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All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

Book Reviews

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Standing as a primitive log structure atop a small rise, the round house was built as a sacred place for special Ojibwe ceremonies and Native American gatherings. But in 1988, when Geraldine Coutts emerged from the abandoned building beaten, raped, and doused with gasoline, it became known as the scene of a crime that would forever alter Geraldine, her husband, Bazil, and their thirteen-year-old son, Joe.

Library Life

Booketology: The Legend Continues!

With March Madness arrives an equally important event, Booketology, the Kansas City Public Library’s annual tournament! Last year, books fought to the bitter end. It was genre against genre, literary masterpiece vs. best seller. In the end, To Kill a Mockingbird took the championship. This year, your favorite characters are getting in on the action. Voting is closed, find out the winner here!

Book Reviews

"Two Early Tudor Lives: The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey by George Cavendish and The Life of Sir Thomas More by William Roper," ed. Richard S. Sylvester and Davis P. Harding

Cavendish's Life of Cardinal Wolsey and Roper's Life of More

It seems appropriate, during Lent, and with the selection of Pope Francis I, to look at two famous biographies of two famous Catholics, Cavendish's Life of Cardinal Wolsey and Roper's Life of More.

Book Reviews

My Book of Life by Angel, by Martine Leavitt

My Book of Life by Angel, by Martine Leavitt

There’s no delicate way to present the subject of My Book of Life by Angel, by Martine Leavitt. Angel is sixteen and leaves to be with a man named Call. Angel thinks Call is her boyfriend, but in reality he is something different.

Book Reviews

Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson

Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson

In Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson, Christine Lucas wakes every morning to a fresh, new day, literally. She suffers from amnesia and every night all of her memories, long and short term, reset and in the morning she wakes up as a blank slate, not knowing anything about her self.