Books

  • For Women’s History Month, check out these feminist reads

    According to author Rebecca Solnit, women have a long way to go before they are treated as equals to men. In her book “Men Explain Things to Me,” Solnit cites alarming statistics about violence against women that back up her .

  • War a constant backdrop in man’s search for killer

    Ian Rutlege is a Scotland Yard inspector in the years after the Great War. Like almost every other British man his age, he fought in that war, and though he has no physical scars, he’s not the same man .

  • Painting studio, silent book club, ‘Rogue One’ and more

    MONDAY KSU Blood Drive, through Thursday. K-State Student Union Ballroom Putnam Hall. MAC Community Studios: Drawing Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays. An open studios to create in community. Bring your own materials. Cost: $5 per month. Additional studios include a clay .

  • A case against trying too hard to be happy

    This fascinating and stimulating book was written by British writer and documentary filmmaker Ruth Whippman. Moving from Britain to Berkeley, California, with her husband and son, she noticed Americans seemed to be much more invested than are the British in .

  • ‘Rogue One’ novel dives into characters’ minds

    Ashley Bergner Contributing writer It’s easy to dismiss movie novelizations as sub-par literature. They’re different from pre-existing books that are then adapted to film; they’re not always the best-written books, and they often come across as little .

  • Slavery, family story starts slow

    Hannah Ens Contributing writer The synopsis for this book had one of my “sign me up” phrases: upstairs- downstairs drama. Toss in magic with a societal power imbalance and I’m in. Gilded Cage takes place in contemporary Britain where .

  • In baseball story, big personalities collide

    Aaron Pauls Contributing writer I can tell you right off the bat that if you aren’t interested in baseball, you can safely stop reading this review, as there’s little chance you’ll like “The Pine Tar Game.” Of .

  • Book recommendations for young naturalists and outdoor lovers

    Early spring days of tree buds and hungry birds make me look for books that include the outdoors. Here are some great new children’s books for nature lovers. “Applesauce Weather,” by award-winning poet Helen Frost, is a gentle story .

  • Author blends Native culture with mysteries

    “Winter’s Child” is the latest in the author’s engrossing series of Wind River Mysteries, set on the Wind River Indian reservation in central Wyoming. Author Margaret Coel is an historian by training and is an expert on the .

  • In ‘Prisoner,’ CIA agent turns his back on US

    Wayne, as he calls himself, has had a distinguished career in the CIA, excelling at every posting, including those in combat zones, and he’s reached the agency’s inner circle of decision makers. He’s young and talented enough .

  • With so many to choose from, judge a book by its cover

    The cover is bright blue and neon yellow with a bright pink spine. That is how “Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life,” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal caught my eye. On the back she describes the cover of a book as being .

  • ‘Shackleton’s Heroes’ is a mess of diary entries, lacks explanation

    Aaron Pauls Contributing writer The story of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance party in Antarctica is one of the most amazing exploration stories in known history. That a man could be stranded on that vast icy desert with a .





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