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  • Shiny "Chicago" takes the stage at Jewel Box

    Review by Anna Holloway | Updated: 23 hr ago

    Shimmer and sass fill the Jewel Box Stage with "Chicago"

  • Love "Always...Patsy Cline" at the Pollard

    Review by Elizabeth Hurd | Updated: 23 hr ago

    Brilliant renditions of classic songs and great acting open season 29 at the Pollard

  • Comics signing and new book set in Oklahoma

    Ken Raymond | Yesterday

    Here are a couple things you won't want to miss. AUTHOR WILL SIGN VIKING COMIC NORMAN — Writer/artist Natasha Alterici will be signing her comic series, “Heathen,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Speeding Bullet Comics, 614 N Porter Ave. in Norman.  In “Heathen,” a young Viking woman...

  • Big day in literary history (with video)

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Tarzan was born on this day in 1912. Sort of. Edgar Rice Burroughs first installment of "Tarzan of the Apes" was published in a magazine on Aug. 27, 1912 -- introducing the world to a character Burroughs would revisit 25 times. The character later was taken up by other writers, appearing in...

  • Book signing on Thursday

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    FULL CIRCLE BOOKSTORE, 50 Penn Place •Matt Van Steenwyk will sign copies of his book, “A Wolf at the Gate,” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The book is described as “a retelling of the legend of Saint Francis and Wolf ... (that) explores what it means to be a peacemaker.

  • Guthrie's ghoulish ghosts

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    In case you missed this in Sunday's paper ... HAUNTINGS IN GUTHRIE Jeff Provine is becoming Oklahoma’s foremost expert on ghosts. After going on European ghost tours in the mid-2000s, he came back to the Oklahoma and founded the University of Oklahoma Ghost Tour as a charity walk in...

  • Oklahoma book news and notes

    BY KEN RAYMOND  Book Editor  | Published: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Oklahoma book news and notes include information about new releases "Haunted Guthrie, Oklahoma" and "Maud's Line," a debut novel set in Oklahoma.

  • Oklahoma book signings

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Book signings in Oklahoma

  • Book review: 'Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship' by Robert Kurson

    By Ken Raymond Book Editor | Published: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Search for pirates yields little booty. While much of the journey was fun, it went on too long and produced too little reward. I liked the book, but … give me gold any day.

  • Oklahoma best-sellers

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Best-selling books in Oklahoma

  • Book review: 'Neverwhere: Author’s Preferred Text' by Neil Gaiman

    By Glen Seeber Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Neil Gaiman’s latest book is also his first novel, “Neverwhere,” a novelized version of a television show he co-created in 1996. The new release combines the best aspects of the original British release, blended with the revised U.S. version, with some scenes restored and others excised to...

  • The world met Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint exactly 15 years ago

    Published: Fri, Aug 21, 2015


  • Debut novel, "Maud's Line," is set in Oklahoma

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    "Maud's Line," the debut novel by Margaret Verble, is based on her Cherokee family's stories and set on the family's allotment land in 1920s Eastern Oklahoma. That alone should make it interesting to many Oklahomans.   What's better, Verble, who lives in Kentucky and England,...

  • Tonight, a book signing for hunters

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    All I know about hunting comes from two books: Arthur H. Neumann's "Elephant Hunting in East Equatorial Africa" (1898) and John Henry Patterson's "The Man-Eaters of Tsavo" (1907).   The latter book -- which records, among other things, Patterson's hunt for two man-eating lions who'd...

  • Tuesday book review: 'Superposition' turns perspective on its head

    Updated: Mon, Aug 17, 2015

    “Superposition” by David Walton (Pyr, 303 pages, in stores) “Superposition” is the literary equivalent of an M.C. Escher staircase drawing — you can see far enough into the distance to realize that your perspective is but one of many, and if you take a few steps either way, you may find...

  • "Find the Good" is so nice, we've reviewed it twice

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Mon, Aug 17, 2015

    In early May, The Oklahoman ran a book review of "Find the Good" by Heather Lende (Algonquin Books, 162 pages, in stores). It was a positive review. I was satisfied with it. But then Dennie Hall -- who was the newspaper's book editor long before I took the job -- sent me a second review of...

  • Oklahoma book signings

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Aug 16, 2015

    Oklahoma book signings

  • Book review: 'Finding Jake' by Bryan Reardon

    By Betty Lytle For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Aug 16, 2015

    In "Finding Jake," a son's disappearance plays on his father's worst fears.

  • Book review: 'Jack of Spades: A Tale of Suspense' by Joyce Carol Oates

    By Jim Basile For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Aug 16, 2015

    'Jack of Spades' suffers from a bit of an identity crisis.

  • Oklahoma best-sellers

    Published: Sun, Aug 16, 2015

    Oklahoma best-sellers

  • Will Rogers fly-in on Saturday; read more about the man

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    The annual Will Rogers and Wiley Post fly-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 E 380 Road, Oolagah. It's a great event for fans of Oklahoma's most famous humorist and aviation buffs. In addition to all the planes flying in and landing, there will be...

  • Meet author David Farris

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    This week has been light on book signings, but there's one coming up that you won't want to miss -- especially if you're interested in Oklahoma history. Author David Farris will give a presentation and sign copies of his latest book, "Edmond & Guthrie, A Little Off the Tracks: The Lesser...

  • What do "Red Dawn" and Virginia Woolf have in common?

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    On this day in 1912, Virginia Stephen married Leonard Woolf, thus uniting two talented writers and sexual libertines. Virginia Woolf, who was British, penned such classics as "To the Lighthouse," "A Room of One's Own," "Mrs. Dalloway" and "Orlando."  The couple were part of a group of...

  • Book review: ‘The Vorrh’ by B. Catling

    By Betty Lytle for The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Aug 9, 2015

    “The Vorrh,” released this year in the U.S. after becoming an immediate cult classic in Britain in 2012, is a strange and unexpected fantasy that draws the reader in until the finish.

  • Can horror come back from the dead?

    By Ken Raymond Book Editor | Published: Sun, Aug 9, 2015

    Horror in general is a reliable money-maker in the movie industry, mainly because scary flicks usually have small budgets and make back what was spent. But woe to the humble horror novelists, because relatively little money makes its way to them.