Get Connected
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Sign In
  • Classifieds
  • Sections

Books  »  A&E  »  Books

Mockingray: How movies based on books crush my soul
Tye Ward | Sunday Gazette-Mail
Mockingray: How movies based on books crush my soul

There was a time when I would be ecstatic about a book I loved being turned into a movie, counting down the days until I could see it in theaters.

Then as I started seeing more and more films based on my beloved books, I noticed a pattern...

Mockingray: How movies based on books crush my soul
Mockingray: How movies based on books crush my soul

There was a time when I would be ecstatic about a book I loved being turned into a movie, counting down the days until I could see it in theaters.

Then as I started seeing more and more films based on my beloved books, I noticed a pattern...

Turley Richards sings out the tale of his life
Turley Richards sings out the tale of his life

Charleston native Turley Richards’ crazy-quilt, up-and-down life and performing career reads like a book.

Which is good since the 73-year-old blind singer-songwriter has written one....

WV Book Team: ‘Don’t Forget Me, Bro’
WV Book Team: ‘Don’t Forget Me, Bro’

“Don’t Forget Me, Bro” by John Michael Cummings. Stephen F. Austin University Press. 2014. 234 pages.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s always hard to go home, especially when you’ve fled home for decades, only...

In Short: March 19-25, 2015

The first ArtWalk of 2015 takes place Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at participating galleries, studios and businesses throughout downtown Charleston.

Now in its 13th season, the free, self-guided...

WV Book Team: Writer novelizes chemical blast
WV Book Team: Writer novelizes chemical blast

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In a foreword to his award-winning novel “Witness at Hawks Nest,” Milton native Dwight Harshbarger wrote that Union Carbide’s path to the world’s deadliest industrial disaster at Bhopal, India, in ...

Community notes: March 18-24, 2015

Taylor Books will host a reading and book signing of Miles Dean’s latest book of poetry, “New River Reflections,” Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. The book works to capture West Virginia’s great beauty and...

WV Book Team: Memoirs by a Byrd and a Cat
WV Book Team: Memoirs by a Byrd and a Cat

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This spring, West Virginia University Press is publishing two books about West Virginians: the legendary Robert C. Byrd, our state’s late, great Democratic senator, and Cat Pleska, a local author whose first book will ...

Book Notes: March 8, 2015
Book Notes: March 8, 2015

New medical thriller

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In his spare time, practicing Jackson General Hospital emergency room physician Paul W. Nielsen writes medical thrillers.

His latest, “The Second Son,” published by Morehead...

Young writer on the go stops in W.Va.
Young writer on the go stops in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Though “Above All Men” is set in a post-apocalyptic America, with a dust-storm-filled climate gone haywire, Eric Shonkwiler’s critically acclaimed debut novel ...

Eat, Ray, Love: Don’t feel guilty about what you read
Eat, Ray, Love: Don’t feel guilty about what you read

There’s a serious problem that’s plaguing many people: reader’s block.

It’s sort of like writer’s block, but for readers — you keep trying to read the same book, but you can never finish it. You stop in...

Book Notes: Feb. 22, 2015
Book Notes: Feb. 22, 2015

Meet the authors

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Taylor Books will host a book-signing event Wednesday at 6 p.m. with author Lynn Clarke. Clarke will debut her new novel, “Walker’s Father,” published in December by Anaphora...

WV Book Team: Stories real and magical
WV Book Team: Stories real and magical

“Me and My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley” by Ann Pancake. Counterpoint Press (2015). 290 pages.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I’m always excited when I see new writing by West Virginia’s own Ann Pancake.

Her first...

Top Video