Let’s get this out in the open: “Rusty Summer” is OK. A six out of 10, just slightly better than middling. In its favor, I liked the characters in this book; they’re all decent people, the kind you’d want in your corner. I was truly drawn to their good hearts. What I didn’t like was the overabundance of slang here.
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Las Vegas author Mary Crocco visited the Pine Ridge Reservation and drove through the Badlands of South Dakota doing research for her novel “In Kala’s Hands: A Lakota Sioux Proclamation.”
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include the launch of free workshops by Clark County’s poet laureate.
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include signings by Kendra Shaw, R. Jay Berry, C. L. Gaber and Dr. Donald Ozello.
In the book “The Anxiety Toolkit: Strategies for Fine-Tuning Your Mind and Moving Past Your Stuck Points,” Las Vegas author Alice Boyes shares tools to manage and overcome anxiety.
His guide, Thelma Rudd, confirmed it. Oliver, known as “Boo” to his classmates because of his pale-pale skin, had been “rebirthed.” He’d “passed” into this place everyone called “Town,” where he’d forever be 13 years old, skinny and non-athletic.
In “Noble the Prehistoric Mouse,” Las Vegas writer Jackie Shirley shares the story of a mouse born with the spirit of adventure and curiosity.
Starting with the fall semester of high school, mother-daughter authors Margo Ewing Woodacre and Steffany Bane Carey walk readers through everything from choosing a college, studying for SATs and packing for the big move, all the way through secondary education and for a year or two beyond in “I’ll Miss You Too.”
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include the launch of former showgirl Vicki Pettersson’s first psychological thriller, “Swerve.”
Brian David Bruns, a Summerlin resident, has visited 50 countries, made the seven seas his playground, pursued the girl and won her, and lived within walking distance of Dracula’s birthplace. And he tells it all in his books.
Dr. Marvin (Nick) Saines likes old things — really old things. Specfically, his fascination is fueled by the world before mankind. A geologist and former naturalist for the Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association, he discovered a dinosaur footprint in 2011 that inspired his children’s book, “A Dinosaur Lives in Red Rock Canyon.”
In Sun City Anthem author Robert Lee Murphy’s historical novel, “Eagle Talons: The Iron Horse Chronicles: Book One,” newly orphaned 14-year-old Will Braddock sets off across the post-Civil War West to find his railroad surveyor uncle and escape a life as a blacksmith apprentice.
In the new book “The Red Bicycle” by Jude Isabella, illustrated by Simone Shin, one boy’s outgrown bike becomes another child’s treasure.
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include a book launch by Holly Madison.
Comedy legend Marty Allen packs his 93 years of life and limelight experience into the illustrated biography “Hello Dere!”
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include the launch of a new monthly focus on local author books at The Writer’s Block.
Even kids who are brimming with self-confidence will understand how Fergus Pig feels when presented with someone who seems to outshine him.
Las Vegas author C.A. Hartnell writes about the early polio vaccine trials, wild weather, patriotism, diners, Route 66, rock ‘n’ roll and the enduring power of friendship in her young readers fiction series set in the ’50s.
With a starting point of a basic princess story, author Betsy Schow moves with lightning speed through just about every fairy tale and fantasy story you can remember.
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include a book signing by Elaine Cali McNamara.
It looks like the publisher of “Fifty Shades of Grey” may have to break out the handcuffs.
EW has gotten its hands on a few of the opening panels from the “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” graphic novel
UNLV history professor Michael Green’s new book was written as a college-level textbook but it can offer anybody a solid, and even entertaining, rundown of Nevada’s history.
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