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War is hell

Local author Christiane Brandt Faris proves that there are no winners in war with her memoir “The Nicest Nazi.”


Nonfiction

Brittany Pickering

“The Nicest Nazi” book signing with Christiane Brandt Faris

6-8 p.m. Aug. 28
Full Circle Bookstore

1900 Northwest Expressway
fullcirclebooks.com

842-2900
Free

 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hit the books

Health organizations donate the gift of lifelong learning in the form of thousands of books and expanding other programs.


Nonfiction

Alissa Lindsey
Variety Care, a nonprofit, family-based Oklahoma healthcare center, is working with Reach Out and Read to triple the number of clinics that will offer free books and literacy-rich environments to children.
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Y turns 125

YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City celebrates a birthday that coincides with OKC’s birthday.


Nonfiction

Alissa Lindsey

Steve Lackmeyer and Jack Money book signing

Cornerstone: The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City, 125 Years

3 p.m. May 31

Full Circle Bookstore

50 Penn Place

1900 Northwest Expressway

fullcirclebooks.com

842-2900

 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A woman, a blog, a book

Foodie blogger and author Molly Wizenberg comes home to OKC for a book reading and signing event.


Nonfiction

Alissa Lindsey

Molly Wizenberg 

book reading and signing 

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7

Full Circle Bookstore

50 Penn Place

1900 NW Expressway

fullcirclebooks.com

842-2900

 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Pure Evel

The spirit of legendary daredevil Evel Knievel’s Oklahoma exploits live on in a new book.


Nonfiction

Louis Fowler

Evel Comes to Cooperville

Book release and motorcycle ride from Weldon Jack to Pops on Route 66

1-4:30 p.m. Saturday

Motorcycle ride starts at Weldon Jack

3621 N. Western Ave.

Ride ends at Pops

660 Oklahoma 66, Arcadia

Afterparty at Weldon Jack with book release, art show and more

6-10 p.m.

684-0028

donetodeathprojects.com

free

 
Wednesday, April 23, 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

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

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

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

Ghost writer

Author David A. Farris combines mystery and history in his latest book about the Sooner State’s spooky side.


Nonfiction

Molly Evans
David A. Farris 
7 p.m. Tuesday
Edmond Library
10 S. Boulevard, Edmond
metrolibrary.org
341-9282
free

 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Best Film You've Never Seen: 35 Directors Champion the Forgotten or Critically Savaged Movies They Love — Robert K. Elder

And you will, too!


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
If nothing else, Robert K. Elder’s The Best Film You’ve Never Seen lays to rest the decades-burning question on the world’s mind: What is up with John Woo and those doves?
 
Friday, June 21, 2013
 
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