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  • Books | October 17, 2015

    Smith presents poignant addition to series

    “The Novel Habits of Happiness” is the tenth and latest installment in the author’s series about philosopher Isabel Dalhousie, her musician husband Jamie, and their son Charlie that takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland.  One of the world’s most prolific contemporary novelists, author

  • Books | October 11, 2015

    Baker tells compelling story of wine enthusiast’s journey

    “Vintage” is a wonderful story about a man — a husband, a father and a writer — who’s lost his way; it’s about his voyage of rediscovery and, as the title suggests, it’s about wine. Bruno Tannenbaum is a food and wine journalist for

  • Books | October 11, 2015

    Lagercrantz follows in footsteps of ‘Millenium Trilogy’

    Billed as a Lizbeth Salander novel, David Lagercrantz’s “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” purports to continue the late Stieg Larsson’s international best-selling “Millennium Trilogy” beginning with “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Lagercrantz’s novel presents a further installment of the

  • Books | October 11, 2015

    Fall-themed children’s activities this month at the library

    Jennifer.adams.librarian1

    Looking for some fun activities for your kids this month?  The library has planned some fun parties and events that will bring out your child’s creative juices and keep them begging to visit the library.  A Cardboard Creations Party on Oct. 22 for

  • Books | October 04, 2015

    K-State common book shows importance of choices

    “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates” is a book about two men whose strikingly parallel childhoods lead them down divergent paths. Their stories begin with a shared name and birthdays less than a year apart. Both boys were born in Baltimore and raised

  • Books | October 04, 2015

    Moore juxtaposes two stories, explores power of choice

    News coverage often portrays black men as ghettoized caricatures, a simplification in the media that undermines their capacity for success. But Wes Moore’s soul-gripping book, “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates,” offers a necessary counter perspective. Moore illustrates that black men have

  • Books | October 03, 2015

    Reilly places historical figures in imaginative plot

    Matthew Reilly has a fertile imagination. One of his other novels, “The Great Zoo of China,” describes the Chinese government’s development of a dragon preserve using long dormant eggs. “The Tournament” suspends reality in a different way. It’s historical fiction in which the

  • Books | October 03, 2015

    Celebrate National Pizza Month with pie-themed books

    Pecoraro

    Something vaguely similar to pizza has existed for thousands of years, but it wasn’t until the lowly, New World tomato arrived in Europe that the pizza we know and love today became a possibility. Thought for years to be poisonous (as a member of

  • Books | October 03, 2015

    Rock and Tammeus advocate tolerance

    The title of this book is both a setup to a joke (you will have to read it to learn the punch-line) and an indication of the three kinds of Christians discussed in it — the scriptural Jesus, Roman Catholic Pope Francis and mainline Protestants. The

  • Books | October 03, 2015

    ‘Quiet’ presents benefits of being an introvert

    Each time lawyer and consultant Susan Cain would speak before a crowd, she could almost hear her nerves screaming. No one had any idea how jittery she felt on the inside. She was a master at hiding her pain, her shyness. If she told people


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