<![CDATA[Books News | The Kansas City Star & 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 Accelerated pace of Kansas City Public Library’s book-culling process upsets volunteers http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article29819890.html#storylink=rss The Central Library downtown has already weeded out more than 30,000 volumes as it makes room for a new technology center on the first floor. Volunteers say they can’t keep up as they try to save books worth keeping from “the chipper.”

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Atom bomb survivors tell painful, riveting stories in ‘Nagasaki’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29474242.html#storylink=rss Author Susan Southard follows five survivors of the Aug. 9, 1945, nuclear attack on Nagasaki, Japan, to tell their stories of devastation, healing and reclaimed lives.

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Hunter S. Thompson haunts a disappointing ‘Gonzo Girl’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29159155.html#storylink=rss Cheryl Della Pietra’s debut novel is inspired by her real experiences as Hunter S. Thompson’s assistant. The mix of novel and memoir, which could have been good, got caught up in clunky writing and too much self-awareness.

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‘The Dorito Effect’ gets 5 stars for showing how science changed food http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29416207.html#storylink=rss In his delightful book “The Dorito Effect” — which takes its name from the tortilla chip that became a nationwide sensation once it was flavored to have a taco taste — journalist Mark Schatzker examines the reasons science developed bland tomatoes, and the consequences of that revolution.

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Readorama: Explorer William Clark had dubious dealings before he was famous http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29474659.html#storylink=rss Columbia lawyer and historian Jo Ann Trogdon cross-references Spanish records with William Clark’s sparse journal to find that the famed explorer crossed paths with a Kentucky conspirator. Trogdon will speak Wednesday at Central Library.

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True-crime author Ann Rule, who profiled Debora Green of Prairie Village, dies at age 83 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article28936663.html#storylink=rss True-crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83. Rule also wrote an account of Prairie Village doctor Debora Green, who killed two of her children in a 1995 arson.

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Readorama: Mystery author Sara Paretsky holds writing workshop http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article28319512.html#storylink=rss Author Sara Paretsky, named Mystery Writers of America head, seeks to maintain diversity among genre authors. Also, Central Library hosts authors to talk about the voices of conservativism and liberalism.

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Rebecca Makkai shows off her skill for short stories in ‘Music for Wartime’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article28397902.html#storylink=rss The collection of short fiction ranges in time from World War II-era Hungary to the New York art scene in the 1980s to contemporary Chicago, exploring the themes of war, love, art and guilt.

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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 06:35:00 CDT

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E.L. Doctorow, author of 'Ragtime,' dies in New York at 84 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article28068862.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 20:42:04 CDT By VERENA DOBNIK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article28068862.html Dr. Seuss comes back with 'What Pet Should I Get' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article28142803.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By NARA SCHOENBERG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article28142803.html ‘China Rich Girlfriend’ finds more scathing humor in valuing obscene wealth http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article28342936.html#storylink=rss Following “Crazy Rich Asians,” the second novel in a gossipy trilogy by Kevin Kwan delves into the shameless, egotistical lives of new-money Chinese. At least the main characters are nice and sensible.

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‘Blackout’ is a riveting memoir on frights and science of alcohol addiction http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article26685670.html#storylink=rss Sarah Hepola, an editor at Salon, started sneaking drinks at age 7. What followed is a life of not remembering what she did or whom she slept with.

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Racism in ‘Go Set a Watchman’ is jarring but still incredibly timely http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article27242707.html#storylink=rss The argument that enlivens “Watchman” is one rooted not only in the class distinctions originally articulated in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” but also an argument among all white Southerners anxious about the tumultuous times of court-ordered desegregation and apprehensive about the future.

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‘The Hand That Feeds You’ is a thriller with bark and bite http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article28409038.html#storylink=rss Written by a pair of award-winning authors, this novel weaves a psychological thriller around a mysterious death and the role dogs play in our lives.

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‘Pine Tar Game’ sheds some new light on a bizarre baseball moment http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article27314107.html#storylink=rss Yes, you have the infamous tarred bat and the Royals’ George Brett’s tantrum, but Filip Bondy’s book expands the story by placing it in context of the Royals-Yankees rivalry. The baseball history of Kansas City provides background for the wacky events of that day back in 1983.

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Shawnee Mission East friends recall Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor James Tate http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article27428056.html#storylink=rss Pulitzer Prize-winning poet James Tate’s high school friends recall Tater Bug, a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village.

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Facebook's famously private founder opens up about deeply personal subject http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29926849.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT By ANDREA CHANG, DAINA BETH SOLOMON AND TRACEY LIEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29926849.html Attorney writes book to help kids through divorce http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29859301.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT SARAH CODY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29859301.html Book review: 'If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't!' will tickle and delight young readers http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29852965.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT By REGAN MCMAHON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29852965.html Best-sellers http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29786707.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 02 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT Los Angeles Times]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29786707.html Best-sellers http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29786710.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 02 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT Los Angeles Times]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29786710.html This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29553556.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT Tribune News Service]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29553556.html Book review: If you expect 'Go Set a Watchman' to be nostalgic, prepare to be shocked http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29538430.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By COURTNEY BUTTERWORTH ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29538430.html Review: 'What Pet Should I Get?' by Dr. Seuss http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29269990.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By NARA SCHOENBERG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29269990.html Website: BookATailor uses technology to better suit customers http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29270008.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By CHERYL V. JACKSON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29270008.html 'Kitchens of the Great Midwest': Just something J. Ryan Stradal whipped up http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29269987.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By JESSICA GELT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29269987.html Ta-Nehisi Coates on the roots of racial violence http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29269972.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By MARY CAROLE MCCAULEY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29269972.html Miami Beach woman writes book about a Kenyan freedom fighter http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29269978.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By ANA VECIANA-SUAREZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29269978.html Memoir review: 'Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life,' by William Finnegan http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29269969.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By MICHAEL E. YOUNG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29269969.html 'Paper Towns' and 21 other books to read before you see the movie http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29269984.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By JESSICA ROY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29269984.html