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Flyover People: Life on the Ground in a Rectangular State by Cheryl Unruh

Author Cheryl Unruh revels not just in the expansive Kansas landscape but also its people and places. In Flyover People: Life on the Ground in a Rectangular State, she explores Kansas through perceptive vignettes that show her affection for the … Continue reading

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My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira

Nothing will deter persistent, inquisitive Mary Sutter from realizing her dream of becoming a surgeon. Already a skilled midwife but with no immediate prospect of being apprenticed as a surgeon, Mary leaves home to nurse the wounded at the outbreak … Continue reading

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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand is not just for WWII history buffs, but also for those who like survival stories and master storytelling. When teenager Louis Zamperini from Torrance, California, decides … Continue reading

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A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd

Bess Crawford, battlefield nurse, is witness to the devastating casualties of WWI, and her dedication and compassion for the wounded and dying in her care prompt her to agree to the deathbed request of one patient she has grown particularly … Continue reading

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Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

On the beaches near Lyme Regis, England, young Mary Anning and middle-class spinster Elizabeth Philpot stepped into the early 19th-century world of fossil hunting, a time when fossils challenged established views of God’s creation but excited the scientific community. Mary … Continue reading

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Claude and Camille: A Novel of Monet by Stephanie Cowell

Claude and Camille: A Novel of Monet by Stephanie Cowell In Claude and Camille: A Novel of Monet, Stephanie Cowell renders a poignant picture of the artist’s life with his first great love, the alluring Camille Doncieux, who became his … Continue reading

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St. Agnes’ Stand by Tom Eidson

Nat Swanson didn’t expect his flight from Texas to California to be easy, not with the friends of the man he recently killed (in self-defense) on his trail. He certainly wasn’t expecting, in the middle of the desert, to find … Continue reading

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Four Ordinary Women: A Gathering at the Cedar Roe Library by Pat Antonopoulos, Patti Dickinson, Shawna Samuel, and Jo Ann Stanley

Four women met regularly at the Cedar Roe Library to share their stories and write this book; the result is an inspiring collection of thoughts on family, spirituality, happiness, struggles, and friendship. As women, we all have similar stories and … Continue reading

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Nothing to Do but Stay: My Pioneer Mother by Carrie Young

In 1904, 25-year-old Carrine Gafkjen traveled to bleak, blustery North Dakota to stake out a 160-acre homestead. After living alone for 6 months, barring her door against coyotes and walking 10 miles weekly for drinking water, she meets the conditions … Continue reading

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