<![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 Publisher: ‘Mein Kampf’ proceeds to aid Holocaust survivors http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86815552.html#storylink=rss Houghton Miffin Harcourt faced criticism for original plan for proceeds

Money was to have gone to Boston-area cultural organizations

Jewish advocates praise decision to redirect money

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Alvin Toffler, 'Future Shock' adviser to leaders, dies at 87 http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86673502.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:36:14 CDT

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The novel ‘Grace’ tells a starkly visual tale of women and slavery http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article85642357.html#storylink=rss Natashia Deón’s debut novel is riveting

Worthlessness of female lives is one of its recurrent, and most excruciating, themes

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:11:00 CDT

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Escape the heat with beautifully set ‘100 Year Miracle,’ by KC native author http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article85642992.html#storylink=rss Kansas City native Ashley Ream’s second novel takes place on a rainy Pacific Northwest island

It’s about a biochemist studying a once-a-century phenomenon and searching for a cure

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Annie Proulx’s sweeping ‘Barkskins’ will leave you spent, for better or worse http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article84156347.html#storylink=rss Annie Proulx’s hefty fifth novel spans more than 300 years

It examines human nature, and nature itself

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:46:06 CDT

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Former dairy farmer’s ‘Dear County Agent Guy’ is Lake Wobegon without Lutherans http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article84147707.html#storylink=rss Jerry Nelson was a dairy farmer in Volga, S.D.

He writes a weekly newspaper column

He has also contributed scripts to “A Prairie Home Companion”

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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What author and humorist David Sedaris can’t travel without http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article84242397.html#storylink=rss Author David Sedaris goes on twice-yearly 45-city lecture tours

Hotels figure highly in his repeat vacation spots

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Teen opens up 'a whole new world' to seniors &#239;&#191;&#189; by teaching them Facebook http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article86823232.html#storylink=rss CORAL GABLES, Fla. - When Sarah Wishnia received an iPad from her daughter, she "didn't even know how to open the thing." Max Rosenblum showed her how to socialize on Facebook and how to shop on Amazon with her new device.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ANA VECIANA-SUAREZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article86823232.html
This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article86904137.html#storylink=rss Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, June 26, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2016, The Nielsen Co.

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Review: 'Trespassing Across America' by Ken Ilgunas http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article86581692.html#storylink=rss "Trespassing Across America" by Ken Ilgunas; Blue Rider Press (264 pages, $27)

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By STEVE BRANDT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article86581692.html
Review: 'The Loney' by Andrew Michael Hurley http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article86581687.html#storylink=rss "The Loney" by Andrew Michael Hurley; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (294 pages, $25)

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By GINNY GREENE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article86581687.html
Cicero's tips for aging well: Be active, use your brain http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article86581742.html#storylink=rss "How to Grow Old: Ancient Wisdom for the Second Half of Life" by Marcus Tullius Cicero, translated by Philip Freeman; Princeton University Press (216 pages, $16.95)

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JIM HIGGINS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article86581742.html
'A Child's First Book of Trump' is sporadically funny http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article86581777.html#storylink=rss I'm guessing that your first question about this timely Trump satire is will it make a good birthday, hostess or thank-you gift for that hard-to-buy-for liberal in your life?

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By NARA SCHOENBERG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article86581777.html
Review: 'The Miracle on Monhegan Island' by Elizabeth Kelly http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article86581922.html#storylink=rss "The Miracle on Monhegan Island" by Elizabeth Kelly; Liveright (323 pages, $25.95)

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LAURIE HERTZEL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article86581922.html
Author Stephen Budiansky adds perspective to NSA's covert activities http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article86581937.html#storylink=rss "Code Warriors: NSA's Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union" by Stephen Budiansky; Knopf (416 pages, $30)

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JOHN HENRY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article86581937.html
New in paperback: 'Becoming Nicole,' more http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article86581942.html#storylink=rss 'BECOMING NICOLE' by Amy Ellis Nutt, Random House, 297 pages, $16

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JEREMY MIKULA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article86581942.html
Friendship, food explored in new book http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article86182107.html#storylink=rss Like most of us, Chicagoan Tram Nguyen and her best friend, Lucy Madison, authors of food blog Pen & Palate, look back at their 20s as a decade of twists and turns. But the pals found at least two constants among the chaos: their friendship and food. Now in their early 30s, the two recount how they navigated their lives, loves and careers in the years after college, in a new book named after their blog.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JOSEPH HERNANDEZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article86182107.html
Best-sellers http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article86069512.html#storylink=rss Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article85519492.html#storylink=rss Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, June 19, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2016, The Nielsen Co.

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What's new: Books by Pauls Toutonghi, Natashia De&#239;&#191;&#189;n and Flynn Berry http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article85216762.html#storylink=rss GRACE, by Natashia Deon. This debut novel, written by a practicing Los Angeles attorney, is narrated by the ghost of an escaped slave. The reader learns Naomi's story - life on an antebellum Alabama plantation and, after escaping, in a Georgia brothel - as well as that of her daughter Josey, who never knew her mother. Early readers call "Grace" a haunting portrait of slavery, love and violence. (Counterpoint, $26)

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By TOM BEER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article85216762.html
Review: 'The Great Spring: Writing, Zen, and This Zigzag Life,' by Natalie Goldberg http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article85216757.html#storylink=rss "The Great Spring: Writing, Zen, and This Zigzag Life" by Natalie Goldberg; Shambhala (224 pages, $22.95)

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MICHIELA THUMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article85216757.html
Six things to know about 'City of Mirrors' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article85216767.html#storylink=rss "The City of Mirrors" by Justin Cronin; Ballantine (624 pages, $28)

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CAROLYN KELLOGG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article85216767.html
Author Terry McMillan comes with this message: It's never too late http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article85216777.html#storylink=rss In high school, my friends and I secretly passed around her books.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JENEE OSTERHELDT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article85216777.html
Author Terry McMillan's 50-something protagonist faces her fears http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article85216772.html#storylink=rss "I Almost Forgot About You" by Terry McMillan; Crown (368 pages, $27)

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JEAN MARIE BROWN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article85216772.html
New in paperback: 'The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article85216782.html#storylink=rss 'THE FELLOWSHIP: THE LITERARY LIVES OF THE INKLINGS' by Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 644 pages, $17

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JEREMY MIKULA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article85216782.html
10 books that could cool off your summer http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article85216792.html#storylink=rss It's not that I prefer the mountains to the beach. It's that I find the mountains more conducive to reading.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DANNYE ROMINE POWELL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article85216792.html
'Someone Must Die' fueled by fractured family http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article85216862.html#storylink=rss "Someone Must Die" by Sharon Potts; Thomas & Mercer (382 pages, $15.95)

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By OLINE H. COGDILL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article85216862.html
Anne Tyler's 'Vinegar Girl' a clever riff on Shakespeare's 'Shrew' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article85216867.html#storylink=rss "Vinegar Girl" by Anne Tyler; Hogarth (240 pages, $25)

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MIKE FISCHER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article85216867.html
Chicago LGBTQ library houses more than just books http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article85216857.html#storylink=rss CHICAGO - Gerber/Hart Library and Archives is billed as "the Midwest's largest LGBTQ circulating library," a repository for all things related to LGBTQ culture and history, from books to meeting minutes, posters to newspapers, even a Rosie O'Donnell doll.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By BILL DALEY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article85216857.html