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Updated May 20, 2015 at 10:16 AM

“The Light of the World.” By Elizabeth Alexander. Grand Central Publishing, New York, 2015. 209 pages. $26.“Ficre the miracle,” writes poet, essayist and professor Elizabeth Alexander about her husband of 15 years. Ficre Ghebreyesus, thought to be fit and healthy, died of a heart attack four days after his 50th birthday while working out on a treadmill in their basement. Alexander and her two young sons knew what an exceptional...

Updated May 18, 2015 at 2:29 PM

Don’t want to spend your beach days flipping through tabloid mags? Looking for something to read on the airplane flight to your summer vacation destination? We’ve rounded up some of the summer’s hottest book...

Updated May 18, 2015 at 11:29 AM

It’s November, not April, when a group of American pilgrims set out to trace the route of Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales.” Still, in Charlotte author Kim Wright’s “The Canterbury Sisters,” a...

Updated May 13, 2015 at 10:29 AM

Pick up your toys, please.That’s something you have to do every day. You wouldn’t want somebody to trip, would you? Or somebody to step on something, and break it? No, it’s much better to pick your things up and...

Updated May 12, 2015 at 10:13 AM

“Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town,” by Jon Krakauer. Doubleday, New York, 2015. 367 pages. $28.95.Jon Krakauer’s new book, “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College...

Updated May 11, 2015 at 10:46 AM

North Carolina writer Ann B. Ross’ 16th “Miss Julia” novel starts a bit slowly, but soon hits the madcap goings-on that fans clearly love.“Miss Julia Lays Down the Law” finds our heroine in hot...

Posted May 10, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Brenda Banks of Arma City Library, Carol Ann Robb of Pittsburg Public Library and Terri Harley, Barbara Bailey, Cathy Jackson, Sarah Caton and April Zagonel of Girard Public Library attended the Southeast Kansas Library System (SEKLS) annual...

Updated May 6, 2015 at 10:43 AM

Get ready to visit in the kitchen with an award-winning country music star known for her bubbly personality and curly blond tresses.Kimberly Schlapman, of the group Little Big Town, wants to share her favorite southern recipes with...

Updated May 5, 2015 at 9:53 AM

What better way to learn about books than to attend the American Society of Journalists and Authors conference, as I am privileged to do every year in Manhattan at the end of April. Hundreds of authors and journalists,...

Posted May 3, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Girard Public Library’s Summer Reading Programs are getting ready to start! Sign up is through the month of May.The Summer Reading Program is for all ages from preschool through adult. This year the theme centers around super heroes...

Updated Apr 27, 2015 at 5:06 PM

“Gotta Find a Home: Conversations with Street People,” Book I of three books By Dennis Cardiff. Published by Lifetales Books, an imprint of Karenzo Media. 2014. Available online for $2.99.Joy is the name Dennis...

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