<![CDATA[Books News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/ en-us Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:08 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:08 CST Books 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com ‘Tribe’ surprises with how our divided country fails our returning veterans http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article80007752.html#storylink=rss “Tribe” is by Sebastian Junger, of “The Perfect Storm” and “Restrepo”

His arguments about how “detribalized” we’ve become are undeniably strong

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‘Grass Labyrinth’ weaves intersected lives in beautiful fashion http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article80569997.html#storylink=rss “The Grass Labyrinth” by Charlotte Holmes is a series of short stories

Though stories revolve around people in one man’s life, he’s the protagonist in just one

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KC author Whitney Terrell blows up the typical war novel with a female protagonist http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article78838002.html#storylink=rss In “The Good Lieutenant,” Whitney Terrell writes about the Iraq war through the eyes of Kansan Emma Fowler

Terrell says he chose that viewpoint because she is both an Army insider and an outsider

This Q&A is a launching point for you to read along with the FYI Book Club

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All ‘Peanuts’ comics have been collected for the first time — here’s how it happened http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article79067227.html#storylink=rss Fantagraphics will publish volume No. 26 to conclude its “The Complete Peanuts” hardcover box set

Forthcoming volume gathers ephemera from Charles Schulz, including his advertising art and editorial illustrations

Canadian cartoonist and graphic designer Seth has overseen the entire creative process

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‘The Second Life of Nick Mason’ a crime thriller that lives up to its megahype http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article78592327.html#storylink=rss Author Steve Hamilton dramatically switched publishers at the last minute

Book now has a movie deal

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Whitney Terrell’s ‘The Good Lieutenant’ cleverly reverses typical combat roles, story http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article78845212.html#storylink=rss The author is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at UMKC

This is Terrell’s third novel

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Sun, 29 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT Los Angeles Times]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article80651792.html
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Sun, 29 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT Los Angeles Times]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article80651787.html
Aerodynamic improvements help Honda close gap at Indy 500 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article80531047.html#storylink=rss Honda-powered Indy cars remain easily distinguishable from their Chevrolet counterparts by a hump on the engine cover.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DAVE KALLMANN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article80531047.html
This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article80056042.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT Tribune News Service]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article80056042.html
Conservatives are finally taking prejudice seriously http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article79991142.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ANN FRIEDMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article79991142.html
Author Q&#38;A: Justin Cronin on 'The City of Mirrors' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article79737107.html#storylink=rss Time flies when you're orchestrating a global apocalypse.

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Wed, 25 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DAVID MARTINDALE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article79737107.html
Fat and happy: No one tells author Lindy West what to do http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article79737122.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Wed, 25 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By BETHANY JEAN CLEMENT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article79737122.html
New in paperback: 'Jacksonland' by Steve Inskeep http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article79737112.html#storylink=rss "Jacksonland" by Steve Inskeep, Penguin, 421 pages, $17

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Wed, 25 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JEREMY MIKULA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article79737112.html
Chris Cleave's World War II saga touches on love, life, death http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article79737142.html#storylink=rss "Everyone Brave is Forgiven" by Chris Cleave; Simon & Schuster (432 pages, $26)

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Wed, 25 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CONNIE OGLE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article79737142.html
In some cases, American military courts broke new ground in fairness http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article79737137.html#storylink=rss "Court-Martial: How Military Justice Has Shaped America from the Revolution to 9/11 and Beyond" by Chris Bray; W.W. Norton (416 pages)

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Wed, 25 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MIKE FISCHER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article79737137.html
'Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War': The worldwide war of keystrokes http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article79737177.html#storylink=rss "Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War" by Fred Kaplan; Simon & Schuster (352 pages, $28)

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Wed, 25 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By RICH LORD ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article79737177.html
Summer preview: Hot new books will transport readers http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article79737182.html#storylink=rss Traveling with a new book is wonderful. But traveling through a book provides passage over time and space (and it's easier on the budget and gas tank).

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Wed, 25 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JANE HENDERSON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article79737182.html
'Welcome Thieves': young, lost and flirting with destruction http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article79737187.html#storylink=rss "Welcome Thieves" by Sean Beaudoin; Algonquin (304 pages, $15.95)

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Wed, 25 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By BLANCA TORRES ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article79737187.html
Facebook investigation reveals no evidence of bias against conservative topics, company says http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article79442547.html#storylink=rss Facebook uncovered no evidence that it suppressed news about conservative issues in its "trending topics" feature, the social media firm wrote Monday in a letter to U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune, R-S.D.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By TRACEY LIEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article79442547.html
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Sun, 22 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT Los Angeles Times]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article79148002.html
KC author Whitney Terrell on his new novel, 'The Good Lieutenant' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article78724272.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 18:05:24 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article78724272.html This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article78608052.html#storylink=rss Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, May 15, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2016, The Nielsen Co.

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Thu, 19 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT Tribune News Service]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article78608052.html
Zuckerberg does damage control with conservative leaders http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article78501687.html#storylink=rss SAN FRANCISCO - As Facebook has taken on the mantle of content distributor, news publisher and story curator, the world's biggest social media company has ventured into the territory of traditional media companies.

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Wed, 18 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By TRACEY LIEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article78501687.html
Zuckerberg: Many conservatives don't trust Facebook to show 'content without a political bias' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article78545532.html#storylink=rss As Facebook has taken on the mantle of content distributor, news publisher and story curator, the world's biggest social media company has ventured into the territory of traditional media companies.

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Wed, 18 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By TRACEY LIEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article78545532.html
Thriller review: 'The Art of Murder' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article78267202.html#storylink=rss "The Art of Murder" by Elaine Viets; Obsidian (304 pages, $25)

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Wed, 18 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By OLINE H. COGDILL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article78267202.html
Review: 'The Geography of Madness: Penis Thieves, Voodoo Death and the Search for the Meaning of the World's Strangest Syndromes,' by Frank Bures http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article78267207.html#storylink=rss "The Geography of Madness" by Frank Bures; Melville House (241 pages, $25.95)

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Wed, 18 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JOHN REINAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article78267207.html
New in paperback: 'Go Set a Watchman' by Harper Lee http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article78267227.html#storylink=rss "Go Set a Watchman: A Novel" by Harper Lee, Harper Perennial, 288 pages, $15.99

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Wed, 18 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JEREMY MIKULA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article78267227.html
Naked Burt Reynolds and man-hunting in Vietnam: Helen Gurley Brown biographer Brooke Hauser on how the Cosmo girl came to be http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article78267252.html#storylink=rss In 1962, when a 40-year-old Los Angeles ad copywriter published an advice manual on love and work, no one could have imagined that the book would help fuel the Sexual Revolution and change the course of publishing.

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Wed, 18 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CAROLINA A. MIRANDA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article78267252.html