In “Lovely, Dark, Deep,” teens grapple with death, a ghost haunts his roadside shrine, and an interviewer takes on poetry great Robert Frost in a story that pulls from the “monster myth” that has haunted Frost’s legacy.
The British prime minister borrowed from British literature and theater to inspire the home front, says Jonathan Rose, author of “The Literary Churchill: Author, Reader, Actor.” Rose will speak Wednesday in at Grant Hall at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
A new kind of publishing outlet in the mystery/thriller genre offers authors a 21st century business model with backlisted or out-of-print books. The founders plan to offer them in print and as e-books.
Our third of 16 #PaperChiefs action figures, Travis Kelce, is out Friday in the Chiefs Extra section of The Star's print edition. Tweet your most creative photos with the hashtag #PaperChiefs or email them to email@example.com for a chance to win upcoming prizes (we gave away a TV on Thursday, Sept. 18th). Check out our photo gallery of some of the best submissions so far:
Between now and the holidays, publishers will push out a significant chunk of the books they publish for the entire year. And I do mean significant - everything from "Revival," a scary Hawthornesque novel by horrormeister Stephen King, to a slim book called "The Meaning of Existence" by world renowned biologist E.O. Wilson.
Organizers of the annual Greater Kansas City Japan Festival are inviting residents to sum up specific Kansas City concepts in haiku poems, addressing the topics of barbecue, the “Heartland,” fountains, jazz and Kansas City sports.
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Sept. 14, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2014, The Nielsen Co.
NEW YORK - Marie, the self-loathing protagonist of Merritt Tierce's autobiographical debut novel,"Love Me Back," hurts herself as a way of life. She cuts and burns her body. She drinks and drugs, passes out and wakes up to do the same all over again. Mostly she floats through a series of anesthetizing sexual encounters - with friends, with colleagues, with strangers.
For two years, the crew of the USS Jeannette was trapped in ice north of the Bering Sea. The sailors staged musicals, played football, ate seal meat (which they dubbed "arctic turkey") and even performed surgery on the eye of a crew member afflicted with syphilis.