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  • 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


    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

  • Books | September 26, 2015

    Meyer tells story women behind historic Harvey Houses

    Wanted: Young women 18-30 years of age, of good character, attractive and intelligent, as waitresses in the Harvey Eating Houses on the Santa Fe Railroad in the West. Good wages with room and meals furnished. No experience necessary. To apply, write to: Miss Alice Steele,

  • Books | September 26, 2015

    Retired K-State professor pens 2nd novel, ‘Cottonwoods’

    Immigrant brothers Torval and Rolf Hauge believe their part of the American Dream has come true when they’re asked to become partners in a large cattle company in western South Dakota. It’s 1907 and the brothers — hard and earnest employees — have worked a variety

  • Books | September 26, 2015

    Biographical books to check out at the public library


    Have you ever noticed how many books are written about people? More than one-fifth of the Manhattan Public Library nonfiction collection is categorized with a biographical subject heading. Who reads these books? Our customers do! People are enamored with other people’s lives. We want

  • Books | September 26, 2015

    Ware provides plenty of mystery, suspense

    Ruth Ware has written a captivating suspense novel. The protagonist in this twisted story of love gone wrong is Leonora, sometimes known as Lee and sometimes known as Nora. The story opens with Lee waking up in the hospital with a policeman outside her room.

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