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State Library of Kansas announces 2017 Kansas Notable Books

Books available for check out at Osage City library

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – The State Library of Kansas recently announced the 12th annual selection of Kansas Notable Books, and the Osage City Public Library has received a grant to purchase all 15 of the titles. The library has them on display and available for check out.

The books feature quality titles with wide public appeal, either written by Kansans or about a Kansas-related topic. The Kansas Notable Book List highlights our lively contemporary writing community and encourages readers to enjoy some of the best writing of the authors among us.

“Our list is intended to showcase Kansas’ unique talent and history while encouraging residents to visit their library and check out the celebrated titles,” said State Librarian Jo Budler.

2017 Kansas Notable Books

Fast-Food Sonnets: Poems by Dennis Etzel Jr.; Ghost Sign: Poems from White Buffalo by Al Ortolani, Melissa Fite Johnson, Adam Jameson, and J.T. Knoll; Green City: How One Community Survived a Tornado and Rebuilt for a Sustainable Future by Allan Drummond; Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard; Hurt People: A Novel by Cote Smith; Ioway Life: Reservation and Reform, 1837-1860 by Greg Olson; The Last Wild Places of Kansas: Journeys into Hidden Landscapes by George Frazier; Lost and Gone Forever: A Novel of Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad by Alex Grecian; The Memory of Lemon: A Novel by Judith Fertig; Mike Torrez: A Baseball Biography by Jorge Iber; A Nest of Hornets by Robert Krenzel; Never Enough Flamingos by Janelle Diller; Phog: The Most Influential Man in Basketball by Scott Morrow Johnson; Presenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented the Wild West by Candace Fleming; The Small-Town Midwest: Resilience and Hope in the Twenty-First Century by Julianne Couch.

An awards ceremony will be held to recognize the talented Notable Book authors at the Kansas Book Festival, on Sept. 9, 2017, at the State Capitol.

For more information about Kansas Notable Books, see or email, or stop by the Osage City Public Library, 515 Main St., Osage City, or call 785-528-3727.

Information thanks to Osage City Public Library.

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