<![CDATA[Books News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/ Find local and national book news, reviews, articles and opinions provided by The Kansas City Star in Kansas City, MO on KansasCity.com. en-us Copyright 2014 The Kansas City Star Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:19:44 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:19:44 CDT Books 60 A sizzling tale of an electric bond http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4032932.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4032932.html Shelve ‘The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure’ under ‘Fiction’ and ‘Humor’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4000139.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4000139.html A burning retelling: Joan of Arc brought to life by author Kathryn Harrison http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4001647.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4001647.html Author Joan FitzPatrick Dean to present 100 years of Irish lore in an hour http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4000637.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:03:04 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4000637.html Kansas City’s Woodneath Library Center can produce bound books in minutes http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4018713.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4018713.html In ‘Let Me Be Frank With You,’ novelist Richard Ford brings back Frank Bascombe http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3916049.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3916049.html One Afghan village and one Marine platoon add up to high casualties and a gripping tale http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3822112.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3822112.html Short-story collection ‘See You in Paradise’ plays with genre while exploring mundane, supernatural http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3911277.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3911277.html Readorama: Sports columnist Rick Reilly to speak at Village Shalom fundraiser http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3901655.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3901655.html Memoir explores the funny origins of Monty Python’s John Cleese http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3671325.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 06:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3671325.html Readorama: Two authors with Kansas City ties talk on their books this week http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3599237.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 06:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3599237.html Ursula K. Le Guin on speaking truth to power at National Book Awards http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4037425.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:57:04 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4037425.html This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4035671.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:22:09 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4035671.html Facebook shuttle drivers to vote on union http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4019508.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:15:02 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4019508.html Short-story collection 'See You in Paradise' plays with genre while exploring mundane, supernatural http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4013257.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:40:02 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4013257.html Wisdom for tidying, plus other good books http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4013107.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:30:02 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4013107.html Ann M. Martin discusses 'Babysitters Club' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4012645.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:50:02 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4012645.html Jess Row discusses 'Your Face in Mine' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4011221.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:06:04 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4011221.html Book offers wisdom from 37 years of deer-hunting http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4011222.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:06:04 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4011222.html Author Emily St. John Mandel explains our post-apocalyptic fears http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4011224.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:06:04 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4011224.html Alice Munro's 'Family Furnishings' is deep and surprising http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4011212.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:06:02 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4011212.html 'Stories of Art and Artists' draws on the allure of creativity http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4011203.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:05:08 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4011203.html 'Seinfeld' writer Peter Mehlman on his novel 'It Won't Always Be This Great' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4011188.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:05:05 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4011188.html Facebook launches Groups app and FB Techwire http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article4002188.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:20:02 CST 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'Wyoming Strong' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3915348.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:05:02 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3915348.html Top 25: What corporate America is reading &#239;&#191;&#189; October 2014 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3894998.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:05:05 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3894998.html Puppies in motion: Photography book captures memorable moments http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3797865.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 03:04:01 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3797865.html Penning the pages of fashion: New books for style connoisseurs http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3797898.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:11:02 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3797898.html Dr. Kay Scarpetta returns in a new forensic crime adventure http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3797897.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:11:02 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3797897.html Dialogue, twists make 'Woman with a Gun' seem like a Lifetime movie http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3797892.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:11:02 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3797892.html Stephen King's 'Revival' asks if there is life after death http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3797864.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:07:05 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3797864.html Martin Short aims for 'buoyancy' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3797854.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:07:04 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3797854.html Lydia Millet finds mermaids in her new novel http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3797848.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:07:04 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3797848.html Herbie Hancock's memoir recalls a creative life and all that jazz http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3797849.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:07:04 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3797849.html 'Rain Reign' shows affection for 'special' kids http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3797850.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:07:04 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3797850.html New Bob Hope biography re-establishes his greatness http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3797832.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:06:01 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3797832.html 'Gutenberg's Apprentice' tells the story of how the printed Bible came to be http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3797829.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:06:01 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3797829.html ‘Strange New Things’ brings up new questions of faith and love beyond this planet http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3599019.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 06:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3599019.html With latest novel ‘Some Luck,’ Jane Smiley sinks new literary roots in Iowa farm country http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3587396.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 06:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3587396.html KU paleontologist translates Darwin’s 'Origin of Species' into illustrated book for Chinese children http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3539374.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 06:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3539374.html Readorama: A grim fairytale from a ‘Quiet Dell’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3474289.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3474289.html Amy Jo Burns’ ‘Cinderland’ is a scorching memoir about a town divided http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3472691.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3472691.html Crashing emotions swirl in tale of a Missouri roller derby team http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3474191.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3474191.html In ‘Worthy Fights,’ Leon Panetta offers strong critique of Obama administration http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3471250.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3471250.html FYI Book Club: ‘Dear Committee Members’ by Julie Schumacher http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3496528.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3496528.html One Direction fan fiction takes a new direction: a published book http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3391733.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3391733.html Wonder Woman is revealed … or at least her odd creator is 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http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3268277.html Readorama: ‘Rebel Souls’ author Justin Martin to speak at library http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2918468.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2918468.html In new collections, four Kansas City poets reflect on matters of faith http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2915672.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2915672.html Novelist Hilary Mantel shows quirky side in short-story collection ‘The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2914646.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2914646.html Art Spiegelman’s ‘Wordless’ makes for an atypical tour 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of Imagination’ makes a case for literature in U.S. schools http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2635190.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2635190.html ‘The Great Gatsby’: detective yarn, love story or Great American novel? http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2634397.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2634397.html ‘Lila,’an ugly back story written beautifully, follows ‘Gilead’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2633503.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2633503.html When is technology too good for our own good? Nicholas Carr asks in ‘The Glass Cage’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2436204.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 21:51:26 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2436204.html Readorama: Author Howard Blum sheds light on German terrorists in World War I http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2481718.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2481718.html ‘In Search of the Perfect Loaf’ is a flavorful delight http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2482023.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2482023.html Pulled from the ‘Hurt Locker,’ a warrior-poet’s verses from Iraq http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2480981.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2480981.html David McCullough says Panama Canal among the ‘greatest achievements’ of the U.S. http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2357101.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2357101.html Taking a ‘frontier mentality’ against vaccinating one’s children leaves the rest of society vulnerable http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2236606.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2236606.html Souls are such fragile things that even the best and best-hearted judges can drop http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2241486.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2241486.html Tennessee Williams bio lets us examine ‘haunted interior’ 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http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2139878.html Kansas City-based Brash Books gives life to old mysteries http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2166109.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2166109.html Joyce Carol Oates’ new collection portrays the darkness and longing in people searching for connection http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2139103.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2139103.html New children’s books help young readers face obstacles http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2091878.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2091878.html Angela Pneuman’s ‘Lay it on my Heart’ explores the religious battling the secular 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Hunt’s novel ‘Neverhome,’ this woman’s place was on the Civil War battlefront http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1499920.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1499920.html Mortuary memoir ‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes’ tackles a subject we’d rather avoid: death http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1598154.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1598154.html Novelist Tana French produces another sharp page-turner with ‘The Secret Place’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1501719.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1501719.html Readorama: At KC library event, author Ann Hagedorn to discuss the dangers of outsourcing U.S. security http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1498957.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:07:30 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1498957.html Author of World War I history ‘The Sleepwalkers’ to visit Liberty Memorial in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1451533.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:59:06 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1451533.html Minecraft now a publishing sensation http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1429032.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:30:57 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1429032.html Meet L. Frank Baum, the man behind the curtain http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/wizard-of-oz/article1315566.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/wizard-of-oz/article1315566.html Readorama: J.D. Salinger short story, first published in Kansas City, is back in print http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1311208.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1311208.html Bret Anthony Johnston’s ‘Remember Me Like This’ captures a family adrift http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1316036.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1316036.html Brando Skyhorse’s ‘Take This Man’ is a terrific memoir http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1316435.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1316435.html ‘Narrow Road to the Deep North’ reflects horrors of the Death Railway http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1311985.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1311985.html Paul McCartney profile from the post-break-up ’70s finds warts on the ‘cute one’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1265723.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1265723.html Readorama: Making wagonloads of money in pre-Civil War Independence http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1269180.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1269180.html Robert Hellenga’s ‘The Confessions of Frances Godwin’ outshines his previous works http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1206210.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1206210.html In an excellent novel, a couple’s letters link the horror of the trenches with the hominess of the Kentish farm. http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1269398.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1269398.html 86-year-old Utah woman writes steamy romance novel http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1264212.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:36:14 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1264212.html ‘Chasing Shadows’ details Richard Nixon’s pre-presidential dirty trick http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1220226.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1220226.html ‘The Nixon Defense’ shows how guilty the 37th president was http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1206754.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1206754.html No more black dresses, poet Patricia Cleary Miller decides http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1220563.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1220563.html Full of nostalgia, Lewis Buzbee’s ‘Blackboard’ calls for education reform http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1165232.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1165232.html Readorama: ‘Small Town Dreams’ tells stories of Midwest names you’ll know http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1164189.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1164189.html ‘Dry Bones in the Valley’ whets interest of murder mystery fans http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1165414.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1165414.html Readorama: Harry Truman’s leadership abilities were forged amid the hell of war http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article826893.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article826893.html Miles J. Unger’s ‘Michelangelo’ tells artist’s story through six works http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article839175.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article839175.html ‘War of the Whales: A True Story’ dives into protection of marine animals from sound pollution http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article839958.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article839958.html ‘Mockingbird’ author Harper Lee says she never let recent memoir writer into the nest http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article810866.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:16:32 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article810866.html Readorama: Thomas Devine charts Truman’s out-of-touch opponent http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article795406.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article795406.html ‘The Book of Unknown Americans’ tells immigrants’ compelling stories http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article797686.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article797686.html ‘Girl in Reverse’ explores KC prejudice and a girl’s coming of age http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article797471.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article797471.html Author William Wells Brown, a former slave, comes out of obscurity in new biography http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article783273.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article783273.html Readorama: Former Kansas poet laureate finds solid rock in new collection http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article750697.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article750697.html ‘What Is Visible’ introduces modern readers to remarkable Laura Bridgman http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article840918.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article840918.html Mira Jacob’s ‘The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing’ is a sharp portrait of a grieving family http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article748475.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article748475.html Fast-moving and thoughtful tales can be found in new chapter books for young readers http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article748303.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article748303.html FYI Book Club delves into Barbara W. Tuchman’s ‘The Guns of August’ as the 100th anniversary of World War I draws near http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article759864.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article759864.html Themes of history, love and identity drift through ‘The Hundred-Year House’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article703681.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article703681.html New memoirs springboard off Harper Lee’s mockingbird tale and catch a chat with J.D. Salinger http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article704791.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article704791.html FYI Book Club dives into Laura McHugh’s ‘brilliant’ first novel, ‘The Weight of Blood’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article715562.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article715562.html Readorama: Explaining the green Barry Goldwater http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article703597.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article703597.html The Conversation: UMKC professor Matthew Osborn talks alcoholic insanity http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article656472.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article656472.html ‘The Quick’ is a powerhouse debut novel by Lauren Owen http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article664223.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:59:37 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article664223.html ‘Give Me a Fast Ship’ sails through U.S. naval history in our revolution http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article664337.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:11:21 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article664337.html Readorama: Reissued book ‘Black Elk’ chronicles life of a Native American healer http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article664382.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:13:24 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article664382.html A fresh look into James Joyce’s ‘dirty mind’ and how his ‘Ulysses’ broke through the censors http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article664275.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:03:22 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article664275.html A quartet of locally rooted poets are something to savor this summer http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article664190.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:58:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article664190.html Over the top! 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