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  • Books | December 05, 2015

    Automobile pollution a top concern in Oge’s book

    This book explains the environmental consequences of climate change caused by exhaust from both gasoline and diesel engines and discusses how to reduce or eliminate those effects in the future. From time to time, Oge also mentions health issues. “Driving” is divided into three parts: “

  • Books | December 05, 2015

    Former MHS teacher writes on addiction, recovery

    Dana Bowman has taken two serious subjects — alcoholism and parenting — and created something funny. In her new memoir, “Bottled: A Mom’s Guide to Early Recovery,” Bowman presents her struggle to come to terms with her recovery in a way that is both entertaining and

  • Books | December 05, 2015

    Graphic novels present compelling characters

    Ever since I discovered Renee Telgemeier’s graphic novel “Smile” and Hope Larson’s “Chiggers,” I’ve been scanning our new graphic novels for more great stories of girls growing up. This year brought some wonderful surprises. Picture book author and illustrator Cece Bell came

  • Books | December 05, 2015

    New book adds to mystery series

    This book is the 19th and latest installment in Margaret Coel’s “Wind River Mystery” series set in the multicultural (white and Native American) world of central Wyoming. As well as writing gripping mysteries, Margaret Coel is a historian and an expert on the Arapaho

  • Books | November 28, 2015

    Zoologist presents reptiles in new, favorable light

    Alligators and crocodiles often receive a bad rap. To some, they are notorious killers, not friendly and not so pretty, either. It’s easy to see why people detest these monstrous creatures and prefer adorable puppies and kittens. In addition, some folks might hear stories

  • Books | November 28, 2015

    ‘The Swede’ poses questions of identity, crime

    A lot goes on in “The Swede.” Among its salient events are the catastrophic Indian Ocean tsunami that took place the day after Christmas 2004, a bank robbery in Topeka in which innocent people are killed and an interrogation of one Swede by another. The interrogation

  • Books | November 28, 2015

    Books on time travel to spark your imagination


    People talk about having time, making time and wasting time. We’re anxious about time all the time. It’s no surprise that we’re fascinated by the idea of time travel. After all, who hasn’t dreamed about going into their past, and maybe

  • Books | November 28, 2015

    ‘Dreamland’ exposes opiate industry

    Reading Sam Quinones’s “Dreamland” is akin to awakening from an oblivious, drug-induced stupor. The book is a heart wrenching and nauseating awakening to the doping of America. Quinones brilliantly describes the relentless and shameless marketing of pain medication within our vulnerable society. At times

  • Books | November 21, 2015

    KSU grad publishes poignant short story collection

    Christopher Linforth’s short story collection, “When You Find Us We Will Be Gone,” is a curation of short fiction that exemplifies the aesthetics of contemporary realism. Linforth, a KSU Master’s graduate (who also holds an M.F.A. from Virginia Tech), elegantly crafts 12

  • Books | November 21, 2015

    Books to help you deal with fun, stress of holidays


    The song claims that it is the most wonderful time of the year, and in many ways it is, but we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge that for many it is also a time of great stress. Social media sites give us

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