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  • Friends of Guthrie Library book sale is this Saturday

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    The annual Friends of Guthrie Public Library book is set for Saturday.

  • Movie review: 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 23 hr ago

    A version of this review appears in Friday's Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. 2 1/2 of 4 stars. 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' is surprisingly entertaining  "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So...

  • Movie review: 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' is surprisingly entertaining

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer  bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is exactly what the title indicates: Jane Austen’s beloved 19th-century comedy of manners and matrimony set in an alternate universe in which the English countryside has been overrun by hordes of the undead.

  • Does 'Zombies' live or die with Jane Austen superfans?

    Published: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    Burr Steers had his fears bringing his re-imagining of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" to the country's most ardent Austen fans, USA TODAY reports. After all, he had directed "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," adapted from Seth Grahame-Smith's parody...

  • Oklahoma best-sellers

    Published: Sun, Jan 31, 2016

    FICTION 1. “Sugar” by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Little, Brown) 2. “My Brilliant Friend” by Elena Ferrante (Europa) 3. “Kiss for Little Bear” by Else Holmelund Minarik (HarperTrophy) 4. “Doc” by Mary Dorie Russell (Ballantine) 5. “Barbie: I Can be a Farm Vet” by Apple Jordan (Random House)...

  • Book review: 'The Consultant' by Bentley Little

    By Jim Basile For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jan 31, 2016

    Book review: 'The Consultant' by Bentley Little

  • Book review: 'The Drowning Ground' by James Marrison

    BY BETTY LYTLE For The Oklahoman | Updated: Sat, Jan 30, 2016

    “The Drowning Ground” by James Marrison (Minotaur Books, 370 pages, in stores) Detective Chief Guillermo Downes, a native of Argentina, left his homeland seeking peace and tranquility in the English Cotswolds. Unfortunately, bad things can happen anywhere. They're not limited to Buenos...

  • Publishers Weekly best-sellers

    Published: Sun, Jan 31, 2016

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Blue” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 2. “My Name is Lucy Barton” by Elizabeth Strout (Random House) 3. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 4. “Rogue Lawyer” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 5. “Feverborn” by Karen Marie Moning (Delacorte) 6....

  • Book signings

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Jan 31, 2016

    For weeks, a book about an unsolved slaying from 1970 has earned space on the Oklahoma best-sellers list, which is based on sales at three independent bookstores. "Footprints in the Dew: Damon 'Chub' Anderson and the Unsolved Mullendore Murder" investigates the death of rancher E.C. Mullendore...

  • 'The Godfather' trilogy goes on the auction block

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    A 45-box archive including 10 books, nine screenplays and the handwritten novel and script work for 'The Godfather' is about to go up for auction through Boston-based RR Auction. Mario Puzo authored the novels that "The Godfather" films were based on. He worked extensively with director...

  • Review: 'The Outlaw Lives of Billy the Kid & Ned Kelly'

    By Glen Seeber Staff Writer gseeber@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jan 24, 2016

    Glen Seeber: Western historian and Arkansas native Robert M. Utley, who wrote a comprehensive biography of New Mexico’s Billy the Kid in 1989, has returned to his subject in a comparison with Australia’s Ned Kelly in “Wanted: The Outlaw Lives of Billy the Kid & Ned Kelly.”

  • Oklahoma author up for prestigious award

    BY BUD ELDER For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jan 24, 2016

    Lou Berney’s Oklahoma City based novel, “The Long and Faraway Gone,” has been nominated by the Mystery Writers of America as a “Best Paperback Novel” of 2015.

  • Best-sellers

    Published: Sun, Jan 24, 2016

    Lists of the best-selling books in Oklahoma and the nation.

  • Book signings

    Published: Sun, Jan 24, 2016

    BEST OF BOOKS, 1313 E Danforth Rd., Edmond Tom Watson will speak about the newest book in his “Stick Dog” series, “Stick Dog Tries to Take the Donuts,” beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The children's books focus on “an adventurous and mischievous dog and his crazy canine crew,” according to the...

  • Review: 'Warriors of the Storm' continues series about conquest of Britain

    By Glen Seeber Staff Writer gseeber@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jan 24, 2016

    Glen Seeber: Author Bernard Cornwell has been immersing readers in this world from 10 centuries ago in his Saxon Tales series based on historical events, the latest of which is "Warriors of the Storm."

  • Countdown to 'Legends of Tomorrow,' 'Suicide Squad'

    Matthew Price | Updated: Mon, Jan 18, 2016

    On Jan. 19, after "The Flash," two new half-hour specials will look into upcoming TV and movie plans from Warner Bros./DC Entertainment.  DC's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: THEIR TIME IS NOW airs at 8 p.m. Central (9:00-9:30pm ET/PT) and DC FILMS PRESENTS: DAWN OF JUSTICE airs at 8: 30 p.m....

  • Author speaks of Martin Luther King Jr.’s heroism

    By Joe Hight  For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Jan 18, 2016

    Author Brad Meltzer, creator of the "Ordinary People Change the World" series, spoke recently in Oklahoma City, ahead of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

  • Purely Subjective: Be careful what you wish for

    BY KEN RAYMOND Book Editor kraymond@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sun, Jan 17, 2016

    Ken Raymond writes about an elementary school assignment to write down what he'd ask for if he had three wishes.

  • USAO to host festival celebrating progress in social justice

    Published: Sun, Jan 17, 2016

    The 11th season of the Festival of Arts and Ideas is set to kick off Jan. 18 at the University of Sciences and Arts of Oklahoma.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 16, 2016: Celebrate Family Day for Shakespeare's 'First Folio' at Norman's Sam Noble Museum

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Sat, Jan 16, 2016

    Today's featured event: NORMAN - Celebrate Family Day in honor of the "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare" from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave. This event includes a variety of entertaining activities, designed to bring Shakespeare, his plays, and...

  • Giving unconventional horror novels a try

    BY KEN RAYMOND Book Editor kraymond@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jan 10, 2016

    Those who enjoy books by David Wong, Ernest Cline and even Neil Gaiman may find much to like in "Blue Eel", and if the ending isn’t entirely satisfying, it’s at least surprising.

  • Book turns chapters into homework

    BY KEN RAYMOND Book Editor kraymond@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jan 10, 2016

    Most readers will find Kim Newman's whimsical gothic horror novel a bit of a chore.

  • Best-sellers

    Published: Sun, Jan 10, 2016

    Oklahoma and national best-sellers.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 4, 2016: See Shakespeare's First Folio at the Sam Noble Museum in Norman

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, Dec 30, 2015

    Today's featured event: NORMAN - In honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 1616, "First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare," will tour all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico beginning this month. The Sam Noble Museum will host "First Folio! The Book that...

  • Book review: 'Isolation' by Mary Anna Evans

    By Betty Lytle For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jan 3, 2016

    "Isolation" is the ninth book in Mary Anna Evans’ series starring Faye Longchamp-Mantooth, but it easily stands alone.