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Native author from Norman releases YA novel

"The Boy From Pickerel Lake" is a new YA novel by Steve Barse, from Norman, a Kiowa/Wichita/Dakota Native man who has been...

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Ottessa Moshfegh offers an eccentric murder mystery

“Death in Her Hands,” by Ottessa Moshfegh (Penguin Press, 272 pages, in stores) Dark doesn’t even begin to describe Ottessa...

Oklahoma bestsellers for July 5

Fiction 1. “Camino Winds” by John Grisham (Doubleday Books). 2. “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday Books) 3....

'Catch and Kill' and 4 more new paperbacks to pick up

Summer’s officially upon us; summer reading can officially begin. Here are four highly recommended, brand-new paperbacks,...

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Listen: Comic book experts discuss religion in Marvel's 'Daredevil'

On the latest edition of the Positively Joy podcast, host Yvette Walker is joined by comic book experts Anthony Brown and Kade...

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OKC Zoo launches Read for Adventure statewide literacy program

The community program was created to provide an engaging activity for Oklahoma families that inspires a deeper appreciation for...

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Best of Books in Edmond plans events

EDMOND ― Best of Books has announced the upcoming virtual fundraiser for the store, an author interview with Aleksandra Ross...

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Audible announces multi-project deal with Gunpowder & Sky, to launch with St. Vincent project

The St. Vincent project will followed by narratives focused on renowned recording artists Smokey Robinson and Alanis...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Metropolitan Library System moves LitFest online, prepares for next phase of reopening

In addition, the Metropolitan Library System is slated to begin Monday the next phase of its reopening following its...

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Famed 'Star Trek' writer David Gerrold bases latest novel on distant world

"Hella" by David Gerrold (DAW Books, 364 pages, in stores) Fans of "Star Trek" may remember David Gerrold's name as the creator...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “An American Sunrise” by Joy Harjo (W. W. Norton) 2. “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett...

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'EVERY DAY EPIC,' an outdoor screening of experimental films by Black artists, scheduled for tonight in OKC

The films center Black interiority, highlighting moments that might otherwise seem ordinary into the realm of the epic.

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Myriad Gardens planting 'Seeds & Stories' for first Member Appreciation Weekend

The theme for the Members Appreciation Weekend will be "Seeds & Stories," and the decorations will pay homage to classic...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett (Riverhead Books) 2. “An American Sunrise” by Joy Harjo...

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OKC's Myriad Botanical Gardens planning first Member Appreciation Weekend

The event will include story times, seed growing lessons and seed kits to take home, vendors and unlimited rides on Mo’s Carousel.

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What we learned from John Bolton’s book on the Trump administration

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton, writes in a forthcoming memoir that his former boss...

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Bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett (Riverhead Books) 2. “An American Sunrise” by Joy Harjo...

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Book review: How Tiger Woods (finally) pulled his game out of a sand trap

"The Second Life of Tiger Woods" by Michael Bamberger; Avid Reader Press (272 pages, $28) Tiger Woods, much like Michael Jordan...

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Philly shop owner hands out free books to protesters

PHILADELPHIA — March 10 was circled on Jeannine A. Cook's calendar. The date marked the 107th anniversary of Harriet Tubman's...

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Groundbreaking arts: Oklahoma nonprofit organizations receive NEA grants for creative projects

When Louisa Jaggar was shopping for books for her first grandson, who is African American, with her pal Pat Smith, they were...

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'Race' searches increase at libraries, online

Books and movies about race have been searched for at a higher rate in the past week, and at least one local library has a...

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

BusinessApr 28, 2019

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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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “If It Bleeds” by Stephen King (Scribner) 2. “Camino Winds” by John Grisham (Doubleday Books)...

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Local author weaves storytelling essentials in 'Ghosts of Guthrie'

"Ghosts of Guthrie" by Lara Bernhardt (Admission Press 2020, 346 pages, in stores) “Their child is sick, Kimberly. I know you...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday Books) 2. “Disappearing Earth” by Julia...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Metropolitan Library System readying for Phase 2 of reopening

For Phase 2, all libraries will offer expanded services, including computer use, scanning, faxing and copying.

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Apple reportedly teaming with Paramount for Martin Scorsese's adaptation of 'Killers of the Flower Moon'

According to Variety, the deals have not yet closed but are likely to be inked in the coming days.

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'Sunny Days' tells of beginnings of 'Sesame Street'

"Sunny Days: The Children's Television Revolution That Changed America" by David Kamp (Simon & Schuster, 349 pages, in...

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Book reviews: "The Last Day" and "In the Land of Men"

"The Last Day" by Andrew Hunter Murray (Dutton, 384 pages, in stores) Welcome to Earth in 2059. It's not pretty. Forty years...

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‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ delivers

“The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic, 528 pages, in stores) It’s been 10 years since...

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New novel is scarily close to reality

"The End of October," by Lawrence Wright (Knopf, 400 pages, in stores) I'm not sure it's a good idea to release a thriller...

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Jim Bouton biography goes deep inside writing of 'Ball Four'

"Bouton: The Life of a Baseball Original" by Mitchell Nathanson (University of Nebraska Press, 407 pages, in stores) Jim Bouton...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “Camino Winds” by John Grisham (Doubleday Books) 2. “All Adults Here” by Emma Straub (Riverhead...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

OKLAHOMA BESTSELLERS Fiction 1. “If It Bleeds” by Stephen King (Scribner Books) 2. “Simon the Fiddler” by Paulette Jiles...

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In new book, Anne Tyler has it all under control

"Redhead by the Side of the Road" by Anne Tyler (Knopf, 178 pages, $26.95) Micah Mortimer might be, in his own peculiar way, a...

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Book reviews

"The Book of Longings" by Sue Monk Kidd (Penguin Random House, 418 Pages, $28.) Sue Monk Kidd's latest novel has a provocative...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Metropolitan Library System starts curbside pickup, plus Bonus Bag Service for children

In addition, people now can drop off materials at the drive-up and walk-up outdoor book drops, according to an email.

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Week Ahead

CATCH A FLICK: The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is hosting streaming viewings of one hour of the New York International...