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Coronavirus: Independent bookstores face big challenges

Ally Kirkpatrick's dog excitedly tried to make his way into the front door of an Alexandria, Virginia, home before his owner...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Bookstores take measures to help shoppers

Most Oklahoma City bookstores currently remain open, albeit with limited hours and an increased emphasis on online shopping....

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'The Mirror and the Light' ties up Cromwell trilogy

"The Mirror and the Light" by Hilary Mantel (Henry Holt, 757 pages, in stores) The past catches up with Thomas Cromwell in the...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “Queen’s Bargain” by Anne Bishop (Ace Books) 2. “The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett (Harper) 3....

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Jimmy Fallon, Betty White and more celebs read books to kids with online story time

We’ve rounded up a few places for families to gather around for story time.

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New OU Press releases highlight architect, photographer

The University of Oklahoma Press has released two dramatic new books: one a photography collection, the other about...

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100 things to do while stuck inside due to a pandemic

What’s there to do while stuck indoors? We’ve compiled 100 suggestions to help make your time quarantined as interesting – and...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “Long Range” by C.J. Box (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 2. “Sea of Grass” by Walter Echo-Hawk (Fulcrum...

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Short stories long on powerful tales of humanity

"Good Citizens Need Not Fear" by Maria Reva, (Doubleday, 225 pages, in stores) Reva’s “Good Citizens Need Not Fear” showcases...

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Five myths about Jane Austen

It is a truth universally acknowledged that somewhere a new novel, biography, play, series or film inspired by Jane Austen...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Metropolitan Library System keeps branches open, cancels programs and volunteer opportunities

"We are doing everything we can to prevent the spread of illness throughout our libraries and that includes ensuring that we...

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Movie review: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' director Benh Zeitlin sticks to familiar territory with Peter Pan adaptation 'Wendy'

Hollywood has never outgrown its fascination with J. M. Barrie's turn-of-the-20th-century tale "Peter Pan."

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC Town Hall lecture with 'Boom Town' author Sam Anderson postponed

No decision has been made yet regarding political cartoonist and comedian Steve Kelley's April 16 presentation, which is the...

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OKC band Latin Mojo to perform Friday at Shawnee's Mabee-Gerrer Museum before close of Brazilian art exhibit 'Bandits & Heroes'

Latin Mojo is an Oklahoma City-based Latin music group that plays Spanish pop hits, salsa and music of Brazil, Colombia and...

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Honorary Oklahoman Nick Offerman appears tonight on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Offerman has been married to Megan Mullally, who hails from Oklahoma City, since 2003.

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Video: Carrie Underwood talks feeding her family, raising chickens on 'The Rachael Ray Show'

Underwood, who is celebrating her 37th birthday today, appeared Monday on "The Rachael Ray Show," where the vegetarian shared...

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Carrie Underwood to appear today on 'Rachael Ray Show'

"Find Your Path" is the first book from the multiplatinum-selling, award-winning singer, songwriter and fitness and lifestyle...

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Acclaimed artist/activist and Oklahoma native Tatyana Fazlalizadeh releases book 'Stop Telling Women to Smile'

Fazlalizadeh's “Oklahoma Is Black,” an exhibition of large-scale wheatpaste posters and vivid oil paintings, was the last...

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'Chasing Cassandra' makes for a fun read

"Chasing Cassandra" by Lisa Kleypas (HarperCollins, 384 pages, in stores) To go through life as a twin is to have a built-in...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott (Vintage) 2. “American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club)” by Jeanine...

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Book signings

BEST OF BOOKS 1313 E Danforth Rd., Edmond •Author/illustrator Tom Watson will sign two new chapter books in his "Trouble at...

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

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Tristan Strong highlights diverse heroes

"Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky" by Kwame Mbalia (Rick Riordan Presents, 496 pages, in stores) I am an African...

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'Good Girls Lie' delivers truly great ending

"Good Girls Lie" by J.T. Ellison (Mira Books, 464 pages, in stores) The book opens with a girl hanging from the gates of a...

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Photos and video: Carrie Underwood takes the 'Fittest of the Fit Challenge' on 'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

The country music superstar also shared her joy at finally seeing Guns N' Roses in concert and chatted up her new book "Find...

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Carrie Underwood to appear tonight on 'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Underwood is promoting her new book, "Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life,"...

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Video: Carrie Underwood appears on 'Today' show, talks Nashville tornadoes and makes 'ugly' lasagna from her new book 'Find Your Path'

She said her husband did have to take tornado precautions with their two sons - Jacob, 13 months, and Isaiah, 5 - during the...

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Book signings

BEST OF BOOKS •1313 E Danforth Rd., Edmond Oklahoma children’s book author Barbara Lowell will host a story time at 11 a.m....

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Novel introduces readers to legendary lawman

"Follow the Angels, Follow the Doves," The Bass Reeves Trilogy, Book One, by Sidney Thompson (Bison Books, 240 pages in trade...

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Final book in 'Universe After' series just isn't as good

“The Firmament of Flame” by Drew Williams (Tor, 368 pages, in stores) If you’ve read the two books preceding “The Firmament of...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett (Harper) 2. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P....

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Movie review: Classic tale of 'The Invisible Man' gets timely update

The often-adapted 1897 novel gets a smart, stylish and scary update from Australian writer-director Leigh Whannell, best known...

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Word Balloons: New 'Falcon & Winter Soldier' comic on shelves before streaming series

Marvel recently released a synopsis and release date for its upcoming Disney Plus series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,”...

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Interview and video: 'Killers of the Flower Moon' author David Grann talks Native American history, Martin Scorsese film adaptation during OKC visit

Winner of the Edgar Allen Poe Award for best true-crime book, “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of...

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'Killers of the Flower Moon' author David Grann talks Martin Scorsese film adaptation during OKC visit

Before he started working on his award-winning true-crime novel "Killers of the Flower Moon," David Grann had never seen a...

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Women to host Author Showcase on Feb. 29

Three local women will host an Author Showcase on Saturday to close out Black History Month 2020. The authors will include...

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Photo and video: Carrie Underwood's 'Cry Pretty' certified platinum at CRS in Nashville ahead of home-state show

Dey Street Books, an imprint of the William Morrow Group at HarperCollins Publishers, will publish Underwood's first book,...

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A race to set the world on fire

"Ashlords" by Scott Reintgen (Crown Books for Young Readers, 368 pages, in stores) The first rays of sunlight are telling. When...

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Jason Pinter's first book in new Rachel Marin series holds promise for a lot more to come

"Hide Away" by Jason Pinter (Thomas & Mercer, 367 pages in trade paperback, in stores March 1) Rachel Marin is in hiding...

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How does an ordinary man become a genocidal leader?

"My War Criminal: Personal Encounters With an Architect of Genocide" by Jessica Stern (Ecco, 304 pages, in stores) Between...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

Oklahoma Bestsellers Fiction 1. “A Long Petal of the Sea” by Isabel Allende (Ballantine Books) 2. “Such a Fun Age” by Kiley...

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Friends of the Metropolitan Library System hosts annual book sale this weekend

One of the largest book sales in the nation, the event offers 800,000 materials for sale, including books, CDs, DVDs, books on...

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Preview: Longtime friends and Broadway performers Terry Burrell and Julia Lema to play real-life sisters in Lyric Theater's 'Having Our Say'

Feisty African-American sisters who were barrier-breaking daughters of a former slave, Sadie was 103 and Bessie was 101 when...

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Week ahead: Oklahoma concerts and shows for Feb. 21, 2020

BABY TALK: American rapper DaBaby performs an 8 p.m. Friday concert at the BOK Center, 200 S Denver Ave. in Tulsa. DaBaby’s...

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Writer Charles Portis, whose book 'True Grit' and its movies are featured in a National Cowboy Museum exhibit, dies

Although he wrote other books, Portis is best remembered for his novel “True Grit,” which was first serialized in the Saturday...

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Ken Burns' 'Country Music,' 'Yellowstone,' 'Deadwood' movie and more to be honored at National Cowboy Museum's Western Heritage Awards

The 60th annual Western Heritage Awards festivities begin at 11 a.m. April 17 with a workshop free to the public with museum...

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Book review: You'll want to 'Hold On' to this book

"Hold On, But Don’t Hold Still: Hope and Humor from My Seriously Flawed Life" by Kristina Kuzmič (Penguin Publishing Group, 272...

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Book review: 'Rodeo Women' covers a lot of miles

"Oklahoma Rodeo Women" by Tracey Hanshew (The History Press, 128 pages, in stores Tuesday) Rodeo’s inner story is that of miles...

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Sister act: Longtime Broadway buddies Terry Burrell and Julia Lema portray real-life siblings in Lyric Theatre's 'Having Our Say'

Terry Burrell and Julia Lema last shared the stage 34 years ago in the Broadway musical "Honky Tonk Nights," but their...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers for Feb. 16, 2020

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins (Flatiron Books) 2. “Such a Fun Age” by Kiley Reid (Putnam)...

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It's time for the annual library book sale

One of the largest book sales in the nation will take place in Oklahoma City on Saturday and Sunday. The Friends of the...

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Video: OKC Town Hall continues 2019-2020 season with authors David Grann and Sam Anderson and cartoonist Steve Kelley

"Killers of the Flower Moon" author David Grann will give the fourth talk in the six-lecture series at 11 a.m. Feb. 20.

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Book review: Bad Guys (gone good) team up to fight aliens

"The Bad Guys in the Baddest Day Ever (The Bad Guys #10)" by Aaron Blabey (Scholastic Paperbacks, 176 pages, in stores) It...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers for Feb. 9, 2020

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “Interior Chinatown” by Charles Yu (Pantheon Books) 2. “American Dirt” Jeanine Cummins...

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Photographer digs into Westminster Dog Show

"Best in Show" by Dolly Faibyshev (Chronicle, 132 pages, in stores) One of the things photographer Dolly Faibyshev loves most...

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Oklahoma metro libraries pass digital milestone of 2 million downloads

Who says nobody reads anymore? How people read has changed dramatically over the past 20 years, with Amazon’s Kindle platform...

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Book review: Novella goes beyond sci-fi and delves into issues of race, injustice

“Riot Baby” by Tochi Onyebuchi (Tor, 176 pages, in stores) Young adult author Tochi Onyebuchi’s first novel for grown-ups is...

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Book review: 'A Beautiful Crime' is deliciously diabolical

"A Beautiful Crime" by Christopher Bollen (Harper, 377 pages, in stores) Christopher Bollen's "A Beautiful Crime" invites...

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Book notes for Feb. 2, 2020

Book signings Full Circle, 1900 Northwest Expressway Author Cesar Hernandez will sign "Migrating to Prison: America's Obsession...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers for Feb. 2, 2020

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott (Vintage) 2. “American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club)” by Jeanine...

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Interviews, photos and video: National Cowboy Museum celebrates milestone anniversaries for 'True Grit' films with exhibit 'Two Grits'

On view through May 10, the exhibit "Two Grits" celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1969 version starring Wayne, Glenn...

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Theater review: Lyric Theatre's stylishly fun puppet treatment of Dr. Seuss is the cat's meow

Lyric Theatre is brightening its Plaza Theatre stage and the dreary winter months with the color and whimsy of the Dr. Seuss...

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'Killers of the Flower Moon' expected to usher in a new decade of filmmaking in Oklahoma, as production is officially confirmed in the Sooner State

“We’re thrilled that this unique story will be filmed where it took place, in Osage County, and welcome the production to...

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Friends of the Guthrie Public Library plans used book sale

GUTHRIE — The annual Used Book Sale of the Friends of the Guthrie Public Library will be Feb. 1 in the Fellowship Hall of First...