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

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Want to know more about the real 'Mrs. America'? Here's your reading list

"Mrs. America" is an ambitious limited series telling the story of the decade-long battle over the Equal Rights Amendment. Like...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

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

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Films for the whole family: Oklahoma-made movies for both children and adults abound on streaming services

From rescuing a prehistoric pal and discovering historic role models to hunting up hidden riches and embarking on a teenage...

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Book is a portrait of single mom in search of much

“This Is All I Got” by Lauren Sandler (Random House, 324 pages, in stores) “The world couldn’t see her as someone who belonged...

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Video: OKC's Literai Press and Ignition Arts teaming for unique book launch 'elevated thought: 100 shadormas at 9,000 ft.'

"elevated," premiering at 7 p.m. Thursday, is a short film adaptation of the book.

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Oklahoma movies to stream: Several cinematic classics have been made in Oklahoma

Moviemaking in Oklahoma has come a long way since 1920's "Daughter of Dawn," boasting some bona fide classics - as well as some...

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 Books) 2. “Simon the Fiddler” by Paulette Jiles...

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Disinformation efforts laid out in 'crisp' detail in new book

"Active Measures" by Thomas Rid (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 528 pages, in stores) In early July 2016, amid an outpouring of...

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Accounting gets in the kickboxing ring in 'Strike Me Down'

"Strike Me Down" by Mindy Mejia (Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 352 pages, in stores) Leave it to Minneapolis author Mindy Mejia to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC Broadway performances of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' on hold as tour is on hiatus

OKC Broadway is "currently exploring all options including rescheduling the show," according to an email.

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Oklahoman Joy Harjo named to second term as U.S. Poet Laureate

She is a native and resident of Tulsa and a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

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Book review: 'Witches' combines mystery, magic

"Witches of Ash and Ruin" by E. Latimer (Little, Brown Books, 384 pages, in stores) The story opens with the news that...

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Oklahoma and Publisher's Weekly bestsellers

OKLAHOMA BESTSELLERS Fiction 1. “The Glass Hotel” by Emily St. John Mandel (Knopf Publishing) 2. “Redhead By the Side of the...

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Recovered Heinlein novel returns familiar universe

"The Pursuit of the Pankera: A Parallel Novel about Parallel Universes" by Robert A. Heinlein (CAEZIK SF & Fantasy, 502...

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Fish tales and some 'Dumb Luck'

“Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers” by John Gierach (Simon and Schuster, 225 pages, in stores Tuesday) All of us who fish...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “The Glass Hotel” by Emily St. John Mandel (Knopf Publishing) 2. “Valentine” by Elizabeth...

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Book honors Oklahoma journalists

It is cruel but strangely fitting that a book honoring 50 years of Oklahoma journalists should be released during the worst...

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Hall of Famers added without ceremony

While the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been postponed due to COVID-19, the 50th anniversary class...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Book supports COVID-19 relief for journalists

In light of the pandemic, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame’s executive committee has decided to donate sales proceeds from “Our...

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HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW: Scissortail Park and Myriad Botanical Gardens have partnered to create take-home gardening kits....

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro offer walk-on role in Oklahoma-made movie 'Killers of the Flower Moon' for #AllinChallenge

Funds raised through the efforts are pledged to the nonprofit organizations Meals on Wheels America, No Kid Hungry and...

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Martin Scorsese's adaptation of the Oklahoma true-crime story 'Killers of the Flower Moon' could be headed for streaming

The Wall Street Journal reports that Scorsese’s representatives have been having talks with Netflix, Apple and others as they...

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Young adult novel: Panhandle outcast confronts the wills of the gods

"Elysium Girls" by Kate Pentecost (Hyperion, a Disney Book Group imprint, 400 pages, in stores Tuesday) Kate Pentecost starts...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “The Glass Hotel” by Emily St. John Mandel (Knopf Publishing Group) 2. “Night Watchman” by...

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Video: Rachel Cannon appears in the trailer for the Oklahoma-made short film 'Send Me Wings'

The short's festival run has been complicated by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “The Glass Hotel” by Emily St. John Mandel (Knopf Publishing Group) 2. “Smoke Bitten” by...