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  • Thriller author’s latest novel proves thought-provoking

    Do I possess such a naive innocence in thinking that Dean Koontz has all the time in the world to send me a letter, post card or even a simple sticky note? It’s always a pleasure to read his .

  • Boy answers questions about living with autism

    When he was 13 years old, Naoki Higashida wrote a different sort of book on autism. Most books on the subject are written by neurotypical (normal) adults, typically a specialist writing in a technical idiom, or a relative or friend; each .

  • Family struggles through issues to grow together

    This novel deals with a most intriguing situation that pulls in the reader from the very beginning.  Eccentric but aging business tycoon Gloria Garrison is CEO of Glory, Inc., which she had founded many years earlier and built into .

  • TALK series offers chance to interact with readers Marcia.allen1

    Winter days getting to you?  If so, there’s an upcoming library tradition that can get you past the bleak cold days we’ve yet to face. Whether you’ve participated in the TALK (Talk About Literature in Kansas) .

  • Rowing team wins gold after surmounting obstacles

    This has to be among the best non-fiction books of the year. It weaves two stories seamlessly: the personal saga of Joe Rantz, a rower for the University of Washington; and the unlikely success of the University of Washington eight, .

  • Author examines politics of executing women in the U.S.

    At 11:31 a.m. on June 3, 1955, 31-year-old Barbara Elaine Ford Graham died a horrible, lingering, eight minute long death in San Quentin’s gas chamber for a murder she may not have committed. Behind the title, “Proof of Guilt: Barbara Graham .

  • Photog helped American Indian culture live on

    Shadow Catcher is the name Edward Curtis, given by the Native Americans whom he photographed.  The title refers to his atypical circadian rhythm when feeling driven. The Apache warrior Geronimo was quoted as saying, “We are vanishing from the .

  • Much anticipated films based on young adult fiction Keri.mills

    With the popularity of the movie franchises of “Harry Potter” and “Twilight,” there has been a boom in young adult books being turned into movies. Several YA books were released as movies in 2013, with more to come in 2014. “The Hunger .

  • Daughter continues father’s line of Navajo books

    If the name Hillerman is familiar you are probably a fan and are glad to see the saga continued.  Spider Woman’s Daughter is identified as a Leaphorn and Chee novel as these are the main characters of the .

  • Psychoanalyst had his own childhood demons

    Albert Camus said “You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” Talk about a paradox: Lowe’s Home Improvement is excellent in breaking down all the “how-to’s” that make any project comprehensible to many .

  • Spark of interest can start long journey into books Janet.ulrey.librarian

    The saying goes “One thing leads to another,” and so it is with reading: “One story leads to another.” When reading a book, I find topics that intrigue me and instill a hunger for more information. This leads me to .

  • Agent hunts most wanted with help from adolescent

    It’s been 40 years since Frederick Forsyth wrote “The Day of the Jackal,” a classic that vaulted him to the upper ranks of espionage-suspense writers. The times and the villains have changed, but Forsyth’s talent remains, as is evident .


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