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  • Book review: 'A Head Full of Ghosts' by Paul Tremblay

    By Ken Raymond Book Editor | Published: Sat, Oct 10, 2015

    Book review: 'A Head Full of Ghosts' by Paul Tremblay

  • Book review: "The Third Wife" by Lisa Jewell

    Published: Sat, Oct 10, 2015

    Book review: "The Third Wife" by Lisa Jewell

  • Al Robertson of 'Duck Dynasty' talks about book, show's 'next generation'

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Oct 10, 2015

    In an interview during a visit to Oklahoma City, Al Robertson, a Church of Christ minister and one of the stars of "Duck Dynasty," the A&E reality TV show that made his family famous, shared his thoughts about a new TV season, the family's new projects and his book, "A New Season: A Robertson...

  • Movie review: 'He Named Me Malala'

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer  | Updated: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    Like its subject, documentary "He Named Me Malala" inspires.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area community briefs

  • All you ever wanted to know about food and farming

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    Food Tank, a think tank devoted to helping the impoverished around the world establish sustainable farming practices, sent me this reading list yesterday. I'm only vaguely familiar with a few of the books, but that's not such a bad thing; now I've got a bibliography to guide me through all...

  • 10 must-read quotes by famous Oklahomans

    Richard Hall | Updated: Mon, Oct 5, 2015

    Believe it or not, Oklahoma is the birthplace to many people who have gone on to become celebrities and whose names are recognized worldwide. Whether a political activist, a musician, an actor or an author, these Oklahomans have left their mark on the rock we call Earth. Here are 10...

  • Harry Potter, in stores Tuesday, Oct. 6

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    A couple weeks ago, I let you know about a new illustrated version of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." The version features drawings or paintings by Jim Kay, who was handpicked by Potter creator J.K. Rowling. She had this to say in a news release: "Seeing Jim Kay's illustrations...

  • Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond juggles new cookbook, cookware, show

    BY JESSICA RODRIGO, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Ree Drummond has stayed busy since her last cookbook was published in 2013. But she’s not just cooking these days. The Oklahoman perhaps known best for her blog, The Pioneer Woman, splits her time between filming new episodes of her Food Network show, writing a new cookbook and releasing her...

  • Poll: How often do you read books?

    Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Do you read often? Tell us.

  • Book signings in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    Book signings in Oklahoma

  • Book review: 'The Girl in the Spider’s Web' by David Lagercrantz, translated from the Swedish by George Goulding

    By GLEN SEEBER Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    The good news is that a new novel features characters from the Millennium trilogy (Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist, primarily); the bad news is that "The Girl in the Spider's Web" isn’t written by Stieg Larsson, the creator of the original “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” series.

  • Is self-publishing the new black?

    BY Jordan Dane  For The Oklahoman  | Published: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    As an author, Jordan Dane, a former energy sales manager in Oklahoma, has had experience with publishing houses as well as self-publishing. She compares the benefits of self-publishing to what a traditional publisher might offer.

  • Oklahoma best-sellers

    FROM  STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    Best-selling books in Oklahoma

  • Author William Paul Young's focus is all about Eve

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Oct 3, 2015

    Author William Paul Young will sign copies of his new book, "Eve," and participate in a question-and-answer session Oct. 10 in Oklahoma City.

  • Sign up for book discussion group

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Oklahoma City University has hosted a book discussion series for years now. It's called "Let's Talk About It," and the next session will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 in OCU's Walker Center, room 151. Attendees will discuss Billie Letts' book, "Where the Heart Is." An OCU news release spells out the...

  • Alas, poor Morrissey

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    People seem to love Morrissey or hate him. I can't say I care much about what he says or does when he's not on stage or in a recording studio, but when it comes to his music, count me in the "love" category. He's been my favorite vocalist since the Smiths, featuring Morrissey and all-time...

  • Author Lemony Snicket Will Give $1 Million to Planned Parenthood

    Published: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    On the eve of Tuesday's hearings, the author of A Series of Unfortunate Events and his wife promised to donate $1 million to Planned Parenthood, BuzzFeed News reported.   Daniel Handler, better known by his pen name Lemony Snicket (and for that unfortunate joke he made a year ago), and...

  • On special week, Oklahoma libraries highlight challenged, banned books

    By Matt Patterson Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Sep 29, 2015

    “Everyone has a right to their opinions,” Oklahoma's Metropolitan Library System communication director Kim Terry said. “Throughout our history we’ve had a lot of people who have had differences of opinions. Some people feel very strongly that certain books shouldn’t be in the library. But the...

  • Book club plans art auction for Endangered Ark Foundation in Oklahoma

    By Savannah Evanoff For The Oklahoman   | Published: Mon, Sep 28, 2015

    The Oklahoma City-area Same Time Next Month book club read "The Elephant Whisperer," and, in response, decided to raise money for the Endangered Ark Foundation in Hugo via a silent art auction.

  • 5 questions with Edmond author Rachel Vincent

    Published: Sun, Sep 27, 2015

    Edmond author Rachel Vincent discusses the inspiration behind her latest book, "Menagerie."

  • Publishers Weekly best-sellers

    Published: Sun, Sep 27, 2015

    Publishers Weekly best-sellers

  • Oklahoma best-sellers

    Published: Sun, Sep 27, 2015

    Oklahoma best-sellers

  • Book review: 'Menagerie' by Rachel Vincent

    By Ken Raymond Book Editor | Published: Sun, Sep 27, 2015

    Best-selling Edmond author Rachel Vincent has written at least 20 books, many of them in the supernatural romance genre. Her new book, “Menagerie,” is aimed at a more mainstream audience, and she may just have another best-seller on her hands.

  • Best-selling books in Oklahoma

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Sep 27, 2015

    Best-selling books in Oklahoma