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In Sun City Anthem author Robert Lee Murphy’s historical novel, “Eagle Talons: The Iron Horse Chronicles: Book One,” newly orphaned 14-year-old Will Braddock sets off across the post-Civil War West to find his railroad surveyor uncle and escape a life as a blacksmith apprentice.
In the new book “The Red Bicycle” by Jude Isabella, illustrated by Simone Shin, one boy’s outgrown bike becomes another child’s treasure.
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include a book launch by Holly Madison.
Comedy legend Marty Allen packs his 93 years of life and limelight experience into the illustrated biography “Hello Dere!”
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include the launch of a new monthly focus on local author books at The Writer’s Block.
Even kids who are brimming with self-confidence will understand how Fergus Pig feels when presented with someone who seems to outshine him.
Las Vegas author C.A. Hartnell writes about the early polio vaccine trials, wild weather, patriotism, diners, Route 66, rock ‘n’ roll and the enduring power of friendship in her young readers fiction series set in the ’50s.
With a starting point of a basic princess story, author Betsy Schow moves with lightning speed through just about every fairy tale and fantasy story you can remember.
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include a book signing by Elaine Cali McNamara.
It looks like the publisher of “Fifty Shades of Grey” may have to break out the handcuffs.
EW has gotten its hands on a few of the opening panels from the “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” graphic novel
UNLV history professor Michael Green’s new book was written as a college-level textbook but it can offer anybody a solid, and even entertaining, rundown of Nevada’s history.
“A Sky of Diamonds” explains the basic grieving process through the eyes of a little girl who’s suffered a big loss.
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include the launch of library summer reading programs and a reading by Clark County’s First Poet Laureate.
Local high school history, English and government teacher David Bryant Perkins carved time out of his day between classes during lunch to work on “Hitler’s Astrologer.”
“Red Bird Bea: Lessons From Life” share’s Vee Allen’s life story.
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include the launch of library summer reading programs.
A book leads four youths on an out-of-body adventure in “The Trap.”
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include a presentation by Writer’s Block co-founders Scott Seeley and Drew Cohen on the independent bookseller’s mission and role in the community.
“Discovering Vintage Las Vegas: A Guide to the City’s Timeless Shops, Restaurants, Casinos & More” leads locals and tourists through the past and present at sites such as Frankie’s Tiki Room, the Gamblers General Store, Freed’s Bakery, the Guardian Angel Cathedral and more.
In the new book “Lizzie and the Last Day of School” by Trinka Hakes Noble, illustrated by Kris Aro McLeod, an ending is just a beginning.
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include a presentation by Easy Rawlins mystery series author Walter Mosley.