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Book review: 'Shaker' by Scott Frank
Criminal, hero ... or both? Novel follows a killer struggling to survive after a mugging shakes his life up and puts him in jeopardy. Read More
State and national best-sellers
Best-sellers in Oklahoma and across the nation. Read More
Book review: 'Murder on a Summer's Day' by Frances Brody
Young widow goes on the hunt for the killer of a maharajah Read More
Book review: 'City of the Lost' by Kelley Armstrong
'City of the Lost' is a book worth finding Read More
Book review: 'The Age of Treachery' by Gavin Scott
A junior fellow at Oxford investigates a murder at the university. Read More
Book signings
Book signings in Oklahoma. Read More
Poetry Behind Bars: The Lines That Save Lives — Sometimes Literally
The way  Jimmy Santiago Baca  tells it, poetry saved his life — but he's not speaking in hyperbole. Long before the poet won an American Book Award, Baca was in prison on a drug conviction, where he was facing down a prison-yard fight with another inmate. Baca sought padding however he could get it.... Read More
Three recommended reads for National Superhero Day
April 28 is “National Superhero Day,” which is said to have been created by Marvel Comics employees in 1995.  While it’s not the worldwide celebration that next Saturday’s Free Comic Book Day will be, it’s always fun to talk about superheroes.  Here are three recommended superhero reads for National... Read More
Scientology Leader David Miscavige Threatens to Sue Over Father's Tell-All
Lawyers for David Miscavige are mounting an eleventh-hour attempt at preventing the publication of a new tell-all about the Church of Scientology leader. The author is Miscavige's own father, Ron Miscavige. As first reported by Scientology observer Tony Ortega on his website, London-based publisher Silvertail... Read More
Oklahoma news briefs for April 26
Oklahoma news briefs for April 26, 2016 Read More
Neil Gaiman: Location shooting planned in Oklahoma, Wisconsin for 'American Gods'
Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel "American Gods" has started shooing its 10-episode first season in Toronto, Ontario, but the acclaimed author has revealed that some shooting also is planned in Oklahoma and Wisconsin. "Locations will be shot in Oklahoma & Wisconsin," Gaiman tweeted in... Read More
Program helps education students stay in school ... and in Oklahoma
An Oklahoma program aims to help recent college graduates stay in state as educators. Read More
Oklahoma's Carolyn Hart a finalist for book prize
Mystery novelist Hart has written dozens of books in a career spanning four decades. Read More
Writer drives Oklahoma noir novel
If the name Gene Triplett sounds familiar, it should — his byline has appeared for years within the pages of The Oklahoman, where he worked as city editor and features editor and now, since his retirement from full-time employment, as a sort of reviewer at large.  For his fiction debut, Triplett has... Read More
Christiane Brandt Faris discusses her latest book
Author Christiane Brandt Faris discusses the work and contents of her new book, which provides more first-hand accounts from World War II. Read More
Book gives a historical what-if
Book review: 'Winter's Bullet' by William Osborne Read More
Book signings
BEST OF BOOKS 1313 E Danforth Rd., Edmond Local authors Lynda Stephenson and Karen Ginther Graham will promote and sign their latest books from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Stephenson's newest book is "Still Marching On," the conclusion to her Frankilee Baxter trilogy, which involves the Civil Rights movement.... Read More
State and national best-sellers
State and national best-sellers Read More
Interview: Amy Schumer talks stand-up, TV, body image and more before tonight's Oklahoma City show
A version of this story appears in Friday's Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. Honest Amy Comedian Amy Schumer to tackle body image, extreme dieting and more in Oklahoma tour stops. Whether she’s making movies or television, readying her first book or taking her racy stand-up show on the road, Amy Schumer... Read More


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