Fantagraphics will publish the final volume — No. 26 — to conclude its “The Complete Peanuts” hardcover box set. And a guiding hand throughout the creative process, over many years, has been Seth, the Canadian cartoonist and graphic designer who delved into the forthcoming volume by gathering Schulz ephemera, including his advertising art and editorial illustrations.
Author Steve Hamilton — who has fans in Stephen King, Don Winslow and Lee Child — dramatically switched publishers at the last minute for this new series centered around Nick Mason. Now the book has a movie deal.
South Korean author Han Kang won the Man Booker International Prize for fiction Monday with "The Vegetarian," an unsettling novel in which a woman's decision to stop eating meat has devastating consequences.
Whitney Terrell, assistant professor of English and creative writing at UMKC, sets his third novel in wartime Iraq and follows a female lieutenant and how she navigates the complexities of her job and her personal life.
Growing up, Roni Roth Beshears was embarrassed by her weight. Now a registered dietitian, she wants to help kids build healthy habits with a series of self-published books. Her latest addresses bullying.
FYI Book Club selection probes urban L.A.’s horrific number of unsolved murders. Participants applaud dedicated detectives and are shocked at obstacles in their way. KC police officers say L.A.’s woes apply to Kansas City as well.
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, May 22, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2016, The Nielsen Co.
A funny thing happened when conservative media leaders met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg last week. The summit was meant to quell right-wing anger over news reports that the site's "trending topics" links are chosen by curators with a liberal bias. It was Facebook's effort at transparency. But it ended up revealing as much about conservative thought as it did about social media.
Lindy West is a defender of bodies: women's bodies, fat bodies, every body's right to exist in whatever way, shape or form, unjudged and unassailed. "Everyone has a body," she says. "We haven't developed brain-in-jar technology yet." Her writing puts forth the unfortunately radical proposition that each person's body is that person's own business.
We used Kansas City's World War I Museum as the backdrop to ask Whitney Terrell about his latest novel, "The Good Lieutenant." Terrell explains why he chose a somewhat unusual protagonist for this war story: a female first lieutenant leading a platoon of male soldiers in Iraq.
Sharon Hoffmann The Kansas City Star
KC author Whitney Terrell on his new novel, 'The Good Lieutenant'
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