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
Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers
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
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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