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All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.

Book Reviews

Book Review: Gideon’s Fire by John Creasey

Gideon’s Fire by John Creasey

Just as Hilary Waugh and Ed McBain aimed at writing police procedurals that reflected police work in the United States as it really was, John Creasey in England was trying to do the same thing.

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Book Review: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

Already well-known as a webcomic creator, Canadian author Emily Carroll makes her print debut with Through the Woods - a collection of five short illustrated stories of horror.

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Book Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller's achievement with The Song of Achilles cannot be overstated. Here's a novel that's absorbingly readable for a modern audience, but that still has the poetry of Homeric sagas.

Program Notes: Stagecoach (1939)

Stagecoach movie poster

From the moment it hit the nation's movie screens in 1939, John Ford's Stagecoach was declared a masterpiece. Not just a pretty good Western, but a masterpiece. Never before had an "oater" earned that sort of praise.

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Book Review: The Drop by Dennis Lehane

The Drop by Dennis Lehane

Looking for an interesting new book to add to your fall reading list? Then consider The Drop by Dennis Lehane, set to be released on September 2, 2014.