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  • Story of fictional mountain village explores deafness, power of senses

    There is not a single quotation mark in “Soundless” because there is not a single line of dialogue. Spoken dialogue, that is. Every member of Fei’s tiny mountaintop village is born deaf. It has been generations since hearing disappeared, .

  • Book brings to life history of Catholic Church

    When you open the “The Relic Master,” you are dropped into Europe in the early years of the 16th century. The Roman Catholic Church is as corrupt as its leader, Pope Leo X, a Medici who holds the office because .

  • North Dakota travel guide focuses on history

    Are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite traveler? Or, maybe you would just like to treat yourself to seeing some historical sites next summer. If so, “A Traveler’s Companion” might be just the thing for you. “.

  • Award-winning children’s books to check out Jennifer.adams.librarian1

    If you would like a list of good reads with a huge range of styles, topics and diverse characters, the children’s book award winners list is where it’s at. Every year, the Association for Library Service to Children, .

  • Novel explores friendship, romance

    Consider yourself lucky if you have had the opportunity to read any novels by Kent Haruf. It’s hard to believe and quite sad that the creator of “Plainsong,” “Benediction,” “Eventide,” “Where You Once Belonged” and other literary works put .

  • Seamon explains human brain

    This engaging book, written by a cognitive psychologist at Wesleyan University who has studied memory for his whole career, examines various aspects of memory and how they are portrayed in popular movies. Each chapter focuses on different aspects of memory .

  • Former MHS teacher writes of Flint Hills life

    Dru Clarke, former science teacher at Manhattan High, has published a highly readable, captivating book of 47 essays featuring keen observations about her Flint Hills experiences described in exquisite language and supplemented by relevant scientific facts. The essays, written over several .

  • Thriller addresses wealth, corruption, gender

    “One Way or Another” is a thriller about individuals who start out destitute but become wealthy, and the people they destroy along the way. The story centers on Ahmet Ghulbian, who grew up in poverty in Egypt but survived by .

  • Upcoming children’s activities at the library Librarian.grace.benedick

    2016 marks the start of our second year in our expanded children’s space at Manhattan Public Library, and we are excited to offer several new programs this semester. January has already been a full month with Baby and Toddler Play .

  • KSU grad sets stories in college town

    K-State’s creative writing program has turned out some notable writers including Sarah Bryn Greenwood, Darren Defrain, Derick Burleson, Amy Fleury and Susan Jackson Rodgers. Local poetry fans always seem surprised to hear that slam champion Taylor Mali and academic .

  • Gough details music, government

    The Great Depression of the 1930s was a time of massive unemployment and resulting hardship for many people, including those in music. President Roosevelt tried to ameliorate this by establishing the Federal Music Project, part of the Federal Arts Project, .

  • ‘Sweet Salt Air’ depicts complex friendship

    This book is author Barbara Delinsky’s latest novel. Some of her previous works include “Escape, Not My Daughter,” “The Secret Between Us,” “While My Sister Sleeps” and Family Tree. Delinsky is well known for her spot-on portrayals of the .


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