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War is hell

Local author Christiane Brandt Faris proves that there are no winners in war with her memoir “The Nicest Nazi.”


Nonfiction

Brittany Pickering

“The Nicest Nazi” book signing with Christiane Brandt Faris

6-8 p.m. Aug. 28
Full Circle Bookstore

1900 Northwest Expressway
fullcirclebooks.com

842-2900
Free

 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hot Summers

Jody Summers sizzles with his acclaimed Dark Canvas series. Part two, The Mask Maker, was released in March, and a third is on its way.


Features

Greg Horton
When local author Jody Summers met former supermodel-actress Denice Lewis, she was using the ashes of her clients’ departed loved ones to create commemorative paintings. Lewis, whose most notable role was in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s End of Days, simply mixed the ashes with her paints and used the mixture in her composition.
 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hit the books

Health organizations donate the gift of lifelong learning in the form of thousands of books and expanding other programs.


Nonfiction

Alissa Lindsey
Variety Care, a nonprofit, family-based Oklahoma healthcare center, is working with Reach Out and Read to triple the number of clinics that will offer free books and literacy-rich environments to children.
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Y turns 125

YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City celebrates a birthday that coincides with OKC’s birthday.


Nonfiction

Alissa Lindsey

Steve Lackmeyer and Jack Money book signing

Cornerstone: The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City, 125 Years

3 p.m. May 31

Full Circle Bookstore

50 Penn Place

1900 Northwest Expressway

fullcirclebooks.com

842-2900

 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

He wrote the sheriff

Craig Johnson, writer of the best selling Longmire novels, makes an Oklahoma City stop.


Fiction

Louis Fowler

Craig Johnson book signing

7 p.m. Monday

Full Circle Bookstore

50 Penn Place

1900 Northwest Expressway

fullcirclebooks.com

842-2900

 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A woman, a blog, a book

Foodie blogger and author Molly Wizenberg comes home to OKC for a book reading and signing event.


Nonfiction

Alissa Lindsey

Molly Wizenberg 

book reading and signing 

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7

Full Circle Bookstore

50 Penn Place

1900 NW Expressway

fullcirclebooks.com

842-2900

 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Not-so-funny pages

A graphic novel by an OKC artist tracks the trials and tribulations of a most unusual teddy bear.


Comic Book

Greg Horton
Ivan A. Alexander is a teddy bear, and in the graphic novel aptly titled The Story of Ivan A. Alexander, Dorshak Bloch tells the origin story of this displaced and anthropomorphic bear. Dorshak Bloch is a pseudonym for Oklahoma City artist Dustin Oswald, owner of Bombs Away Art.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Free the comics!

In its 13th year, Free Comic Book Day is bigger than ever.


Comic Book

Devon Green

Free Comic Book Day

May 3

Various metro locations 

freecomicbookday.com

 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Pure Evel

The spirit of legendary daredevil Evel Knievel’s Oklahoma exploits live on in a new book.


Nonfiction

Louis Fowler

Evel Comes to Cooperville

Book release and motorcycle ride from Weldon Jack to Pops on Route 66

1-4:30 p.m. Saturday

Motorcycle ride starts at Weldon Jack

3621 N. Western Ave.

Ride ends at Pops

660 Oklahoma 66, Arcadia

Afterparty at Weldon Jack with book release, art show and more

6-10 p.m.

684-0028

donetodeathprojects.com

free

 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bridge to Afghanistan

Author Khaled Hosseini talks about writing, change and the value of the small picture.


Fiction

Devon Green
Metropolitan Library
Literary Voices

7 p.m., Wednesday, Apr. 9
Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club
7000 NW Grand Blvd.
metrolibrary.org/literaryvoices
606-3760
$175-$50,000
 
Monday, April 7, 2014

Midtown man

Bradley Wynn’s latest book explores the rich history of OKC’s first suburban district.


Nonfiction

Louis Fowler
Bradley Wynn, a sheriff’s deputy by day and author by night, recently published his second book in a series about the history of Oklahoma City’s unique districts. After the success of his book about Film Row for Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series, he wrote Oklahoma City’s Midtown. Both books lean heavily on a photo-based format with in-depth descriptions of each picture.
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Family ties

Mischief and mayhem, comedy and tragedy are explored in author Blake Bailey’s memoir.


Nonfiction

Kelley Chambers

The Splendid Things We Planned: A Family Portrait

6:30 p.m. March 12

Full Circle Bookstore

1900 Northwest Expressway

blakebaileyonline.com

fullcirclebooks.com

842-2900

 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ghosts, busted

A new book by an OCU professor challenges the supernatural through spooky skepticism.


Nonfiction

Louis Fowler
Are those bumps in the night, creaky floors or demonic eyes staring through the windows random acts of coincidental nature, easily explained through logic and reason? Or could they be something more, something from, perhaps, beyond our realm of scientific knowledge?
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fifties Ethnicities: The Ethnic Novel and Mass Culture at Midcentury

In her new nonfiction book, an Oklahoma City University professor examines the role of race — or lack thereof — in 1950s popular culture.


Nonfiction

Malena Lott

As Oklahoma City University professor Tracy Floreani learned from her Italian father, whether or not he is considered Caucasian constantly is changing in our culture.

 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sooner swooner

Love, lust and lunch meats combine for a series of romance novels set in Oklahoma.


Fiction

Sarah Lobban
Cat Johnson is a perfectionist. As a bestselling romance author, she knows that chemistry between a heroine and hero must be measured as precisely as something in a laboratory — the right blend of love, lust and heartache.
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
 
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