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Book Notes: Aug. 2, 2015
Book Notes: Aug. 2, 2015

Book signing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Retired adult education teacher David Greene, of Newark, Ohio, will present his most recent work, “Unfit to be a Slave: A Guide to Adult Education for Liberation,” at Taylor Books, 226...

Book Notes: Aug. 2, 2015
Book Notes: Aug. 2, 2015

Book signing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Retired adult education teacher David Greene, of Newark, Ohio, will present his most recent work, “Unfit to be a Slave: A Guide to Adult Education for Liberation,” at Taylor Books, 226...

Me Talk Pretty One Ray: Nonrequired summer reading
Me Talk Pretty One Ray: Nonrequired summer reading

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There are rumors going around the newsroom that sometimes people take these things called “vacations,” and that sometimes this means they go to the beach. And for those as terrified of the ocean (and of shark...

WV Book Team: Mountaineer football illustrated in ‘Snapshots’
WV Book Team: Mountaineer football illustrated in ‘Snapshots’

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University Press is excited to announce the publication of “Saturday Snapshots: West Virginia University Football,” by John Antonik, director of digital media...

Escape the ordinary:

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach…”

Henry David Thoreau’s words have been haunting echoes in my...

“The Other Side of Christmas” is two books in one
“The Other Side of Christmas” is two books in one

Anyone who’s gone to middle school might remember notes passing back and forth during class and the horror of one being discovered, then read aloud.

Graphic designer Beth Hoge Gully, 55, a George Washington High School graduate, is no...

Novel ‘Carla Rising’ animated by the Battle of Blair Mountain
Novel ‘Carla Rising’ animated by the Battle of Blair Mountain

The Battle of Blair Mountain, in 1921, has been described as the largest armed rebellion in America since the Civil War, a civil insurrection that dwarfs any seen then or since.

It has been nearly a century since as many as 10,000 West Virginia...

Synnful words
Synnful words

David Kondakdjian always wanted to be a musician. He wanted to be a rock star.

About six years ago, the soft-spoken, dark-haired man with all those tattoos invented a stage name and started calling himself David Synn. It’s a name he still ...

Book Notes: July 26, 2015
Book Notes: July 26, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “The Other Side of Christmas,” a children’s book written and illustrated by Charleston native Beth Hoge Gully, will be presented at Taylor Books at 1 p.m. Saturday.

What makes the book unique is...

Giardina’s ‘Storming Heaven’ being cast as a musical
Giardina’s ‘Storming Heaven’ being cast as a musical

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In last Sunday’s Gazette-Mail books page, I interviewed Topper Sherwood about his new novel, “Carla Rising,” which brings to life the drama surrounding the Battle of Blair Mountain, in 1921, one of the...

WV Book Team: ‘New’ Dr. Seuss is on the loose
WV Book Team: ‘New’ Dr. Seuss is on the loose

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It is always a good idea check your drawers. You never know what you may find.

Audrey Geisel, widow of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, began cleaning out the doctor’s office in 2013 and has...

How to move on: Author returns to WV to share her story of surviving brain cancer
How to move on: Author returns to WV to share her story of surviving brain cancer

On a warm Saturday morning in August 1998, Lisa Reisman threw on some running clothes and headed from her New York City apartment for a run.

When she returned, she chatted with her sister, Luke,...

WV Book Team: Hot reads for the summer hammock
WV Book Team: Hot reads for the summer hammock

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Picture your perfect summer day.

Maybe you’re in a hammock by a gentle mountain stream, watching the clouds roll by. Or are you on a beach towel, listening to crashing waves and relishing the feeling of sand...

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