<![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 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 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3229274.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3229274.html Margaret Atwood’s ‘Stone Mattress’ tales: Not quite macabre but mildly unsettling http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3248505.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3248505.html Homelessness, loneliness and guilt coalesce in ‘Recognition’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3268277.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3268277.html Readorama: ‘What Wars Leave Behind’ tells stories of forgotten people http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3229206.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3229206.html Art Spiegelman’s ‘Wordless’ makes for an atypical tour http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2917927.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2917927.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 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 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 FYI Book Club discusses Caitlin Doughty’s “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” 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Tips from Amtrak's first writer in residence http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3435578.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:07:04 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3435578.html Neil Patrick Harris chats about his choose-your-own-adventure memoir http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3435580.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:07:04 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3435580.html Neil Patrick Harris offers an 'Autobiography' worth choosing http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3435579.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:07:04 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3435579.html 'Subirdia': Surprisingly, birds thrive in suburban areas http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3435513.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:07:03 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3435513.html Amy Poehler's midcareer memoir is smart, funny, a little messy http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3435564.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:07:02 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3435564.html 'The Hilltop' views everyday absurdism in occupied territories http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3435563.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:07:02 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3435563.html Anne Rice talks about reviving vampire creations in 'Prince Lestat' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3435562.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:07:02 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3435562.html Facebook's mobile momentum grows as sales top $3 billion http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3421220.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:21:01 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3421220.html Best-sellers http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3385088.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 02:07:02 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3385088.html Best-sellers http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3385087.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 02:07:01 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3385087.html This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3325261.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:07:01 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3325261.html Marlon James writes Jamaican epic http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3221142.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:12:06 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3221142.html Romance Reader: 'The Earl's Pregnant Bride' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3322144.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:52:01 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3322144.html Cracking the cover on fall nonfiction http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3229080.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:22:01 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3229080.html 'Without You, There Is No Us' a vivid account of six months spent in Pyongyang http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3221178.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:08:07 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3221178.html 'When Mystical Creatures Attack!' dazzles with humor, imagination http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3221177.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:08:06 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3221177.html Amazon and Simon &#38; Schuster reportedly come to terms over e-books http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3221175.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:08:06 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3221175.html John Lanchester's 'How to Speak Money' decodes economic talk http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3221176.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:08:06 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3221176.html Hiaasen appeals to fans of young adult fiction in 'Skink' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3221155.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:08:04 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article3221155.html Nakamura's 'Last Winter, We Parted' blurs reality, invention 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Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2665822.html Readorama: Comedian Bill Cosby chose to tell stories, not jokes http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2633351.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2633351.html ‘Republic 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’ 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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 Author explores how ‘The Searchers’ is not just another Western http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2230719.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2230719.html Souls are such fragile things that even the best and best-hearted judges can drop 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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 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2061947.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2061947.html In ‘Station Eleven,’ culture endures in post-apocalyptic world http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2064302.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2064302.html Readorama: Greater Kansas City Japan Festival plans haiku contest http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2061966.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article2061966.html ‘Feminism Unfinished’ explores development of women’s movements http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1443044.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article1443044.html In Laird Hunt’s novel ‘Neverhome,’ this woman’s place was on the Civil War battlefront 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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 ‘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 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 ‘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! Charge into this collection of new World War I histories http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article626981.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:01:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article626981.html Readorama: Memoir tells a death-row love story in letters http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article625384.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article625384.html Review: With ‘Silkworm,’ J.K. Rowling spins a gripping mystery http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article602246.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:40:27 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article602246.html ‘The Good Spy’ peeks inside the shadowy world of a CIA operative in Beirut http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article583720.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article583720.html Humorist Dave Barry takes a sensitive look at late fatherhood in new collection http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article583791.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article583791.html ‘The Vacationers’ exposes a well-off family’s undercurrents of secrets http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article583849.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article583849.html UMKC’s New Letters writers conference is June 27-29 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article583524/UMKC’s-New-Letters-writers-conference-is-June-27-29.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article583524/UMKC’s-New-Letters-writers-conference-is-June-27-29.html Actress brings her dulcet voice to ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ to audiobooks and now to KC http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article570100/Actress-brings-her-dulcet-voice-to-‘Orange-Is-the-New-Black’-to-audiobooks-and-now-to-KC.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article570100/Actress-brings-her-dulcet-voice-to-‘Orange-Is-the-New-Black’-to-audiobooks-and-now-to-KC.html Colson Whitehead lands in Vegas poker tournament to deal out a good read http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article526279/Colson-Whitehead-lands-in-Vegas-poker-tournament-to-deal-out-a-good-read.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article526279/Colson-Whitehead-lands-in-Vegas-poker-tournament-to-deal-out-a-good-read.html A review of regional authors reveals a taste for gumshoes http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article537014/A-review-of-regional-authors-reveals-a-taste-for-gumshoes.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article537014/A-review-of-regional-authors-reveals-a-taste-for-gumshoes.html Readorama: ‘John Quincy Adams: American Visionary’ traces sixth president’s progressive history http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article536270/Readorama-‘John-Quincy-Adams-American-Visionary’-traces-sixth-president’s-progressive-history.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article536270/Readorama-‘John-Quincy-Adams-American-Visionary’-traces-sixth-president’s-progressive-history.html New U.S. poet laureate wields ‘poetry’s mysterious power’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article542128/New-U.S.-poet-laureate-wields-‘poetry’s-mysterious-power’.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:36:09 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article542128/New-U.S.-poet-laureate-wields-‘poetry’s-mysterious-power’.html Photo Gallery: Hillary Clinton through the years http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article522689/Photo-Gallery-Hillary-Clinton-through-the-years.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:36:47 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article522689/Photo-Gallery-Hillary-Clinton-through-the-years.html ‘Untamed’ captures woman conservationist Carol Ruckdeschel http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article486686/‘Untamed’-captures-woman-conservationist-Carol-Ruckdeschel.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 12:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article486686/‘Untamed’-captures-woman-conservationist-Carol-Ruckdeschel.html ‘Song of the Shank’ is a novel of musical, racial exploitation http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article486893/‘Song-of-the-Shank’-is-a-novel-of-musical-racial-exploitation.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 12:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article486893/‘Song-of-the-Shank’-is-a-novel-of-musical-racial-exploitation.html Looking back: Two area writers seek perspective http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article486491/Looking-back-Two-area-writers-seek-perspective.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 12:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article486491/Looking-back-Two-area-writers-seek-perspective.html ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ takes a different look at World War II http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article486964/‘All-the-Light-We-Cannot-See’-takes-a-different-look-at-World-War-II.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article486964/‘All-the-Light-We-Cannot-See’-takes-a-different-look-at-World-War-II.html ‘Next Life Might Be Kinder’ by Howard Norman a quirky, probing novel http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article486939/‘Next-Life-Might-Be-Kinder’-by-Howard-Norman-a-quirky-probing-novel.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article486939/‘Next-Life-Might-Be-Kinder’-by-Howard-Norman-a-quirky-probing-novel.html From the archives: Author John Green finds the emotion, and the humor, in fatal disease. http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article488813/From-the-archives-Author-John-Green-finds-the-emotion-and-the-humor-in-fatal-disease..html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:41:21 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article488813/From-the-archives-Author-John-Green-finds-the-emotion-and-the-humor-in-fatal-disease..html Maya Angelou: In her own words http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article444370/Maya-Angelou-In-her-own-words.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 31 May 2014 21:14:40 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article444370/Maya-Angelou-In-her-own-words.html Children’s books to keep kids reading all the dog-eared days of summer http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article438700/Children’s-books-to-keep-kids-reading-all-the-dog-eared-days-of-summer.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article438700/Children’s-books-to-keep-kids-reading-all-the-dog-eared-days-of-summer.html Foodie Ruth Reichl’s novel ‘Delicious!’ lacks flavor http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article429932/Foodie-Ruth-Reichl’s-novel-‘Delicious’-lacks-flavor.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 30 May 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article429932/Foodie-Ruth-Reichl’s-novel-‘Delicious’-lacks-flavor.html