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Through Eva’s Eyes by Phoebe Eloise Unterman

Mr. Dan Bolen, Bank of Prairie Village chairman, introduced me to a book called Through Eva’s Eyes by Phoebe Eloise Unterman.  The author, a recent graduate from Shawnee Mission East High School, was the 2006 Gold Award Winner of the Kids-In-Print … Continue reading

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Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Fifteen years ago in early May, several climbers lost their lives near the summit of Mt. Everest during an unexpected and brutal storm.  Hampered visibility, oxygen deprivation, and a wind chill index of 100 degrees below zero prevented these climbers … Continue reading

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Ghost of Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen

 “Teen Suicide Tragedies Deadly Bullying – At least three teens, tormented by classmates have taken their own lives in the past month.  Why did this happen, and how can it be stopped.”  The cover of October 18, 2010’s issue of … Continue reading

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Playing For Pizza by John Grisham

I have always enjoyed reading books by John Grisham. The King of Torts is one of my favorites probably due to my interest in tort law while attending college. The Broker is also a favorite. In that book, he describes … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Secrets by Paul Thurott and Rafael Rivera

I read computer technology books and will on occasion review books from this category. If you have used Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Vista and have now migrated to the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system, Windows 7 Secrets by Paul … Continue reading

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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire is the second book in Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy. Like the first book which was a suggested read by a colleague, this book too is filled with plenty of action and adventure. Katniss is home after winning … Continue reading

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

Growing up, I enjoyed watching good western movies on Saturday night television. Some of these movies depicted an exciting time period when settlers in covered wagons travelled west to explore, live, and stake claims in new lands. Others depicted Native … Continue reading

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The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

What is this “Lost Wisdom of the Ages” that someone is earnestly trying to seek? Likely the base for a new movie, this third book in the Robert Langdon series is filled with symbolism, puzzles, hidden messages, and mysticism. This … Continue reading

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