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  • Books | September 14, 2013

    Government threatened by ‘Brilliance’

    Sometimes you pick up a book on a hunch, or curiosity, without knowing what it’s about. So it was with “Brilliance.” There was no synopsis of the story. All that was on the back cover were cryptic reviews, good ones. “A brilliant writer,” said

  • Books | September 14, 2013

    Literature honors history of U.S. Constitution


    An important document in our nation’s history is having its 226th birthday this year. The supreme law of the land was adopted on September 17, 1787, and ratified on March 4, 1789. The United States Constitution has endured through flush times and recessions, through times of dynamic expansion

  • Books | September 14, 2013

    Life after Harry: Rowling expands her identity in the world of fiction

    This much-anticipated first post-Harry Potter “adult” novel by JK Rowling tells the interwoven stories of multiple characters in the small town of Pagford, England. After a member of the town council dies suddenly and unexpectedly in his early forties, this “casual vacancy,” as such an

  • Books | September 08, 2013

    Kansas man tells story of his father’s life in the Navy

    If you want to know what a war was really like, ask an enlisted man, not a general or admiral. In this case, we hear from Clyde resident, Russel F. Coash (1895-1959). He enlisted in the Navy on May 2, 1917, and was honorably discharged two years

  • Books | September 08, 2013

    The rough realities of rehab life

    Being in rehab is not always a pleasant experience. Even getting into the right rehabilitation clinic can be a struggle for those who suffer an addiction of any kind. After reading Anne M. Fletcher’s “Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment—And How

  • Books | September 08, 2013

    One teen’s adventure to digital ‘80s OASIS

    This is a fascinating story about what our future might hold. The year is 2044, and planets across the universe are populated. Earth, however, is in trouble. Our planet has succumbed to climate change, resources are limited and people’s only escape is through technology, which

  • Books | September 08, 2013

    Newly released fall books offer exciting adult fiction


    What’s new for this fall’s adult fiction book releases? A riveting story that revolves around a long-hidden Mayan codex of epic proportions.  A real puzzler of a missing person for series favorite Chief Inspector Gamache.  A woman long estranged from her

  • Books | September 08, 2013

    Meandering through SoCal while finding solace in music

    Charlie Davis is a talented but disturbed middle-aged man. For the past nine years he’s lived with and been taken care of by his father due to a mental breakdown. All that changes in the book’s first few pages because Charlie’s father

  • Books | September 01, 2013

    Story of Lincoln’s dressmaker told from her perspective

    This historical novel, by the author of the Elm Creek Quilt series, is the story of Elizabeth Keckley, dressmaker to Mary Todd Lincoln during her White House years. Keckley, though not a well-known historical figure, will be familiar to many from her appearance as a

  • Books | September 01, 2013

    Re-examining everyday choices

    Mary Margaret Masters, also known as Maggs, is generally happy with her well-to-do life as a wife and mother in Mobile, Alabama, but is beginning to feel “that something was definitely missing. She thought the something might be herself.” Maggs, 52, loves caring for Stephen, her

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