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  • Books | December 29, 2013

    Daughter continues father’s line of Navajo books

    If the name Hillerman is familiar you are probably a fan and are glad to see the saga continued.  Spider Woman’s Daughter is identified as a Leaphorn and Chee novel as these are the main characters of the series. Begun by Tony Hillerman

  • Books | December 29, 2013

    Psychoanalyst had his own childhood demons

    Albert Camus said “You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” Talk about a paradox: Lowe’s Home Improvement is excellent in breaking down all the “how-to’s” that make any project comprehensible to many individuals. But when it comes

  • Books | December 29, 2013

    Spark of interest can start long journey into books

    Janet.ulrey.librarian

    The saying goes “One thing leads to another,” and so it is with reading: “One story leads to another.” When reading a book, I find topics that intrigue me and instill a hunger for more information. This leads me to discover other books about the

  • Books | December 29, 2013

    Agent hunts most wanted with help from adolescent

    It’s been 40 years since Frederick Forsyth wrote “The Day of the Jackal,” a classic that vaulted him to the upper ranks of espionage-suspense writers. The times and the villains have changed, but Forsyth’s talent remains, as is evident in his latest novel, “The

  • Books | December 22, 2013

    Philosopher tries to come to terms with age

    Daniel Klein knows is a student of philosophy. He has a degree in it from Harvard. Though the philosophy of Epicurus is the focus of his book, its pages are generously sprinkled with the thoughts of other philosophers, ancient and contemporary, household names (including Plato,

  • Books | December 15, 2013

    Orphans bond over similar childhood experiences

    Much has been written about the orphan train phenomenon, from first person accounts to children’s books, fact and fiction.  And since Kansas was part of this history, we even have The Orphan Train Museum located in our state.  It resides in Concordia,

  • Books | December 15, 2013

    Romance digs into themes of family, divorce

    Right now, I am not the only person trying to get along with ole’ man Winter. Instead of leaving the house to go on a brisk run around the neighborhood—like I probably should anyway—I, like lots of others, prefer to curl up with

  • Books | December 15, 2013

    Picture books can engage and educate children

    Jennifer.adams.librarian1

    Steven Kellogg is a children’s book author and illustrator who has touched the lives of most of us in one way or another. You may recall reading aloud his fun picture books about the big white dog Pinkerton in the ‘70s and ‘80s, or “

  • Books | December 15, 2013

    Teens’ trip to the moon reveals some of NASA’s deepest secrets

    “172 Hours on the Moon” earned a spot on the list of 2013 Teen’s Top Ten books to read. It is easy to see why. It is a suspenseful space thriller — a crossover between young adult and general science fiction that keeps the reader guessing. The

  • Books | December 11, 2013

    ‘A Christmas Carol’ still meaningful to people today

    Written 170 years ago, Charles Dickens’ classic novella “A Christmas Carol” still resonates with people today, according to two literature experts at Kansas State University. The latest example of Dickens’ enduring popularity will also be a nod to one of his most enduring works. A new


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