE WALKER Staff writer ywalker@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    In his latest novel, “Aiko,” Oklahoma author Stephen Swartz has traveled from Oklahoma City to Ishikawa, Japan. But unlike last year’s vampire novel set in OKC, Swartz tackles a very different (although equally complicated) subject: fatherhood.

  • Book review: “The Pocket Wife” by Susan Crawford

    Published: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    Susan Crawford’s debut novel, “The Pocket Wife,” is a psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end.

  • Oklahoma author fields questions about Bennie Owen

    By Ed Godfrey Staff Writer egodfrey@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    Gary King, 70, was raised and still lives in Norman. A retired psychology professor, his first book was “An Autumn Remembered: Bud Wilkinson’s Legendary ’56 Sooners.” He has now written a second book on Oklahoma football, this one about the Sooners’ first great coach, Bennie Owen.

  • Comics writer moves to prose

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    A 12-year-old is given a miraculous cape that turns him into a superhero in “Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape: Attack of the Alien Horde.” This middle-grade novel features prose by author Robert Venditti that shifts to comics, illustrated by Dusty Higgins, whenever Taylor becomes the superhero...

  • Book review: 'Oklahoma’s Bennie Owen: Man for All Seasons' by Gary King

    By Ed Godrey Staff writer egodfrey@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    University of Oklahoma's first football coach is subject of new book.

  • The Oklahoman's best-sellers

    Published: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    Best-selling books in Oklahoma and the nation

  • Book review: 'Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America'

    Published: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    Book review: 'Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America'

  • White House insiders

    By Ann Greene For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    Book review: “The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House” by Kate Andersen Brower

  • Under investigation

    By Deaven Cavnar Staff Writer dcoggins@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Haynes stepped into the police procedural world with this story. The book follows a police team from the suburbs of London who are working on two cases.

  • J.K. Rowling says you already went to Hogwarts. How could you forget that?

    Published: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    J.K. Trolling is back on Twitter to create some mischief. The "Harry Potter" author presumably said, "I solemnly swear I am up to no good" before explaining to a fan that reality itself has been altered by the wizarding world. When a fan tweeted Rowling about the whereabouts of...

  • Oklahoma best-sellers

    Published: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    Fiction 1. “Alien in My Pocket #5: OHM VS AMP” by Nate Ball (HarperCollins) 2. “Goodnight OKC” by the Junior League (Junior League) 3. “Elvis and the Underdogs” by Jenny Lee (Balzer & Bray) 4. “How I Became a Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story” by Tim Tingle (Roadrunner) 5....