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  • 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 .

  • ‘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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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,” “.

  • ‘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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • ‘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 .

  • ‘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, .

  • 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 .

  • ‘Journeys Home’ offers 25 personal essays about family history

    This beautiful book consists of 26 short personal essays, most around 10 pages long, about people traveling back to lands from which their parents, grandparents or more distant ancestors came. Sometimes they seek forebears from several hundred years ago or even longer, .

  • ‘Chestnut Street’ provides glimpse into Dublin

    Maeve Binchy was one of Ireland’s most prolific and popular writers, writing for more than 27 years and selling 40 million books. In addition to best-selling novels, she wrote a number of interlocking short stories, many never made public. They were .





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