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Oklahoma author S.E. Hinton and 'The Outsiders' to be featured on tonight's episode of PBS' 'The Great American Read'
Tulsa author S.E. Hinton and her seminal coming-of-age novel "The Outsiders" will be featured on tonight's installment of the PBS series "The Great American Read," airing at 7 p.m. on OETA. Read More
Bryan White, Clayton I. Bennett, Ladd Drummond and David Boren to be among 2018 Oklahoma Hall of Fame induction presenters
The accomplished Oklahomans to be inducted into the 2018 Oklahoma Hall of Fame class each have selected a friend or colleague to formally present them at the November banquet and induction ceremony. Read More
Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers
OKLAHOMA BEST-SELLERS FICTION 1. “Depth of Winter: A Longmire Mystery” by Craig Johnson (Viking) 2. “Princess Saves Herself in This One” by Amanda Lovelace (Andrews McMeel Publishing) 3. “Cave of Bones” by Anne Hillerman (Harper) 4. “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles (Viking) 5. (TIE) “The Outsider”... Read More
A mountain of intrigue is climbed in 'Mysterium'
Life and love on a climb up a mythical mountain. Read More
Walt Longmire follows the vengeance trail to Mexico in Craig Johnson's latest novel, 'Depth of Winter'
Sheriff Walt Longmire is back, this time leaving Wyoming for Mexico and a face-off with the man who has seized his daughter. Read More
Oklahoma book signings
James Frey, author of "A Million Little Pieces," highlights book events this week. Read More
Oklahoman book review: 'Flying Jenny' by Theasa Tuohy
Novel about pioneering female aviators is set largely in Oklahoma. Read More
'Adventures of a Boy on the Bus' relates author Carl P. Leubsdorf's 50 years of covering politics
Leubsdorf wrote for the Associated Press and the Baltimore Sun before becoming chief of the Dallas Morning News' Washington bureau. Read More
Oklahoman book review: 'Desolation Mountain' by William Kent Krueger
The latest Cork O'Connor mystery is darker than its predecessors and rife with Native American spirituality Read More
Author of ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ arrested for allegedly killing her husband
Life has apparently imitated art for one romance writer. In a twist of irony so devious it would have turned Agatha Christie green with envy, Oregon chef Daniel Brophy was found shot to death nearly seven years after his wife of 27 years penned an essay titled "How to Murder Your Husband." Nancy... Read More
Katz Drug Store sit-in participant launches project for change
Ayanna Najuma, who was a child during the sit-in, will host a book discussion series at Full Circle Books. Read More
Book review: Bad Guys have a super time fighting dinosaurs, aliens in new book
Wolf, Piranha, Shark, Snake and Legs are all back in the newest installment of the Bad Guys series by author Aaron Blabey. Read More
In 'Tear Me Apart,' a perfect family falters once a mysterious secret is revealed
A potential Olympian is not who she thinks she is, and that revelation may destroy her family. Read More
Oklahoman book review: 'Impostors' by Scott Westerfeld
Fans of Scott Westerfeld's Uglies series have a new book to enjoy; newcomers can experience the Uglies world for the first time. Read More
Reviewer uses Interlibrary Loan service to rediscover beloved children's book
"Linnet," first published in 1971, is the seventh volume in Sally Watson's 10-book English Family Tree series. Read More
Oklahoma best-sellers
OKLAHOMA BEST-SELLERS FICTION 1. “Alternate Side” by Anna Quindlen (Random House) 2. “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck (Penguin Putnam) 3. “The Kite Runner (Anniversary)” by Khaled Hosseni (Riverhead Books) 4. “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's Press) 5. “Babylon” by Yasmina Reza (Seven... Read More
Oklahoma book signings
Meet children's author Mac Barnett and young adult author Scott Westerfield. Read More
What books to read this fall
Upcoming books you won't want to miss. Read More
Infinite Danger Room #96: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
The Oklahoman’s Matthew Price joins Infinite Danger Room panelists Kade Poulson, Matt Howlett and Chris Borthick to hold a tournament of champions featuring some of the most popular Star Wars and Star Trek characters. Read More
Oklahoma writer Stephen P. Scott dies
Oklahoma writer Stephen P. Scott, best known for penning “A Territorial Christmas Carol” for Guthrie’s Pollard Theatre, died Aug. 18 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 64. Read More


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