It is Easter week, 1913. Our true story unfolds with the anticipation and the excitement of a best-selling novel. Writing an hour by hour, day by day diary of the incredible weather events of that infamous week 1913, Geoff Williams develops characters that tug at our hearts in the few moments we know them, and paints a gripping picture of the many towns and states through which the totally unexpected weather would rage throughout the Midwest...from small towns to major urban centers.
Kurt Wenner’s remarkable street chalk artistry is as ephemeral as it is full of impact – this is art that is washed away in a sudden rainstorm and inevitably will wear away as feet trod over the art. Yet in this ephemera lies this art’s greatest gift to the world – its emphasis on “creation” and the public nature of its production.
This marvelous poetry collection opens with the changes that have come to Hoosier life and landscape, poems that paint a picture of the vanishing past of Indiana with more joy than sorrow. As we meander on through the collection we come across the many more moods of life in Indiana – poems of joy and sorrow, pain and excitement, all composed by poets who share a Hoosier connection.
Whoa! Did Herbert Kohls write that sports are part of the creative world? That developing my home budget is a creative act as is dancing or listening to music as I study? What is going on here?! This is NOT your typical “arts are good because they foster math skills” kind of book, is it? No, it certainly is NOT! This IS a book that makes the case for celebrating the arts in the curriculum of our schools and our daily lives.
What story! Set in a San Francisco bookstore that is more a bizarre lending library than a place to buy books, a mysterious cult’s underground library in the heart of New York City, a cast of characters frail and yet passionate, and a modern-day quest oddly intertwined with a fictional fantasy series featuring a talking dragon….Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore is a romp I know you’ll enjoy!
What to Harrison Ford, George Bush and Bill Clinton all have in common? A jumbo jet that has been specially developed to whisk the President and his entourage around the world...enter the incredible world of Air Force One!"
The Universe takes on a marvel filled and colorful journey through space, from the beginnings of what we know as astronomy through centuries of discovery and on into the unknown future. The Universe won't answer all of our questions about the wonders that surround us but it WILL encourage us to reach out and learn more!
Author Mike Brown, a Professor of Planetary Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology is probably best known for his discovery of Eris, the largest object found in the solar system in 150 years, and the object which led to the debate and the eventual demotion of Pluto from a real planet to a dwarf planet. In Brown's book How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming, we get a glimpse into exploration, science and technology in a very readable form.
Third Degree could have been torn from the morning (or online) headlines!
Patterson sets the action, the story’s key dilemma and romance in the Bay City and nearby Berkeley California. Police Lieutenant Lindsey Boxer is witness to a horrific explosion on her daily run in the City, an explosion that takes Boxer and us on a roller-coaster ride of domestic terrorism and ends with bittersweet consequences for everyone involved. A taut and action-packed read, it’s a great introduction to Patterson’s ongoing “Women’s Murder Club” series.
The life of Kirby Risk is quite a story. Angie Klink tells us much about this successful local businessman, husband, father, son, community leader who grew up and raised both his family and his business in Lafayette. And as we learn more about Kirby Risk, we learn too about Purdue and Lafayette as the town, the University, and the man both grew and flourished from the 1930’s into the 1970’s and beyond.