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Bridge to Afghanistan

Author Khaled Hosseini talks about writing, change and the value of the small picture.


Fiction

Devon Green
Metropolitan Library
Literary Voices

7 p.m., Wednesday, Apr. 9
Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club
7000 NW Grand Blvd.
metrolibrary.org/literaryvoices
606-3760
$175-$50,000
 
Monday, April 7, 2014

Midtown man

Bradley Wynn’s latest book explores the rich history of OKC’s first suburban district.


Nonfiction

Louis Fowler
Bradley Wynn, a sheriff’s deputy by day and author by night, recently published his second book in a series about the history of Oklahoma City’s unique districts. After the success of his book about Film Row for Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series, he wrote Oklahoma City’s Midtown. Both books lean heavily on a photo-based format with in-depth descriptions of each picture.
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Family ties

Mischief and mayhem, comedy and tragedy are explored in author Blake Bailey’s memoir.


Nonfiction

Kelley Chambers

The Splendid Things We Planned: A Family Portrait

6:30 p.m. March 12

Full Circle Bookstore

1900 Northwest Expressway

blakebaileyonline.com

fullcirclebooks.com

842-2900

 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ghosts, busted

A new book by an OCU professor challenges the supernatural through spooky skepticism.


Nonfiction

Louis Fowler
Are those bumps in the night, creaky floors or demonic eyes staring through the windows random acts of coincidental nature, easily explained through logic and reason? Or could they be something more, something from, perhaps, beyond our realm of scientific knowledge?
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fifties Ethnicities: The Ethnic Novel and Mass Culture at Midcentury

In her new nonfiction book, an Oklahoma City University professor examines the role of race — or lack thereof — in 1950s popular culture.


Nonfiction

Malena Lott

As Oklahoma City University professor Tracy Floreani learned from her Italian father, whether or not he is considered Caucasian constantly is changing in our culture.

 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sooner swooner

Love, lust and lunch meats combine for a series of romance novels set in Oklahoma.


Fiction

Sarah Lobban
Cat Johnson is a perfectionist. As a bestselling romance author, she knows that chemistry between a heroine and hero must be measured as precisely as something in a laboratory — the right blend of love, lust and heartache.
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

War wounds

Injuries run deep for war veterans and often include damage to the soul, says expert.


Nonfiction

Greg Horton
Helping veterans recover from moral injury after war will be the topic of an upcoming lecture series by Rita Nakashima Brock. The lecture series is sponsored by the Oklahoma Institute of Biblical Literacy, a nonsectarian group.
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Breaking 'Glass'

Local-born author Gena Showalter talks zombies and inspiration with the release of the second book in her young adult fiction trilogy.


Fiction

Sarah Lobban
Last year, best-selling author Gena Showalter introduced the world of young adult fiction (YA) to Alice Bell, a 16-year-old zombie slayer whose life was turned upside down by a tragedy that would change her forever.
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Moore help

Four nationally recognized cartoonists help raise money to rebuild Moore libraries.


Children's

Devon Green

Drawn Together: Cartoonists Benefit Moore, Oklahoma School Libraries
12-3 p.m. Saturday
Lloyd Noble Center
2900 S. Jenkins Ave., Norman
justsoyouknow.us/drawntogether
325-4666
$10


 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Reading Rambo

'First Blood' author and creator of the character Rambo, David Morrell, passes on his writing secrets at Rose State’s writing workshop.


Fiction

Louis Fowler
Finding Your Voice in the Changing World of Words
Writing Short Course
Friday-Sunday
Rose State College
Tom Steed Community Learning Center
6191 Tinker Diagonal, Midwest City
rosestate.edu
733-7392
$49-$129

 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Read it

Weird Al Yankovic puts down the accordion and picks up his pen to sign copies of his latest children’s book.


Children's

Louis Fowler
Al Yankovic: My New Teacher and Me!
6 p.m. Monday
Barnes & Noble
6100 N. May Ave.
barnesandnoble.com
843-9300
free

 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

What about Bob?

NBC News Correspondent Bob Dotson returns to Oklahoma to tell America’s story.


Nonfiction

Louis Fowler
Bob Dotson
6:30 p.m. Thursday
Full Circle Bookstore
1900 Northwest Expressway
fullcirclebooks.com
842-2900

 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

What the Kreb?

A local author explores the history of Pittsburgh County in his first book.


Nonfiction

Devon Green
Dave Cathey
6:30 p.m. Thursday
Full Circle Bookstore
1900 Northwest Expressway
fullcirclebooks.com
842-2900
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The write stuff

Young authors come together on a creative project to promote the state and its history.


Children's

Christina Nihira
O is for Oklahoma: Written by Kids for Kids
3 p.m. Saturday
Full Circle Bookstore
1900 Northwest Expressway
fullcirclebooks.com
842-2900
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Musicals on the Silver Screen: A Guide to the Must-See Movie Musicals — Leonard Kniffel


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
For a crash course in Movie Musicals 101, tiptoe no further past Musicals on the Silver Screen. Leonard Kniffel’s paperback guide traipses through hundreds, from 1927’s The Jazz Singer to 2011’s The Artist.
 
Friday, July 26, 2013
 
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