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Word Balloons: 'Roughneck' graphic novel follows ex-hockey player
Canadian writer/artist Jeff Lemire returns to his indie roots with "Roughneck," a tale that will remind many of Lemire's breakthrough "Essex County," as both have ties to rural Canada and hockey. Read More
Child abuse education book readings set
Workers at the CARE Center in Oklahoma City have written a children's book to be used in child abuse education. Read More
What to do in Oklahoma on April 24, 2017: Celebrate the release of Jimmy Webb's memoir in Tulsa
Today's featured event: TULSA - Hear legendary songwriter and Elk City native Jimmy Webb perform songs and tell stories at 7 tonight at Tulsa's  IDL Ballroom, 230 E First Street. Presented by BookSmart Tulsa and Magic City Books, "Jimmy Webb Live: Books & Music," is celebrating the... Read More
These titles are bound to please any bibliophile
Reading "books about books" is my idea of a good time. Read More
Oklahoman book review: 'Washington's Farewell' by John Avlon
"Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations" is not something to read waiting in a doctor's office or flying to Grandma's house. It would be valuable to those interested in political science, American history or the presidency. Read More
Oklahoma book briefs
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman will speak at Oklahoma City Community College; Edmond bookstore to hold advanced writing workshop. Read More
Oklahoman review: Inside the government's investigations into ESP and telekinesis
"Phenomena" should appeal to anyone with an interest in secret government programs or the paranormal, and to anyone who likes to read. Read More
Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers
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Oklahoma book signings
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Jimmy Webb plans Oklahoma book signings; Catherine Zeta-Jones added to Carnegie Hall celebration
Oscar and Tony-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones will perform at the star-studded May 3 "A Celebration Of The Music Of Jimmy Webb: The Cake And The Rain" at Carnegie Hall. Presented by City Winery, the event will celebrate Elk City native Jimmy Webb's singular legacy and his timeless hit... Read More
Pioneer Woman postpones OKC book-signing
Author Ree Drummond postpones her scheduled book-signing at Full Circle Bookstore, which was scheduled for Monday. Reasons were vague and no new date has been scheduled. Read More
Word Balloons: Swinging '60s revisited in 'Hero-A-Go-Go'
A new book looks at the era of kooky crimefighters and campy comic books, as well as their impact in the larger culture. Read More
Inspirational TV show 'Unshakable Hope,' based on Max Lucado book, to film in Tulsa
TULSA - Tulsa’s Impact Productions, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, has announced the start of production on the television series “Unshakable Hope." The series is utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by the state film and music office, and... Read More
Interviews, photos & video: Book and exhibit 'Smoke Over Oklahoma' pay tribute to railway photographer Preston George
Exhibit tracks Oklahoma's railroad connections Dutch historian's latest book, “Smoke Over Oklahoma: The Railroad Photographs of Preston George,” is both a visually stunning history lesson and a tribute to a friend who shared his passion for the smoke and power of steam locomotives. The smoke and... Read More
Book review: 'Lincoln in the Bardo' by George Saunders
Magical realism infuses acclaimed fiction writer George Saunders' "Lincoln in the Bardo," the No. 1 best-seller in Oklahoma this week. Read More
Interviews, photos & video: National Cowboy Museum exhibit makes the cover the story with 'The Artistry of the Western Paperback'
Amidst the showy depictions of rearing horses, racing stagecoaches and deadly duels, a strange similarity becomes apparent between the solemn hero framed by revolvers on the cover of “Valley of Guns” and the frantic man clenching a bullet between his teeth on the front of “Bandit Trail.” “With... Read More
Oklahoma City author Gene Triplett publishes second crime novel
"Mr. Gone" is the second crime novel by Gene Triplett, who served as entertainment editor at The Oklahoman for many years. Read More
Book review: 'The Schmuck in My Office' by Jody J. Foster and Michelle Joy
Medical doctors Jody J. Foster and Michelle Joy give advice on how to deal with irritating people in the workplace. Read More
Book review: 'Killers of the Flower Moon' examines the Osage murders in 1920s Oklahoma
Best-selling nonfiction author David Grann's new book focuses on the infamous Osage murders in 1920s Oklahoma. Read More
Book review: 'The Possessions' by Oklahoma novelist Sara Flannery Murphy
Oklahoma writer Sara Flannery Murphy writes her first novel, a paranormal mystery/romance. Read More


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