Literary happenings this week include an appearance by astronaut author Chris Hadfield and events for “The Chapel of Eternal Love,” “Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph,” “Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors” and the Moon Wolf Saga books.
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Twenty-six semesters, four proms, countless teachers, and you’ve graduated high school, but you’re still not done with school. Much as you wish you were, it’ll be awhile before you get your hands on your next diploma. But don’t be too eager. The secondary-education years are time to prepare and explore and, says Hailey Bondy, there are still “77 Things You Absolutely Have to Do Before You Finish College.”
Among this week’s event highlights: The Fierce Reads book tour featuring Leigh Bardugo, Jessica Brody, Mary Pearson, Josephine Angelini and Caragh O’Brien is scheduled to make a stop at the 2191 N. Rainbow Blvd. Barnes & Noble.
Tomorrow morning, when you wake up, everything will be changed.
Among this week’s author event highlights: Outdoors authors Deborah Wall and Dennis Boulton have published a book designed to help people with limited mobility enjoy the same sights of the American Southwest as others. The new book will be unveiled and available for purchase and signing by the authors from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 22 at the Boulder Dam Hotel.
“Running Past Midnight: A Woman’s Ultra-Marathon Adventure” is a first book for Molly Sheridan.
Celebrate Nevada’s 150th birthday with a free presentation by local writers who contributed to the sesquicentennial book “Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State,” edited by Geoff Schumacher.
Readers can celebrate Nevada’s 150th birthday with the official Nevada Sesquicentennial book, “Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State.” Local author Geoff Schumacher brought together contributions from more than 70 writers — journalists, novelists, historians and more — to explore the state’s legacy, from neon and mining to ranching and gaming. The book profiles each of Nevada’s 17 counties, its natural landmarks and its unique character.
Ready to have your mind blown? Anastasia Steele, the submissive female protagonist of the best-selling erotic fiction series “Fifty Shades of Grey,” is pretty much your basic Disney princess/musical comedy ingenue. Boom.
How do you go from war hero to bum on the street? Las Vegas writer Gregory Miles Allen, who writes under the pen name Miles Felony, addresses that question with his novel “Beg 4 Mercy: The Sin City Chronicles Book 1: The Reason.”
Henderson libraries plan summer reading program launch events.
Las Vegas resident Alonzo Rutherford, who writes under the pen name AC Rutherford, shares his secrets to finding balance in life in his book “Success: the Purpose of God Coming to Pass in Life.”
Literary events coming up include the United Way of Southern Nevada’s Flip Through Summer Book Swap set for May 31.
Author and poet Maya Angelou, who rose from poverty, segregation and violence to become a force on stage, screen and the printed page, has died. She was 86.
Southern Nevada author Paul Thomas explores his life through verse in “A Poet in Disguise.”
Making a scene. Making a mess. Playing outside. Brushing those wobbly little baby teeth. Yep, your preschooler will find out who else does those things when you read “Even Monsters…” together.
Literary event highlights coming up include signings by showgirl-turned-author Vicki Pettersson and pioneering policewoman Debra Gauthier.
Da “Yoopers” up dere in da U.P., Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, have hit it big with inclusion of their nickname in Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and the company’s free online database.
Conservative radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has won the Children’s Choice Book Award for author of the year for his book, “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims,” a story about a history teacher who time travels to have adventures with historical Americans.
Top book news this week includes the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District being named one of 10 recipients of the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
Annie Meadows is best known as a Christian singer/songwriter with an international following. Recently, she added children’s book author to the mix.
Henderson author K. Ray Katz’s novel “My Enemy’s Enemy” traces the tragedies of events spawned by China’s quest for oil.
Literary event highlights coming up include a Carr Chat conversation between Henderson romance author Robyn Carr and visiting best-selling author Brenda Novak.