Stephen King’s splendid new novel, “Revival,” offers the atavistic pleasure of drawing closer to a campfire in the dark to hear a tale recounted by someone who knows exactly how to make every listener’s flesh crawl when he whispers, “Don’t look behind you.”
The third, World War II-oriented, volume of manga artist Shigeru Mizuki‘s history of 20th-century Japan is released in English. Like Art Spiegelman’s “Maus,” the first (and so far only) graphic novel to win the Pulitzer Prize, “Showa” combines history and memoir.
The Espresso Book Machine, located at the Woodneath Library Center of the Mid-Continent Public Library, allows area authors access to efficient book publishing. The machine can print, bind and trim a paperback book in minutes and is unique to the Kansas City area, according to library officials.
Thursday night at the Plaza branch of the Kansas City Public Library, Joan FitzPatrick Dean, author of the new book “All Dressed Up: Modern Irish Historical Pageantry” and curators professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, will recall the large historical pageants used to educate citizens.
Richard Ford’s latest Frank Bascombe book, “Let Me Be Frank With You,” continues to peel away at the troubled, mournful soul of his New Jersey protagonist. It is not as dense, textured or funny as the three books that came before, but with good reason.
A Thanksgiving meal is about the food, of course, but it’s also about the memories and experiences that come with making the dishes. Our chef-inspired recipes for a homemade and handcrafted feast include Caramelized Onion Brined Turkey and Pumpkin Whoopie Pies.
The board of directors of Village Shalom opted for an uplifting approach for the annual Ages of Excellence event after an April shooting spree at the retirement community and the Jewish Community Center killed three people.
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Nov. 16, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2014, The Nielsen Co.
In what could be a precedent-setting victory for the modestly paid service-industry workers who help keep the Silicon Valley economy humming, shuttle bus drivers who take Facebook employees to and from work will vote Wednesday on whether to unionize, hoping success at the poll will lead to others joining what they say is a campaign for better pay and working conditions.
AUSTIN - Not long ago,Emily St. John Mandel was known as the author of three well-regarded literary noir novels that not a lot of people read. Call them "critically acclaimed, but terrible-selling," she says.