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  • Books | November 17, 2013

    Author tells of revolt and Lawrence’s role

    This book would be better called by its subtitle, “War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East” because it is more about World War I and what followed than Lawrence himself. During the first half or so, he plays a minor,

  • Books | November 17, 2013

    Grisham lawyer unravels case of man’s will

    In John Grisham’s newest book, “Sycamore Row,” the author spins another story involving Jake Brigance, a Mississippi lawyer featured in one of Grisham’s previous books, “A Time to Kill.” Jake is the attorney for the estate of Seth Hubbard, a rich and unpleasant

  • Books | November 17, 2013

    Classic children’s fiction still excites the imagination

    Do you remember being a child and having the time to curl up in a chair, spending the day lost in an adventure taking place in another time or world? Remembering those classic children’s fiction books take us back to those days. And re-reading

  • Books | November 10, 2013

    Tragedy in Wichita provokes racial tension

    On January 16, 1965, Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker 57-1442, familiarly called “Raggy 42,” took off at 9:26 am from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, heading north on a routine refueling exercise.  Four minutes later, it crashed at the corner of 20th and North Piatt Street, about halfway

  • Books | November 10, 2013

    Crime leads to ‘Abomination’

    Abomination has multiple meanings in Christianity, but for the purposes of this story, it begins with the discovery of the body of a woman in priests’ clothing at the Santa Maria della Salute, one of Venice’s landmarks. The woman had been executed, shot twice

  • Books | November 10, 2013

    Poet remembers furry friends

    Anyone who has ever loved a dog will be smitten with Mary Oliver’s “Dog Songs.” Anyone who has never been around dogs to experience the pleasure of their company might not realize what they are missing, and that would deeply disappoint Oliver. In this

  • Books | November 10, 2013

    Library cookbooks offer wide fall food selection

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    Time to ward off the autumn chill with some simple, soul-satisfying home cooking — soups, stews, one-pot cooking, comfort foods, and slow-cooker meals. Full of the flavors of the season, this is cooking that fills the house with delicious aromas and anticipation of the meal ahead.&

  • Books | November 03, 2013

    Area woman tells her adoption story

    Ann Carter, a single, career woman, tells us what she experienced over a period of 14 years beginning with considering, at age 43, adopting a child; at age 46 actually adopting one; then two years later, a second toddler; and then rearing them. She does this by showing

  • Books | November 03, 2013

    Boys compete to be prince

    “The False Prince” is a young adult novel, but it’s entertaining enough that a larger audience would like it. The protagonist, 14-year-old Sage, is an impish orphan in the kingdom of Carthya. He is taken against his will from his orphanage by a man

  • Books | November 03, 2013

    Burke’s latest novel moves back north

    There are many readers who regard James Lee Burke as the finest novelist of our time, and with two Edgars to his credit, he is certainly one of the giants in mystery fiction. Burke has definite ties to Kansas as he taught at Wichita State


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