Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Lifestyle - Books

  • Books | April 27, 2014

    Fast marriage brings drama

    “Before We Met” is a riveting story, one that will make you wonder how well you know anyone, especially your spouse. Hannah and Mark, both British, met in New York and were married within eight months. Mark, 40, owns DataPro, a successful company that he had

  • Books | April 27, 2014

    Middle America explained through a different Woodstock

    Who or what are Middle Americans? In “Woodstock: A Story of Middle Americans,” Bill Tammeus explores and celebrates the Middle America, which, historically, is roughly the area between the Appalachians and the Sierras. Middle Americans have life choices, values, and styles which are different from

  • Books | April 20, 2014

    Grim life seen through the eyes of slavery in the South

    This is the story of early abolitionist and women’s rights advocates, the Grimke sisters of South Carolina. Grim was part of their name, some aspects of their lives, and their look when photographed. In addition to being the fashion in nineteenth century photos, many

  • Books | April 20, 2014

    Hop to it: A new bunny book, as well as old favorites


    It’s Easter, and so I’m writing about bunnies. Bunnies are perhaps a little overdone in children’s literature, I’ll admit. They are so cute and cuddly and kind-looking. It seems the perfect match for our cute, cuddly, kind young readers, right? Think

  • Books | April 20, 2014

    ‘Cruise’ is educational, fun and yes… enlightening

    You might not always be able to tell the book by its cover, but there are plenty of times when the cover wins over a reader. So it was with “A Cruise to Die For.” I haven’t been on a cruise for more than 40

  • Books | April 13, 2014

    ‘Lie Lay Lain’ draws off strength, voice of characters

    Bryn Greenwood, known to her old classmates in K-State’s Creative Writing graduate program as Sarah, has a strength that informs all her writing. In her first commercial novel, 2012’s “Last Will”, she showed how an imaginative writer would avoid cliché without even acknowledging it

  • Books | April 13, 2014

    Read and relax: Melt away the stress with a library visit


    Stress is everywhere in our lives. It seems that the world has grown smaller, time has grown shorter, we try to do more with less, and the stress piles up. What can we do about it? Techniques for relieving stress run the gamut from diet

  • Books | April 13, 2014

    ‘Identical’ freshens up the murder-mystery genre

    Lawyer and best-selling author Scott Turow has done it again. His latest mystery-thriller has some of the most unexpected and surprising, yet still believable, plot twists I have ever encountered in the hundreds of murder mysteries I have read. In this book Turow explores the

  • Books | April 13, 2014

    ‘The Girl You Left Behind’ tells time-spanning love story

    “The Girl You Left Behind” is a love story that spans the decades from World War I to present day. Sophie and Edouard Lefevre live in a small town in France. Edouard, an artist by trade, is drafted into the French army. Sophie, her sister

  • Books | April 06, 2014

    K-State grad draws from theater memories in grueling tale

    It turned out to be the tour from hell. Ann Gulbrith had acted for three summers in civic theater productions in her home town, Kalamazoo, Michigan, and one summer in the Seaplace Barn Theater on Long Island, when her friends, Silvia And Josh Wilson obtained

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