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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Could it be true that lifelong readers and lifelong foodies both need to start early in their passions? I’ll bet it is – which is why “How to Bake a Book” could be a good addition to your (pretend) kitchen.
Literary happenings this week include an appearance by astronaut author Chris Hadfield and events for “The Chapel of Eternal Love,” “Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph,” “Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors” and the Moon Wolf Saga books.
The roster of celebrities who aren’t technically authors but who have dipped a pen into the world of children’s and young adult literature is long and getting longer all the time. Among the latest: Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones.
Part memoir, part self-help book, Dan Mager hopes his book, “Some Assembly Required: A Balanced Approach to Recovery from Addiction and Chronic Pain,” “will have value for anyone struggling.”
Someday, the planet on which you’re standing will be yours. That means you probably want to take good care of it and of the other people who’ll own it, too. No doubt, you’ve got some awesome (and very unique) ideas on how to do that. And if not — well, why not learn from kids who’ve done something for the Earth?
Literary events this week include Scott Dickensheet’s visit to the Las Vegas Writers Group, the Vegas Valley Book Festival, a memoir-writing workshop by Joanne D. Gilbert and a signing for the biography “Tony Sacca: Las Vegas Ambassador of Entertainment A 50 Year Journey.”
The Vegas Valley Book Festival, which kicks off its 13th edition Thursday in downtown Las Vegas and at the Clark County Library is a three-day celebration of the written, spoken and illustrated word.
The Vegas Valley Book Festival is scheduled to include participation by more than 165 authors, with more than 100 separate events, including panel discussions, readings, book signings, art exhibitions, spoken word performances and author presentations.
Ralph Mathieu is owner of Alternate Reality Comics, one of the most popular shops in Las Vegas. Nestled in a plaza across the street from UNLV’s campus, Alternate Reality has been a go-to haunt for comics enthusiasts for more than a decade.
You’ve looked high and low.
Literary events this week include Star Wars Reads Day with the Jedi Scouts and a presentation by Michelle C. Reilly.
Las Vegas author Jagdish Patel shares stories of keeping his romance secret in a time when arranged marriages were the rule and “boys and girls didn’t date, so most college graduates had never touched a woman.”
Local author Renee Jean’s debut novel “Never Give Up” shares the story of Akayklia “Kaylie” Reynolds, a young woman who had it all: a loving fiance, a passion for dance and a star solo in a big summer recital. A night of celebration with her fiance turns tragic when a gunman hijacks her cab and takes her on a ride that almost ends her life.
You learned the truth about the Jolly Old Elf years ago. Same with the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. So if, in the new book “Skink – No Surrender” by Carl Hiaasen, 14-year-old Richard Sloan said he met a one-eyed, bearded, beak-wearing man-bear on a Florida beach, who’d believe him?
Literary events this week include a reading by Sasha Steensen, who is set to be the first guest speaker in the UNLV Creative Writing Program Alumni Reading Series.
It isn’t every day that a retail outlet at McCarran International Airport hosts a book signing. But then, it isn’t every day that co-authors who are 13 and 10 write a book that can fetch $23.95 a copy.
Alan Livingston’s debut novel “Gabriel’s Creek” shares the story of an enchanted bucket list round of golf on a course described as “magical.”
Literary events this week include the Hot Mojave Knights reader and writer romance conference and the Las Vegas launch of “The Forks Over Knives Plan.”
There’s just enough information in “The Fashion Book” to get future clothing designers started on ideas, with bios on famous fashionistas and interviews with experts and students in various roles in the industry.
Protagonist Ruby Rose faces many of the same challenges of any teen in Las Vegas author Jessie Humphries’ young adult contemporary thriller “Killing Ruby Rose.”
Robert Ripley was one of those people with “true star quality.” Everybody, it seemed, knew who he was, and they all loved him — maybe because he had a “multitude of dazzling achievements” that he enjoyed sharing with the world. Readers can see some of the items he might have gathered in the book “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Reality Shock!”
Literary events this week include a signing by ‘Gangsterland’ author Tod Goldberg.
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