<![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 A fraying life is rendered in precise prose in ‘The Adventurist’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article74100827.html#storylink=rss “The Adventurist” is J. Bradford Hipps’ first novel

It shows off author’s talent for acute descriptions

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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 04:09:00 CDT

‘City of Secrets’ is a slow burn noir thriller that works http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article74459337.html#storylink=rss Stewart O’Nan sets his novel in mid-20th century

He’ll be doing a reading at Rainy Day Books on May 3

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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 04:08:00 CDT

Rabbit Hole aims to make KC world capital of children’s books, top U.S. publishers sign on http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article73156027.html#storylink=rss Museum would drop visitors, Alice-like, into a wonderland of classic stories come to life

Deb Pettid and Pete Cowdin pledge to create a culture around children’s books, with original operas, radio shows, author residencies

Plans also include Reptile Redux, a bigger and better version of now-closed funky Brookside bookstore

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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:57:19 CDT

‘Boys in the Bunkhouse’ follows human trafficking of mentally disabled men in Iowa http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article73078017.html#storylink=rss Author Dan Barry tells story of men shipped from Texas to work at a meat packing plant

The workers lived in deplorable conditions and earned meager pay

Des Moines Register uncovered the operation in 1979, but it took 30 years to close it down

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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 04:55:00 CDT

‘Eligible’ re-imagines Jane Austen story in Cincinnati, with a ‘Bachelor’ twist http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article73075707.html#storylink=rss Curtis Sittenfeld’s novel is a charming retelling of Austen’s classic

Elizabeth is a journalist and Darcy a neurosurgeon

Story is framed through a reality TV show

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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 04:35:00 CDT

Local author Vern Barnet to discuss Shakespeare and his sonnets Saturday at Westport library http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article72836842.html#storylink=rss April 23 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare

Barnet, in an act of literary bravado, has written his own 154 sonnets in imitation of Shakespeare

Barnet’s sonnets are a treasure chest of wisdom taken from the world’s religious and spiritual traditions

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 10:56:57 CDT

Family dynamics deftly examined in Ann Packer’s ‘The Children’s Crusade’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article75299007.html#storylink=rss Ann Packer’s “The Children’s Crusade” is now in paperback

Story centers around Blair family of six, each dealing with their own internal struggles

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Tue, 03 May 2016 09:51:12 CDT

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