Thursday, July 30, 2015



Lifestyle - Books

  • Books | June 14, 2015

    Christmas-themed novel set in Topeka offers readers a refreshingly kind story

    This delightful short novel is set in Topeka in late December and written by longtime Washburn University English professor and writer-in-residence Thomas Averill. Averill is also author of the novels “Secrets of the Tsil Café,” “rode,” and “The Slow Air of Ewan MacPherson,” as well

  • Books | June 06, 2015

    ‘America 1844’ follows threads through an important year

    What important events come to your mind that happened in our country in the year 1844? Unless you’re a professional historian, chances are that you probably don’t come up with much. However, in this book, writer John Bicknell argues that it was in fact

  • Books | June 06, 2015

    Latest adventure with ‘Hamish MacBeth’ still fun

    The MacBeth conjured up some yeas ago by M.C. Beaton might not rival Shakespeare’s character for great literature, But Beaton’s MacBeth has developed quite a following — in print and, for a time, as a television series on BBC. Hamish MacBeth is a

  • Books | June 06, 2015

    An abundance of magazines are available at the library

    Librarian.linda.henderson

    Escape the ordinary this summer by entertaining your brain with one of the more than 200 magazines available at the public library. A wonderfully varied collection stands ready to expand your reading choices this summer.  Familiar favorites such as “Time,” “Good Housekeeping” and “Sports Illustrated”

  • Books | May 31, 2015

    ‘Women Heroes of World War I’ tracks hidden war service

    “My good lady, go home and sit still.” That is what the Director of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) told Dr. Elsie Inglis when she tried to volunteer for the Corps at the beginning of World War I. Not content with that answer, Inglis

  • Books | May 31, 2015

    FBI agent, sleuths track down drug lord in ‘The Job’

    Evanovich and Goldberg have co-written several novels, and “The Job” is an entertaining one. It features FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare and her team trying to nab one of the world’s worst drug lord’s in an enterprising con game. A few years

  • Books | May 31, 2015

    Summer teen books, prizes at the public library

    Keri.mills

    Parents, are you trying to get your teens reading over the summer? Sign them up for the teen summer reading program where they can earn incentives such as restaurant coupons or a free book. Teens also have the chance to win the grand prize, a

  • Books | May 23, 2015

    ‘Soul of the Fire’ is a fictional tale of Tibet’s very real struggle

    “Soul of the Fire” is a story of Tibet’s nonviolent resistance to China’s occupation told through acts of great cruelty, great kindness and great courage. Its protagonist is Shan Tao Yun, a former inspector for Beijing’s Public Security Bureau who served five

  • Books | May 23, 2015

    ‘The Marble Orchard’ spins tale of man’s trouble

    Alex Taylor’s fresh literary voice echoes from the coal-bearing hills and limestone bluffs of east Kentucky, home to the extended Sheetmire clan of “The Marble Orchard.” Gathering for the Sheetmire homecoming, even outsiders Clem and Derna Sheetmire and son, Beam, have been invited for

  • Books | May 23, 2015

    Decide between a summer of salads or burgers

    Pecoraro

    May is National Salad Month, so that’s good news for those of us who want to eat lean and green this summer. May is also National Hamburger Month. That’s also good news for those of us who love all things burgers and grilling.


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