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Lifestyle - Books

  • Books | August 31, 2014

    ‘One Plus One’ equals a fun read

    “One Plus One” is a delightful story about the Thomas family, hard workers who just need something good to happen in them. Anyone who roots for the underdog will be cheering this British family on. Jess Thomas, whose husband, Marty, has abandoned the family, is

  • Books | August 24, 2014

    ‘Wedding Bees’ delivers on science info and a story with buzz

    Honey bees are a recurring motif in popular literature nowadays, perhaps reflecting how entomologists, agronomists, and biologists across the nation are concerned with the inexplicable collapse of high numbers of bee colonies. With greatly reduced numbers of pollinators come equal production losses to farm crops,

  • Books | August 24, 2014

    Former Royals catcher breaks down diamond in ‘Throwback’

    Jason Kendall is one of those guys you probably love if he played for your team. If he played for your opponent, you undoubtedly hated him. In this entertaining and fascinating nitty-gritty examination of modern-day baseball, Kendall, for instance: • Extols the virtue of fighting and

  • Books | August 24, 2014

    K-State Common Book ‘Ghost Map’ takes on 1854 cholera outbreak

    Marcia.allen1

    Each academic year, the K-State Book Network (KSBN) selects an exceptional book for a common reading experience. In conjunction with that all-university read, campus activities, classroom experiences, and community programs are offered share additional insights into the reading. In past years, enthusiastic participants have been

  • Books | August 24, 2014

    ‘The Orenda’ captures a different era

    “The Orenda” is a story about Huron Indians — the Wendat — in the first half of the 17th century. It’s told through the eyes of three individuals: Bird, a great “war-bearer” of the Bear Clain who rises to the role of chieftain; Snow Falls, a

  • Books | August 24, 2014

    Beaton’s ‘Hamish’ a likable lead

    This is the latest in a long series of murder mysteries written by prolific British writer M. C. Beaton over the last 20 years or so and features the Highland Scottish police constable Hamish Macbeth.  In spite of an amazing ability to solve mysteries and

  • Books | August 17, 2014

    Rowling’s ‘Galbraith’ experiment starting to pass some tests

    It’s not often that an author’s debut novel goes from a slow seller to a huge success literally overnight. In the case of “A Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith, the huge burst in sales came last summer when Galbraith was revealed to

  • Books | August 17, 2014

    Mystery solved, Watson: Library has the cure for those ‘Sherlocked’

    Keri.mills

    The BBC series, “Sherlock,” premiered in 2010 and has since gained legions of followers. If you are one of the many, like myself, who have been “Sherlocked,” then you were unhappy with the news that season four will not even begin filming until the winter of 2015.

  • Books | August 17, 2014

    ‘Dogs’ a good mix of history and novel

    Bobbie Pyron’s “The Dogs of Winter” is certainly one of those rare gems that produced in me a flux of emotions. And I am glad that the novel, based on a true story, will soon be released in paperback format on Aug. 26. Pyron’s

  • Books | August 17, 2014

    ‘One Night’ captivates with reality

    It isn’t often a Western writer takes readers into Moscow, at least not in the triumphant period after VE Day. It’s easy for Americans to forget how much the Soviet Union lost in World War II, yet the vast death and destruction that


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