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  • Books | December 16, 2012

    KBI reveals information on top cases in ‘Beyond Cold Blood’

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    We do not hear much about the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) from one day to the next but we do know that it is out there because from time to time, the organization is involved some headline grabbing case. Hence, the subtitle of “Beyond

  • Books | December 16, 2012

    Library invites readers to check out holiday cooking and decor books

    We’ve all learned that the holidays have their share of hectic preparations and unexpected disasters but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring new discoveries and moments of joy to our gatherings with friends and family. Manhattan Public Library invites you to browse

  • Books | December 08, 2012

    Awkward teen falls in love with a troubled ghost

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    The mystery of a ghost girl whose watch ticks backwards, the perks and pains of a son and father vacationing together and wishes for a family to be happily reunited will delight readers who enjoy the paranormal in Edward Hogan’s first novel for young

  • Books | December 08, 2012

    Carson’s story comes alive in ‘On a Farther Shore’

    On the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring,” she and her writings are largely forgotten, but at the time that they appeared, they were translated into several languages and widely read. “Silent Spring” was tremendously influential and in some ways,

  • Books | December 08, 2012

    Local author delights readers with short, imaginative stories about his life

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    In his preface to “Where I Am Now,” a collection of seven short stories, Robert Day provides an anecdote about a time when he came upon two African American boys shooting baskets while he was walking across the campus where he was teaching. Day, who

  • Books | December 08, 2012

    Manhattan librarian suggests reading gifts for the upcoming holidays

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    Whether you’re looking for holiday gift ideas for the people on your list or planning your own post-holiday winter hibernation, here are a couple of suggestions for no-fail great reading from Manhattan Public Library. First, for those who enjoy reading as an intellectual adventure,

  • Books | December 08, 2012

    ‘El Iluminado’ opens imagination about New Mexico’s crypto-Jews

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    Halfway into the graphic novel “El Iluminado,” a Spanish literature professor in an Indiana Jones hat wanders into a cafe in Santa Fe, N.M., and receives a pearl of wisdom from a gray-haired woman. “A Jewish soul is a Jewish soul,” the woman says. “

  • Books | December 02, 2012

    A competitive building plan digs up plenty of dirt

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    The word “caper” has airy overtones. A caper carries plenty of adventure but precludes truly dreadful things like serial killers or natural catastrophes. So it is with “The Marseille Caper,” the most recent novel of the south of France by Peter Mayle, a Francophile of

  • Books | December 02, 2012

    Holidays bring many snuggle stories for children

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    Hanukkah is just around the corner and several new books will be fun to share with little ones. Jane Yolen’s popular dinosaur series has a double entry for the season this year. “How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?” and “How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry

  • Books | December 02, 2012

    How America compares with other nations

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    America is, and has always been, exceptional in so many ways. It is, and always has been, superior to all other nations. Or so we have been led to believe. Howard Steven Friedman says in “The Measure of a Nation” that this strongly held belief


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