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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “Lydie’s Ghost” by Bob Perry (Createspace Independent Publishing Platform) 2. “Anxious People”...

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Looking for something new to read? Here are six nonfiction titles, fresh out in paperback

If we all read the same things, how dull would that be? I’ve been focusing on fiction during these strange days — but for those...

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‘This Is Big’ covers weighty issues, but remains unbalanced

“This Is Big” by Marisa Meltzer (Little, Brown, 304 pages, in stores) How do you feel about people who kvetch about money and...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “The Testaments” by Margaret Atwood (Anchor Books 2. “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by...

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Interview and photos: Journalist Josh Crutchmer spreads the love for Oklahoma music with new 'Red Dirt' book

Arguably the definitive guide to red dirt music, the book features chapters on the scene's icons like Skinner, the Rangers, Bob...

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Digging in: Oklahoma journalist Josh Crutchmer gets to the roots of 'Red Dirt' music history with new book

When Josh Crutchmer started digging into his red dirt music roots with the goal of writing a book, he was working in fertile...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “The Testaments” by Margaret Atwood (Anchor Books) 2. “The Lying Life of Adults” by Elena...

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'There There' creates tension that remains

"There There" by Tommy Orange (Vintage, 304 pages, in stores) Tommy Orange’s debut novel, "There There," is an astonishing...

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Salvador Dali exhibit opening Friday at Shawnee's Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art

The museum will be open and free of charge from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 as part of a community celebration.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 2020 Oklahoma Book Festival canceled

The festival is expected to return in 2021.

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “When the Light of the World was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native...

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Book festival cancelled The 2020 Oklahoma Book Festival, scheduled for Nov. 14, has been cancelled by the Oklahoma Department...

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Watch: CBS All Access debuts first teaser trailer for 'The Stand,' starring James Marsden, Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgård and more

"The Stand" is based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, which offers an apocalyptic vision of a world...

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'Grace from the Rubble' heightens understanding of reconciliation, forgiveness

“Grace from the Rubble: Two Fathers’ Road to Reconciliation After the Oklahoma City Bombing” by Jeanne Bishop (Grand Rapids:...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett (Riverhead Books) 2. “When These Mountains Burn” by David...

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WW II book includes Oklahoma servicemen buried on foreign soil

"Brothers in Arms: Remembering Brothers Buried Side by Side in American WWII Cemeteries" by Keven Callahan (Rowayton CT:...

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Movie review: 'The Personal History of David Copperfield' adapts Charles Dickens with warmth and whimsy

Director Armando Iannucci and writer Simon Blackwell (Emmy winners for the HBO satire series "Veep" and Oscar nominees for the...

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'Decolonize your bookshelf': Little libraries, book boxes promote conversation about race in America

Take a look at your bookshelf. How many authors are Black? How many feature Black characters or talk about anti-racism?

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Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges writes children's book

NEW YORK — Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges has written a children's book with a candid telling of the past and positive...

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Gov. Cuomo's book on COVID-19 response due in October

NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has gained a national following through his management of the coronavirus pandemic,...

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Like its vampires, 'Twilight' lives forever

Cue the "SpongeBob" time card: Twelve years later, author Stephenie Meyer has finally finished the retelling of the "Twilight"...

Farzaneh brothers support education, housing, other causes in central Oklahoma

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MOORE — Revolution didn’t break out in Iran 40 years ago until after the Farzaneh brothers left to study architecture at the University of Oklahoma, but its effects reached around the world and lay a heavy weight on both of them. “Because of...

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Tulsa YA author Hanna C. Howard launching debut novel 'Ignite the Sun' with live-stream event

Tulsa author Hanna C. Howard will celebrate the release of her debut young adult fantasy novel "Ignite the Sun" with a virtual...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “The Butterfly Lampshade” by Aimee Bender (Doubleday Books) 2. “The Vanishing Half” by Brit...

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Live-stream epic: Oklahoma Contemporary to broadcast marathon reading of 'The Odyssey'

Whether Shakespearean stories or Greek epics, Raffi Barsoumian relishes the cultural history of classical literature. "It...

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Preview: Oklahoma Contemporary to live-stream epic marathon reading of 'The Odyssey'

In partnership with the Kirkpatrick Foundation, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center will live-stream starting Thursday a six-day...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett (Riverhead Books) 2. “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead...

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Online book events

Best of Books announces upcoming virtual author interviews •Best of Books will be interviewing Nick Martell at 4 p.m. Aug. 18....

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Week Ahead for Aug. 14

ON THE DL: Star comedian D.L. Hughley performs at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Bricktown...

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Turnpike Troubadours frontman Evan Felker says he's found sobriety in new interview for Oklahoma writer Josh Crutchmer's upcoming 'Red Dirt' book

An Oklahoma native and former The Oklahoman staffer, Crutchmer, who is now the print planning editor for The New York Times,...

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Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center planning epic live-stream reading of 'The Odyssey' with Bebe Neuwirth, Peter Coyote, Feist and more

In partnership with the Kirkpatrick Foundation, Oklahoma Contemporary will live-stream a six-day reading series of Emily...

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Kelli O'Hara and Renee Fleming to star in Metropolitan Opera's production of 'The Hours'

"The Hours" was previously adapted for the screen, with the 2002 film of the same name garnering nine Academy Award...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “House of the Rising Sun” by Richard Cox (Night Shade Books) 2. “Mexican Gothic” by Silvia...

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Author presentation scheduled Lara Bernhardt, an Oklahoma Book Award finalist, will present "Where Women Meet Fiction" to...

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Report: Martin Scorsese hopes to begin filming 'Killers of the Flower Moon' in Oklahoma in early 2021

Citing an update that Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear gave to the 7th Osage Nation Congress this week, the Osage News'...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey Books) 2. “The Order” by Daniel Silva...

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Readers can find their way with 50th anniversary edition of book

"The Way to Rainy Mountain: 50th Anniversary Edition" by N. Scott Momaday (104 pages, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico, in...

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Edmond bookstore plans virtual author events and trivia night

EDMOND ― Best of Books has announced several events for August, including a virtual author book launch, interviews and a trivia...