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  • Books | March 21, 2015

    ‘Hundred Pieces of Me’ tracks woman through heartbreak and cancer fight

    Talented and well-known women’s fiction writer Lucy Dillon has produced another engaging story where a vulnerable female protagonist contemplates the fine line and bittersweet differences between tragedy and opportunity. In “A Hundred Pieces of Me”, Georgina “Gina” Bellamy has reached a crossroads in life.

  • Books | March 15, 2015

    ‘Deep Down Dark’ relays Chilean miners’ harrowing tale

    This is the true story of the 33 Chilean miners trapped in a collapsed mine for 69 days from August to October 2010, near Copiapó in northern Chile’s Atacama Desert. The story made considerable international news, due to massive worldwide rescue efforts and the fact that all 33

  • Books | March 15, 2015

    French siblings resist Germans during WWII

    “The Nightingale” is a superbly written story of two sisters who fight Germans in World War II in different but admirable ways.  One of the sisters, Vianne Mauriac, lives with her husband and young daughter Sophie in the village of Carriveau in France. World

  • Books | March 15, 2015

    Spring is the season for baseball at the local library

    Keri.mills

    With spring just around the corner, that means it is once again time for baseball, the American pastime. To get yourself ready, or just to impress your friends with your vast knowledge, why not read up on the history of the sport? If you want

  • Books | March 15, 2015

    ‘Small Victories’ argues for the importance of offering forgiveness

    If you are familiar with Anne Lamott’s works, you either embrace most of her thoughts and opinions on assorted subjects and concerns, or you shake your head and contemplate her sanity. Then again, Lamott would be the first to admit she fits right in

  • Books | March 08, 2015

    Book examines Lincoln’s role in war for public opinion

    We are accustomed to our newspapers having two separate kinds of content: the unbiased news which presents the facts of both sides of an event or issue; and opinions, where the editor, readers, columnists and the like, present their own views on events and issues.

  • Books | March 08, 2015

    ‘Saint Brigid’s Bones’ journeys to sixth century Ireland

    This is a nice mystery involving Christians and Druids in the sixth century in what is now Ireland. Its protagonist is Sister Deidre, who is in probably in her 20s. She joined the convent after her young son died and she left her husband, who,

  • Books | March 08, 2015

    Upcoming library events include baseball, Dickens

    Susan.withee.librarian1

    What do Internet safety, the Kansas City Monarchs, Manhattan history, Charles Dickens and great books for sale all have in common? They’re all at Manhattan Public Library in the month of March. Last weekend, the Manhattan Library Association (the Friends of the Library) annual

  • Books | February 28, 2015

    ‘Dog Whistle Politics’ examines the language of race

    The author is the John H. Boalt, professor of law at the University of California-Berkeley and the author of two previous books on racism and the law. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School. This is an important work, though one with a fairly

  • Books | February 28, 2015

    ‘The Girl on the Train’ spins complex web

    For a debut novel, “The Girl on the Train” it is a winner. The protagonist, Rachel Watson, lives outside London and is divorced, but not happily. She longs to get back with her ex-husband, Tom, but he is now married to Anna and they have


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