Book reviews

Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick

Nothing to Envy - Barbara Demick

World events can trigger curiosity on a particular subject. With the recent death of the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il, a well-written book on the country is timely.

Classic Review: The Odyssey by Homer

Odyssey by Homer

For all of human existence, at least since humans gained language, stories have been a part of our world and they affect our perception of the world around us. In many ways, the Odyssey is Homer’s portfolio, a defense and a demonstration of the art of telling stories.

Comfort Food Fix: Feel-Good Favorites Made Healthy

Comfort Food Fix book cover

The holidays are over, and you’ve just made a serious New Year’s resolution to eat healthier. You don’t really want to sacrifice flavor or give up all of your high-calorie favorites, so what’s the answer? Comfort Food Fix: Feel-Good Favorites Made Healthy by Ellie Krieger.

New in the Stacks: Week of January 9, 2012

New Books Section at Central

Wondering what’s new at your Library? Each week on KC Unbound, we’ll round up a few of the more interesting titles that have arrived on our shelves in the New Books section here at Central.

2011: A Year in Reading - Bloggers' Picks

Night Circus Erin Morgenstern

As we ring in a new year of adventures in reading, Kansas City Public Library staff members look back on their favorite books from the past year – not all of which were published in the past year.