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  • ‘Train to Warsaw’ packed with history, emotion

    “The Train to Warsaw” is a short novel packed with history and emotion. Its chief characters are Jascha and Lilka Krazniewski, who are in their early 60s when we meet them in the 1980s. About half of the story takes .

  • ‘Reader’ features collection of magazine editor Richard Peabody’s stories, poems G.w.clift1

    We may not be able to think of much that suggests that our nation’s capital city has an artistic culture. For years, though, its literary scene has been represented by a bulky, attractive, and irregular magazine of short fiction .

  • Author chronicles Big Red 1 on D-Day

    ABILENE — John McManus said one piece of the 1st Infantry Division’s well-documented history is sometimes overlooked. “Army historians who interviewed survivors in the weeks and months after the Normandy invasion prepared about 372 pages of historical material on the 29th .

  • ‘Elephant Company’ follows man through World War II jungles

    The New York Times named Croke’s account of J.H. Williams, or “Elephant Bill” as he came to be known, one of its 100 Notable Books for 2014. It is extremely well researched and includes interviews with his surviving family members, .

  • Three ‘China Dolls’ in 1930s San Francisco

    “China Dolls” is the story of three young women whose backgrounds are about as different as they could be. They become friends, rivals, enemies and friends again over a decade that begins in 1938 in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Grace Lee, 17 .

  • Abundant nonfiction options for young book readers

    When you think about your reading life as a child, do you remember going through phases? Maybe you couldn’t get enough of the Berenstain Bears as a preschooler? Maybe there was a time when Nancy Drew was the only .

  • ‘Hundred Pieces of Me’ tracks woman through heartbreak and cancer fight

    Talented and well-known women’s fiction writer Lucy Dillon has produced another engaging story where a vulnerable female protagonist contemplates the fine line and bittersweet differences between tragedy and opportunity. In “A Hundred Pieces of Me”, Georgina “Gina” Bellamy has .

  • ‘Deep Down Dark’ relays Chilean miners’ harrowing tale

    This is the true story of the 33 Chilean miners trapped in a collapsed mine for 69 days from August to October 2010, near Copiapó in northern Chile’s Atacama Desert. The story made considerable international news, due to massive worldwide rescue efforts .

  • French siblings resist Germans during WWII

    “The Nightingale” is a superbly written story of two sisters who fight Germans in World War II in different but admirable ways.  One of the sisters, Vianne Mauriac, lives with her husband and young daughter Sophie in the village .

  • Spring is the season for baseball at the local library Keri.mills

    With spring just around the corner, that means it is once again time for baseball, the American pastime. To get yourself ready, or just to impress your friends with your vast knowledge, why not read up on the history of .

  • ‘Small Victories’ argues for the importance of offering forgiveness

    If you are familiar with Anne Lamott’s works, you either embrace most of her thoughts and opinions on assorted subjects and concerns, or you shake your head and contemplate her sanity. Then again, Lamott would be the first to .

  • Book examines Lincoln’s role in war for public opinion

    We are accustomed to our newspapers having two separate kinds of content: the unbiased news which presents the facts of both sides of an event or issue; and opinions, where the editor, readers, columnists and the like, present their own .


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