An early morning phone call asks Chief Deputy Kimble which he would prefer to investigate- a homicide or a suicide. Later, Wyatt French is discovered shot. French was something of an eccentric who drank too much but was known for building a lighthouse not by the ocean but in the mountains of Kentucky.
The only librarian with her own action figure, Nancy Pearl will dazzle the audience with her insight about literature and her love of books and libraries. Bibliophiles will not want to miss Nancy Pearl Nov. 3.
The annual local Kickoff Event for people writing 50,000 words in the 30 days of November 2011 is Monday, October 24 from 7-8 pm in Marvin Auditorium Room 101BC. If you can’t attend, many of the resources are provided online here.
They’re here! Check out all the hot new titles that are available in Large Print. There’s a little something for everyone with non-fiction, detective, romance, and inspirational works. You can get on the reserve list today or check out a 14-day express copy if available. Don’t see a particular title? Check with our friendly Red [...]
Sunday, October 30 – 2:00-4:00 pm, Marvin Auditorium 101BC
Join Tom Averill, author and Kansas scholar to learn about Kansas in film.
Thirteen might be considered unlucky but in a collection of horror short stories it might be the perfect number. The Ones That Got Away is a collection of thirteen short stories by Stephen Graham Jones. Many of the stories take everyday or normal life events and masterfully twist them into disconcerting tales. Vivid and descriptive, these stories…
Here are the finalists: Fiction Andrew Krivak, The Sojourn Téa Obreht, The Tiger’s Wife Julie Otsuka, The Buddha in the Attic Edith Pearlman, Binocular Vision Jesmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones Nonfiction Deborah Baker, The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism Mary Gabriel, Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a [...]
Four best-selling authors have applied their talents to the ghost story in The Ghost Quartet edited by Marvin Kaye. All the stories have ghosts with some bent on destruction while others are victims of fate, but beyond that each has its own disturbing story to tell.
During the 1970s the last thing I was interested in was the laid-back, singer-songwriter music coming out of L.A. – The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Browne, etc. If it wasn’t sporting a leather jacket, a spiked haircut and an electric guitar, I wasn’t interested. However, as a librarian I have to be prepared [...]