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.
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Bill Friedman tapped 47 years researching organized crime, government and police corruption to write “All Against the Law: The Criminal Activities of the Depression Era Bank Robbers, Mafia, FBI, Politicians, & Cops.”
Literary events coming this week include Ann McGinnis’ presentation to the Las Vegas Writers Group to speak on developing a fan base and poet Bridget Lowe’s visit to UNLV.
Want a book with a chunk of controversy between its pages? Of course you do, which is why you want “A Most Imperfect Union.”
Authorities rescued three men making a pilgrimage to an abandoned bus in the Alaska wilderness made famous by the book and film “Into the Wild.”
A former home of “The Catcher in the Rye” author J.D. Salinger is up for sale in New Hampshire with an asking price of $679,000.
Literary events this will include a romance writers meeting featuring Chris Marie Green and a teen book club meeting with a visit from “Killing Ruby Rose” author Jessie Humphries.
Henderson author Anna Mae Zuccari-Teitelbaum takes readers on a haunted ride through the dreams of a woman recovering from a sleeping pill overdose in the novel “You’ll Never Know or Will You?” Visions of the horrors of her life from abuse during childhood to ongoing domestic problems fill her head as she fights to regain her life. Zuccari-Teitelbaum is also the author of the children’s book “The Land of Cukoa: The Adventure of the Missing Cuckoo.”
You’ll make new friends at school, maybe even a new best friend, but be careful what you ask for. In the new book “First Day at Zoo School” by Sarah Dillard, Alfred’s new BFF is B-A-D.
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North Las Vegas author/illustrator Monica Hatley-Carr takes readers on an adventure where more than the glasses are rose-colored.
Running when you shouldn’t, could get you lost – but in the new book “Dozer’s Run” by Debbie Levy with Rosana Panza, illustrated by David Opie, it all turned out OK.
Las Vegas author J. C. Mells mixes insanity and urban fantasy in her novel “Pierced.”
Hoggard Elementary School student Oniana Boulware was recently named the 2014 winner of the national PBS KIDS Writers Contest in the second-grade division.
You want your child to keep reading between semesters, but nobody said it had to be boring, a good reason to find “Why Spacemen Can’t Burp” and “Poo! What Is That Smell?”
When most people think about reading at church, usually only one book — the “Good Book” — comes to mind as acceptable to study and discuss at length.
Literary highlights this week include a promotion to give free ‘Chicken Soup’ books to patrons who adopt pets at The Animal Foundation.
Driving down the street and approaching the crossing guard who is ushering loads of children through the intersection, Laura McBride recognizes the 8-year-old strolling across the street in his windbreaker.
After grad school, Joel Christian Gill did a series of paintings that he says “freed” him from the racism that his father and grandfather endured. But something was missing. That’s when he turned to comics to tell stories of “obscure black history.”
“If my dirty shoes could fly, I would help all the mommy birds feed their baby birds. One by one, I would give them a worm. I could loop-the-loop like bumble bees or twirl just like a pinwheel. Wwwhhheeeee!” writes Henderson author Sarah Hoover in her new children’s book.
Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.
Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant’s latest effort to attract more users.
“Born a slave as Providence planned, Lucy Higgs Nichols was snatched from her mother and sent south, still an innocent child,” Kathryn Grant writes in “Honorable,” her first book for adults.