2014 Book Selection
The Kansas Reads committee is pleased to announce that the 2014 book is Bleeding Kansas by Sara Paretsky.
Kansas Reads is a one-book / one-state reading and discussion project for adult readers. Titles are selected for broad-based appeal to encourage spirited discussion among readers at libraries, booksellers, and other partners statewide. This year, our selection reflects the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights movement. Kansas Reads will take place January 15 through March 20. To learn more, look for #ksreads on social media sites.
In Kansas, three families have coexisted not-so-peacefully for more than one hundred and fifty years: the Grelliers, the Fremantles, and the Schapens. Into their lives comes Gina Haring, a relative of the Fremantles who is house-sitting the derelict family mansion while she puts her own life in order. Her lifestyle and beliefs will put her at odds with her neighbors?and test the mettle of a community being swept up in events beyond its control.
Book Discussion In a Bag
Visit your library and request 2014 Kansas Reads: Bleeding Kansas from the State Library and we'll send you a kit that includes:
10 copies of Bleeding Kansas
KHC schedule of events
Book discussion questions
A list of Read-Alikes
Bleeding Kansas is available from Talking Books. Call 620-341-6280 and request DB 66917.