Good Reads

Will Thomas, “Fatal Enquiry”

  Award-Winning Peril in a Bygone Era ’Tis the season for summer reading, and while Oklahoma in July is a far cry from the clammy fogs of Victorian England, you’re advised to take this particular trip back to Old Blighty:…

Hilary Holladay, “Tipton”

  Oklahoma to Virginia: A First Novel Revisiting the Second World War It’s the name of a small town in Oklahoma, and a group home for children there, and now the first novel by Virginia writer Hilary Holladay: “Tipton.” The…

Paul Medina, “Enchanted Circles”

  An OKC Artist and Author’s First Novel Plays Ring-Around-the-Reality It’s one of the most classic structures in storytelling: everything seems ordinary and life is flowing along normally – until the protagonist stumbles across something unexpected and is thrust into…

Molly Wizenberg’s Delancey

The Rocky Road to Restaurateurism What do espresso making, musical composition, crafting canoes and running a gourmet ice cream parlor have in common? If you answered “besides being generally concerned with creating things, not a lot,” you’ll understand why Molly…

Susan Kates’ “Red Dirt Women”

A Home More Than the Sum of Its Parts An aging hippie fiercely beloved by the preschool students she teaches about everything from dinosaurs to weather; a tenured professor with a passion for wild birds; a cheery Native blackjack dealer;…