Today is the Winter Solstice, the first day of winter, and the shortest day of the year. You have 9 hours, 33 minutes, and 11 seconds of daylight to work with today. What will you do with yours? If reading is on your .
You might not be aware, because 1961 was a long time ago and because this amazing story is fiction, but that was the year three pertinent people were born. Most important was Nombeko Mayeki, who started life in the poorest of .
“May the odds forever be in your favor!” Most “Hunger Games” fans know what that statement means and who said it. ‘Effie Trinket’ is so cheerful and peppy in “The Hunger Games” series. Maybe she should drop all the publicity .
“The Kraken Project” starts out like science fiction involving a journey to one of Saturn’s moons — Titan. But it ends up being sci-fi of an eerier kind — cyber-fi, if you will. Unless it’s more fact than faction, that .
Hard times were a daily reality for Elmo and Mamie Lewis in the state of Louisiana during the 1930s. Elmo made a living sharecropping and sometimes cooking whiskey, until he was caught and sentenced to five years in prison.&.
When holidays become overly hectic and pressured, I retreat to the pages of light fiction—happy ending assured. Stacey Ballis’ “Out to Lunch” brings gentle laughter and possibly a few tears as main character Jenna Stewart deals with an odd .
It’s already time to get started on your holiday baking if you haven’t already. Many of us have favorite, traditional family cookie recipes, but if you are looking to switch things up a little bit, the library has .
This is a young adult novel about two sisters, twins Rio and Bay, who live in the underwater city of Atlantia. This story is about the sisters’ love for each other, but it also a good mystery. In an annual .
‘Tis the season for merry-making, generosity, sentimentality, and most importantly, gathering together to eat. The food we eat is an important part of our stories and our cultural identity. It is a vital way through which we build community, bond .
“The American Mission” is a story about Africa. More specifically, given Africa’s vastness in surface and cultures, it’s a story about the Democratic Republic of the Congo, once known as Zaire. It borders Congo, an entirely separate country, .
Here’s a fine collection of work for K-State sports fans: Mark Janssen’s writing on the Wildcats over the past four decades. For most longtime readers of The Mercury, the stories will sound familiar: They’re largely drawn from .
The fall book season always provides a nice helping of new fiction surprises. This year’s list of standouts includes many offerings by bestselling favorites, but it also includes some unusual stories from authors who may not be familiar.&.
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