<![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 Publishing world gathers this week for book conventions http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22327455.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 07:51:04 CDT By HILLEL ITALIE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22327455.html Independent booksellers continue to add new stores http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22327458.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 07:25:21 CDT By HILLEL ITALIE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22327458.html KC-born photographer David Douglas Duncan was an eyewitness to history http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21602583.html#storylink=rss Pablo Picasso. The Korean War. The Plaza lights. “My 20th Century” is the wrap-up collection of 99-year-old David Douglas Duncan, a world-famous combat photographer originally from Kansas City. A new book, “My 20th Century,” collects images shot by Duncan, who turned 99 in January.

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Mixed martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey tells her bruising life story http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21568923.html#storylink=rss Ronda Rousey, the UFC bantamweight champion whom Sports Illustrated recently called “the world’s most dominant athlete,” talks about her new autobiography, “My Fight/Your Fight,” her fighting style and her appearance in the new “Entourage” movie. She appears at 7 p.m. Thursday at Unity Temple on the Plaza.

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Tom Brokaw is frank about mortality and cancer in his memoir http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21483015.html#storylink=rss Veteran newsman Tom Brokaw kept news of his multiple myeloma mostly to himself because he was in denial. His new memoir, “A Lucky Life Interrupted,” charts his struggles, advantages and view on societal shortcomings.

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‘Do No Harm’ is a powerful, intimate memoir of a neurosurgeon’s exhilarations and regrets http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article22049508.html#storylink=rss In the new memoir “Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery,” Henry Marsh, one of Britain’s foremost neurosurgeons, gives insight into what motivates and haunts brain surgeons.

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Andrew Roe’s ‘The Miracle Girl’ wraps hope, tragedy in an optimistic novel http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article22052187.html#storylink=rss In Andrew Roe’s debut novel, a semicomatose 7-year-old girl named Annabelle becomes a source of otherworldly comfort when sick people claim they’ve been healed after visiting her bedside.

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‘Spinster’ targets joys and trials of single life, but author Kate Bolick is a serial monogamist http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21484041.html#storylink=rss Kate Bolick’s debut book draws from history’s famous feminists and her own experiences. But it’s curious that although she’s not married, she is often in a serious relationship.

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Readorama: ‘Fight Club’ author Chuck Palahniuk to speak May 29 at Uptown Theater http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21479319.html#storylink=rss “Fight Club” first appeared as a novel in 1996, and then as a celebrated movie starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton three years later. “Fight Club 2” has re-appeared this month — in comic book form. Author Chuck Palahniuk will speak at 7:30 p.m Friday at the Uptown Theater.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 06:00:00 CDT

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Readorama: Author George Hodgman’s poignant journey to ‘Bettyville’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article20987460.html#storylink=rss “Bettyville,” a memoir by Missouri author George Hodgman, is about his mother and his family. Hodgman will speak with Sandra Moran, Kansas City area novelist, Wednesday night at the Unity Temple on the Plaza.

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Aleksandar Hemon’s movie themed novel ‘Zombie Wars’ is entertaining, if not deep http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article20838864.html#storylink=rss The latest novel by Aleksandar Hemon, the author of “The Lazarus Project,” is in some ways a departure, but it, too, contains the dark, philosophical undercurrents that contribute to Hemon’s signature style.

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Biography of Elon Musk rich in details about the titan of Tesla, SpaceX http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article20839488.html#storylink=rss Elon Musk, who made $250 million when he sold PayPal to eBay, is a man of determination and big dreams. He also has been married three times — twice to the same woman — and, while thinking about fitting a new relationship into his schedule, he asks: “How much time does a woman want a week? Maybe 10 hours?”

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Mariel Hemingway does not tell all in new memoir, ‘Out Came the Sun’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article20841141.html#storylink=rss In her new memoir, “Out Came the Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction and Suicide in My Family,” actress Mariel Hemingway, the granddaughter of legendary novelist Ernest Hemingway, sidesteps and backtracks on some of the headline-grabbing stories about her famous and troubled family.

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Joan Rivers’ daughter, Melissa, dishes on her old-fashioned mom http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article20355573.html#storylink=rss Melissa Rivers touches on familiar aspects of Joan’s life, from work to cosmetic surgery, and has plenty to share about other celebrities.

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Wedding reporter’s ‘The Real Thing’ shares real wisdom about marriage http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article20231922.html#storylink=rss Ellen McCarthy spent four years as the wedding reporter for The Washington Post while going through her own relationship downs and ups.

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Readorama: Dealing with Cold War kids; and why a corrupt world is dangerous http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article20349750.html#storylink=rss The sheer number of American children born after World War II prompted increased federal assistance. A Kansan’s book explores what that meant for the country.

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Best-sellers http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article22127094.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 02:05:05 CDT Los Angeles Times]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article22127094.html Best-sellers http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article22127091.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 02:05:05 CDT Los Angeles Times]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article22127091.html Book review: 'How to Read a Story' is a perfect pick for budding readers http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21675900.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 10:50:08 CDT By DARIENNE STEWART ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21675900.html This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21586572.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 13:50:05 CDT Tribune News Service]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21586572.html Writing and speaking come from different parts of the brain, study shows http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21455886.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 07:10:10 CDT By CAROLYN KELLOGG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21455886.html How Mona Eltahawy became a 'full-fledged feminist' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21455709.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 07:06:18 CDT By NICOLE BRODEUR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21455709.html Stories that honor the fallen: Memorial Day reads http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21455712.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 07:06:18 CDT By LEAH PRICE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21455712.html A poet and a soldier collaborate on novel about Seattle millennials http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21455649.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 07:06:13 CDT By WALKER ORENSTEIN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21455649.html 'Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland': Two women held captive for a decade have the last word http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21455646.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 07:06:13 CDT By LAURA MALT SCHNEIDERMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21455646.html Review: Christopher Bollen's 'Orient' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21455619.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 07:06:11 CDT By CONNIE OGLE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21455619.html Tom Brokaw shares the facts of his cancer in 'Lucky Life' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21455616.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 07:06:11 CDT By MARY MCNAMARA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21455616.html Aleksandar Hemon's 'Zombie Wars' springs to humorous life unexpectedly http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21455598.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 07:06:10 CDT By CAROLYN KELLOGG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21455598.html 'Target Tokyo' brings a well-known WWII story back to life http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21455595.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 07:06:09 CDT By TONY PERRY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21455595.html 'A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me': David Gates' signature riffs http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21455592.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 07:06:09 CDT By DAVID L. ULIN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21455592.html