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  • K-State grad draws from theater memories in grueling tale

    It turned out to be the tour from hell. Ann Gulbrith had acted for three summers in civic theater productions in her home town, Kalamazoo, Michigan, and one summer in the Seaplace Barn Theater on Long Island, when her friends, .

  • ‘Cathedral of the Wild’ brings optimism about the world Marcia.allen1

    What seems to be a simple memoir of a youth spent in Africa is so much more. Boyd Varty’s “Cathedral of the Wild” recounts some incredible tales of encounters with wild animals and a sometimes harsh environment, but that’.

  • ‘Whistling’ talks music, race

    “Whistling Past the Graveyard” is powerful novel reminiscent of “To Kill a Mockingbird” or “Huck Finn.”  In 1963, the protagonist and storyteller, 9-year-old Starla Claudelle, lives with her grandmother, Mamie, in Cayuga Springs, Miss. Starla hasn’t seen her momma .

  • ‘Windfall’ cuts through the business of climate change

    Did you know that because arctic ice is melting, five countries will control a fourth of the world’s petroleum reserves? That U.S. submarines already use the Northwest Passage to travel between the Atlantic and the Pacific? That as .

  • K-Stater chronicles women caught in civil war

    In 1995 Jocelyn Viterna (as an undergraduate at Kansas State University) made her first trip to El Salvador as part of a delegation from the Manhattan Alliance for Peace & Justice and its sister-city relationship with El Papaturro. That experience led .

  • ‘The Ascendant’ thrills with cyber conflict, adventure

    Garrett Reilly is a bright twentysomething who works in one of the financial firms on Wall Street. He’s arrogant, obnoxious, reserved, loves making money, drinking alcohol, smoking pot and chasing skirts, and hates the military. The latter is because .

  • Celebrate 50th year of ‘Dr. Who’ with other time-travel tales Keri.mills

    Doctor Who just celebrated its 50th anniversary last year and is still going strong. If you or your teens are Dr. Who fans, here are some ‘young adult’ books you might enjoy: “TimeRiders” by Alex Scarrow   Liam, Madeline, and .

  • ‘Burn’ shows complexity

    Julianna Baggott’s “Burn” — final book in her best-selling Pure trilogy — is not the kind of book you can’t put down. It’s the kind of book you must put down, but only because you need to process the .

  • Learn about Spanish celebration of the book and the rose Susan.withee.librarian1

    The Barcelona Book and Rose Fair takes place every April 23 on the feast day of St. George, patron saint of Catalonia. The streets and squares are lined with stalls selling roses and books of all sorts, and the annual Roses .

  • ‘Red Rising’ lives up to hype

    “Red Rising” is hyped as a “must read “science fiction book with a great plot, well developed characters, fast-paced action and an underdog, Darrow, who is trying to overcome his oppressors. This first book in a trilogy meets its expectations .

  • Book provides rich history on prominent diseases

    Charles H. Calisher has compiled an incredible collection that provides a history of research in virology and other fields related to epidemiology. While the stories about how scientists have discovered knowledge of the molecular structure of viruses, the development of .

  • A part of the pack: Wolves seen up close and personal

    If humans want to obtain a better and complete understanding of wolves, it would not hurt for them to invest in “The Hidden Life of Wolves.”   Twenty-five dollars might be considered a lot of money to many people, but .


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