Best-selling books in Oklahoma for Feb. 7, based on reports from Best of Books in Edmond, Brace Books in Ponca City and Full Circle in Oklahoma City. Read More
Movie review: 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'
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 begins both author Seth... Read More
Does 'Zombies' live or die with Jane Austen superfans?
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 book, which... Read More
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)
6. “The Library... Read More
Book review: 'The Drowning Ground' by James Marrison
“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 Aires.
When two girls... Read More
Publishers Weekly best-sellers
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. “Scandalous Behavior” by... Read More
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 III, heir to the... Read More
'The Godfather' trilogy goes on the auction block
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 Francis Ford Coppola on... Read More
Review: 'The Outlaw Lives of Billy the Kid & Ned Kelly'
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.” Read More
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 Best of Books... Read More
If you have a suggestion for a topic, send it to Communities Editor Don Gammill
by email to
; by mail to Communities Editor, P.O. Box 25125, Oklahoma City, OK 73125; or call him at 475-3932.