<![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 New book set to reignite that Harry Potter magic http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article91465842.html#storylink=rss “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” goes on sale July 31

Bookstores hosting midnight release parties

Retailers say the book and new movie appeal to multiple generations

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Children are the heart of mom’s midlife crisis in ‘Heroes of the Frontier’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article91005317.html#storylink=rss ‘Heroes of the Frontier’ is not as captivating as Dave Eggers’ earlier novels

But his clear-eyed portraits of the children in this story is absorbing

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Classic Joan of Arc tale in ‘Book of Esther’ could’ve used more obstacles http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article91503922.html#storylink=rss “The Book of Esther” by Emily Barton is set in a fictional Jewish state during World War II

Novel also involves golems and mechanical horses

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:36:00 CDT

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Read (and sing) along: ‘Your Song Changed My Life’ is our new book club selection http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article89697857.html#storylink=rss NPR host Bob Boilen asked musicians to talk about the music that really influenced them

Jimmy Page, Smokey Robinson, Jeff Tweedy and more weigh in

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Sat, 16 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Hometown Reads unites Kansas City authors and bookworms http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article89581472.html#storylink=rss Hometown Reads, a website promoting local authors, now features Kansas City

KC authors say groups like Hometown Reads are important to get the word out about local authors’ work

Kansas City is now one of the biggest cities on the website

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A visceral, unsentimental story of Africans’ role in slavery unfolds in ‘Homegoing’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article89572877.html#storylink=rss Yaa Gyasi’s debut novel is gripping and tightly written

It explores Ghana’s role in slavery

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‘One in a Billion’ is a gripping true story of scientists’ race to save a little boy http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article89437312.html#storylink=rss A 4-year-old boy has a life-threatening disease never before documented

A team in Wisconsin must map his genome to keep him alive

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'How to Listen to Jazz,' by Plano's Ted Gioia, shows that the music is alive and enchanting as ever. http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070687.html#storylink=rss "How to Listen to Jazz" by Ted Gioia; Basic (272 pages, $24.99)

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MICHAEL MERSCHEL AND BILL MARVEL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070687.html
Review: 'The Doll-Master&#239;&#191;&#189; by Joyce Carol Oates http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070702.html#storylink=rss "The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror" by Joyce Carol Oates; Mysterious Press (336 pages, $24)

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By PAMELA MILLER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070702.html
'Life of the Party': The forgotten woman behind the Tupperware Party craze http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070692.html#storylink=rss "Life of the Party: The Remarkable Story of How Brownie Wise Built, and Lost, a Tupperware Party" by Bob Kealing; Crown Archetype (320 pages, $26)

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By VIRGINIA KOPAS JOE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070692.html
'Legend of Wonder Woman' comic offers new look at iconic hero http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070697.html#storylink=rss Renae De Liz has worked on a variety of comic-book titles, including "Red Sonja," "The Last Unicorn" and "Dream Police." Her most recent project is a series featuring the DC Comics character of Wonder Woman.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By RICK BENTLEY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070697.html
'Never a Dull Moment': Why 1971 was the 'Year That Rock Exploded' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070707.html#storylink=rss "Never a Dull Moment: 1971: The Year That Rock Exploded" by David Hepworth; Henry Holt and Company (320 pages, $30)

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LAURA MALT SCHNEIDERMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070707.html
What writers of color say we all should read now http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070712.html#storylink=rss In her prize-winning book, "Citizen: An American Lyric" (Graywolf Press, 2014), poet and essayist Claudia Rankine tells stories of black men who have been pulled over by the police.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LAURIE HERTZEL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070712.html
Review: 'The Three-Martini Lunch' by Suzanne Rindell http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070717.html#storylink=rss "Three-Martini Lunch" by Suzanne Rindell; Putnam (512 pages, $27)

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KIM ODE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070717.html
Panty lines and prom-posals: 'Inside Amy Schumer' writer Jessi Klein on invented problems http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070747.html#storylink=rss There's a great scene in Jessi Klein's new book, in which she is backstage at the Emmy Awards last year with her just-won statue - and her breast pump.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By NICOLE BRODEUR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070747.html
North to Alaska in Dave Eggers' new 'Heroes of the Frontier' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070742.html#storylink=rss "Heroes of the Frontier" by Dave Eggers; Knopf (400 pages, $28.95)

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CAROLYN KELLOGG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070742.html
This Florida man makes Florida even weirder http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070757.html#storylink=rss Floridians get used to it - that look they get when they tell someone where they live. At some point most residents of the land of Disney, oranges and humidity have found themselves on trial for the weird sins of their home state.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ALEX HARRIS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070757.html
New in paperback: 'The Girl on the Train' by Paula Hawkins http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070752.html#storylink=rss 'THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN: A NOVEL' by Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, 324 pages, $16

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JEREMY MIKULA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070752.html
'The Fires of Spring': A Pittsburgh RAND scholar's vital 'Post-Arab Spring Journey Through the Turbulent New Middle East' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070802.html#storylink=rss "The Fires of Spring: A Post-Arab Spring Journey Through the Turbulent New Middle East" by Shelby Culbertson (St. Martin's Press, $29.99)

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DAN SIMPSON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article92070802.html
Best-sellers http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article91561072.html#storylink=rss Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article91028262.html#storylink=rss Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, July 17, 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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Review: 'The Light of Paris' by Eleanor Brown http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article90712682.html#storylink=rss "The Light of Paris" by Eleanor Brown; G.P. Putnam's Sons (320 pages, $26)

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By PAMELA MILLER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article90712682.html
Review: 'The Invoice' by Jonas Karlsson http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article90712677.html#storylink=rss "The Invoice" by Jonas Karlsson, translated from Swedish by Neil Smith; Hogarth Press (204 pages, $24)

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LAURIE HERTZEL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article90712677.html
Review: 'The Voyeur's Motel' by Gay Talese http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article90712687.html#storylink=rss "The Voyeur's Motel" by Gay Talese; Grove (233 pages, $25)

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LAURIE HERTZEL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article90712687.html
Theodore Roosevelt whipped up a frenzy of populism in 1912. We're still living with the consequences. http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article90712707.html#storylink=rss "Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary" by Geoffrey Cowan; W.W. Norton (424 pages, $27.95)

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By THOMAS CURWEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article90712707.html
'Sarong Party Girls' takes an exciting plunge into the lives of modern Singaporean women http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article90712697.html#storylink=rss Pineapple tarts. The thought of those flaky butter cookies topped with pineapple jam made Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan's stomach churn. She craved the taste of them. And she had a hunger for home.

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KAITLYNN MARTIN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article90712697.html
New in paperback: 'Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article90712712.html#storylink=rss 'BEYOND WORDS: WHAT ANIMALS THINK AND FEEL' by Carl Safina, Picador, 496 pages, $18

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ANDREEA CIULAC ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article90712712.html
Bernie Sanders' supporters have one thing to look forward to: a new book http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article90712722.html#storylink=rss Bernie Sanders may have waited until the last minute to endorse his former rival Hillary Clinton, but he wasted no time moving onto the next thing: a new book.

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CAROLYN KELLOGG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article90712722.html
11 fall books we can't wait to read http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article90712717.html#storylink=rss I am not one to wish away the summer, but between the release of the beach blockbusters and the fall literary season, there's a bit of a drought in the fresh-reads category. I'm going to fast-forward the calendar and tell you about 11 fall books I'm looking forward to. Between Bruce Springsteen's new memoir and Maria Semple's latest Seattle sendup, it's going to be hard to wait:

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MARY ANN GWINN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article90712717.html