Friends of Henderson Libraries are set to continue their literary support this holiday season with the 11th annual Library Tree Lane fundraiser and gala.
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In local author Sean Dow’s thriller “Debridement,” a doctor sued for malpractice takes extreme action to stop an unscrupulous attorney.
Literary happenings this week include a poetry performance by Lee Mallory and signings for “Love: The Saint and the Seeker,” “Discovering Vintage Las Vegas,” “Zodaccia: Realms of Chaos” and “Nemesis.”
Yes, “The Great Thanksgiving Escape” is a kids’ book, but I absolutely loved the imaginations and the naughty glee that author-illustrator Mark Fearing gives his main characters.
In the new book “I Am Jazz” by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, with pictures by Shelagh McNicholas, you’ll read about a girl who’s just like other girls … only different. That’s because Jazz has “a girl brain but a boy body.”
Literary happenings this week include a Las Vegas Writers Group meeting featuring Black Mountain Institute Ph.D. Fellow in Literature Olivia Clare and a Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus gala presenting Ayaan Hirsi Ali with a Pursuit of Excellence Award.
“Zodaccia: Realms of Chaos,” a fantasy book by Las Vegas author Justin Hill, introduces readers to a war between good and evil in a realm invisible to the human eye in a reality parallel but separate from Earth. Hill plans to sign copies of the book at 1 p.m. Nov. 29 at the 567 N. Stephanie St. Barnes & Noble. An excerpt of the book can be found at zincreality.com.
Las Vegas author Robert Waters drew on years of law enforcement work to write “The Case That Would Not Close.”
It was 1942, and the Japanese had just bombed Pearl Harbor. America entered World War II soon after, which meant plenty of discrimination for Japanese-Americans like the Itanos. Tomi, Hiro and their older brother Roy had been born in America, but that didn’t seem to matter to many in their California town.
Literary happenings this week include signings by Daniel Boulud and Wolfgang Puck and an event featuring a conversation between Stephen Greenblatt and Geraldine Brooks.
If you’re unswayed by unapologetic graphic violence, Las Vegas-based writer Gina Pearl is ready to take you on an insane ride through the eyes of a trio of trained killers as they battle to escape the control of a demon.
Jewish teen Faye Schulman was orderd to take photos for the Nazis during the Holocaust, documenting their death ditches and other atrocities. Little did they know that she made copies and hid them away so the world would one day know what had happened. It is stories such as these that Sun City Summerlin resident Joanne Gilbert documents in her book, “Women of Valor: Polish Resisters to the Third Reich.” An author reception is planned Nov 16 at the Sperling Kronberg Mack Holocaust Resource Center.
Literary happenings this week include signings by rock legend Gene Simmons, Gina Moreno Wilson, Steven Grogan, Rena Kopstenski and Nancy Nelson.
Don’t think that this book is only filled with gratuitous farts-are-funny pages. Yes, there’s that in here, but it also aims to inform. Kids who read this book will learn a thing or two about biology, and they’ll be delighted by the accompanying giggle-making illustrations.
The oral histories of 11 women who worked in the hotel, gaming or entertainment industry are at the core of UNLV professor Joanne L. Goodwin’s “Changing the Game: Women at Work in Las Vegas, 1940-1990.”
From Stephen King and Patricia Cornwell to Brooke Shields and George W. Bush, the holiday season promises bookcases full of choices for avid readers.
The creator of boy wizard Harry Potter published a 1,700-word essay Friday revealing the real-life inspiration behind one of her most memorable villains, the supernatural bureaucrat and Hogwarts teacher Dolores Umbridge.
The Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival offers both fans and potential fans a survey of all things comics, including the chance to meet creators, attend workshops, watch tutorials, buy collectibles, and even watch live performances.
“There has long been a need for a reference, written in plain English, from which ordinary men and women can get answers about how the divorce process works in Nevada and what to expect,” writes attorney Marshal S. Willick.
You probably wouldn’t think that an alphabet book could be for older kids but “M is for Monster” by J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Gerald Kelley definitely is. Small, sensitive children may run, screaming, into a bedtime full of nightmares after they see what’s inside this book. The artwork is incredible but it works its magic entirely too well for little ones.
Literary happenings launching this week include a BooksorBooks author event, the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival and National Novel Writing Month.
In honor of Make A Difference Day on Oct. 25, Henderson View set out to profile individuals and organizations dedicated to making a difference in Henderson and its surrounding communities. A desire to advance literacy is the mission of at least two Henderson-based organizations.
Las Vegas historian Eugene P. Moehring examines Reno and Las Vegas from the postwar decades through today with an emphasis on 1970-2014 in “Reno, Las Vegas, and the Strip: A Tale of Three Cities.”
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