Books

Provo Library’s Regency Tea Party a success

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Jane Austen fans in fancy hats and dresses gathered at the Provo City Library ballroom for the library's first-ever Regency Tea Party held Saturday, Oct. 26. Guests also listened to a panel of four local Regency authors during the tea party.

BYU alumna’s book about burn survivor debuts

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BYU alumna Erin Stewart released her book “Scars Like Wings,” a story inspired by burn victims and their struggles and triumphs.
Sadie Anderson

Local, independent bookstores thrive despite predictions of demise

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Small, local bookstores have been said to be in danger of dying over the last decade. Articles in major media and research journals have warned that e-books are taking over the literary world and bringing an end to the reading of hard-copy books. But some think hard-copy books aren't going away any time soon.
Sadie Anderson

BYU professor debuts YA fiction novel on mental health

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BYU professor and newly-published author Spencer Hyde has loved reading since a very young age. But it wasn't until he became a graduate student that he decided he wanted to write and publish a novel. Every day after class, he said he would spend two hours "in very uncomfortable chairs" writing his debut novel, "Waiting for Fitz."

Single mom and author returns to BYU, completes undergrad

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Jo Schaffer is a writer, speaker, marketing specialist, social media manager and publicist who is also finishing up her final semester studying public relations at BYU.

Alum pens NY Times best-seller

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New York Times best-selling author and BYU alumna Kiersten White recently published the novel "The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein."