It’s been a big year, Nevada. You’ve celebrated the 150th anniversary of statehood throughout 2014, and as ever plenty of books were published that attempt to capture your irascible spirit. Those books are sure to spark debate and make memorable Christmas gifts.
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Written as a letter to incoming educators, local author Travis Bowker shares his story and strategies for teaching success in “What Teaching Has Taught Me.”
A century-and-a-half’s worth of saints, sinners, winners, losers and just normal folk trying to make it through the day, inhabiting an area of 111,000 square miles, give or take, and doing what they do or did against a social, political and historical backdrop that’s as colorful as any state in the union’s and even, we daresay, many small countries.
Northern Nevada has a substantial literary community and its poetry circle is a vigorous one. So far this year three of the area’s most established poets have published work, along with at least one newcomer.
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.