Vu Tran's first full memory was just a few weeks before his fifth birthday. After fleeing Vietnam in 1980, he arrived in Oklahoma to meet his father — who left for America in 1975 after Saigon fell at the end of the Vietnam War and sponsored his family to come over.
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Las Vegas author Re’na L. Garcia surveyed more than 100 pastor’s kids, or PKs as she calls them, for the book “Raised in the Pew.”
Hearing, smelling, feeling: those are three of the five senses you might use every day. And in the new book “Nadine, My Funny and Trusty Guide Dog” by Carol Chiodo Fleischman, illustrated by Stephanie Ford, one woman “sees” with the help of four furry feet.
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include the annual Local Author Showcase at Paseo Verde Library.
The magic words at Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour aren’t “abracadabra” but rather, “read more books.” In March, King, a Summerlin resident, visited four elementary schools — Hollingworth, Bunker, Thomas and Thorpe — for Nevada Reading Week. This is the fifth year in a row that King has presented the Magical Literacy Tour.
From dancing to singing, Las Vegas resident John Rothman’s creative wheel is always turning.
Take one part “Where’s Waldo,” mix in liberal doses of “Dr. Who” and “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” sprinkle in comic book-style illustrations and you’ve got “The Tall Tales of Talbot Toluca: Quest for the Ore Crystals.”
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include presentations by Mercedes Yardley, Moriah Densley and more.
You can be anyone, anywhere — all you have to do is think it. And in the new book “The Imaginary” by A.F. Harrold, illustrated by Emily Gravett, even adults pretend, although that’s not always good.
Best-selling British fantasy author Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66, his website said Thursday.
In 1982, at 30, Vickie Franks hit a low point in her life and attempted suicide. Instead of hearing a shot when she pulled the trigger, she is convinced she heard a voice telling her, “Don’t do it, Jesus loves you.”
Few know the truth about Josephine Baker’s life. Author Peggy Caravantes admits that she “struggled” in researching this memoir — and that admission, right from the beginning, sets the tone of “The Many Faces of Josephine Baker.”
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include the Clark County Library’s Spring Fling Book Fair.
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include visits by Obert Skye and Steve Jenkins and an author session with Jennifer Debs.
Las Vegas author Len Kreisler shares his medical adventures starting with his job as a U.S. Army physician in top-secret bacterial warfare research and concluding with his position as medical director for the Nevada Atomic Test Site in the book “The Obligated Volunteer.”
From bird anatomy to habitat and volunteer opportunities, children will find a good overview of birds and bird watching in “Birdology” in terms that challenge them but won’t frustrate them.
When teenager Alice Mitchell met slightly younger Freda Ward at the Higbee School for Young Ladies in Memphis, nobody was surprised that they became close. In the 1890s, it was common for “proper American women” to enjoy friendships with other women that included sleepovers and deeply affectionate gestures. In Memphis, they called it “chumming,” and it was perfectly normal. But Alice and Freda took their friendship further: They fell in love.
Recent Henderson transplant Bill Kuncewicki drew from his parents’ experiences surviving the terror in Eastern Europe during WWII to write the romantic novella “One Day One Moment One Breath.”
Literary happenings coming up include an event for “Westside School Alumni Stories” and visits by Obert Skye and Steve Jenkins.
Literary happenings coming up include the third annual Love for Literacy Festival and book launch festivities for S.P. Grogan’s “Atomic Dreams at the Red Tiki Lounge.”
When an animal in the wild gets hungry, there aren’t a lot of options. It’s not like they can go to the grocery store, right? No, they have to catch their supper, and while nature’s given some of them speed and claws to do that efficiently, potential meals have a few tricks on their side, too.
A 2006 graduate of Cimarron-Memorial High School, Mackenzie Mack had a stellar junior golf career with experience on several national and international tours.
Literary happenings coming up include Lee Mallory’s Gateway to Love, the the third annual Love for Literacy Festival and the launch of “Atomic Dreams at the Red Tiki Lounge.”