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Back in early March I had the good fortune of being first on the holds list for Recollections of My Nonexistence, the new memoir by Rebecca Solnit. My luck held -- I checked it out just before the quarantine, thus guaranteeing that I could keep it for months. (I’ve been infected by Ms. Solnit’s contagious habit of looking at the hopeful side of things.) It's no secret that I'm a fan of… (more)
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LPL_ShirleyB May 20, 2019
Recommended by Shirley
LPL_ShirleyB Dec 06, 2018
Recommended by Shirley and featured in the event series, Local Authors Outside
A Kansas Bestiary is a beautiful book of heartfelt prose for Kansas Wildlife. Co-authors Jake Vail and Doug Hitt met at Prairie Park Nature Center on October 20, 2018 to share insight from their book followed by a tallgrass prairie-amble!
LPL_ShirleyB Feb 08, 2018
Also picked up after recommendation at October NBC meeting. Trish said: "WONDERFUL from cover to cover. Illustrations are beautiful and really connect to the Kansas world & history. I first had to look up the word - Bestiary. So fitting. Although I am quite familiar, I learned so many... Read More »
LPL_ShirleyB Apr 01, 2016
Heartfelt knowledge of Kansas wildlife is beautifully illustrated! This recent natural history classic was coauthored by Jake Vail and Doug Hitt. The beautiful illustrations were created by Lisa Grossman. This book was recognized as a 2013 Kansas Notable Book by the Kansas Center for the Book.