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Supergirl deals with loss, mystery in 'Super Hero High' novel
In the DC Super Hero Girls line, many of DC Comics' heroes and villains are young women and men learning to use their powers at Super Hero High. Read More
Artist Jerry Bennett on Geekinomicon and more on Infinite Danger Room episode #7
The Oklahoman’s Matthew Price interviews OKC artist and storyteller Jerry Bennett. Read More
Latest 'Amazing Spider-Man' issue features Edmond
An explosion at a chemical plant in Edmond, Oklahoma, draws Spider-Man to the city. Read More
'The Hatching' races to nowhere
Risk reading "The Hatching" if you're into spiders and have the patience of a saint. Read More
Oklahoma book signings
Oklahoma book signings Read More
Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers
Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers for Aug. 21. Read More
Race is the wrong word, according to author
Book review: “The System of European American (White) Supremacy and African American (Black) Inferiority” by Paul R. Lehman Read More
Book review: 'Bloodroot' by Cynthia Riggs
Book review: 'Bloodroot' by Cynthia Riggs Read More
Dad accused of raping daughter saved by mention of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’
Cathy McCulloch writes that as of last week, she hadn’t read Fifty Shades of Grey. The barrister is intimately familiar with portions of it now, however, due to a case that she describes as “exceptional” in a blog post spotted by the Independent. Her client was a father charged with eight counts of incestuous... Read More
To Your Brain, Audiobooks Are Not ‘Cheating’
A cognitive psychologist on a question that annoys him. Read More
Book review: 'Playing Dead' by Elizabeth Greenwood
“Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud” by Elizabeth Greenwood (Simon & Schuster, 247 pages, in stores) Your wallet is genuine, original faux-leather from faux-Venezuela. It matches the pleather jacket you love so much and your favorite fake-silk shirt, which you like to wear when you... Read More
'Imprudence' lives up to its name
Comedic, romantic steampunk novel offers a great summertime escape. Read More
Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers
OKLAHOMA BEST-SELLERS FICTION 1. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne (Arthur A. Levine) 2. “Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Penquin) 3. “A Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler (Ballantine) 4. “BFG” by Roald Dahl (Puffin) 5. “You're Only Old Once: A Book... Read More
Book review: 'I Will Send Rain' by Rae Meadows
“I Will Send Rain” by Rae Meadows (Henry Holt, 272 pages, in stores) Sometimes a storm is exactly what you need. That's the case, at least, in Rae Meadows' “I Will Send Rain.” Another day of 100-degree weather. That was Annie Bell's second thought, as she eased herself out of bed, off the sweat-soaked sheet... Read More
Zambra’s engaging ‘Multiple Choice’ turns testing into narrative tool
“Multiple Choice” by Alejandro Zambra, translated by Megan McDowell (Penguin Books, 128 pages, in stores) Alejandro Zambra's “Multiple Choice” made me laugh repeatedly, often ruefully. Zambra refashions the Chilean Academic Aptitude Test, a precollege exam like our SAT, into an instrument for fiction,... Read More
Book review: 'Monsoon Summer' by Julia Gregson
Book shares tale of a post-war nurse traveling to India to work in the medical field. Read More
Book review: 'The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer'
Author sheds light on case of matricide in Victorian London. Read More
Book review: 'Disappearance at Devil's Rock' by Paul Tremblay
All my life I've thought the soundtrack of fear is the noise of dead leaves scraping in the wind down a blacktop road in the dark; it's a lonely sound and one you can only hear when it's otherwise silent. I get the feeling that Tremblay, too, sees horror in everyday things that others may not notice, although he... Read More
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Book signings Read More
Book review: 'Florence Foster Jenkins: The Life of the World's Worst Opera Singer'
Author details the life of socialite Florence Foster Jenkins, who became an unusual musical icon. Read More


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