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Book review: 'Stranded' by Bracken MacLeod
Ice slips into most facets of this compelling mystery Read More
My favorite books of 2016
Terri Schlichenmeyer is an out-of-state book reviewer who contributes regularly to The Oklahoman. Here are her favorite books of 2016. Read More
Book signing
BEST OF BOOKS 1313 E Danforth Rd., Edmond Angela Botzer will talk about and sign her recent book, "100 Things to Do in Oklahoma City Before You Die," from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Botzer is an independent journalist based in Oklahoma City. Born in Washington, D.C., she came to Oklahoma after working for 14... Read More
Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers
Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers Read More
Book review: 'Bronx Requiem' by John Clarkson
The good, the bad and the unlucky: Ex-con must find his friend's killer before cops can arrest him and his associates for the crime. Read More
You should read 'Dune' in 2017
What does a hippie-era sci-fi novel lacking robots and computers have to say about the world, post-911? A lot, actually! Read More
Adult fiction book sales declined last year, except for one category
So reports Publishers Weekly, or PW, which in citing Nielsen BookScan numbers, writes: "The lone bright spot in fiction was comics and graphic novels, which had a 12 percent increase on the year." Read More
Book review: 'This Is Our Story' by Ashley Elston
No one knows for sure what happened one morning at Riverpoint. Five boys went hunting and only four came back. Read More
10 books on leadership to read in 2017
To compile this year's list of leadership books to watch for in the year ahead, we combed through publishers' lists and picked a few that we believe will make an impact Read More
Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers
Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers Read More
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Book signing Read More
Book review: 'The Seventh Plague' by James Rollins
The Sigma Force novels owe as much to Doc Savage as to any modern work Read More
Washington Post reporter to write memoir about his 18 months in Iranian prison
Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who spent 18 months detained in an Iranian prison before his release last year, will write a book about his ordeal for Ecco Press. Read More
Book review: 'Hillbilly Elegy' by J.D. Vance
Bringing home truths about the American Dream Read More
Germany sees 'overwhelming' sales of Hitler's Mein Kampf
The German publisher of a special annotated edition of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf says sales have soared since its launch a year ago. About 85,000 German-language copies of the anti-Semitic Nazi manifesto have been sold. Publisher Andreas Wirsching said "the figures overwhelmed us". He is director of the... Read More
Fox News' star Megyn Kelly headed to NBC News
NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly, the Fox News star whose 12-year stint has been marked by upheavals at her network and personal attacks on the campaign trail, is headed to NBC News. The move was confirmed by Kelly's publicist, Leslee Dart. Kelly's departure deprives Fox News of its second-most-watched host, behind... Read More
Oklahoma City Museum of Art planning 'A Night of Hygge'
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive, will present “A Night of Hygge” from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 12. Hygge – pronounced hue-gah – is the Danish art of surviving winter through coziness, friendships and living well. The museum will celebrate the tradition with battery-operated candlelight,... Read More
Spotlight: 'Clementine, the Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill'
“Clementine, the Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill” by Sonia Purnell Why it matters: For readers well versed in the several excellent Churchill biographies, Sonia Purnell's biography of Mrs. Churchill provides a picture of Winston Churchill not found elsewhere and adds to our understanding of the man. With all of... Read More
Book review: 'Cruel Beautiful World' by Caroline Leavitt
“Cruel Beautiful World” by Caroline Leavitt (Algonquin Books, 368 pages, in stores) "Cruel Beautiful World" is the 11th novel by New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Caroline Leavitt. It is set against the backdrop of the 1970s, when the peace and love movement was at its height and the Manson murders... Read More


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