8 books by Tulsans that are ideal for gift-giving
A book makes a great and thoughtful gift for almost anyone on your holiday list.
For the sports fan
“The Sky’s the Limit: The Joe Dial Story”
by Doug Eaton with Joe Dial
The Tulsans’ biography chronicles Dial’s award-winning pole-vaulting career, his personal tragedy and his successful 25-year career as head track coach at Oral Roberts University.
For the architecture enthusiast
“Art Deco Tulsa”
by Suzanne Fitzgerald Wallis
Tulsa’s architecture is explored and celebrated by Wallis, accompanied with photographs by fellow Tulsan Sam Joyner. Discover the colorful histories of Tulsa buildings dating to the 1920s.
For the kids
“Daddy, Did You Hear the News?”
by Sanya Gragg
Twins Kaleb and Kennedi witness bullying at their school, and their dad offers advice on how to navigate it. Written by Tulsa native and social worker Gragg, this multicultural picture book breaks the ice on the sensitive topic of bullying.
For the positive thinker
“The Jingle Factor II”
by Rita Brumm
In her follow-up to “The Jingle Factor,” the Bartlesville native shares how to keep your “jingle” all year long with humorous stories about dating websites, empty nesting, travel, retirement and more.
For the eclectic reader
“God’s Furry Angels”
by Kirby Lee Davis
This fictional coming-of-age story by Tulsa native Davis outlines tribulations and triumphs on the journey to salvation, presented through six unique and interwoven perspectives, one or more of which are not human.
For the history buff
“How We Served: Volume II”
by Linda Hight
A sequel to “How We Served” (Volume I), this book shares first-hand accounts of veterans in the American Legion White-Williams Post 10 and Haygood-Shephard Post 103 of Okmulgee.
Call 918-756-1235 to learn more and purchase this book
For the oenophile
“60-Minute Wine Expert: Taste Wine the Master’s Way”
by Randa Warren
Oklahoma’s only master sommelier — and former TulsaPeople wine columnist — writes a simple understanding of the basics of wine, wine tasting, pairings, wine etiquette and the proper way to open, store and serve wine.
For the animal lover
“Love Can Be: A Literary Collection About Our Animals”
edited by Louisa McCune and Teresa Miller
This is an anthology of poems and prose about the creatures who teach us that love moves in all things. Miller is a Tulsa native.