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  • Books | October 22, 2013

    Book explores what K-State brought to the national table


    A new book explores the university’s food heritage — and offers some previously secret recipes from local chefs. “Teatime to Tailgates: 150 Years at the K-State Table,” by Jane Marshall, is full of stories, photos and recipes from 1863 to the present. Marshall, a food journalist and

  • Books | October 20, 2013

    ‘Treecats’ and teens protect nature

    There are some really good science fiction novels that have kept me glued to each page until the very end. I especially think highly of certain science fiction and fantasy writers, such as Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, H.P. Lovecraft, Mercedes Lackey, Rachel Cohn,

  • Books | October 20, 2013

    Landscape architect viewed gardening as an art form

    Which is it? Landscape gardening or landscape architecture? And, what is its nature? During the Gilded Age (1870-1898), critic Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer (1851-1934) and others debated these and related questions. Judith K. Major’s biography of Van Rensselaer tells her life’s story, discusses

  • Books | October 20, 2013

    Publisher’s motives not ‘Truth’

    Keith Mabbut is a British writer and a nice guy in his mid-50s whose wife, Krystyna, wants a divorce because she has found a more satisfying relationship with another man. They have two adult children whose childhoods he missed out on and whom he

  • Books | October 20, 2013

    Franklin’s sister’s story proves interesting read


    She was not a recognized personality nor was she a Revolutionary War figure. She was not wealthy, nor was she well educated.  There are no surviving paintings of her, and many details of her life are relatively sketchy. In fact, hers was an ordinary

  • Books | October 13, 2013

    ‘Notebook’ author tells of another love for the ages

    Die-hard Nicholas Sparks fans like myself will not be disappointed in this latest novel from the popular North Carolina writer.  Set in the area around Greensboro and Winston-Salem, this book tells two parallel and independent stories, which only come together in a surprising way very

  • Books | October 13, 2013

    Model murder for ‘Potter’ author

    The Cuckoo’s Calling is a murder mystery by JK Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Rowling, of course, is most famous for the “Harry Potter” series. The protagonist in her new book is Cormoran Strike, a London private detective who is a British Army

  • Books | October 13, 2013

    Carrying on a legendary legacy

    Spenser (his first name remains unknown), the Boston private investigator created by novelist Robert Parker back in 1973, remains that author’s best-known character. Parker, who actually wrote his doctoral dissertation on Dashiell Hammet and Raymond Chandler, was considered to be the archetype of modern detective

  • Books | October 13, 2013

    Top Ten gives teens suggestions to start reading


    Sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the Teens’ Top Ten is a teens’ choice list where teens nominate their favorite books from the previous year. Nominations are posted in April, and teens ages 12 to 18 can vote on their favorite titles. The winning

  • Books | October 06, 2013

    Story of Manhattan’s early history told by native son

    “Frontier Manhattan” traces the development of Manhattan from its founding to 1894, when it was the germ of the city of today. About two-thirds of the book concerns the pre-Civil War era when its residents were greatly involved in the struggle to establish a viable town

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