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 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.”
Like her “Love Target” protagonist, Nevada author Heidi Loeb Hegerich was an underage Las Vegas showgirl in the ’50s and swinging ’60s.
For any adult who’s too young to remember Loving v. Virginia (or any child who wasn’t born then), “The Case for Loving” is a very informative, eye-opening book.
When things go bump in the night, most people shrink back in fear. Summerlin resident Zak Bagans is more apt to run toward the sound to determine its source. Bagans, 37, is the lead investigator on “Ghost Adventures,” a reality series recently picked up by the Travel Channel for two more seasons. He’s also released his second book, “I am Haunted: Living Life Through the Dead.”
Glenn Murphy doesn’t just teach in “Evolution: The Whole Life-on-Earth Story,” “Bodies: The Whole Blood-Pumping Story” and “Disgusting Science” — he entertains, too, with a back-and-forth format that seems like a conversation between author and reader.
”In Lieu of Therapy” is a collection of journal entries, religious reflections, short stories and poetry written over a lifetime by Las Vegas writer Rena C. Winters. Winters is also the author of “Smurfs: The Inside Story of the Little Blue Characters.”
Literary happenings coming up include poetry performances at First Friday, Painted Stories at the Bootlegger and a free creative writing series.
When the Civil War breaks out, 17-year-old Roy Fox is asked to use his knowledge of the area’s terrain to carry messages to Confederate leaders. His elusiveness in evading Union capture earns him the title The Gray Fox.
The box hummed and a white light came from the edges of it. Ranger couldn’t look at the light but when he finally opened his eyes, he was in a dusty, loud place with big animals, funny smells — and a woman’s frantic voice. Someone was lost, and Ranger heard a familiar word: “FIND!”
Literary happenings coming up include the final Neon Lit event at Trifecta Gallery and grand opening festivities at The Writer’s Block.
Literary happenings coming up include signings at Dragon Castle Books, the Mob Museum, Tuscany Grill and more.
Authenticity tops the list of qualities in the new book “Stella by Starlight” by Sharon M. Draper.