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Book review: Sedaris’ best seller offers humor
Book: Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls (2013, Little, Brown & Company) Author: David Sedaris Why you should read: With an attention-getting title like “Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls,” one might think author David Sedaris’ newest ...
Music review: Brandon Jenkins’ talent still strong
Album Name: Through The Fire (2013, Smith Entertainment) Musician: Brandon Jenkins Why you should listen: Brandon Jenkins may have moved to Austin over a decade ago but Oklahoma will always claim him. The Oklahoma State University graduate ...
Book review: Death Comes to Pemberly falls short
Book: Death Comes to Pemberly (2012, Vintage, reprint edition) Author: P.D. James Why you should read: The work of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” has been taken and reconstructed countless times over the years. Her beloved characters ...
Book review: Mirror Image realistic, dramatic
Book Name: Mirror Image (1990, Grand Central Publishing, first edition) Author: Sandra Brown Why you should read: Brown paints a realistic picture in, “Mirror Image” when narrator Avery Daniels finds herself in a sticky situation after ...
Music review: Grady Champion soulful, gritty
Album name: Tough Times Don’t Last (2013, Grady Shady Music) Musician: Grady Champion Why you should listen: Grady Champion is proud of his home state Mississippi and they’re proud of him. Track three on his new disc is titled “Mississippi ...
Music review: The March Divide is impressive, rich
Album Name: Music for Film (2013, Dead Letter Records) Musician: The March Divide Synopsis: Debut album for Jared Putnam’s The March Divide ready for the big screen Why you should listen: Jared Putnam’s first band was at age 15 in hard ...
Music review: The Cannanes is endearing, enchanting
Album Name: Small Batch (2013, Exro.FM & Lamingtone Records) Musician: The Cannanes Synopsis: Small Batch is the latest release from the best Australian pop duo you’ve never heard of. Why you should listen: Stephen O’Neil and Frances ...
Book review: The Dinner thrills readers with mystery
Book: The Dinner (2013, Crown Publishing Group) Author: Herman Koch Why you should read: A story that has been likened to Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl,” “The Dinner” revolves around one setting: a diner. But a typical, intimate setting with ...
Book review: The One and Only Ivan brings captivating story
Book Name: The One and Only Ivan (2012, HarperCollins Publishers) Author: Katherine Applegate Why you should read: “I am Ivan. I am a gorilla. It’s not as easy as it looks.” At No. 3 on the New York Times Bestseller list for children’s ...
- Book review: Sedaris’ best seller offers humor