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Booked: Pigs, Poetry and Prognostication

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Booked: A New Rival for Amazon?

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Booked: Outdoor Poetry, Student Authors and Autographs!

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Booked: Free Poetry and a Free eBook

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Booked: Much, Much Cooler Than You

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Booked with Murphy

Today I’m sitting here with myself, author David Murphy, and I’ll be interviewing me about my new book, Zombies for Zombies: The Play and Werk Buk. Mr. Murphy, welcome. Thanks, but I think you can call me “Dave.” Fine then. Dave, tell me a little something about your latest book. I understand it’s a follow-up to your first effort, Zombies for Zombies: Advice and Etiquette for the Living Dead. Well,...

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Paranormal Puppet

There is a rich tradition of unlikely vampire slayers. Think valley girl Buffy — as in Buffy the Vampire Slayer — or lord and savior Jesus Christ — as in the horror/musical/comedy Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter. Writer Van Jensen, a native Nebraskan and 2004 UNL grad, and artist Dusty Higgins thought that Pinocchio — as in the puppet who wishes to be a real boy — seemed an obvious choice. The two wrote...

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Booked

The big book news this week is former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice’s appearance at The Bookworm at 87th and Pacific in Countryside Village Tuesday, Oct. 26. She’ll be there to sign her new book, Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family before speaking at the Ambassador of Hope gala that evening. The book is light on her time in the Bush administration; focusing on her upbringing in the...

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Booked

Prime Time Family Reading Time, a free family literacy program designed to strengthen participants’ interest and skills in reading and talking about books, began last week and will run every Saturday morning through November at two Omaha Public Library branches: the South Omaha branch, 2808 Q St., and the Charles B. Washington branch, 2868 Ames Ave. Aimed at children ages 6 to 10, the events begin at 10 a.m....

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Color Theory

Author’s latest novel explores racial tensions in post-bellum America When I began reading Mary Helen Stefaniak’s latest effort, The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia, my defenses sprang up immediately. Being from southern Georgia, I expected to find misrepresentations and accusations running rampant throughout the narrative. After all, Stefaniak is a Northerner from Milwaukee and although her mother was born and...

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