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  • Local author tells the story of an Irish family trying to make it in Kansas

    Well, Harold Ross has done it again, for I believe the eighth time- 10 times, if you count his two books of poetry. This time, our home-town author-himself a Scotsman- weaves a tale of adventure of an Irish family coming to .

  • Stay-at-home dad by day, werewolf by night

    One of my big New Year’s resolutions is to be more open-minded. I wasn’t thinking of that when I first picked up “The Pack,” by Jason Starr. Unfortunately, I was too quick to judge. In the beginning, I .

  • Carrying on your parents’ legacy

    Written in collaboration with Beate Rygiert, and translated by Ross Benjamin, Doctor Juliane Koepecke-Diller recalls her incredible tale of becoming the only survivor of a plane crash in the Peruvian forest at age 16. One moment she was sitting next to .

  • Writing is something the whole family can enjoy

    The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree; sometimes literary talent doesn’t either.  Consider the Bronte family. Most people have heard of the sisters: Charlotte, Emily, and Anne. Charlotte is best known for Jane Eyre, with its .

  • The only way to stop the war on drugs is to legalize those same drugs.

    “Americans spend more on illegal drugs than the people of any other nation on the planet.”  — Ioan Grillo “Ioan Grillo’s El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency” describes a $30 billion-a-year entrenched business that has long tentacles reaching inside .

  • You want the good news or the bad news?

    It might be more thrilling than watching Steve Martin chase a delivery truck down the street as he yells, “Hey everybody, the phone books are here! The phone books are here!” Telephone directories are great for thumbing through, and after .

  • Going higher: The stories of mountain climbers Marcia.allen1

    Dorling Kindersley Publishing has long enjoyed a respected reputation for high quality books, particularly those with beautiful photography and interactive layout.  Each title seems to be an engrossing, all-encompassing tour of its topic, one which treats the reader to .

  • The only way to stop the war on drugs is to legalize those same drugs.

    “Americans spend more on illegal drugs than the people of any other nation on the planet.”  — Ioan Grillo “Ioan Grillo’s El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency” describes a $30 billion-a-year entrenched business that has long tentacles reaching inside .

  • Woman helps Afghan children, after hearing of their struggles on a TV report.

    Suraya Sadeed packs a lot into 280 pages. Then again, she’s packed a lot into her life. “Forbidden Lessons in a Kabul Guesthouse” is the story of a crusade, one she began shortly after her husband died early in the 1990.

  • ‘Would not have been possible just post 9/11’

    Shalin Hai-Jew Various national security officials have publicly stated that it is only a matter of time before a terrorist strike against the US on its soil occurs. There are just too many potential vulnerabilities to monitor. However, in concert, .

  • How Evans built her ‘dynasty’

    Carol Wright Whether it is at the airport or a fandango celebrity party, on the boulevard or beach, fans still call her “Krystle” or “Audra.” Linda Evans graciously accepts this admiration from her fans. After more than 50 years in the .

  • MLK Art and Writing Contest winners Librarian.janene.hill1

    Manhattan Public Library was honored again this year to host and help sponsor the Martin Luther King, Jr. Art and Writing Contest. This year’s contest garnered 150 entries, 64 artwork submissions and 86 written pieces. With the theme “Looking Back, Looking Forward:&.





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