Kathy and Diana review a memoir that didn’t live up to the hype. Learn why they didn’t exactly love reading The Astor Orphan and what book they suggest instead.
Staff Picks: ‘Tis the Season
American David Graham was given a book of poetry that he admired so much he wrote a fan letter to the poet, Elspeth Dunn, who lived on the remote island, Skye, off of Scotland’s coast. That simple letter turned into a correspondence that became a friendship which evolved into love. Though an ocean separated David and Elspeth the First World War was about to bring them closer when David volunteers as an ambulance driver.
Find out how author D. L. Rose made the Community Novel Project Organizer Lissa Staley blush, what challenged her writing process for her chapter, and why she fears the mysterious envelope — then check out her Chapter 13 in the community novel project – SpeakEasy.
A terrible fire. A tragic loss. The true story of growing up in a traumatized, grieving, and courageous family.
The library is a cool place to meet your friends and participate in one of our chill activities for teens. Get a load of the various events we’re holding just for teens.
SpeakEasy is our collaboratively written Community Novel Project. Read online, download to your ereader or listen to the audiobook version. Each week, we’ll publish a new chapter by a new Topeka author. In chapter 13, author D. L. Rose gives Ronni some really bad news …