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Kapaun by Roy Wenzl & Travis Heying
3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
4. Wichita 1930-2000 by Jay Price & Keith Wondra
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Watermark News & Notes - April 19, 2012
April 19, 2012
In this issue:
News and Notes Worthy: Katherine Stewart tonight; Garvey Lecture Series; KU Barnstorming Tour.
Book of the Week.
Tonight at Watermark - Katherine Stewart book talk and signing for "The Good News Club" - 7:00 p.m.
In 2009, the Good News Club came to the public elementary school where journalist Katherine Stewart sent her children. The Club, which is sponsored by the Child Evangelism Fellowship, bills itself as an after-school program of "Bible study." But Stewart soon discovered that the Club's real mission is to convert children to fundamentalist Christianity and encourage them to proselytize to their "unchurched" peers, all the while promoting the natural but false impression among the children that its activities are endorsed by the school.
Astonished to discover that the U.S. Supreme Court has deemed this—and other forms of religious activity in public schools—legal, Stewart set off on an investigative journey to dozens of cities and towns across the nation to document the impact.
Katherine Stewart has written for The New York Times, Reuters, and Marie Claire. She lives with her family in New York City.
Friends University’s Willard and Jean Garvey Lecture Series will feature Dr. Eileen Borris in its upcoming lecture titled “Forgiveness: The Path to Personal and Global Peace.” The lecture will be held Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Administration Building’s Alumni Auditorium, Friends University campus. A reception and book signing for the book, "Finding Forgiveness: A 7-Step Program for Letting Go of Anger and Bitterness" will follow the lecture.
In addition to Friday’s lecture, Dr. Borris will present a seminar “Finding Forgiveness” on Saturday, April 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Marriage and Family Therapy Building on the Friends University campus. In the seminar, she will personally lead participants through the 7-step program she has developed and used worldwide to teach others to forgive.
The public is invited to attend the free lecture and seminar. Reservations are required and may be made at www.friends.edu or by contacting Dixie Madden at email@example.com or 316-295-5611. Seating is limited and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The 2012 Kansas Barnstorming Tour, featuring KU's Tyshawn Taylor, Conner Teahan and Jordan Juenemann is coming right up! On Friday, April 27th at Wichita East High School, the KU Barnstormers will take on the Wichita All-Stars. Autographs and concessions begin at 6:00 p.m., and the game will begin at 8:00 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 and available at Watermark; tickets are $15 at the door. Proceeds benefit Wichita East Baseball.
Information about all of our event can be found on our website at www.watermarkbooks.com. Or you can click on the convenient links within the event listings below:
April 23, World Book Night!
We're part of the team giving away 1 millions books in 1 night!
April 24, 7:00 p.m. - Random House Preview Night.
Reps from Random House will be here to share with us new and forthcoming titles! Especially fun for book clubs, this is one night you won't want to miss!
Watermark's Book of the Week is "The Sea is My Brother: The Lost Novel" by Jack Kerouac (Da Capo, ISBN 9780306821257, originally $23.00)
In the spring of 1943, during a stint in the Merchant Marine, twenty-one-year old Jack Kerouac set out to write his first novel. Working diligently day and night to complete it by hand, he titled it "The Sea Is My Brother." Now, nearly seventy years later, its long-awaited publication provides fascinating details and insight into the early life and development of an American literary icon.
Written seven years before "The Town and The City" officially launched his writing career, "The Sea Is My Brother" marks a pivotal point in which Kerouac began laying the foundations for his pioneering method and signature style. A clear precursor to such landmark works as "On the Road," "The Dharma Bums," and "Visions of Cody," it is an important formative work that bears all the hallmarks of classic Kerouac: the search for spiritual meaning in a materialistic world, spontaneous travel as the true road to freedom, late nights in bars and apartments engaged in intense conversation, the desperate urge to escape from society, and the strange, terrible beauty of loneliness.
Shop online or in the store, this week "The Sea is My Brother" is 30% off.
1. "The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier" by Ree Drummond 2. "The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels--a Love Story" by Ree Drummond 3. "The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl" by Ree Drummond 4. "Charlie the Ranch Dog" by Ree Drummond 5. "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow 6. "Moon Over Manifest" by Clare Vanderpool 7. "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James 8. "Radiating Like a Stone" edited by Myrne Roe 9. "The Book of Jonas" by Stephen Dau 10. "Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins
No reviews today. I'll have one next week. Promise.