Book reviews

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Classic Review: Watership Down by Richard Adams

Watership Down

Richard Adams' classic novel Watership Down isn't just about rabbits. Tackling the big ideas, including the importance of storytelling to society, Adams weaves an adult tale of human struggle cloaked as a book about bunnies.

Every Last Secret by Linda Rodriguez

Every Last Secret

Kansas City author Linda Rodriguez offers readers a strong female protagonist, an intriguing mystery, and a local setting in her debut novel Every Last Secret.

Lost Melody by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith

Lost Melody - Lori Copeland

For Jillian King, a young aspiring pianist, to play Liszt at Carnegie Hall is to reach her lifelong dream.  But a tragic accident at a New York subway station damages her hand and takes away her only chance.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

In 1951, Henrietta Lacks changed the face of scientific research forever. A wife, mother, and poor black tobacco farmer, Henrietta’s cells were taken during the diagnosis of an aggressive cancer.

Classic Review: On the Road by Jack Kerouac

On the Road

Concerned that an uncoordinated road system would get in the way of American growth, President Eisenhower advocated for and got Congress behind the idea of such coordination, and in his second term, the Highway Act of 1956 was passed and signed by him into law.