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Upcoming Events – 2014

July 31, 2014 Hesston Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
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August 1, 2014 Oberlin Trail of the Spanish Bit by Don Coldsmith
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August 14, 2014 Nickerson Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
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August 17, 2014 Stafford An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
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August 21, 2014 Goodland Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
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August 22, 2014 Topeka Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
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August 25, 2014 Ulysses The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
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August 26, 2014 Pratt Bel Canto by Anne Patchett
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August 27, 2014 Newton Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
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August 27, 2014 Topeka The Israelis: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land by Donna Rosenthal
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September 3, 2014 Kansas City John Brown: The Legend Revisited by Merrill D. Peterson
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September 5, 2014 Oberlin The Last Cattle Drive by Robert Day
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September 5, 2014 Basehor Bootlegger’s Daughter by Margaret Maron
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September 6, 2014 Augusta Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
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September 6, 2014 Dodge City Holes by Louis Sachar
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September 9, 2014 Stafford The Chinese Gold Murders by Robert Van Gulik
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September 10, 2014 Topeka Harbor by Lorraine Adams
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September 10, 2014 El Dorado Fences by August Wilson
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September 11, 2014 Goodland A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
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September 11, 2014 Baldwin City Holes by Louis Sachar
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September 11, 2014 Nickerson How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life by Mameve Medwed
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September 15, 2014 Chanute Winter Wheat by Mildred Walker
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September 15, 2014 Parsons A Diary from Dixie by Mary Boykin Chesnut
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September 15, 2014 Junction City The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
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September 16, 2014 Kinsley Farming the Dust Bowl: A First-Hand Account from Kansas by Lawrence Svobida
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September 16, 2014 Topeka My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Capitivity in Iran by Haleh Esfandian
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September 16, 2014 Hill City The Ghost Walker by Margaret Coel
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September 21, 2014 Topeka Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
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September 23, 2014 Pratt The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
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September 24, 2014 Newton Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
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September 27, 2014 Dodge City To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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September 29, 2014 Ulysses My Last Days as Roy Rogers by Pat Cunningham Devoto
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September 30, 2014 Chanute Good Land by Bruce Bair
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September 30, 2014 Overland Park An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
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October 1, 2014 Topeka Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros
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October 1, 2014 Kansas City Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe
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October 2, 2014 Oberlin The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
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October 3, 2014 Basehor Reflex by Dick Francis
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October 4, 2014 Augusta The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
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October 8, 2014 El Dorado The Tortilla Curtain by T. C. Boyle
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October 9, 2014 Goodland The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
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October 9, 2014 Nickerson Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg
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October 13, 2014 Parsons The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
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October 13, 2014 Haysville The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon
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October 13, 2014 Junction City All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
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October 14, 2014 Kinsley The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
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October 14, 2014 Hill City Dance for the Dead by Thomas Perry
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October 15, 2014 Newton The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
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October 15, 2014 Stafford Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
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October 17, 2014 Topeka The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
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October 18, 2014 Dodge City Life of Pi by Yann Martel
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October 20, 2014 Chanute Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes
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October 20, 2014 Ulysses The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
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October 22, 2014 Topeka Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
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October 27, 2014 Haysville The Namesake by Jhunpa Lahiri
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October 28, 2014 Pratt People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
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October 28, 2014 Overland Park The Chinese Gold Murders by Robert Van Gulik
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October 29, 2014 Topeka Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
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November 1, 2014 Augusta The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
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November 4, 2014 Goodland A Lost Lady by Willa Cather
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November 5, 2014 Kansas City Waterlily by Ella Cara Deloria
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November 6, 2014 Chanute Nathan Coulter by Wendell Berry
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November 7, 2014 Oberlin Picnic by William Inge
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November 7, 2014 Basehor Shroud for a Nightingale by P. D. James
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November 9, 2014 Baldwin City To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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November 10, 2014 Haysville The Things I've Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi
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November 11, 2014 Kinsley The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
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November 12, 2014 Topeka Typical American by Gish Jen
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November 12, 2014 El Dorado The Wire-Cutters by Mollie E. Moore Davis
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November 13, 2014 Baldwin City Talking God by Tony Hillerman
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November 13, 2014 Nickerson Quite a Year for Plums by Bailey White
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November 16, 2014 Topeka Spartina by John Casey
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November 17, 2014 Ulysses The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
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November 17, 2014 Parsons March by Geraldine Brooks
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November 18, 2014 Pratt Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje
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November 18, 2014 Newton The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
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November 18, 2014 Hill City The Shaman Sings by James D. Doss
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November 24, 2014 Haysville Brick Lane by Monica Ali
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November 25, 2014 Overland Park Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
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December 3, 2014 Topeka The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany
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December 5, 2014 Basehor Where Echoes Live by Marcia Muller
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December 15, 2014 Parsons The March by E. L. Doctorow
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Ongoing Events