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Interviews: Homegrown Oklahoma musical 'Pryor Rendering' to make world premiere in OKC, Tulsa
A version of this story is set to run in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman. Rendering a homegrown story: CityRep opens 15th anniversary season with homegrown musical ‘Pryor Rendering’ Thanks to the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, perhaps no state is as associated with musical theater as... Read More
Book review: 'The Bourbon Thief' by Tiffany Reisz
Book review: "The Bourbon Thief" by Tiffany Reisz Read More
Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers
Best-selling books in Oklahoma and the nation. Read More
Book review: 'Bounty: A Novel' by Michael Byrnes
Book review: 'Bounty: A Novel' by Michael Byrnes Read More
Oklahoma book signings
Oklahoma book signings for Sept. 25. Read More
Book review: 'The Nix' by Nathan Hill
Book review: 'The Nix" by Nathan Hill Read More
Predicting a bestseller
A new book offers an algorithm to detect which novels will sell—but the conclusions are more obvious than the authors seem to think. The New Yorker reports.  Read More
10 restaurants that shaped America
A Yale historian's new book explores America's changing tastes, and what they say about our culture — from class mobility to civil rights to women's changing status. NPR has the story.  Read More
Jim Priest and Erin Engelke---Sunbeam Family Services---Parties Extra!
Helen Ford Wallace, Jim Priest and Erin Engelke talk about Sunbeam Family Services and the book "Changed Lives: A History of Sunbeam Home Family Services" on Parties Extra! Read More
Travel guide: 'To Israel, With Love' by Carolyn Leonard
Travel guide: 'To Israel, With Love' is written by Carolyn Leonard, and is a guide to touring the Holy Land. Read More
Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers
OKLAHOMA BEST-SELLERS FICTION 1. “A Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler (Ballentine) 2. “Tales of the Peculiar” by Ransom Riggs (Dutton) 3. “Animal Farm (Anniversary)” by George Orwell (Signet) 4. “Blood on the River: James Town 1607” by Elisa Carbone (Puffin Books) 5. “Harry Potter and the Cursed... Read More
Oklahoma book signings
Oklahoma book signings Read More
OCU book discussion series continues in Oklahoma City
“Let’s Talk About It,” a book discussion series at Oklahoma City University, will continue its 2016 run with an examination of “Native Guard” by Natasha Tretheway. Read More
Book review: 'Writings on the Wall' by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld
Book review: 'Writings on the Wall' by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld Read More
Book review: 'The Discourtesy of Death' by William Brodrick
Book review: 'The Discourtesy of Death' by William Brodrick Read More
Read an excerpt from upcoming Oral Roberts chapter in gay grandson's new memoir
An upcoming chapter in the memoir of Oral Roberts' gay grandson will focus on Randy Potts saying goodbye to the memory of the man who he says "terrified his grandchildren." "The whole book is me trying to learn who this person was and how do I deal with that person versus the legacy," Potts told the Tulsa World.... Read More
A bookstore for Midtown? A grocery store for downtown?
A couple years ago a survey was conducted to see what retail was desired most downtown. No surprise a grocery ranked No. 1. And it's not a surprise either that a pharmacy was ranked No. 2. And despite years of predictions that the printed word was about to meet its demise thanks to the Internet,... Read More
Book review: 'The Second Life of Nick Mason' by Steve Hamilton
“The Second Life of Nick Mason” by Steve Hamilton is generally a fast-paced and enjoyable crime caper, and one can easily envision it as simply laying the groundwork for future adventures in Mason’s life. Read More
Q&A with author Sabaa Tahir, the brightest light in young adult fiction
Sabaa Tahir describes herself as a nerd. The publishing world describes the young adult fiction writer as possibly the next J.K. Rowling. Ken Raymond talked with her about her books and more in an interview for The Oklahoman. Read More
Book review: 'Best. State. Ever.' by Dave Barry
As someone who’s lived there for years and years, Dave Barry gets calls all the time from people who want to know about Florida. Mostly, he says, they want to know “What the … is wrong with Florida?” Read More



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