<![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 FYI Book Club discussion for ‘The Girl on the Train’ by Paula Hawkins http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article20177631.html#storylink=rss Readers find the pacing of “The Girl on the Train,” a best-seller known as this year’s “Gone Girl,” quite up to speed.

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Hey, kids, warm up to summer reading with these 10 titles http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article20032461.html#storylink=rss With a nod to Children’s Book Week beginning Monday, we spoke with National Book Award winner Birdsall during her recent stop in Kansas City to promote her latest, “The Penderwicks in Spring.” The middle-grade novel is among the 10 new books we’re recommending for children to read when the school year ends.

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Sun, 03 May 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Chuck Palahniuk’s short stories are uncomfortable, unforgettable http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19751682.html#storylink=rss Chuck Palahniuk, the author of “Fight Club,” reaches into human psyche for “Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread” — disturbing stories about good and bad things happening to good people, bad people and everyone in between.

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Sat, 02 May 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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In ‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed,’ Jon Ronson explores the Internet’s mob rule http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19889271.html#storylink=rss Author Jon Ronson tracked down people who have been vilified by the Internet mob for his book, “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed.” Personable and empathetic, Ronson is an entertaining guide to the odd corners of the shame-o-sphere.

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Ann-Marie MacDonald’s ‘Adult Onset’ feels intensely personal http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19879989.html#storylink=rss The author drew from her own experiences in writing the book, which has moving flashback passages but less effective transitions.

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New Yorker copy editor’s ‘Between You & Me’ is ‘porn for word nerds’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19875309.html#storylink=rss in her memoir-cum-style guide, “Between You & Me,” longtime New Yorker copy editor Mary Norris dissects and describes how grammar works with curmudgeonly love. Yet these “confessions of a comma queen” are no mere roundup of Miss Thistlebottom’s hobgoblins.

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Readorama: A Kansas City man and his 2,200-mile canoe trip on the Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19867533.html#storylink=rss Patrick Dobson walked from Kansas City to Montana. Then he bought a canoe and rode the Missouri River back home.

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Author Keion Jackson creates a Hallmark book to keep the fun in faith http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article19821255.html#storylink=rss With “Because Jesus,” Keion Jackson, a writer for Kansas City-based Hallmark Cards Inc., delivers a book to keep the young and fun in faith and fellowship, reminding us that the Gospel is all around. “I wanted to write in a way that is fun, and I believe God has a sense of humor,” he says.

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Toni Morrison’s ‘God Help the Child’ mines the depths of loss, cruelty http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19253025.html#storylink=rss Toni Morrison’s new novel, though slim, attests to her ability to write intensely felt chamber pieces that inhabit a twilight world between fable and realism, and to convey the desperate yearnings of her characters for safety and love and belonging.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Michelle Obama biography full of details but not access http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19258530.html#storylink=rss Author Peter Slevin reported on Michelle Obama for eight years as Chicago bureau chief for The Washington Post. The book is full of details, such as her “cursing stage” at age 10.

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Novellas take Anton Chekov’s characters to new adventures http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19170951.html#storylink=rss “Now We Can All Go Home: Three Novellas in Homage to Chekhov” is by UMKC faculty member Catherine Browder.

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‘The Phantom of Menace’ is a delightful parody of ‘Star Wars,’ Shakespeare http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19297353.html#storylink=rss Ian Doescher is back with “The Phantom of Menace,” a rewriting of the first movie of the “first” “Star Wars” trilogy that clarifies the conflicts without the distraction of space battles.

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Readorama: Prosecutor navigates 1st murder case, patriarchal system in the Ozarks in “A Killing at the Creek” http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19329126.html#storylink=rss Springfield author Nancy Allen’s second mystery details the pursuit of justice in southwest Missouri by a female prosecutor.

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Beyond ‘Casual Vacancy,’ she’s Rowling along http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19379736.html#storylink=rss In addition to “The Casual Vacancy” miniseries, author J.K. Rowling is juggling plenty of projects: a “Fantastic Beasts” movie trilogy, a “Cuckoo’s Calling” BBC series and a new book.

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New Laura Ingalls Wilder memoir a blockbuster; more copies getting printed http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19048914.html#storylink=rss South Dakota’s state-owned publishing house is printing more copies of “Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography,” the best-selling memoir by author Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:11:22 CDT The Associated Press

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Author Malcolm Gladwell tells David-and-Goliath stories in Kansas City visit http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article18647997.html#storylink=rss Gladwell said that surprising ideas arise when you look deeper into the stories of underdogs who prevail and favorites who fail. The event in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, a conversation with Rainy Day Books’ Vivien Jennings, kicked off Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest Forum, which continues Thursday and Friday.

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Book review: 'Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes': Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with inspiring picture book http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article20167218.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 07:08:25 CDT By SANDIE ANGULO CHEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article20167218.html Honors go to many cookbooks http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article20166849.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 07:03:10 CDT By LEE SVITAK DEAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article20166849.html Best-sellers http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article20125797.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 03 May 2015 02:03:06 CDT Los Angeles Times]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article20125797.html Best-sellers http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article20125794.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 03 May 2015 02:03:06 CDT Los Angeles Times]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article20125794.html This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19946583.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:29:09 CDT Tribune News Service]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19946583.html Russia removes Art Spiegelman's 'Maus' from bookstores http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19875795.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:48:24 CDT By CAROLYN KELLOGG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19875795.html Author Claire Bidwell Smith on life's good, bad and icky http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19875204.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:43:13 CDT By JESSICA GELT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19875204.html Ivan Doig: An appreciation http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19874538.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:33:10 CDT By MARY ANN GWINN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19874538.html Book review: 'It's a Long Story' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19874541.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:33:10 CDT By PRESTON JONES ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19874541.html The magic is missing in Toni Morrison's 'God Help the Child' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19874271.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:28:12 CDT By DAVID L. ULIN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19874271.html David Browne's 'So Many Roads' recounts Grateful Dead successes, travails http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19874124.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:23:10 CDT By JIM HIGGINS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19874124.html 'Gotti's Rules': A window on the decline of the Cosa Nostra http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19872720.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:08:08 CDT By RICH LORD ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19872720.html Beyond 'Casual Vacancy,' she's Rowling along http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19871901.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:58:20 CDT By SHARON HOFFMANN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19871901.html Mariel Hemingway tells not all about the family legacy in 'Out Came the Sun' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19870947.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:48:14 CDT By LAURA MALT SCHNEIDERMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19870947.html