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WV Book Team: Something to talk about
WV Book Team: Something to talk about

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The only thing better than reading a book is reading a book with other people and talking about it.

Book groups are growing ever more popular, as we rediscover the joy of connecting face to face with other people...

WV Book Team: Library card is ticket to success
WV Book Team: Library card is ticket to success

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In the world of books, September is a special month — time to get a library card if you don’t have one, and time to read books of all kinds — especially the ones others don’t want you to read....

Banned books? Bring ‘em on!
Banned books? Bring ‘em on!

The time is coming for a week-long literary affair. From September 21-27, the country will celebrate Banned Books Week, so get ready to break some rules.

Started by the American Library Association in 1982, Banned Books Week is an annual event...

WV Book Team: Memoir is a deep, dark look at love
WV Book Team: Memoir is a deep, dark look at love

“Dark Wine Waters: My Husband of a Thousand Joys and Sorrows” by Fran Simone. Central Recovery Press (2014). 206 pages.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Dr. Fran Simone’s “Dark Wine Waters” is the story of her...

Law firm marks 150 years with book of its history
Law firm marks 150 years with book of its history

A year after West Virginia celebrated its 150th birthday, the Charleston law firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle is celebrating its own sesquicentennial.

Today, Spilman Thomas & Battle serves local, regional, national and international businesses....

WV Book Team: Debut novels are exciting revelations
WV Book Team: Debut novels are exciting revelations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s always exciting when an author you know and trust comes out with a new book, but it can be equally exciting to discover a new writer whose work knocks your socks off.

A good freshman novel can establish a...

WV Book Team: Ghost stories in ‘Fireside Folklore’
WV Book Team: Ghost stories in ‘Fireside Folklore’

“Fireside Folklore of West Virginia, Volume II: Ghost, Spirits, Legends & Dark History,” by Sherri Brake. West Virginia Book Co. 136 pages. $15. Paperback.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “Fireside Folklore” is a series...

WV Book Team: Canine characters unleashed
WV Book Team: Canine characters unleashed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Canines. Pooches. Pups. Man’s best friend. It’s the dog days of summer, and now is the perfect time to be leashed to a good book.

Those of you who love dogs won’t be able to resist pawing through...

KCPL wants creative young minds for its Reel Teens Book Trailer contest
KCPL wants creative young minds for its Reel Teens Book Trailer contest

Love books? Love filmmaking? Then combine your two passions for the Kanawha County Public Library’s Reel Teens Book Trailer Contest!

Teens in grades 7-12 are eligible for the competition, in which they’ll write and film a trailer...

Lincoln County teen writes and publishes sci-fi novel
Lincoln County teen writes and publishes sci-fi novel

At the beginning of last school year, Annika Godwin, 14 years old, had recently moved from Salem to Sod. She was down — even hurt — at the absence of the familiar sights she was used to.

Little did she know what awaited her here....

Art and science merge in creative medical review
Art and science merge in creative medical review

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Marshall University medical community has published its second annual literary and art review, “Aenigma Medicorum: The Puzzle of Doctors.”

From that official-sounding title comes a creative work by...

Writing from the front lines of alcoholism
Writing from the front lines of alcoholism

Frances Simone is a professor emeritus of Marshall University’s South Charleston campus. Central Recovery Press recently published her memoir, “Dark Wine Waters: My Husband of a Thousand Joys and Sorrows.”

She talked to the ...

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