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Latest news from KansasCityStar-Books feed

  1. Suggested reading on civil rights movement and Martin Luther King Jr.

    01.15 / 21:24 kansascity.com KansasCityStar-Books
    The Mid-Continent and Kansas City public libraries suggest these books about the civil rights movement for K-12 students. Elementary school “Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama” by … Click to Continue »…
  2. Book sales suspended for Trump aide accused of plagiarism

    01.15 / 21:22 kansascity.com KansasCityStar-Books
    The publisher of Monica Crowley's "What the (Bleep) Just Happened?" said Tuesday it is halting sales of the book, pending the "opportunity" for the aide to President-elect Donald Trump to … Click to Continue…
  3. Idyllic yet unsettling ‘Idaho’ mirrors a couple’s struggle with husband’s dementia

    01.15 / 21:20 kansascity.com KansasCityStar-Books
    “Idaho,” Emily Ruskovich’s orchestral debut novel, is one of those books easier to describe through elimination. It isn’t a murder mystery — though the senseless murder of a young girl … Click to Continue »…
  4. NEA fellowship-winning UMKC professor celebrates the healing power of poetry

    01.15 / 21:18 kansascity.com KansasCityStar-Books
    Hadara Bar-Nadav, an associate professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, is no stranger to recognition. With an exquisite command of language and affinity for arresting detail and … Click to Continue…
  5. 10 authors coming to Kansas City area you’ll want to see

    01.12 / 13:32 kansascity.com KansasCityStar-Books
    Melissa Hartwig Sports nutritionist and co-creator of the Whole30 program will appear for “The Whole30 Cookbook.” 7 p.m. Jan. 19. Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th. rainydaybooks.com, 913-384-3126 … Click to Continue »…
  6. Richard Adams, best-selling British author of 'Watership Down,' dies at 96

    01.12 / 01:56 kansascity.com KansasCityStar-Books
    Richard Adams, the British writer whose novel about rabbits, "Watership Down," sold 50 million copies and mesmerized generations of readers by creating an ornately detailed fantasy world and subverting the … Click to Continue…
  7. The depraved attack in Chicago defines the term 'hate crime'

    01.10 / 10:07 kansascity.com KansasCityStar-Books
    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday, Jan. 9: The decision to charge four young adult African-Americans in Chicago with hate crimes and other felonies for the … Click to Continue…
  8. ‘Wonderland’ is a fascinating look at how play helps us innovate

    01.07 / 19:21 kansascity.com KansasCityStar-Books
    Of the many colorful characters who populate Steven Johnson’s engaging new book, none is as deliciously eccentric as Jacques de Vaucanson. The 18th-century French inventor built an automaton called the … Click to Continue »…
  9. Monstrous acts on video

    01.06 / 09:50 kansascity.com KansasCityStar-Books
    The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Friday, Jan. 6: The video depicts a level of cruelty that seems inconceivable. Yet it unfolds before your eyes: A cellphone … Click to Continue…
  10. Police: Man attacked in Facebook Live video escaped after noise complaint

    01.05 / 23:54 kansascity.com KansasCityStar-Books
    A mentally disabled man attacked in a Facebook Live video was able to escape after a neighbor in the Chicago apartment building threatened to call police because of the noise, … Click to Continue…
  11. Syrian native’s novel is an intense, beautiful ode to Aleppo

    12.31 / 12:28 kansascity.com KansasCityStar-Books
    Aleppo has essentially fallen. The images have been calamitous, impossible to ignore: of residents wandering numbly through burning city streets; of parents sobbing over dead children; of the strong wheeling … Click to Continue…
  12. This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

    12.29 / 19:10 kansascity.com KansasCityStar-Books
    Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Dec. 25, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan … Click to Continue…
  13. Like fine wine, food writer Betty Fussell’s essay collection is graced by age

    12.24 / 14:48 kansascity.com KansasCityStar-Books
    “I’d hit 40 by the time I began to write real words,” writes Betty Fussell, now 89, in the preface to “Eat, Live, Love, Die,” her new essay collection. “By … Click to Continue »…
  14. Topeka-raised poet’s latest collection channels the blues

    12.16 / 16:20 kansascity.com KansasCityStar-Books
    Poets are not always rock stars like Bob Dylan, but Kevin Young is indeed another gifted musician and poet. The National Book Awards recognized his latest book, “Blue Laws: Selected … Click to Continue »…
  15. David Bowie interview collection shows the man behind the legend

    12.10 / 14:35 kansascity.com KansasCityStar-Books
    The introduction of “David Bowie: The Last Interview and Other Conversations” begins: “David Bowie gave a lot of interviews … until he didn’t.” Quirky, well-spoken and charming, the iconic music … Click to Continue »…
  16. Michael Chabon’s ‘Moonglow’ reflects on one amazing and tumultuous life

    12.09 / 15:32 kansascity.com KansasCityStar-Books
    Michael Chabon’s poignant new novel is narrated by a young writer who’s watching his grandfather die of cancer. The elderly man has never been much of a talker, but now, … Click to Continue »…
  17. Analog strikes back: In a digital world, we cling to vinyl and paper, author says

    12.08 / 23:07 kansascity.com KansasCityStar-Books
    With every Facebook post we write, every Amazon order we place, every shameless selfie we take, we attest to the sizable role of digital technology in modern life. But look … Click to Continue…
  18. FYI Book Club: A wonderful conversation about an ugly subject

    12.08 / 11:33 kansascity.com KansasCityStar-Books
    When the FYI Book Club gathers for a discussion, the venue usually enhances the conversation, with some sort of tie to the reading material: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for … Click to Continue…
  19. Spanish author Mendoza wins 2016 Cervantes literature prize

    12.06 / 18:48 kansascity.com KansasCityStar-Books
    Spanish novelist Eduardo Mendoza has won the 2016 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor, for bringing a "new narrative style to Spanish fiction." Education and Culture Minister Inigo … Click to Continue…
  20. Book review: 'Penguin's Christmas Wish,' preschoolers learn the true meaning of Christmas

    12.05 / 10:35 kansascity.com KansasCityStar-Books
    Parents need to know that "Penguin's Christmas Wish" is the sixth book in the popular "Penguin" series by author-illustrator Salina Yoon. Here, the loveable Penguin and his family go into … Click to Continue…