4 interesting new books from local writers
A historical account of Czech immigration, a poetry collection, a novel about two Native American youth and a liturgical art book are some local literary standouts.
“From Praha to Prague: Czechs in an Oklahoma Farm Town” by Philip D. Smith
An assistant professor of history at Tulsa Community College explores the experience of Czech immigrants in small-town Oklahoma.
“The Smell of the Light: Vietnam, 1968-69, as Told Through Personal Poems” by Bill McCloud
The poetry of Oklahoman and U.S. Army veteran McCloud takes the reader through his year in Vietnam.
“Where the Dead Sit Talking” by Brandon Hobson
Two youths in foster care bond over their past and their Native American heritage in this novel set in rural Oklahoma.
“Visions of Grace” by leaders of First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa
Filled with photos of congregants worshipping and serving, this liturgical art book celebrates anniversaries of First Pres and of the Protestant Reformation.