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  • Oklahoma best-sellers

    Published: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Best-selling books in Oklahoma

  • Book review: “The Room” by Jonas Karlsson

    By Jim Basile For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Jonas Karlsson’s “The Room” casts a humorous yet critical eye on office culture and how people adapt — or fail to. It is a fun, quick read that should appeal to readers who enjoy injecting a little surrealism and absurdity into their daily lives

  • Book review: 'The Book of Speculation' by Erika Swyler

    Published: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Book review: 'The Book of Speculation' by Erika Swyler

  • Book review: 'Doing the Devil’s Work' by Bill Loehfelm

    Published: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Book review: 'Doing the Devil’s Work' by Bill Loehfelm

  • Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' is a bit of a disappointment

    By Ken Raymond Book Editor kraymond@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Ken Raymond: Most critics, national and local, agree that it’s a pale reflection of Harper Lee’s Great American Novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” but opinions differ on how good or bad it is. That’s a sliding scale; there’s plenty of space between those two extremes.

  • Forget about Atticus. Let's talk about Scout.

    By Ken Raymond Book Editor kraymond@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Ken Raymond: Review of Harper Lee's 'Go Set A Watchman'.

  • Oklahoma best-sellers

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Best-selling books at Oklahoma bookstores

  • Oklahoma book notes: Comics, scripts and Gretchen Carlson

    By Ken Raymond Book Editor | Published: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    News and notes about books in Oklahoma

  • Book review: “The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Cost and Boost Profits” by Zeynep Ton (New Harvest, 240 pages, online stores)

    By Joseph H. Carter Sr. For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Sam Walton, of Kingfisher, and Chester Cadieux, of Tulsa, both started incredible retail chain stores that are featured in “The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Cost and Boost Profits,” a book by Zeynep Ton about opposite examples of places to work.

  • Poll: Will you read Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman'?

    Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    The new Harper Lee novel 'Go Set a Watchman,' which was returned to Lee in manuscript form in the late 1950s and from which she crafted 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' was released in stores Tuesday. Will you read the new book? Do you think it should ever have seen the light of day? Can it be...

  • ‘Dune’ at 50: Frank Herbert’s sci-fi masterpiece

    By Ken Raymond Book Editor kraymond@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    Nearly lost amid the hubbub over Harper Lee’s new book is the 50th anniversary of perhaps the best science fiction novel ever written. That book is “Dune,” and it’s rarely seemed more prescient than it does now.

  • OCU professor discusses why Harper Lee matters

    By Robert Roensch For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    It seems like something that could only happen in a novel. A first-time author publishes a book that is not only a huge success, but is also made into a movie that is a huge success. The novel’s characters become part of the national imagination. But a second book never comes. Instead, the...

  • Harper Lee events scheduled

    By Ken Raymond Book Editor kraymond@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    Local book stores will celebrate the release of “Go Set a Watchman” with Harper Lee-themed events. All Barnes & Noble stores will host a “To Kill a Mockingbird” read-a-thon from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Contact your local store for information on how to participate. Barnes & Noble...

  • Best-selling books in Oklahoma

    Published: Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    Best-selling books in Oklahoma and the U.S.

  • UPDATE: Chapter one of Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' made available

    By Ken Raymond | Updated: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    The first chapter of Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" was made available today on the websites of the Wall Street Journal and The Guardian newspapers.  The chapter is promising.  I had feared that this prequel-sequel (a version of "Watchman" was written before "To Kill a...

  • Former Tulsa artist brings 'Galaxy' to visual life

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    Oklahoma Cartoonist Hall of Fame inductee Steve Erwin is the artist for "Robert Heinlein's Citizen of the Galaxy," which has been released as three individual issues from IDW Publishing, with a collected edition set for August.

  • Vonnegut gets a new voice

    By Amy Raymond Senior News Editor araymond@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    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