While in high school you may read (or be assigned to read) Orwell’s 1984, Huxley’s Brave New World, or Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, all classic examples of the dystopian novel, a sub-genre of science fiction. Perhaps in middle school you read (maybe you were assigned to read) The Giver, by Lois Lowry or City of Ember, […]
Hollywood has lost another movie legend, Academy Award winner Ernest Borgnine.
Join Nate and Dave as they discuss Ken Follett’s most recent work of historical fiction, “Fall of Giants”, which is set in the early part of the 20th century, during World War I.
Join ReShonda Tate Billingsley, national best-selling author, Thursday July 12 7:00PM-8:30PM in Marvin Auditorium 101BC as she discusses her new book “The Secret She Kept.” Billingsley is a former television and radio show reporter, actress, freelance reporter, ghost writer, professional editor, and has written 21 bestselling books (including eight adult novels, eight teen novels, one […]
Once upon a time a former Topekan, the young Matthew Polly, went to China and trained with monks in kung fu for two years, but times have changed. Fast forward fifteen years and Polly, nearing middle age, a weight of 250, and high blood pressure, is a physical wreck. So what does he decide to do?
Just discovered us? Start reading with chapter 1 please! The phone rang. She picked up the receiver knowing it would not be good. Evelyn Blackmon had become too much of a problem. She knew too much and stirred the waters too loudly. Now Kevin Emile and her lackey Kate Sanchez were putting their noses where […]
It was every parent’s worst nightmare: a desperate phone call from a foreign country with the news that your beloved daughter has gone missing.
Pretty madcap Dorothy works in a book-bindery with her friends. Unfortunately, all that work leaves little time for socializing. How is she ever going to find a marriageable fellow? And wait a minute, it’s the 19th century, what are women doing binding books in the first place?
The Evangelical Christian Publisher’s Association recently announced the winners of their annual book awards. These awards have been given since 1978 and honor fiction and non-fiction books published by Christian publishers. I always make a point of adding these to my reading list and I have discovered many great reads I wouldn’t have otherwise. […]
Atlanta is struck by a terrorist attack that kills thousands while at the same time cartoonist Finn Darby is in a car accident. His recovery is marked by blurting out things in a different voice. It seems the impossible has happened and Finn’s grandfather, who died two years ago, has come back and entered Finn’s body…
Check out what folks in Topeka and Shawnee County are reading this summer – and perhaps discover a book you’ll just have to read. Below you’ll find book reviews from our customers – both kiddos and grownups. With 5 weeks left in Summer Reading, your review could get featured. Keep reading and reviewing via summerfest.tscpl.org. […]