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Updated Feb 9, 2016 at 8:56 AM

When Seth Grahame-Smith came up with the idea for a mash-up of Jane Austen’s most popular book and a tale of today’s probably equally popular armies of the undead – resulting in the 2009 novel “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” – he had no idea that it would be such a huge success. He went on to have another hit with another genre novel, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” and though that book’s film adaptation fizzled at the box office, the new film of “PPZ” has some very strong buzz going.

Updated Feb 3, 2016 at 9:32 AM

Elizabeth Marro’s affecting and beautiful first novel, “Casualties,” does not shy away from shame, regret and self-loathing — the underside of parenting. She takes us places we don’t want to go, makes us look, makes us feel. Her characters’ journey...

Updated Jan 28, 2016 at 8:29 AM

FictionThe Restoration – Wanda E. BrunstetterThe Dressmaker's War – Mary Chamberlain

Updated Jan 21, 2016 at 9:48 AM

FictionDay of Independence – William W. JohnstoneSong of the Jayhawk – Jack Marshall Maness

Updated Jan 14, 2016 at 8:23 AM

FictionThe Guest Room – Chris Bohjalian

Posted Jan 11, 2016 at 12:00 PM

The Pratt Public Library will host the Books & Dames book discussion series led by Suzan Patton, USD 382 Superintendent, and former high school English teacher. All discussions will be held at the library.

Updated Dec 23, 2015 at 4:26 PM

FictionAshley Bell – Dean KoontzSecret Sisters – Jayne Ann Krentz

Updated Dec 15, 2015 at 1:34 PM

FictionThe Immortal Nicholas – Glenn BeckBlack Noon – Andrew J. Fenady

Updated Dec 10, 2015 at 1:16 PM

FictionThe Guilty – David BaldacciCat in the Flock – Lisa Brunette

Updated Dec 3, 2015 at 2:29 PM

FictionAway in a Manger – Rhys BowenAll Dressed in White – Mary Higgins Clark

Updated Dec 3, 2015 at 8:23 AM

A five-year-old child had the thought, "maybe I should write books," even before she could read them. As a middle schooler, she and a friend dreamed up characters and plotlines and she wrote stories in a spiral notebook.

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